What is AEIS?

The Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) is a centralised admissions exercise conducted by MOE around September or October each year for new international students who wish to join Singapore’s mainstream primary and secondary schools in January of the following year.

AEIS consists of a centralised test on English and Mathematics that will assess the applicants’ English literacy, numeracy and reasoning abilities. Applicants who pass the test will be offered a place in a suitable school, based on availability of school vacancies, their test performance and declared residential area in Singapore.

International students seeking admission to mainstream schools in Singapore should note that English is the medium of instruction and are strongly encouraged to prepare themselves before sitting for the AEIS tests. They should be familiar with the English and Mathematics syllabi of the level preceding the one they are applying for.

AEIS Requirements?

Applicants seeking admission to secondary schools can choose to sit for the Secondary 1, 2 or 3 test. The permissible age range is shown below:

AEIS Table
AEIS posting is based on applicant’s performance in the test, intended residential area and available school vacancies.There will be no school choice, no release of test results under AEIS, and requests for school transfers will not be entertained.