Fees for international schools in Singapore

International Schools Singapore

If you’re moving to Singapore and hoping to enrol your children in an international school, you might want to check out the table below. While not the most expensive in the world, school fees for international schools in Singapore can still be quite costly. In addition to the annual tuition fees, international schools in Singapore typically charge an application fee and/or an enrolment fee. Many schools also charge an annual facility or building fee, sometimes referred to as a capital or development levy.

Other than the issue of affordability, your home country will play a part in influencing your choice of school. You may wish to ensure your kids receive a formal education in your native language or continue under the same system they were under back home.

To make it easier for you to compare, here’s a list of some of the costs you can expect to pay when you enrol your child at an international school in Singapore. Note that the more popular schools on the list often have very long waitlists. Go to our International & Private Schools section to check out their organisation profiles.

SchoolContact numberAnnual tuition fees (S$)Application fee (S$)Enrolment fee (S$)Facility/building fee (S$)Other fees (S$)
Australian International School6883 5155$14,832 to $31,480 (Nursery to preschool, 3 to 5 days half or full sessions

$34,824 to $42,432 (prep to Year 12)
$500$2,860$2,675 for Early Years students, $6,420 for Elementary and Secondary School students* Technology fee: $535 for Elementary students, $300 for Year 6 to 12 students with own laptop, $963 for Year 6 to 12 students with school-provided laptop
* English as Additional Language fee: $3,210
* Intensive Language Course: $4,280
* Examination fees
* Additional school report: $15 each
GEMS World Academy (Singapore)6808 7321$11,600 to $38,750 (Nursery half-day to Grade 12)$1,575$4,200N/A* Experiential Learning Programme: $400 to $3,000
* IGCSE Examination fees (Grade 10): $100 per subject
* IB Examination fee (Grade 12): $204 registration fee, $140 per subject
* School uniforms
* School bus fees
* ECAs provided by external vendors: $30 to $300 per class
GESS6469 1131$12,250 to $26,230 (Toddler to pre-primary) to $27,450 to $34,010 (Primary to High School European Section)$2,945$4,890* Learning material / excursions: $40 to $250
* CCA per course: $260
* Learning Support: $1,390 per semester
* Extended afternoon programme (German section): $200 to $1,200 per year
* English as an Additional Language: $1,390 per semester
* Dutch as a mother tongue: $2,140 per year
* Examination fees for IB (Grade 12): $1,500
* Class trips, enrichment week and excursion fees: $$200 to $1,600
ISS International School6475 4188$25,040 (K1) to $37,520 (Grade 12)$300 placement test fee$3,600$2,675 building surcharge per year, $1,669.20 facility fee per year* English as a Second Language fee: $1,600 to $2,520 per semester
* Learning Support Fee: $1,600 to $2,520 per semester
* Parent-Teacher Association Fee: $22 per year
* Examination fee: $600 to $2,000
* Career Assessment Test: $160 to $400
* Excursions and field trips: $10 to $1,500
* School Bus: From $1,630 per year
* ECA fee
* Technology fee: $100
* Ticket to School Events: $25
* Yearbook $30
* School uniform - $15 to $40 per piece
Singapore American School6363 3403$30,981 (Preschool)
$39,164 to $44,141 (kindergarten to high school)

Includes re-enrolment, maintenance of facilities and tuition
$2,500$7,490 for US passport or green card holders, $9,630 for students not holding US passport or green card

Re-enrollment fee: $2,500 per year
$7,383* Bus transportation: $956 to $1,865 per semester
* Uniforms: $158 to $200
* School lunch: $5.50 to $8 per day
* EAA courses: $55 to $100
* English language learning: $6,420
* Laptop (for high school): $1,500 to $2,200
* Interim Semester (for high school): $85 to $4,400
* AP exams: $220 per paper
* IASAS trip (for high school): $125 to $900
* CSA: $55 to $1,100 (per class / session)
* Student Leave of Absence: $5,000
Dulwich College (Singapore)6890 1000$16,400 (Nursery half-day) to $45,500 (Year 12)$4,500$3,500$3,750* English as an Additional Language: $3,300 per year (Year 1 to 9)
* Specialist support for children who need small class instruction: $34,950 to $37,950 per year
* Admissions assessment fee for specialist support: $535
* Examination fees
* Compulsory school camps and trips
* Learning support or therapy services
Overseas Family School6738 0211$16,000 to $41,000 (Pre-K1 half-day to Grade 12)N/A$2,000N/A* School uniforms and sports attire
* Examinations
* Excursions and field trips
* CCAs
* Course/educational materials
The Japanese School Singapore6775 3366$6,612 (Primary) to $7,511.40 (Secondary)$1,070 (Japanese Association Corporate Membership), $3,852 (Non-JA Corporate Membership), $1,070 (JA Personal Membership)N/A$2,675 building surcharge per year, $1,669.20 facility fee per year* Corporate donation required if parents are working in Japanese company.
* If parents are not working in Japanese company, personal donation: $3,210 per family
Tanglin Trust School6778 0771$7,441 to $9,638 (nursery to Year 2)
$10,224 to $13,316 (Year 3 to 13)
N/AN/ACapital levy: $3,500 (waived from 3rd child onwards)

