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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.

HOW TO ENROL?

Applications for admission for the 2022-23 school year (September 2022 intake) are open. Please visit our Eduka portal to start your application!

 

For enrolment in January 2023, applications will start to be processed mid-September 2022. Kindly get in touch with our admissions team for assistance: [email protected]

Please follow these simple steps:


1

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.


2

Payment of the registration fees: Once the application is submitted and processed by the Admissions department, our Finance department will issue the registration fees invoice to the identified payer, (parents or company).


3

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.


4

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
  • 25 August 2022 – last Admission committee for a start in September.   The first day of school might be postponed to give our administrative and pedagogical staff enough time to process the application.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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 requirement

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 (STP), or have an IPA (In-Principle Approval);
  • Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) approval letter for Singaporean children or Singaporean children with dual citizenship (at least one of the two parents is of Singaporean nationality)

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:
A new vaccination schedule in Singapore has been in effect since 1 November 2020.

  • The Singapore Ministry of Health strongly encourages students to follow this new vaccination schedule. click here
  • New recommendations include vaccination against chickenpox and influenza.
  • The new vaccines are highly recommended but not mandatory.

For further details on the vaccination requirements please visit the NIR (National Immunisation Registry) website.

Covid-19 vaccination requirement:

  • Unvaccinated pass holders who are 12 years old to below 18 years old on date of entry will need to get their first vaccination in Singapore using a PSAR-approved vaccine within 1 month of arrival. They must complete the full vaccination regime within 2 months of arrival.

For more information please visit the ICA website .

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

Year of birth Class (French system) Singaporean Equivalent US Equivalent UK Equivalent
2020 TPS N1 Pre-school Pre-school
2019 PS N2 Nursery Nursery
2018 MS K1 Pre-K Reception
2017 GS K2 Kindergarten Year 1
2016 CP Primary 1 Grade 1 Year 2
2015 CE1 Primary 2 Grade 2 Year 3
2014 CE2 Primary 3 Grade 3 Year 4
2013 CM1 Primary 4 Grade 4 Year 5
2012 CM2 Primary 5 Grade 5 Year 6
2011 6e Primary 6 Grade 6 Year 7
2010 5e Secondary 1 Grade 7 Year 8
2009 4e Secondary 2 Grade 8 Year 9
2008 3e Secondary 3 Grade 9 Year 10
2007 2nde Secondary 4 Grade 10 Year 11
2006 1ère Secondary 5 Grade 11 Year 12
2005 Terminale Pre-university 1 Grade 12 Year 13