4 step admissions process

Thank you for your interest in the International Section of the Korean International School. Please read the following information before you complete your application form:

Application Form & Supporting Documents

Prior to filling out the application form, ensure that you have the necessary documents prepared for submission:

  • A completed application form
  • One passport-size photo of your child (attached to the form)
  • Copies of school reports from the last two years (where applicable)
  • ID document and passport copy of parents and students
  • A reference from the current school will be requested for applicants from Years 4 -13
  • Student Reference Form
    As part of the Application Process and for an Acceptance Offer to be issued, a Student Reference Form MUST be completed for students of Year 4 to Year 13. The completed form (HERE) must be returned directly from the current school to our Admission Team by post or email

The applications are processed according to the date the application form and accompanying documents are received. A letter acknowledging receipt of the application will be issued and the child placed on the waiting list. Priority is given to siblings and therefore the position on the waiting list can change. Parents are encouraged to inform the Admissions Team: of any change in their information.

Age To Year Placement

The International Section uses the following guidelines to place each applicant in the correct year.

2023-2024 Academic Year

Age of ChildBirth DateKIS ClassHK ClassUS/Canada
52018Year 1K-3KG
62017Year 2P-1Grade 1
72016Year 3P-2Grade 2
82015Year 4P-3Grade 3
92014Year 5P-4Grade 4
102013Year 6P-5Grade 5
112012Year 7P-6Grade 6
122011Year 8S-1Grade 7
132010Year 9S-2Grade 8
142009Year 10S-3Grade 9
152008Year 11S-4Grade 10
162007Year 12S-5Grade 11
172006Year 13S-6Grade 12
Internal Assessment & Interview
  • We accept applications throughout the year.
  • All applications are processed a year ahead of entry. (This includes those children with sibling priority).
  • The medium of instruction for the International Section is English and all applicants are required to complete an English assessment.
Primary Admissions AssessmentSecondary Admissions Assessment
English Test
Mathematics Test
Social Skill Test
English Test
Mathematics Test
Non-Verbal Test

The final decision on acceptance and class allocation will be made by the Principal following the interview.

For details of the assessment and interview procedure for the Springboard programme please click HERE

For further information, please contact the Admissions Team:

Waiting Pool
  • If the applicant has completed all qualifications to be accepted to KIS. but the current ‘Year’ level has no vacancies, or if the applicant requires Learning Enhancement Services that are currently at capacity, the applicant will be placed on our waiting pool until an available space opens up.
  • The applicant may stay on the waiting pool for a period of Six Months from the date of notification.
    Then the admissions department will issue you a letter to request a re-test and updated information to continue to stay on the waiting pool for another year.
  • If you choose not to and would like to still enrol in KIS at a later date, you must go through the application process again.
  • The waiting pool does not operate on a first come first serve basis. There are specific criteria the admission team uses to decide which student will fill up an open spot. Such criteria include gender, sibling priority, nationality or learning enhancement needs.