Welcome to the International French School (Singapore)!

Every year, in September, we have the pleasure to welcome more than 600 new students from Kindergarten to High School into IFS.

Our multicultural and multilingual student community represents and celebrates our motto, to “Open Your Mind”.

Our school offers a French curriculum in a multicultural environment.


Please follow these simple steps:


Set up an application on EDUKA, the enrolment portal:
Once you have submitted your application*, you will receive a form, (from the pedagogical team). This will enable you to choose the section (language pathways) and other options for Secondary.


Payment of the enrolment fees: Once the application is submitted, our finance department will issue the enrolment fees invoice to the identified payer, (parents or company).


Admissions committee: Admissions committees will be held every month**. Only applications for which payment has been received 7 days prior the committee date at the latest will be considered.


Confirmation of enrolment: Following the admissions committee, the placement of your child will be confirmed by email and additional documents will be requested from you.

*Supporting documents to be uploaded with the online application
  • School transcripts of the previous academic year and of the current academic year
  • School attendance certificate
  • Copy of the parents’ passport and of the child who is enrolling
  • Full copy of the family booklet or of the birth certificate for non-French families
**Admissions committee dates
  • 15 October 2020
  • 16 November 2020
  • 15 December 2020


Children coming from a school accredited by the French Ministry of Education (including AEFE)

Students are considered on the basis of their previous school records.

Children coming from a non-French school system or French school system out of ministerial agreement

From 6 years old, (entry into CP – Grade 1), students coming from another school system or an out-of-agreement private French school must undergo an assessment upon their arrival. This is to ensure that the student will not struggle in their age group.

French language requirements

We welcome non-French speaking children up to 12 years old. From 6 years old, students who don’t master the French language must undergo an assessment to validate their application. For more information, please contact us at: [email protected]

Singapore residency requirements

Students joining IFS must possess one of the following documents/visas before they commence schooling:

  • Dependent Pass (DP), Permanent Resident (PR), Student Pass (SP), or have an IPA (In-Principle Approval);
  • Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) approval letter for Singaporean children who have one Singaporean parent.

In accordance with Singaporean law, any child 6 years and above is required to get approval from the Ministry of Education (MOE) to join an international school. IFS will obtain the correct approvals from the MOE before confirming the enrolment.

A tourist visa does NOT allow a student to be enrolled or commence schooling.

Note regarding vaccination requirements:
Prior to submitting a Visa application in Singapore, children 12 years and below must be vaccinated against diphtheria and measles. For further details on the vaccination requirements please visit the NIR (National Immunisation Registry) website.

The Admissions Department is here to answer your questions: [email protected]

Year of birth Class (French system) Singaporean Equivalent US Equivalent UK Equivalent
2018 TPS N1 Pre-school Pre-school
2017 PS N2 Nursery Nursery
2016 MS K1 Pre-K Reception
2015 GS K2 Kindergarten Year 1
2014 CP Primary 1 Grade 1 Year 2
2013 CE1 Primary 2 Grade 2 Year 3
2012 CE2 Primary 3 Grade 3 Year 4
2011 CM1 Primary 4 Grade 4 Year 5
2010 CM2 Primary 5 Grade 5 Year 6
2009 6e Primary 6 Grade 6 Year 7
2008 5e Secondary 1 Grade 7 Year 8
2007 4e Secondary 2 Grade 8 Year 9
2006 3e Secondary 3 Grade 9 Year 10
2005 2nde Secondary 4 Grade 10 Year 11
2004 1ère Secondary 5 Grade 11 Year 12
2003 Terminale Pre-university 1 Grade 12 Year 13