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2024 International School Fees in Singapore: A Detailed Guide

International School fees in singapore

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Affordable International Schools Fees in Singapore: 2024 Fee Breakdown for Parents

 

Expat families moving to Singapore are sure to find many international schools. The biggest influences on fees are the child’s age and the curriculum. This article compares fees for the 2024 year. It includes details on what affects the fees, different types of fees, costs for applying or registering, and how you can pay. 

 

Key Takeaways

Fees increase every year for many schools so this is a latest guide based on 2024 fees. It’s a one-stop solution for parents to decide which schools meet their budgets. We have also broken down fees by category and indicated costs of higher grades for future planning.

 

International school fees in Singapore can vary significantly, with top schools costing upwards of $40,000 per year.

The age of the child and the curriculum offered are the two most influential factors on international school fees.

Many international schools in Singapore require additional fees such as a ‘building fee’ or ‘capital levy’ on top of the standard tuition fees.

Application and registration fees are common, with the former covering administrative costs and the latter securing a student’s place in the school.

Flexible payment options, including installments and discounts for upfront annual payments, are often available at international schools in Singapore.

 

Understanding International School Fees in Singapore

In Singapore, the age of the child and the school’s curriculum affect the fees. Older students pay more for school, and some programs cost more than others. Extra activities and support may also increase costs.

 

Factors Influencing School Fees

Fees can be different at each school. Some list fees separately, while others have a single fee. Most schools charge a building fee for maintenance. This is extra, not included in tuition.

 

Types of Fees

When applying, there’s a one-time ‘application fee’ for admin costs. Once accepted, there’s a ‘registration fee’ to book the student’s spot. This fee may be called something else, but it helps with future tuition.

 

Application and Registration Fees

Fees are often paid in school term installments. But, they can be paid all at once at the start of the year. Paying early may bring a small discount.

 

Fee Payment Options

For those who need it, some schools have scholarships or aid. However, there’s little info on these in the material.

 

Affordable International Schools in Singapore

Many international schools in Singapore cost over $40,000 a year. This is tough for expat families. Yet, there are affordable schools that provide great education.

1. Singapore American School

2. United World College of South East Asia

3. Tanglin Trust School

4. Australian International School

5. Canadian International School

6. Nexus International School

7. Stamford American International School

8. Chatsworth International School

9. Middleton International School

10. International Community School

11. Astor International School

12. Holland International School

13. International French School

14. Global Indian International School

 

1. Singapore American School

 

FIXED FEES for payments from January 1, 2024

New Students

APP

One-Time Registration

Facility

Tuition Fees

Early Childhood (PS & Pre-K)

$2500

Lane 1

Lane 2

$8420

$25,710

Kindergarten–Grade 5

$8080

$9900

$35,140

Middle School (Grades 6–8)

$38,790

High School (Grades 9–12)

$40,870

Returning Students

Re-Enrollment

Facility

Tuition Fees

Early Childhood (PS & Pre-K)

$2740

Enrolled before AUG 17

Enrolled AUG 2017 and Later

$25,710

Kindergarten–Grade 5

$7250

$8420

$35,140

Middle School (Grades 6–8)

$38,790

High School (Grades 9–12)

$40,870

 

Tuition fees of new students enrolling after school starts are prorated according to the Tuition and Fee Refund Policy.

OTHER POSSIBLE COSTS

 

Description

Cost (SGD)

Bus transportation (per semester)

$1,070–$2,990

EAA (per class, per season)

$75–$1,250

EAL (per year)

$6,760

School lunch (daily)

$5.50–$8

Uniform (3 regular sets + 1 PE set)

$158–$200

These are indicative costs and are subject to change.

