WHAT IS AEIS
Conducted by the Ministry of Education, Singapore (MOE) around September or October each year, the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) is a centralised admissions exercise for international students who wish to join the Singapore mainstream primary and secondary schools in January of the following academic year.
International students will be tested on English and Mathematics during the centralised AEIS test to assess the student’s English literacy, numeracy and reasoning abilities. Taking AEIS test does not guarantee students any admission. Admission is subject to the applicant’s performance in the test. For students who are successful, school placement will depend on available vacancies and the declared Singapore residential area of the student.
English is the primary medium of instruction in the Singapore mainstream schools, otherwise known as public schools. Hence, to prepare for the AEIS test, international students should be familiar with the English and Mathematics syllabi of the preceding level that they plan to apply for during registration.