Stamford American International School accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, subject to availability of spaces. We aim to make the application process a pleasant, straightforward experience. The application form and supporting documents can be submitted online through our online application system and by following the steps below. Please note, we do not hold spaces and places are not confirmed until you receive an official letter from our enrollments team.

To inquire about availability or to visit Stamford, please contact the Admissions Department at +65 6602 7247 or fill out our inquiry form.

To apply, please follow these steps:


Complete and submit the online application form and attach the following documents:

  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Current and previous year school reports (must be officially translated into English)
  • Academic reports for the most recent 2 consecutive years
    • For High School: Transcripts for Grade 9 to Grade 11
    • For Grade 9 Applicants: Grade 8 reports for Semester 1 and 2
  • English and Math teacher emails plus consent of parents for on-island transfers (applicable for Middle School and High School)
  • Reason for on-island transfer (applicable for Middle School and High School)
  • Reason for requesting to repeat a grade (for High School, if applicable)
  • Letter of Enrollment (sample template is available here) with current academic courses (applicable for High School if a transcript including the current year cannot yet be provided).
  • Expression of interest (applicable for High School for the courses the student would wish to take based on the school published course list)
  • Diploma Programme Application for incoming Grade 11 (applicable for High School)
  • Diploma Programme Transfer Form (applicable for High School for transferring DP G1152 or G12 students)
  • Middle Years Programme Transfer Form (applicable for High School for transferring MYP G10Q2+ students)

Complete payment of Application fee ($800 SGD per applicant). Please note this is non-refundable under any circumstances.

We offer several convenient payment options as detailed here. Should your company be assisting with payment of the fees, please have a company representative complete this form and return to us with the application.

After the application is submitted a member of our admissions team will be in touch and may request additional documents where applicable. These might include but are not limited to the following:

  • Standardized achievement test scores
  • Educational assessment or specialist reports
  • Guardianship Forms: Please note, only students applying for Grade 6 and above are eligible to reside with a Guardian* and must meet the exemption criteria. The forms are as below:


*Guardian is someone who is not a parent of the student and has been approved by the parents to have the duty of care of the child. This includes other family members, family friends, and other persons.

After acceptance into Stamford, and before starting school you will need to provide the following:

1. Signed Student Contract** 

Once an offer is made, a link will be emailed to sign the student contract which secures the students space. This must be completed within seven (7) days of receipt of the email or priority will be given to other applicants and the space may be forfeited.

** As part of this contract you are required to provide a copy of the full immunization records for the student or transcribe the records to this form.

Below are copies of the contracts for reference only. No hard copy contracts need to be submitted.

2. Settlement of remaining Enrollment, Facility and Tuition fees

Fees must be paid within seven calendar (7) days of receipt of the invoice or as per fee schedule.

3. Photocopy of Valid Visa

Students must be in possession of a valid visa before starting school:

  • Dependents Pass (DP): If one parent is an eligible Employment Pass or S Pass holder, they can bring certain family members to Singapore on a Dependant's Pass.
  • Student Pass (SP): If the above is not applicable. Stamford will register a child requiring a Student Pass with the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) after acceptance and parents will process the application from there. Student Pass holders can commence classes after the student ID has been issued. Student Pass holders must meet the minimum 90% monthly attendance requirements stipulated by the ICA.
  • Long term Vistor’s Pass (LTVP): Should the student already have an approved LTVP issued from the ICA, the school will follow the same process as above for the student’s SP and the ICA will either issue a Letter of Consent (LOC) or a Student Pass on a case by case basis in order to stay and study in Singapore.

English Language Requirements:

The applicant will be asked to take an English Language assessment after the application is completed in full if English is not their native language, they are coming from a school where English is not the language of instruction, or they were receiving EAL (English as Second Language) support from their previous school.

In Grades KG2 – G7, our school offers two paths of English language support: 

  • Sheltered EAL: For those students entering, emerging, and developing English skills (low-mid level current knowledge)
  • Mainstream EAL: For students developing, expanding, and bridging English skills (mid-high level current knowledge)
  • Preparatory Course for Secondary (G6 and G7)

In Grades 8-10, the following support is available:

In Grades 11-12, students are required to have a near native level of English speaking, writing, and comprehension.

The level of support required is determined by the WIDA English proficiency assessment conducted by a member of our enrollments team (ideally in person at the Admissions office) and is required before admittance.

Wait List

We are currently at capacity in some grade levels. If a place is not available at the time you wish to join, you will be invited to go on our waitlist. Payment of the $3,360 enrollment fee will secure your space on the list.  Please note that this fee is fully refundable if at any time you wish to be removed from the list. If you are offered a space and decide not to accept, the fee is non-refundable.

Sibling Priority

Stamford aims to welcome all family members into our community. As such, admissions priority is given to families with siblings. Siblings will also be given priority should there be a waitlist in their grade level.

Singapore Nationality/Singapore Passport Holders

Approval is required from the Ministry of Education (MOE) before a Singaporean student (6 years old and above) is allowed to attend classes at Stamford. The application for approval from the MOE will be sent as soon as a student is accepted. Please note that Singaporean applicants who are 6 years old and above will be accepted onto our waitlist and no place will be reserved for the student until formal approval has been granted by the MOE.

Vaccination Requirements (for age 12 years and below)

The Ministry of Health (MOH) of Singapore has introduced diphtheria and measles vaccination requirements as a prerequisite for foreign-born children applying for long-term immigration passes to Singapore, with effect 1 February 2019.

Foreign-born children aged 12 years old and below, who are first-time applicants for Dependent's Pass (DP), Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP), and Student Pass (STP) are required to submit documentary proof of vaccination or evidence of immunity for diphtheria and measles to the Health Promotion Board (HPB) for before they can proceed with their visa or pass application. Further details and the application form can be found on the HPB website.

Specialized Support Program

Stamford offers a Specialized Support Program for students who require support for learning differences. The needs of eligible students will be assessed on an individual basis and parents should discuss their situation with the Admissions Office prior to making an application.