 

2. United World College of South East Asia

 

Joining Fees – Per Student (Reviewed Annually)

K1-G11

Fee

Application Fee – Day Student
Per campus, per application

$627

Application fee – Boarding Student

$841

Enrollment Fee
Payable once

$4,992

 

2024/2025 SCHOOL FEES – PER STUDENT, PER YEAR (REVIEWED ANNUALLY)

 

School Fees

K1-G1

G2-G5

G6-G10

G11-G12

School fees – First year

$45,615

$47,145

$53,913

$56,361

School Fees – Second and Subsequent years

$40,908

$42,438

$49,206

$51,654

Cost Breakdown

K1-G1

G2-5

G6-10

G11-12

Tuition Fees

$36,078

$37,608

$44,376

$46,824

Development levy* – first year

$9,537

   

Development levy* – second and subsequent years

$4,830

   

 

Boarding Fees – Per Student, Per Year

 

G8-G12

Fee

Residential Boarding Fees

$41,472

Amenities Fund

$317

 

3. Tanglin Trust School

 

Year Group

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Annual Fees 

Infant School – Nursery

$11,110

$11,110

$11,110

$33,330

Infant School – Reception

$13,640

$13,640

$13,640

$40,920

Infant School – Year 1 to 2

$13,920

$13,920

$13,920

$41,760

Junior School – Year 3 to 6

$14,570

$14,570

$14,570

$43,710

Middle School – Year 7 to 9

$16,435

$16,435

$16,435

$49,305

Upper School – Year 10 to 11

$17,205

$17,205

$17,205

$51,615

Sixth Form – Year 12 to 13

$17,835

$17,835

$17,835

$53,505

 

All fees are in Singapore Dollars (SGD) and include Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Termly Tuition Fees

 

