Studying in Singapore: Best International Schools

4 min read|Last Updated: December 6, 2023|

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Singapore’s education system is one of the best in the world, attracting students from all over the world. Let’s find out how to get started on your or your kids’ education journey, after securing your visa. Scroll all the way to find out the list of best international schools in Singapore for yourself or your kids.

Why Study in Singapore?

Singapore is world-renown for its education system. The city is consistently ranked as one of the top countries in the world by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Furthermore, higher education institutions are highly ranked as well—the National University of Singapore and the Nanyang Technological University, for example, are ranked 11th and 19th in the world respectively by QS rankings.

How to apply to Study in Singapore as a Foreigner?

There are 2 options for foreign students when deciding to study in Singapore Primary or Secondary Government Schools:

  • Assessment-based Entry 

    • 3 types of tests – Qualifying Test, AEIS & PACT 
    • After the AEIS, the Ministry of Education will make arrangements for students to attend schools, so placement is guaranteed 
    • AEIS is held annually, and standards are very high
  • Entry via Working Visas  

    • Applicable for students whose parents are working in Singapore and are holding working visas which include: 
    • No need for assessment tests  

Difference Between Types of School Enrolments in Singapore for Foreign Students

While both enrolments are accepted, you may want to understand the difference between the two routes.

Assessment-based Entry via Visas
Assessment Requirement Yes No
Enrolment Timing Restrictive Flexible
Choice of School Restrictive Flexible
PR Application Can apply after 2 years Can apply after 6 months
Job/ Business Opportunities Parents can work after 1 year Can work immediately

Entry to Singapore Schools

We combine the search for foreign students’ education with our business and working opportunities for parents in the following procedure:

  • Arrange for overseas representatives to understand the foreign students’ education standard and family background

  • Make arrangements for students to come to Singapore for school visits

  • Apply for relevant visas for the students and their parents (if coming with their children to work or start a business)

  • Arrange necessary tests if required or direct enrolment in school

  • Once school and visa is finalised, we make arrangements for house rental or purchase

We will also review your circumstances over time and apply for your Permanent Residence (PR) visa at the right time.

What are the International Schools in Singapore

If you are looking for international schools in Singapore, here’s a quick list of some of them!

School Names Location in Singapore About the School
Tanglin Trust School 


95 Portsdown Road  One of the oldest International British schools in SEA and offers ‘A level’ or the IB Diploma
Invictus International School 


73 Loewen Road International co-education primary school 
United World College South East Asia 


1207 Dover Road Has 2 branches in Singapore and follows a values-centred syllabus from kindergarten to grade 14
Canadian International School 


Lakeside Campus, 7 Jurong West Street 41 Curriculum incorporated the concept of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) for kindergarten, primary and secondary school students
International French School Singapore 


3000 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3  Curriculum as per France’s educational model for kindergarten and upper secondary school classes
Singapore American School 


40 woodlands street 41 Has 4 divisions – premature Learning Centre, Elementary School, Middle School, and High School for the American educational experience
Chatsworth International School 


37 Emerald Hill Road Provides the International Baccalaureate curriculum and has lessons on the Arts, Academics, Sports, and Services.
Hillside World Academy 


11 Hillside Drive Provides the International Baccalaureate curriculum and application of Eastern and Western cultures in its learning system
Melbourne Special International School 


75 C Loewen Road Adopts a three-pronged approach to learning and presents an integrated model of service delivery with specialists, teachers, and therapists collaborating to address the basic needs of each student

Make your move to Singapore

Both government and international schools present good learning opportunities to foreign students, each serving their own purpose and various learning education types for studying in Singapore as a foreigner.


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What is an Employment Pass (EP) and can anyone receive one?2021-08-21T18:35:12+08:00

An Employment Pass and its Employment Pass Requirements is one of the most common work visas here. Employment Pass allows foreign professionals who have job offer in Singapore to relocate there and work. Specifically, it is geared towards directors, managers, executives or those in a specialist role. This pass is valid for 2 years and to be renewed thereafter. 

The current regulations regarding the Employment Pass do not bar anyone from receiving one on the basis of nationality. Anyone who meets all of the relevant criteria may receive it. Therefore, any eligible person from any country may receive an Employment Pass.

Why should I choose an International School?2021-08-21T18:34:03+08:00

One of the benefits of international schools is that they promote international topics of education including building a strong foundation on cultural understanding among learners. Thus, the syllabus can guarantee students a chance to learn and understand more beyond the classrooms and across borders.

Which is the most expensive international school in Singapore?2021-08-21T18:36:02+08:00

The most expensive international school in Singapore is The United World College of South East Asia. The tuition fee for this institution ranges from 28,000 USD to 33,800 USD annually.

How much do international schools in Singapore cost?2021-08-21T18:35:39+08:00

One of the benefits of international schools is that they promote international topics of education including building a strong foundation on cultural understanding among learners. Thus, the syllabus can guarantee students a chance to learn and understand more beyond the classrooms and across borders.

How many international schools are in Singapore?2020-11-10T11:40:27+08:00

There are 110 international schools in Singapore that range from preschool to secondary. These international schools have close to 63000 students with 18% of the total number of these international schools having 1,000 students. 

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