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German International Stream: Kindergarten, Primary, Secondary +
English International Stream: Secondary
English International Stream: Kindergarten, Primary

Eva Ubowski

Admissions Manager: German International Stream and English Secondary Department
Leiterin Aufnahmesekretariat: Deutscher Internationaler Zweig und Englische Sekundarstufe
Work Phone: 2180 0511

Teresa Hobbs

Admissions Manager: English International Stream (Kindergarten and Primary)
Leiterin Aufnahmesekretariat: Englischer Internationaler Zweig (Kindergarten und Grundschule)
Work Phone: 2180 0510

Admissions Office Address:
German Swiss International School – Peak Campus
11 Guildford Road, The Peak, Hong Kong SAR

Admissions Pack

Prior to your application, an admissions pack with relevant school information will be available.

Pre-Application

English International Stream: Kindergarten and Primary

For applications to the English International Stream Kindergarten and Primary School please use our Online Application System.  To gain access and retrieve the admissions pack, please kindly submit your initial enquiry by completing the Pre-Application form by clicking the "New Applicants" button below. If you are a current GSIS family, please apply via the “Admissions Portal” using your existing Veracross login.

German International Stream (Kindergarten to Secondary) and English Secondary

For applications to the German International Stream and English Stream Secondary School please use our Online Application System.  To gain access and retrieve the admissions pack, please kindly submit your initial enquiry by completing the Pre-Application form by clicking the "New Applicants" button below. If you are a current GSIS family, please apply via the “Admissions Portal” using your existing Veracross login.

School Tours

Parents who are interested in visiting the School will have an opportunity to join a guided tour to get an impression of GSIS (German Swiss International School). Please contact the respective Admissions Manager to arrange an appointment allowing at least two weeks’ notice, if possible.

* Tours for ESD (Y07 to Y13) and the German International Stream are arranged upon request. Contact Ms Eva Ubowski via email.

Application Finalisation

The School will acknowledge receipt of the application via email and, subject to all details being completed, the student will join the waitlist for their year group of application. Arrangements may be made for a future entrance assessment in line with the assessment schedules.

A general condition for enrolment is the ability to follow classes in either German or English. The following guidelines apply:

Kindergarten

  • English International Stream
  • German International Stream
Children must have turned three (3) years of age by 31 August of the year of entry
  • English International Stream Primary
  • German International Stream Pre-School
Children must have turned five (5) years of age by 31 August of the year of entry


If places are available in the German International Stream Kindergarten, children aged 2 years 8 months can be enrolled.  Children have to be toilet-trained.