Child Born Between

Year Group

Annual Fees

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Nursery

01/09/2020 – 31/08/2021

Early Years

27,525

9,175

9,175

9,175

Reception

01/09/2019 – 31/08/2020

Early Years

33,111

11,037

11,037

11,037

Year 1

01/09/2018 – 31/08/2019

Lower Primary

33,111

11,037

11,037

11,037

Year 2 

01/09/2017 – 31/08/2018

Lower Primary

33,111

11,037

11,037

11,037

Year 3 

01/09/2016 – 31/08/2017

Upper Primary

34,731

11,577

11,577

11,577

Year 4 

01/09/2015 – 31/08/2016

Upper Primary

34,731

11,577

11,577

11,577

Year 5

01/09/2014 – 31/08/2015

Upper Primary

34,731

11,577

11,577

11,577

Year 6

01/09/2013 – 31/08/2014

Upper Primary

34,731

11,577

11,577

11,577

Year 7

01/09/2012 – 31/08/2013

Secondary

38,778

12,926

12,926

12,926

Year 8

01/09/2011 – 31/08/2012

Secondary

38,778

12,926

12,926

12,926

Year 9

01/09/2010 – 31/08/2011

Secondary

41,283

13,761

13,761

13,761

Year 10

01/09/2009 – 31/08/2010

Secondary

41,283

13,761

13,761

13,761

Year 11

01/09/2008 – 31/08/2009

Secondary

41,283

13,761

13,761

13,761

Year 12

01/09/2007 – 31/08/2008

Sixth Form

43,026

14,342

14,342

14,342

Year 13

01/09/2006 – 31/08/2007

Sixth Form

43,026

21,513

21,513

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Early Intervention

01/09/2019 – 31/08/2020

Early Years

48,600

16,200

16,200

16,200

Year 1
Pathway 2

01/09/2018 – 31/08/2019

Lower Primary

47,940

15,980

15,980

15,980

Year 2
Pathway 2

01/09/2017 – 31/08/2018

Lower Primary

47,940

15,980

15,980

15,980

Year 3
Pathway 2

01/09/2016 – 31/08/2017

Upper Primary

51,270

17,090

17,090

17,090

Year 4
Pathway 2

01/09/2015 – 31/08/2016

Upper Primary

51,270

17,090

17,090

17,090

Year 5
Pathway 2

01/09/2014 – 31/08/2015

Upper Primary

51,270

17,090

17,090

17,090

Year 6
Pathway 2

01/09/2013 – 31/08/2014

Upper Primary

51,270

17,090

17,090

17,090

Year 7
Pathway 2

01/09/2012 – 31/08/2013

Secondary

52,485

17,495

17,495

17,495

Year 8
Pathway 2

01/09/2011 – 31/08/2012

Secondary

52,485

17,495

17,495

17,495

Year 9
Pathway 2

01/09/2010 – 31/08/2011

Secondary

52,890

17,630

17,630

17,630

Year 10
Pathway 2

01/09/2009 – 31/08/2010

Secondary

52,890

17,630

17,630

17,630

Year 11
Pathway 2

01/09/2008 – 31/08/2009

Secondary

52,890

17,630

17,630

17,630

Year 1
Pathway 3

01/09/2018 – 31/08/2019

Lower Primary

48,600

16,200

16,200

16,200

Year 2
Pathway 3

01/09/2017 – 31/08/2018

Lower Primary

48,600

16,200

16,200

16,200

Year 3
Pathway 3

01/09/2016 – 31/08/2017

Upper Primary

51,525

17,175

17,175

17,175

Year 4
Pathway 3

01/09/2015 – 31/08/2016

Upper Primary

51,525

17,175

17,175

17,175

Year 5
Pathway 3

01/09/2014 – 31/08/2015

Upper Primary

51,525

17,175

17,175

17,175

Year 6
Pathway 3

01/09/2013 – 31/08/2014

Upper Primary

51,525

17,175

17,175

17,175

Year 7
Pathway 3

01/09/2012 – 31/08/2013

Secondary

52,725

17,575

17,575

17,575

Year 8
Pathway 3

01/09/2011 – 31/08/2012

Secondary

52,725

17,575

17,575

17,575

Year 9
Pathway 3

01/09/2010 – 31/08/2011

Secondary

53,145

17,715

17,715

17,715

Year 10
Pathway 3

01/09/2009 – 31/08/2010

Secondary

53,145

17,715

17,715

17,715

Year 11
Pathway 3

01/09/2008 – 31/08/2009

Secondary

53,145

17,715

17,715

17,715

Year 12
Pathway 3

01/09/2007 – 31/08/2008

Sixth Form

53,790

17,930

17,930

17,930

Year 13
Pathway 3

01/09/2006 – 31/08/2007

Sixth Form

53,790

17,930   

17,930

17,930

 

4. Australian International School

 

Application Fee

$860

Enrolment Fee

$4,150

Facility Fee

Non-refundable one-time Facility Fee (Nursery and Preschool) 

$2,554

Non-refundable one-time Facility Fee (Prep – Year 12) 

$5,780

The Facility Fee is a one-time payment for all new students, payment of the Facility Fee confirms acceptance of a student placement offer.

 

Course Fees (per student, per Semester)

 

Course Fees (per student, per semester)

Semester 1

Semester 2

Pre Nursery / Nursery

3 day session

$9,132

$9,132

4 day session

$13,374

$13,374

5 day, half day session

$10,164

$10,164

5 day, Full day session

$14,220

$14,220

Pre-School 3 (P3)

3 day session

$12,612

$12,612

4 day session

$15,984

$15,984

5 day, half day session

$13,380

$13,380

5 day, Full day session

$18,990

$18,990

Pre-School 4 (P4)

5 day, Full day session

$18,990

$18,990

Elementary School – Prep to Year 5

$20,688

$20,688

Secondary School – Year 6 to 9

$24,150

$24,150

Secondary School – Year 10 to 12

$25,092

$25,092

 

5. Canadian International School

 

All fees quoted are in Singapore Dollars (S$) and are inclusive of 9% Goods and Services Tax where applicable.

 

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of S$2,500.00 must accompany all applications. In the event the application fee is not paid, the application will be rejected.

 

Confirmation Fee

First Child 

$4,000

Second Child 

$3,330

The confirmation fee is waived for the third and any subsequent children.

