for Admission to Primary or Secondary Schools in 2020
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General Information
(1) The AEIS is a centralised admissions exercise conducted by MOE at the end of every year for international students (IS) who wish to join our schools at the beginning of the following academic year in January.
(2) IS who do not have a place in our mainstream schools and wish to seek admission to Primary 2-5 and Secondary 1-3 are eligible to take part in the exercise.
(3) The exercise would comprise English and Mathematics tests that would assess applicants' English literacy, numeracy and reasoning abilities.
(4) The AEIS test papers and scripts will remain the property of MOE and will not be released to any applicant. Admission is subject to the applicant's performance in the test. If successful, placement will depend on available vacancies and the applicant's declared residential area in Singapore.
(5) Applicants should note that school admission is subject to them obtaining a Student's Pass (STP) from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) if they do not hold a Dependant's Pass (DP) or Immigration Exemption Order (IEO). You may refer to the ICA website at for more information, including the requirements for local sponsorship.
Age Criteria
(6) Applicants should ensure that they satisfy the age requirements for the levels they are seeking admission to. They must not be overage by more than 2 years above the age appropriate for that level.
(7) The AEIS applicants may visit the MOE website at for more information on the age criteria and age-appropriate level.
Key Events and Dates for the 2019 AEIS
(8) The key events and dates for the 2019 AEIS are appended below:-

AEIS Test Date
Application Period
17 Sep 2019
Secondary 1 - 3
3 Jul 2019 - 23 Aug 2019
18 Sep 2019
Primary 4 - 5
3 Jul 2019 - 23 Aug 2019
19 Sep 2019
Primary 2 - 3
3 Jul 2019 - 23 Aug 2019
Completing the Online Application Form
(9) This form may take about 15 minutes to complete.
(10) Please prepare the following information and supporting documents before filling in the on-line application form:
  • Information on the applicant (e.g. passport number; Foreign Identification Number to be provided if any)
  • Information on the parents (e.g. NRIC number / passport number and work pass number, if any)
  • Valid e-mail address
  • Local or Overseas contact number
  • Debit/ Credit Card details (if applicable)
  • A copy of applicant's birth certificate and passport with validity of at least 6 months (clear and legible in PDF or JPEG)
(11) The AEIS fee is S$672 (inclusive of GST). Fees paid for the AEIS are non-refundable.
(12) Applicants may make payment via one of the following modes:

Debit/ Credit card (Preferred mode of payment) - Applicants may enter their debit/ credit card details in Step 4 of 5. Click here (1.07Mb PDF) for more details. If you encounter error in making payment via debit/ credit card, please contact SEAB at

Cash / NETS - The Cash/NETS option is available only at MOE Customer Service Centre. Applicants may visit our website at for more details about operating hours and peak periods.
Submission of Supporting Documents
(13) Applicants are to email the following supporting documents (clear and legible in PDF or JPEG) to SEAB at within one week of application to ascertain their eligibility:
  • Applicant's birth certificate (if birth certificate is in other languages, submit an accurate English translated copy) and
  • Applicant's passport with validity of at least 6 months
  • Please provide the applicant's name, passport number and test level in the email's subject header
(14) Applicants may be required to submit additional documents upon request.
(15) Incomplete applications (i.e. without payment and/or supporting documents) will not be processed.


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