Age Guidelines*

According to School Year

2022/2023
 Child born between
Age GroupEnglish StreamGerman StreamLocal SchoolUSA / Canada
Kindergarten & Primary School1 Sep 2018 & 31 Aug 20193 & 4KG1DKG1K1Pre-Kindergarten
1 Sep 2017 & 31 Aug 20184 & 5-DKG2K2Pre-Kindergarten
1 Sep 2016 & 31 Aug 20175 & 6Y01DVORK3Kindergarten
1 Sep 2015 & 31 Aug 20166 & 7Y02K01P1Grade 1
1 Sep 2014 & 31 Aug 20157 & 8Y03K02P2Grade 2
1 Sep 2013 & 31 Aug 20148 & 9Y04K03P3Grade 3
1 Sep 2012 & 31 Aug 20139 & 10Y05K04P4Grade 4
1 Sep 2011 & 31 Aug 201210 & 11Y06K05P5Grade 5
Secondary School1 Sep 2010 & 31 Aug 201111 & 12Y07K06P6Grade 6
1 Sep 2009 & 31 Aug 201012 & 13Y08K07S1Grade 7
1 Sep 2008 & 31 Aug 200913 & 14Y09K08S2Grade 8
1 Sep 2007 & 31 Aug 200814 & 15Y10K09S3Grade 9
1 Sep 2006 & 31 Aug 200715 & 16-K10S4Grade 10
1 Sep 2005 & 31 Aug 200616 & 17Y12K11S5Grade 11
1 Sep 2004 & 31 Aug 200517 & 18--S6Grade 12
2023/2024
 Child born between
Age GroupEnglish StreamGerman StreamLocal SchoolUSA / Canada
Kindergarten & Primary School1 Sep 2019 & 31 Aug 20203 & 4KG1DKG1K1Pre-Kindergarten
1 Sep 2018 & 31 Aug 20194 & 5-DKG2K2Pre-Kindergarten
1 Sep 2017 & 31 Aug 20185 & 6Y01DVORK3Kindergarten
1 Sep 2016 & 31 Aug 20176 & 7Y02K01P1Grade 1
1 Sep 2015 & 31 Aug 20167 & 8Y03K02P2Grade 2
1 Sep 2014 & 31 Aug 20158 & 9Y04K03P3Grade 3
1 Sep 2013 & 31 Aug 20149 & 10Y05K04P4Grade 4
1 Sep 2012 & 31 Aug 201310 & 11Y06K05P5Grade 5
Secondary School1 Sep 2011 & 31 Aug 201211 & 12Y07K06P6Grade 6
1 Sep 2010 & 31 Aug 201112 & 13Y08K07S1Grade 7
1 Sep 2009 & 31 Aug 201013 & 14Y09K08S2Grade 8
1 Sep 2008 & 31 Aug 200914 & 15Y10K09S3Grade 9
1 Sep 2007 & 31 Aug 200815 & 16-K10S4Grade 10
1 Sep 2006 & 31 Aug 200716 & 17Y12K11S5Grade 11
1 Sep 2005 & 31 Aug 200617 & 18--S6Grade 12
2024/2025
 Child born between
Age GroupEnglish StreamGerman StreamLocal SchoolUSA / Canada
Kindergarten & Primary School1 Sep 2020 & 31 Aug 20213 & 4KG1DKG1K1Pre-Kindergarten
1 Sep 2019 & 31 Aug 20204 & 5-DKG2K2Pre-Kindergarten
1 Sep 2018 & 31 Aug 20195 & 6Y01DVORK3Kindergarten
1 Sep 2017 & 31 Aug 20186 & 7Y02K01P1Grade 1
1 Sep 2016 & 31 Aug 20177 & 8Y03K02P2Grade 2
1 Sep 2015 & 31 Aug 20168 & 9Y04K03P3Grade 3
1 Sep 2014 & 31 Aug 20159 & 10Y05K04P4Grade 4
1 Sep 2013 & 31 Aug 201410 & 11Y06K05P5Grade 5
Secondary School1 Sep 2012 & 31 Aug 201311 & 12Y07K06P6Grade 6
1 Sep 2011 & 31 Aug 201212 & 13Y08K07S1Grade 7
1 Sep 2010 & 31 Aug 201113 & 14Y09K08S2Grade 8
1 Sep 2009 & 31 Aug 201014 & 15Y10K09S3Grade 9
1 Sep 2008 & 31 Aug 200915 & 16-K10S4Grade 10
1 Sep 2007 & 31 Aug 200816 & 17Y12K11S5Grade 11
1 Sep 2006 & 31 Aug 200717 & 18--S6Grade 12
2025/2026
 Child born betweenAge GroupEnglish StreamGerman StreamLocal SchoolUSA / Canada
Kindergarten & Primary School1 Sep 2021 & 31 Aug 20223 & 4K1DKG1K1Pre-Kindergarten
1 Sep 2020 & 31 Aug 20214 & 5-DKG2K2Pre-Kindergarten
1 Sep 2019 & 31 Aug 20205 & 6Y01DVORK3Kindergarten
1 Sep 2018 & 31 Aug 20196 & 7Y02K01P1Grade 1
1 Sep 2017 & 31 Aug 20187 & 8Y03K02P2Grade 2
1 Sep 2016 & 31 Aug 20178 & 9Y04K03P3Grade 3
1 Sep 2015 & 31 Aug 20169 & 10Y05K04P4Grade 4
1 Sep 2014 & 31 Aug 201510 & 11Y06K05P5Grade 5
Secondary School1 Sep 2013 & 31 Aug 201411 & 12Y07K06P6Grade 6
1 Sep 2012 & 31 Aug 201312 & 13Y08K07S1Grade 7
1 Sep 2011 & 31 Aug 201213 & 14Y09K08S2Grade 8
1 Sep 2010 & 31 Aug 201114 & 15Y10K09S3Grade 9
1 Sep 2009 & 31 Aug 201015 & 16-K10S4Grade 10
1 Sep 2008 & 31 Aug 200916 & 17Y12K11S5Grade 11
1 Sep 2007 & 31 Aug 200817 & 18--S6Grade 12