 

Tuition Fees

English Programme

Per Semester

Annual Fees

Nursery Half-day Programme

$9,630

$19,260

Nursery Full-day Programme

$14,040

$28,080

Pre-Kindergarten to Senior Kindergarten

$18,900

$37,800

Grades 1 to 3

$19,400

$38,800

Grades 4 to 6 

$21,100

$42,200

Grades 7 to 10

$23,550

$47,100

Grades 11 to 12

$24,805

$49,610

 

6. Nexus International School

 

New Students

Item

Due

Fee (SGD)

Application Fee

Due at time of application

$1,090

Enrolment Fee

Due when a school place is offered

$5,123

Course Fees

Course

Annual Fee (SGD)

Semester Fee (SGD)

Nursery (Half-day)

$24,600

$12,300

Nursery (Full-day)

$31,400

$15,700

Kindergarten

$34,800

$17,400

Year 1

$37,800

$18,900

Year 2 to 3

$39,800

$19,900

Year 4 to 5 

$41,400

$20,700

Year 6 to 7

$41,800

$20,900

Year 8 to 9

$44,200

$22,100

Year 10 to 11

$46,200

$23,100

Year 12 to 13

$47,400

$23,700

 

7. Stamford American International School

 

Tuition Fee – Early Years

Pre-Nursery & Nursery

Days

Daily Options

Annual Technology Fee

Semester 1 Tuition Fee

Semester 2 Tuition Fee

Annual Fee

3 days

Full

Nil

$9,840

$9,840

$19,680

4 days

Full

Nil

$14,370

$14,370

$28,740

5 days

Half

Nil

$10,130

$10,130

$20,260

5 days

Full

Nil

$14,850

$14,850

$29,700

Pre-Kindergarten

Days

Daily Options

Annual Technology Fee

Semester 1 Tuition Fee

Semester 2 Tuition Fee

Annual Fee

3 days

Full

Nil

$12,550

$12,550

$25,100

4 days

Full

Nil

$15,980

$15,980

$31,960

5 days

Half

Nil

$12,070

$12,070

$24,140

5 days

Full

Nil

$19,050

$19,050

$38,100

Kindergarten 1

Days

Daily Options

Annual Technology Fee

Semester 1 Tuition Fee

Semester 2 Tuition Fee

Annual Fee

5 days

Half

Nil

$15,240

$15,240

$30,480

5 days

Full

Nil

$21,850

$21,850

$43,700

Kindergarten 2

Days

Daily Options

Annual Technology Fee

Semester 1 Tuition Fee

Semester 2 Tuition Fee

Annual Fee

5 days

Full

Nil

$21,850

$21,850

$44,650

 

Elementary, Middle and High School Fee Schedule 

 

Application Fee

$890

Enrolment Fee

$3,860

Facility Fee

Grade 1 – 12 – $7,750

Annual Technology Fees

Grade 1 to Grade 5

$950

Grade 6 to Grade 8 

$1,190

Grade 9 to Grade 12 

$1,190

Woodleigh Campus

Grade

Annual Technology Fee

Semester 1 Tuition Fee

Semester 2 Tuition Fee

Annual Fee

Elementary School

1 to 5

$950

$22,360

$22,360

$45,670

Middle School

6 to 8

$1,190

$24,180

$24,180

$49,550

High School

9 to 12

$1,190

$25,530

$25,530

$52,250

 

8. Chatsworth International School

 

Application Fee and Confirmation Fee (S$)

Application Fee

$290

Confirmation Fee

$2900

Note:

The non-refundable application fee is payable upon submission of the application. It will only be considered after the application fee is paid.

For new enrolment, on offer of a place, a confirmation fee (one-time payment for new students) is payable. The confirmation fee is a non-refundable administrative fee, and the full amount applies regardless of enrolment date.

 

Tuition Fee 

Year Level

Per Semester

Per Year

Kindergarten 1 & 2

$14,683.65

$29,367.30

Years 1 – 5

$16,887.20

$33,774.40

Years 6

$16,966.80

$33,933.60

Years 7 

$17,262.75

$34,525.50

Years 8 – 9

$17,344.55

$34,689.10

Years 10 – 11

$18,013.90

$36,027.80

Years 12 – 13

$18,013.90

$39,971.40

 

Note:

Chatsworth International School does not charge a re-enrolment fee.

