"Stamford is truly an international school with more than 70 nationalities represented on campus.  We love the way the school celebrates diversity and builds understanding of, and respect for, different value systems.  We are very happy knowing our daughter is provided with the encouragement and support she needs to reach her full potential.
Fleur Williams, Parent

Stamford American International School accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the year as long as space is available. We aim to make the application process for admission to SAIS a pleasant, straightforward experience. The application form and supporting documents can be submitted online through our online application system. Please note that admissions meetings and school tours are available by appointment only. To inquire about availability of places or to visit Stamford and other admission inquiries, please contact the Admissions Department at +65 6602 7247.

To apply, please submit the following necessary items:

  • Completed and signed Application for Admission*
  • Application Fee for each applicant*
  • Letter of Guarantee (if applicable)*
  • Photocopy of applicant’s Birth Certificate
  • Photocopy of applicant’s Passport *
  • Most current and full previous school report (officially translated and notarized if not in English)
  • Standardized achievement test scores (if available)
  • Educational assessment or specialist reports (where applicable)
  • Guardian Form B**
  • Guardian Form C**

After acceptance into Stamford, you will need to provide the following:

*Required at the time of application.

**Required if a student has a guardian 

Admissions Process


Prospective students need to submit all required forms and documents online and pay a non-refundable Application Fee in order to be considered for admissions. To submit an application click here. Applications are considered in chronological order of receipt. Each applicant is reviewed individually and independently.


Once the required forms and documents have been submitted and the Application Fee has been received, the Admissions Office and the appropriate school administration will review the application file. More information or interviews may be requested. Families will then be notified by email of the outcome.


When a place is offered, the Facility Fee and Enrollment Fee must be paid within seven calendar (7) days of receipt of the invoice. If the Facility Fee and Enrollment Fee are not received within 7 calendar days, priority will be given to other applicants.

The invoice of the first installment of Tuition Fees and the Technology Fee, if applicable, will be issued 2 weeks after the Facility Fee and Enrollment Fee invoice. This invoice is due on May 1st for August entry and October 1st for January entry. The Health Declaration Form will need to be completed and returned prior to the student’s start date.

Wait List

If a place is not available at the time you wish to join, your child’s name will be placed on the wait list and you will be notified as soon as a vacancy is anticipated. Please notify the Admissions Office of any changes of address or other contact details or if your circumstances change. Wait list priority is given to families with siblings.

Sibling Priority

Stamford aims to welcome all family members into our community. As such, our first admissions priority is given to families with siblings. Acceptance into grade levels with very limited places will be reserved for children with a sibling or multiple siblings already enrolled at Stamford or with applications submitted. Siblings will also be given first 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, as required. 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.

Student Pass

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. Please note that applicants requiring a Student Pass will be accepted onto our waitlist and no place will be reserved for the student until formal approval has been granted by the ICA. 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.

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) or Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) issued by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), and the Student's Pass (STP) issued by the Immigration & Checkpoints authority (ICA), are required to submit documentary proof of vaccination or evidence of immunity for diphtheria and measles to the Health Promotion Board (HPB) for verification before they can proceed with their applications to MOM or ICA for their long-term stay in Singapore.

More details can be found on the HPH website here: https://www.nir.hpb.gov.sg/fcine

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 for enrollment.