Admit your child into a mainstream school in Singapore via AEIS or S-AEIS.
International students currently not studying in mainstream schools and who wish to seek admission to Primary 2-4 and Secondary 1-3 are eligible to take part in the AEIS (Admission Exercise for International Students) or S-AEIS (Supplementary Exercise for International Students).
The tests seek to ensure that international students who are admitted to the mainstream schools are able to cope with the requirements of the Singapore education and curriculum.
What is S-AEIS?
S-AEIS stands for Supplementary Admissions Exercise for International Students who are unable to make it for AEIS(Admissions Exercise for International Students) in September or October.
International students currently not studying in mainstream schools and who wish to seek admission to Primary 2-4 and Secondary 1-2 are eligible to take part in the S-AEIS.
The S-AEIS test seeks to ensure that international students who are admitted to the mainstream schools are able to cope with the requirements of the Singapore education and curriculum.
The S-AEIS centralised test for each level will comprise English and Mathematics .
It will assess the applicant's’ English literacy, numeracy and reasoning ability.
S-AEIS applicants who are successful should prepare themselves in advance for a new school environment.
Do note that English is the language of instruction.
Students are advised to familiarise themselves with the relevant curriculum for their level.
Due to the short preparation time to national examination, there are no admissions to Primary 5 and Secondary 3 levels under the S-AEIS.
How is S-AEIS different from AEIS?
It is similar to AEIS (Admissions Exercise for International Students). The only difference is the timing in which the admissions exercise is held. Students who have not been successful in the previous year's AEIS can also take the S-AEIS in the following year.
Should I take the AEIS or S-AEIS?
That depends on the next available exam and also the year in which you hope to admit your child in.
Who conducts S-AEIS?
The Ministry of Education (MOE) conducts the S-AEIS.
Is it possible for an international student to study in Singapore?
Yes but it is subjected to the pass that the student has. Typically, international students should have a student pass to study in Singapore. However, students with a Dependant's Pass (DP) or Immigration Exemption Order (IEO) are not required.
Payment for S-AEIS
You should consider if your child/children are available to sit for the test before applying as there is no refund for the application.
Each application costs S$672.00 (inclusive of GST).
Payment is strictly non-refundable.
PRIMARY LEVEL S-AEIS TESTS
Depending on the age of your child, you should prepare for and apply for the S-AEIS tests in the respective age groups.
There are two S-AEIS tests at the Primary Level:
- Primary 2 / 3 S-AEIS admission
- Primary 4 S-AEIS admission
SECONDARY LEVEL S-AEIS TESTS
There are two S-AEIS tests at the Secondary Level:
- Secondary 1 S-AEIS admission
- Secondary 2 S-AEIS admission
The permissible age range is shown below:
It is important to note that typically, international students should not be more than two years above the age appropriate for the respective levels.
How many places are available for S-AEIS for that year?
MOE does not disclose such numbers but application for the S-AEIS closes when all available places for that test date are taken up.
Therefore applicants are strongly encouraged to complete their application process early.
Completing the application includes:
- Applying online
- Making payment
- Providing all required supporting documents to SEAB_AS@seab.gov.sg within one week of online application
Important Dates for S-AEIS 2018
PREPARING FOR THE S-AEIS TESTS
The medium of instruction for the tests is English.
Students should prepare for the tests in advance.
Raffles Edulab has a comprehensive preparatory programme to prepare students for the S-AEIS.
S-AEIS Test Formats
*MCQ stands for Multiple Choice Questions where students are supposed to pick one answer out of 4 options
Other important things to take note of for S-AEIS:
- Admission into a school is NOT guaranteed
- Placement will take into consideration the available vacancies and the applicant’s declared Singapore residential area where possible
- You will not be allowed to choose the school to study in.
- There will be no release of test results for S-AEIS.
- Transfer requests will not be entertained.
S-AEIS outcome for Primary 2 to 4 and Secondary 1 to 2 will be from 16 April to 20 April 2018.
*All information here is obtained from MOE.