Fees are payable in advance of admission to the school and subsequently in advance of each semester. There are two semesters in each academic school year.

Where a student withdraws part-way through a semester, there will be no refund or part payment of fees allowed.

If your child is identified as requiring English as an Additional Language (EAL) or Learning Support(LS), an additional EAL or LS Fee is payable in addition to the regular course fee. This fee will go towards providing additional support from our fully qualified, full time EAL teacher or LS Coordinator. Refer to the miscellaneous fee schedule below.

All Secondary students in Years 7-13 require an Apple MacBook as part of our 1:1 laptop programme.

The course fee stated includes the Fee Protection Scheme, as mandated by the Committee for Private Education.

 

9. International Community School

 

Grade Level

Semester 1 Tuition Fees

Semester 2 Tuition Fees

Annual Fee (SGD)

Early Childhood (K4/K5)

$14,073

$14,073

$28,146

Elementary School (Grades 1 to 5)

$15,970

$15,970

$31,940

Middle School (Grades 6 to 8)

$18,196

$18,196

$36,392

High School (Grades 9 to 12)

$20,365

$20,365

$40,730

New Student Fees and Other Fees

Application Fee

$3,500

Facility Fee

$1,500

Re-enrollment Fee

$1,530

Administrative Fee

$350

 

10. Middleton International School

 

Total Payable

Early Years (N2 – K2)

Primary Years (G1)

Primary Years (G2 – G5)

Middle Years (G6 – G10)

High School (G11 – G12)

Course Fee

$19,554

$18,583

$18,583

$21,316

$24,495

Additional Language (For Grade 1 Only)

$4,000

Student Insurance

$60

$60

$60

$60

$60

Total Course Fees Payable

$19,692

$22,733

$18,717

$21,461

$24,653

9% GST

$1,772.34

$2,046.03

$1,684.59

$1,931.54

$2,218.80

Total Payable Course Fees (including GST)

$21,464.80

$24,779.60

$20,402.16

$23,393.04

$26,872.02

Monthly Breakdown including 9% GST

$1,788.73

$2,064.97

$1,700.18

$1,949.42

$2,239.34

No. of Instalments

04

04

04

04

04

 

11. Astor International School

 

Course Fees

Price

Description

Astor Enquiry Based Course (Year 1-7)

$5,341

annual fee, paid in 9 installments

Astor Preparatory Course for International School (Year 1-7)

$10,900

annual fee, paid in 9 installments

Fixed Fee Enrichment Classes 5 days a week

$5,232

annual fee, paid in 9 installments

Option A – Flexi Fee Total Course Fee Payable

$16,241

annual fee, paid in 9 installments

Option B – Fixed Fee Total Course Fee Payable

$21,473

annual fee, paid in 9 installments

Additional Fees

Admission Fee

$1,853

one-time, for new students only

Material Fee

$163.50

paid yearly with the first school fee

School Uniform (Polo T-shirt)

$32.70

per piece, on demand

 

12. Holland International School

 

School fee structure Holland International School (HIS) School year 2024 – 2025

The school year 2024- 2025 consists of three terms: 

 

Term 1: 13 August 2024 – 13 December 2024

Term 2: 6 January 2025 – 28 March 2025

Term 3: 21 April 2025 – 27 June 2025

 

Registration Fee:

For new students joining the preschool or the primary school

Consists of two components (reference is made to the HIS admission policy):

$ 545 (non-refundable) per student upon application

$ 3,270 (non-refundable) per student upon confirmation of admission

 

Primary School Fees

Dutch Stream Group 1-8 (4-12 year old students)

$ 28,206 payable in three installments per school term:

Term 1: $ 12,467 

Term 2: $ 8,570 

Term 3: $ 7,169

 

English Stream Reception-Year 3 (4-8 year old students)

$ 28,206 payable in three installments per school term:

Term 1: $ 12,467 

Term 2: $ 8,570 

Term 3: $ 7,169

Invoices will be sent by the 1 st of June 2024, the 1 st of October 2024 and the 1 st of February 2025 for the 1 st , 2 nd and 3 rd terms respectively and are payable within 30 days as stated in each invoice.

