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We are delighted you are considering applying to the Shanghai Singapore International School. 

SSIS is invested in admitting new families and students who believe in our culture of the community, academic rigour, and whole-child development. 

We understand moving to a new school can be a big step, not just for your children, but also for your family.

Our admissions team and community is always ready to help ease your child into campus life and being around China in general.

Please approach any of our friendly staff if you need assistance.

Below is an outline of our Application Procedure.

STEP 1 – REGISTER FOR AN ADMISSIONS TEST

  • All applicants to Grade 1 and above are required to complete an Admissions Test.
  • Preschool applicants will be required to go through an Admissions Interview.
  • Our admissions officers will get in touch with you within two working days.

STEP 2 – SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS

  • Submit all documents pertaining to your child’s applications no later than two weeks before the Admissions Test / Interview date. 
  • All documents must be translated to English or Chinese by an authorised translation company.
  • Please remember to bring the original documents to the Admissions Office for verification on the day of the Admissions Test / Interview.
  • Please select the appropriate documents to be submitted.
  • One (1) completed SSIS Registration Kit.
  • One (1) completed and signed SSIS Code of Conduct (for G1 applicant and above).
  • One (1) completed SSIS Confidential School Recommendation Form (for G1 applicant and above).
  • One (1) copy of the applicant’s birth certificate.
  • One (1) copy of the applicant’s latest academic results/report.
  • One (1) passport-size photo of applicant.
  • One (1) copy of parent’s or parents’ valid Shanghai-issued Alien Employment Permit.
  • One (1) copy of a stamped and signed, by the issuer, Employment Certificate stating the employee’s full name, date of birth, job title, employment period, company’s registered name, address and telephone number.
  • One (1) copy of a stamped corresponding Shanghai business license.
  • One (1) copy of the applicant’s and parents’ passport detail page and valid Shanghai-issued Residence Permit for Foreigners.
  • One (1) copy of the applicant’s and parents’ Shanghai Temporary Residence Permit and Shanghai Property Ownership Certificate/Title Deed OR Shanghai Tenancy Agreement.
  • One (1) completed SSIS Registration Kit.
  • One (1) completed and signed SSIS Code of Conduct (for G1 applicant and above).
  • One (1) completed SSIS Confidential School Recommendation Form (for G1 applicant and above).
  • One (1) copy of the applicant’s birth certificate.
  • One (1) copy of the applicant’s latest academic results/report.
  • One (1) passport-size photo of applicant.
  • One (1) copy each of applicant’s and parents’ Hong Kong or Macau SAR Permanent Identity Card, Mainland China Travel Pass for Hong Kong and Macau citizens or Taiwan Compatriot Permit where applicable.
  • One (1) copy of a stamped and signed, by the issuer, Employment Certificate stating the employee’s full name, date of birth, job title, employment period, company’s registered name, address and telephone number.
  • One (1) copy of stamped corresponding Shanghai business license.
  • One (1) copy of the applicant’s and parents’ passport detail page.
  • One (1) copy of the applicant’s and parents’ Shanghai Temporary Residence Permit and Shanghai Property Ownership Certificate/Title Deed OR Shanghai Tenancy Agreement.
  • One (1) completed SSIS Registration Kit.
  • One (1) completed and signed SSIS Code of Conduct (for G1 applicant and above).
  • One (1) completed SSIS Confidential School Recommendation Form (for G1 applicant and above).
  • One (1) copy of the applicant’s birth certificate.
  • One (1) copy of the applicant’s latest academic results/report.
  • One (1) passport-size photo of applicant.
  • One (1) copy each of applicant’s Hong Kong or Macau SAR Permanent Identity Card, Mainland China Travel Pass for Hong Kong and Macau citizens where applicable.
  • One (1) copy of the Shanghai Household Register Booklet OR most recent a year of parent’s personal monthly tax records in Shanghai (together with Non-Shanghai Household Register Booklet).
  • One (1) copy of a stamped and signed, by the issuer, Employment Certificate stating the employee’s full name, date of birth, job title, employment period, company’s registered name, address and telephone number.
  • One (1) copy of stamped corresponding Shanghai business license.
  • One (1) copy of the applicant’s and parents’ passport detail page and parents’ ID cards.
  • One (1) copy of Shanghai Property Ownership Certificate/Title Deed OR Shanghai Tenancy Agreement.
  • One (1) completed SSIS Registration Kit.
  • One (1) completed and signed SSIS Code of Conduct (for G1 applicant and above).
  • One (1) completed SSIS Confidential School Recommendation Form (for G1 applicant and above).
  • One (1) copy of the applicant’s translated (into Chinese) and notarized (in China) lawful foreign birth certificate.
  • One (1) copy of the applicant’s latest academic results/report.
  • One (1) passport-size photo of applicant.
  • One (1) copy of the Shanghai Household Register Booklet OR most recent a year of parent’s personal monthly tax records in Shanghai (together with Non-Shanghai Household Register Booklet).
  • One (1) copy of a stamped and signed, by the issuer, Employment Certificate stating the employee’s full name, date of birth, job title, employment period, company’s registered name, address and telephone number.
  • One (1) copy of stamped corresponding Shanghai business license.
  • One (1) copy of the applicant’s and parents’ passport detail page and parents’ ID cards.
  • One (1) copy of the applicant’s valid visa, where applicable.
  • One (1) copy of Shanghai Property Ownership Certificate/Title Deed OR Shanghai Tenancy Agreement.
  • The entire family holds Chinese passports.
  • The entire family has obtained permanent residency status in a foreign country.
  • At least one parent works and resides in Shanghai.
  • The child studies in an overseas education institution during the last two consecutive years.

These families are required to submit the following documents:

  • One (1) official approval notification from the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission (SHMEC).
  • One (1) copy of SSIS Registration Kit.
  • One (1) completed and signed SSIS Code of Conduct (for G1 applicant and above).
  • One (1) completed SSIS Confidential School Recommendation Form (for G1 applicant and above).
  • One (1) copy of the applicant’s birth certificate.
  • One (1) copy of the applicant’s latest academic results/report.
  • One (1) passport-size photo of applicant.
  • One (1) copy of the Household Register Booklet.
  • One (1) copy of the applicant’s and parents’ passport detail page.
  • One (1) copy of the Shanghai Property Ownership/Title Deed OR Shanghai Tenancy Agreement.

STEP 3 – MAKE PAYMENT FOR THE ADMISSIONS TEST

  • Pay for the Admissions Test at least five working days before the test date upon the issuance of the proforma invoice by SSIS Finance.
  • Payment methods include bank transfer, and on-site payment via credit card or cash.

STEP 4 – TAKE THE ADMISSIONS TEST

  • Please arrive at Shanghai Singapore International School at least 20 minutes before your child’s Admissions Test begins.
  • Please bring all the necessary original documents to the Admissions Officer for verification.

STEP 5 – COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION

  • Successful applicants will receive the SSIS Admissions Notification after confirmation of the Admissions Test result. Upon receipt of this notification, the registration fee should be paid within five working days.

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