School Tours in December, for both the Peak and the Pok Fu Lam Campus, are cancelled due to school closures.

Pre-Application

Please click the relevant button and complete the online enquiry form. After review, the Admissions Department will come back to you with a comprehensive overview of our admissions process as well as login details to our Admissions Portal to launch your application. 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.

Book a School Tour

* School Tours in December, for both the Peak and the Pok Fu Lam Campus, are cancelled due to school closures.
* 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.

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 February and April. 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 finalised 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 authorised 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.

Contacts

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Eva Ubowski

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

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

Assistentin Aufnahmesekretariat
Admissions Assistant
Work Phone: 2180 0512

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.