 

13. International French School

 

ONE-TIME REGISTRATION FEES

Application Fee

$1,090

Payment required to submit the application file

First-time Registration Fee

$4,360

 

School Fees Advance (SFA)

$5,170

Paid upon arrival and rolled over to the following academic year until the student withdraws or graduates. Capped to 3 students in a family

Total

$10,620

 

TUITION FEES

Full Year

Term 1
Sept-Dec

Term 2 Jan-March

Term 3 April-June

KINDERGARTEN: TPS-GS (N1-K2)

  • Toute Petite Section (TPS)
  • Classic Section (PS, MS & GS)
  • Anglais + Section (MS & GS)**

$11,730

$4,670

$3,530

$3,530

$19,710

$7,640

$5,785

$5,785

$20,800

$9,230

$5,785

$5,785

ELEMENTARY: CP, CE1, CE2, CM1 & CM2 (grade 1-5)

   

Classic Section

$20,720

$8,240

$6,240

$6,240

Anglais + Section

$22,310

$9,830

$6,240

$6,240

MIDDLE SCHOOL: 6°, 5°, 4° & 3° (grade 6-9)

  

Classic Section / Mandarin Section

$23,625

$9,395

$7,115

$7,115

International Section

$25,365

$11,135

$7,115

$7,115

French Passerelle

$25,365

$11,135

$7,115

$7,115

 

14. Global Indian International School 

 

Tuition Fees:

Kindergarten: S$8,000 to S$9,500

Grades 1-5: S$10,000 to S$11,500

Grades 6-10: S$12,000 to S$13,500

Grades 11-12: S$14,000 to S$15,500

 

Additional Fees:

Application fee: S$500 (one-time)

Other fees for activities and support programs.

These rates are before large family discounts: 5% for the 3rd child, 10% for the 4th child, and 15% from the 5th child onwards, not applicable on options ( Anglais +, SI, French Passerelle).

These fees are subject to change and additional costs may apply depending on the school’s specific programs and services. For the most accurate and detailed information, it is recommended to contact the schools directly or visit their official websites.

 

Conclusion

International school fees in Singapore can be quite different, with top schools charging over $40,000 yearly. Yet, there are affordable choices too. Families moving there can pick wisely if they learn about fees, kinds of payments, and what each school needs. Doing research and comparing schools helps find a good match for both education and budget.

Although some international schools have high tuition, there are places where the cost is lower but education quality is still great. The school’s program, location, and what they offer can greatly change the price. By looking carefully at each school’s special points and costs, families can choose wisely. They can find a school that fits their budget and ensures their kids get a superb education.

In Singapore, international schools vary a lot, to suit different family needs and budgets. With thorough research on fee structures, families can confidently pick the best school. The goal is to choose a school that prepares their children well for the future.

 

FAQ

 

Q. What are the most influential factors on international school fees in Singapore?

A. The child’s age plays a big role in school fees. Curriculum is also key. Some types are much pricier than others.

 

Q. What types of fees do international schools in Singapore charge?

A. Tuition, building, application, and registration fees are common. Optional extras like trips or clubs often have added fees. This includes language help.

 

Q. How can expat families pay international school fees in Singapore?

A. Families might pay fees yearly, split across school terms. Discounts might be available for paying the full year at once.

 

Q. What are some affordable international school options in Singapore?

A. For those looking for affordability, Singapore has options like Dimensions and Invictus International School. Middleton, Astor, and HFSE are also great choices. They offer good quality at lower costs.

 

Q. What is the range of international school fees in Singapore?

A. Fees for international schools in Singapore vary widely. Top schools can be more than $40,000 a year. On the other hand, you can find quality schools for as little as $8,000 annually.

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