Admissions

We are excited that you are considering our Academy for your child’s education!

Why SIM International Academy?

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Our faculty is a group of dedicated educators with an average of 15 years’ teaching experience in local and international schools and curricula. They have had invaluable experience planning curriculum at the Ministry of Education, or training other teachers, and half of our faculty have a Masters in their field.

We provide boarding facilities and a specially-designed boarding programme for international students.

We provide a pathway to tertiary education through SIM’s partnership with international universities.

1. Eligibility

Nationality

Years 7-10

Non-Singaporean citizens, whether residing in or outside of Singapore, are eligible for admission into Years 7-10 at SIM International Academy. If residing in Singapore, applicants should hold one of the following immigration statuses:

Permanent Residents

Dependant’s Pass Holders

Long-Term Visit Pass Holders

Student’s Pass Holders

Note: We must seek and obtain approval from the Ministry of Education (Singapore) prior to admitting any Singaporean citizen as a student into Years 7-10 at SIM International Academy. 

Years 11-12

All Singaporean and non-Singaporean citizens are eligible for admission into Years 11-12 at SIM International Academy.

Age

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1 Last year of primary education (12 years old) Year 7
2 First year of secondary education (13 years old) Year 8
3 Second year of secondary education (14 years old) Year 9
4 IGCSE final year or equivalent (16 years old) Year 11


*We are currently not accepting applications for Years 10 and 12.

2. Admissions Criteria

wdt_ID Applicants to SIM IA Should meet the following entry criteria
3 Year 7 Meeting passing criteria of SIM International Academy Admissions Tests or attained Singapore Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) or equivalent qualifications
5 Year 8 Meeting passing criteria of SIM International Academy Admissions Tests or attained International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) (Year 7) or equivalent
6 Year 9 Meeting passing criteria of SIM International Academy Admissions Tests or attained International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) (Year 8) or equivalent
7 Year 10 We are currently not accepting applications for Year 10.
8 Year 11 Cambridge IGCSE with five passes, of which three of the subjects must be English Language, Mathematics and a Science/Humanities subject; or equivalent (please see details below).
11 Year 12 We are currently not accepting applications for Year 12


To demonstrate their academic level and English language proficiency:

  • All applicants must provide their academic transcripts from the last three years.
  • Years 7-9 applicants must sit and pass an English test, Mathematics test and an oral interview conducted by SIM IA.
  • Year 11 applicants must provide one of the following qualifying certification:
    • Cambridge IGCSE with five passes, of which three of the subjects must be English Language, Mathematics and a Science/Humanities subject; or
    • Five passes in Year 10 Semester 1, of which three of the subjects must be English Language, Mathematics and a Science/Humanities subject; or
    • Other qualifications assessed based on equivalence to Cambridge IGCSE or Year 10.
  • Year 11 applicants who present a Year 10 Semester 1 transcript for admission must additionally provide evidence of English proficiency through an external assessment, i.e. IELTS (at least 5.5) or TOEFL (at least 79).

Please contact us at ia_admissions@sim.edu.sg to find out whether your qualification is considered equivalent to the Cambridge IGCSE.

SIM International Academy Scholarship

The SIM International Academy Scholarship is awarded to outstanding students to pursue their secondary education at SIM International Academy.

Academic Excellence and Leadership

Awards are granted to outstanding students who have achieved academic excellence and demonstrated special talents in specific fields of interest.

Eligibility

  • Outstanding achievements in primary (and secondary school, if applicable)
  • Active community outreach and co-curricular activities profile
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills

Value of Scholarship

The scholarship will cover the recipient’s tuition fee for the upcoming academic year.

  • Application, administrative and boarding fees are not covered by the scholarship.
  • There is no bond attached to the scholarship

Selection Process

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified, and all shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the SIM International Academy Scholarships Selection Panel.

SIM International Academy does not enter into any correspondence on the award of the Scholarship and reserves the right to vary the terms and conditions of any SIM International Academy Scholarship without prior notice.

Tenure of Scholarship

The scholarship is tenable for one year, and will be renewed for the following year if the scholar maintain his/her ranking in the 90th percentile of his/her cohort.

Applications

Deadline for applications: 15 May 2018

Terms and Conditions

  • The scholar shall not, without the prior written approval of SIM International Academy, hold the Scholarship Award concurrently with any other scholarship or tuition grant.
  • The scholar’s academic performance will be reviewed every semester.
  • The scholar is expected to maintain excellent conduct.
  • The Scholarship may be withdrawn at any time if the scholar’s progress or behaviour is deemed unsatisfactory by SIM International Academy.
  • If the Scholarship is terminated for any reason, the scholar shall bear all the fees for the remaining duration of the course of study; and the scholar shall be further liable to repay SIM International Academy all of the Sponsorship Award benefits that have been paid by SIM International Academy.