Last Updated: 29 August 2022

Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS)

  • Applications for the 2022 AEIS have closed. The AEIS tests will be conducted in person. They will be held in Singapore on Thursday, 22 September 2022 and Friday, 23 September 2022.
  • From the 2022 AEIS, we will no longer offer the English test for international students seeking admission into our primary schools. Your child must take the relevant Cambridge English Qualifications (CEQ) test run by Cambridge Assessment English (CAE), and meet or exceed the required scores before they register for the AEIS-Primary Mathematics test.
  • There is no change in format for the AEIS-Secondary tests.

1. Overview

The Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) is for international students seeking admissions to Primary 2 to 5 and Secondary 1 to 3 in the following academic year.

Applicants who are interested to take part in the AEIS will have to create their individual account in the Candidates Portal (CP) before applying for the AEIS tests. Find out how to do so in our user guide (479KB).

 
Important information for overseas applicants

MOE will not issue permits for entry into Singapore for applicants to sit for the AEIS tests. You should submit an application only if the applicant is able to enter Singapore. You may refer to the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) websites for the latest travel and health measures.

The entry proof issued after your AEIS application is to be produced when the applicant sits for the test. It is not an entry approval to Singapore.

Eligibility criteria

Your child should sit for the test appropriate for their age. Select your child's intended education level to see the tests available.

  • Primary
  • Secondary
International students who were formerly studying in our mainstream schools should approach our Customer Service Centre for assistance.