Provided that places are available in the English International Stream and following a successful entrance assessment, the School’s current admissions policy for either the German or the English International Stream gives priority to applicants as follows:

  1. German, Swiss or Austrian nationals
  2. Siblings currently attending GSIS
  3. Parent is a teacher at GSIS
  4. Alumni
  5. Existing, vacant Debenture-holders
  6. The date of receipt of a complete application

The School, however, reserves the right to decide whether or not a child is mature enough to join the School. Please note that in the English International Stream the priority system may also be applied when inviting applicants for an entrance assessment.

English International Stream: Kindergarten and Year One Primary School

Candidates for the English International Stream Kindergarten and Y01 will be assessed individually but within a group of up to eight children. The assessment schedule begins in January for entry in August of the same year.

English International Stream: Primary

English Primary Y02 to Y06 applicants will be invited to attend an assessment session between the months of November and March. The assessment session for applicants for Y02 onwards will include a written test for English and Mathematics as well as verbal English reading comprehension.

English International Stream: Secondary

Potential candidates of the English Secondary Department for the following school year will be invited for an entrance test and/or interview between the months of November and March.

Notes

  • Please note that all assessment papers are kept confidential. They remain the property of GSIS and will not be released to any party. No examples of the test papers are available.
  • When a vacancy arises during the year, the next applicant in line will be contacted to determine if continued interest in a place still exists. If so, a new entrance test and/or interview may be arranged before the place is confirmed.

  • Once a place has been offered in either the German or English International Stream, the allocation or purchase of a Debenture must be finalized by the deadline date specified in the offer letter.
  • The Principal of GSIS has the final approval of any admission.
  • Provided certain criteria are met, changing Streams is possible at GSIS. Please contact the relevant Head of Department for further information.
  • In accordance with regulations of the Education Department and Immigration Department, all students joining GSIS must be in possession of a valid Hong Kong ID card allowing unconditional stay or must have a valid passport with authorized residency status to be eligible for a place at GSIS. A visitor visa does not entitle the holder to attend any school in Hong Kong.
  • Please note that it is mandatory for all students at the Pok Fu Lam Campus to use the school bus.

  • The School will collect a registration fee, equivalent to one-month’s school fees, from all future students who have confirmed acceptance of a place for the academic year 2022/2023 as well as current students and students who joined in the academic year 2021/2022. Invoices for the registration fee will be sent to parents in March.
  • The registration fee is offset against the first instalment of School fees. Should a student withdraw from the School before the start of the new academic year, the registration fee will be forfeited.
  • All students on role at the start of or who join during the academic year 2021/2022 will be required to complete the online re-enrolment process, details of which will be emailed to parents in March. Completion of the re-enrolment process and payment of the registration fee will confirm the student’s place for the following academic year.

  • Admissions Procedure Overview – English | German
  • Admissions and School Fee Information Sheet 2021-2022 – English | German
  • Transitioning from Kindergarten to Vorschule / Vorschule to Primary: Cut-Off Date Regulations: Download
  • German International Stream Kindergarten Prospectus: English | German

DISCLAIMER: For the avoidance of doubt, nothing contained in this information and related documents shall constitute an offer by German Swiss International School Association Limited. German Swiss International School Association Limited shall have the absolute discretion to decide whether to offer a vacancy to a particular candidate. The information contained herein and in the related documents (including but not limited to the class availability, timetables and locations of classes) may be changed from time to time by the German Swiss International School Association Limited.