International Students with at least one parent who is a Singapore Citizen (SC)

Admission to Primary 1

International students aged 6 to 6 + as of 1 January in the year of school admission can seek admission to Primary 1, by registering at the primary school with vacancies during Phase 3 of the annual Primary One Registration Exercise. For example, if an international student is born between 2 January 2011 and 1 January 2012 (both dates inclusive), he is aged 6 to 6+ as of 1 January 2018 and he can seek admission to Primary 1 in 2018 by participating in the 2017 Primary One Registration Exercise. 

Admission is not guaranteed as there are limited vacancies remaining for international students after places are allocated to SC and SPR children. In view of this, parents of international students may also wish to consider other educational options such as private schools, even as they may decide to register their children during Phase 3.

For more information on the Primary One registration exercise, please refer to the Primary One Registration website.

Admission to Primary 2–5 & Secondary 1–3

International students with at least one Singapore Citizen (SC) parent who wish to seek admission to Primary 2 to 5 or Secondary 1 to 3 can write to or approach MOE Customer Service Centre for assistance and advice, with the following information and supporting documents:

Information Required

  • Academic year and level you are seeking admission to for your child
  • Singapore Residential Address
  • Singapore Contact Number
  • E-mail address

Supporting Documents (Applicant)

  • Birth Certificate
  • Data Page of Passport

Supporting Documents (Applicant’s Parents)

  • Singapore NRIC
  • Data Page of Passport
  • Marriage Certificate

The photocopies of the above supporting documents submitted should be legible. If the supporting documents are in other languages, an accurate English translation must accompany the photocopies. All supporting documents submitted for application purposes will not be returned to applicants.

Admission is not guaranteed, and is subject to the applicant's performance in the tests and available school vacancies. Applicants will not be allowed to choose their school.

Admission to Junior Colleges (JCs) & Millennia Institute (MI)

International students seeking admission to JCs or MI are to apply to the schools directly from October to December. Admission is not guaranteed, and is subject to the international students meeting the school’s admission criteria and availability of vacancies.