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.

Discover IFS by signing up to our next Open House or booking a school visit. Learn what makes IFS a unique and stimulating learning experience for our students.

How to enrol?

The enrolment process for the school year 2020-2021 starts in January. Please follow these simple application 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 enrolment fees: Once the application is submitted, our finance department will issue the enrolment fees invoice to the identified payer, (parents or company).
  3. Admissions committee: Admissions committees will be held every month from March 2020. 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.
Admissions committees for school year 2020-2021
16th March 2020
16th April 2020
15th May 2020
15th June 2020

For registrations for the current school year, 2019-2020, the registration process is similar. Admission committees will be held the middle of each month.

Supporting documents to be uploaded with the online application

  • School transcripts of the last year and of the current 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

For 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.

For non-French speaking children

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]

For Singaporean children who have one Singaporean parent

Singapore law stipulates that any child 6 years and above is required to get approval from the MOE, (Ministry of Education) to join an international school. IFS will obtain the correct approvals from the MOE before confirming the enrolment of the student in question.

Visas – Compulsory from the first day of school

Before any enrolment can be completed, Singapore law requires that students be in compliance with immigration regulations.
Students must have a valid visa: Dependent Pass (DP), Permanent Resident (PR), Student Pass (SP), or have an IPA (In-Principle Approval).
NOTE: A tourist visa does not allow a student to be enrolled or start school.
The Admissions Department is here to answer your questions: [email protected]
Vaccines – New since the 1st February 2019
Important: With effect from 1st February 2019, children 12 years and below must be vaccinated against diphtheria and measles prior to submitting a Visa application in Singapore.
For further details on the vaccination requirements please visit the NIR (National Immunisation Registry) website.

Which class will your child join in school year 2020/2021?

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

To request the cancellation of your application, please contact the Admissions team: [email protected].

In case of cancellation of registration, cancellation fees will be deducted before the refund of the registration fees. School Fees Advance amounts will be entirely refunded. See details here.

Cancellation fees (GST included)
Cancellation of enrolment before confirmation of placement in IFS SGD 1,070
Withdrawal from waiting list No fee
Waiver after placement in the school and:
Before 1st July for a start in September
– More than a month before the scheduled start during the school year
SGD 1,070
Waiver after placement in the school and:
After 1st July for a start in September
– Less than a month before the scheduled start during the school year
100% enrolment fees