Building fund: $1,541
* Exam fees
* Personal mobile technology device (for Year 5 to 13)
* Trips and activities
Nexus International School6536 6566$21,660 (Nursery half day) to $38,584 (Year 13)$856$2,354$1,712* Textbooks: Up to $500 per year level
* House t-shirts: $20 per piece
* Examination fees (IGCSE): $150 to $2,500
* Examination fees (IB): $1,400 to $2,500
* Managebac Account for CAS (IB Year 12): $50
* Yearbook: $20
* Field trips: Up to $7,000 per trip
* CCAs: Up to $700 per season
* Student's Pass processing fee: $30
* Visa fee: $60 to $90
* Intensive English Support fee: $2,675 per semester
* Additional English Support fee: $561,75 per semester
Dover Court International School6775 7664$14,985 to $31,350 (Nursery half day to Year 13)$1,000$2,800$1,500* School uniforms
* Examination fees
* Compulsory school camps and trips
* School bus
* School lunches
* ECAs and individual instrument lessons
* Learning Support fee: $120 per hour
* Therapy fees: $160 per hour
United World College of South East Asia6775 5344$45,145 to $48,600 (K1 to Grade 12) for first year

$35,570 to $43,025 (Grade 12) for second and subsequent years
$615$4,900Included in tuition fee* Residential boarding fee: $36,700
* Amenities fund for boarders: $300
* Parents' Association Fee: $30 per year
* Outdoor Education trips: $6 to $1,000 per year
* Exam fees: $1,350 (G10), $1,400 (F12)
* Uniform: $60 to $280
Canadian International School6467 1732 (Lakeside Campus)
6345 1573 (Tanjong Katong Campus)
$32,100 to $40,900 (pre-kindergarten full-day to grade 12 at Lakeside campus) per year

Tanjong Katong campus’ fees are slightly cheaper.
$2,500$3,500 for first child, $2,800 for second child, waived for third and subsequent childN/A* Support Programmes for English and Learning: $5,000 to $6,000 per year
* Field work/excursions: $1 to $6,500
* Hats and caps: $18 each
* PE uniform: $15 to $400
* Activities: $2 to $3,000
* Stationery, bags, clear folders, consumables and materials: $0.50 to $100
* Locks for lockers: $15
* Exam, testing and marking fees: $1 to $2,000
One World International School6542 2285$17,271 to $19,857 (Early Childhood to Grade 10)$1,016$2,400 (waived for 3rd child onwards)N/A* English as Additional Language: $4,280 per term
* ECA fees
* School bus fees
* Fees for special class trips and residential camps
Chatsworth International School6737 5955 (Orchard Campus)

6463 3201 (Bukit Timah Campus)
$23,819.40 to $32,788.80 (Kindergarten to Year 13)$240 to $250$2,400 to $2,500$2,247* English as an Additional Language fees if required
* Learning Support fees if required
* Apple MacBook compulsory for all Year 7 to 13 students
Global Indian International School6914 7100 (SMART Campus)
6442 6670 (East Coast Campus)
$12,394.88 (Nursery) to $17,470.96 (Nursery to Class 10)$445.12 (Nursery) to $3,715.04 (Class 12)N/A$860.28 (Nursery) to $6,957.12 (Class 10) per year* Bus fee: $3,988.96 to $4,874.92 per year
* Activity fee: $1,733 (Nursery) to $3,017.40 (Class 10) per year
* Student welfare fee: $509.32 to $535 per year
* School event fee: $483.64 to $513.60 per year
* Resource fee: $860.28 to $1,523.68 per year
* Technology fee: $1,408.12 to $1,335.36 per year

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