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Last Updated: 29 December 2022

Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS)

2. How to apply

The application periods for the 2022 AEIS are as follows:

  • AEIS-Primary - From Wednesday, 27 July 2022 to Friday, 26 August 2022.
  • AEIS-Secondary - From Wednesday, 6 July 2022 to Wednesday, 3 August 2022.

Applications may close early when all places for the admissions tests are filled. 

You can apply for the AEIS through the following steps:

  1. Create your individual account in the Candidates Portal (CP).
  2. Upon successful creation of your CP account, you can apply for the 2022 AEIS during the respective application period.
  3. You will need to upload the following documents in the CP during the application period:
    • Your child’s birth certificate. If it is in other languages, you have to submit an accurate English translated copy.
    • Your child’s passport with validity of at least 6 months.
    • Your child’s statement of results for the relevant Cambridge English Qualifications (CEQ) test taken within 12 months before the month of submission of their AEIS-Primary online application. There is no need to submit the Cambridge English certificate. 
    • Your child's passport size photo.
  4. Make payment for the fees through the preferred mode of credit or debit card during your online application. You can also pay through PayNow.
  5. Check the status of your application and test details regularly in your CP account.

After application

Upon successful submission of your application, you will see your application status reflecting "Pending".

It will take at least 4 weeks from the day you apply before the status will be updated to “Registered”, if your document submission is in order and your child is assessed to be eligible for the tests. Incomplete document submissions will result in a longer wait time.

You will also receive an email informing you to retrieve your child’s entry proof from the CP.


Enquiries on your application status will not receive any replies. You should refer to the Remarks column in the CP for updates.

For other enquiries, you can email SEAB at SEAB_AEIS_S-AEIS@seab.gov.sg for:

  • Updating of personal particulars (for registered applicants).
  • Technical support.
  • General queries on AEIS and S-AEIS.
If your child has taken the AEIS or S-AEIS and was offered a school place before, you will not be able to apply online again.

How much is it

AEIS-Primary: $340
AEIS-Secondary: $630

GST at the prevailing rate is chargeable on these fees.

Fees are non-refundable.