Application Process

Thank you for selecting YCIS Shanghai to partner with you in preparing your child for a competitive and multicultural world!

Applications can be accepted all throughout the year. For IGCSE and IB Year levels, there may be some limitations for acceptance, in terms of previous learning path and subject selection.

Applying to YCIS Shanghai has been simplified into a process of five steps, which we encourage you to review carefully.

Submit the Online Application and upload the required Application Checklist items, including the payment confirmation of the application fee. You will then receive an automatically generated confirmation email.

Application Checklist

  • School Reports/Records in English for the most recent two years (translated if needed), including the current year if available, and/or any other relevant documents or teacher letters (scanned originals or photocopies)
  • Application Fee (non-refundable) of RMB 2,000
       a. Cash (in RMB only); or
       b. Credit/bank card payment
           (in person only; bank service charge will be added); or
       c. Electronic/bank transfer (details in Fee Schedule)
       *Please indicate the passport name of the child
  • One Passport-Style Photo for each child (JPEG electronic version)
  • Identification Documents (scanned originals or scanned copies)

    • Children of Foreign Citizen(s)

      1. Birth certificate of the child
      2. Passport of the child and both parents
      3. *Visa/Residence Permit of parents and child
      4. *Proof of residence in Shanghai (i.e. a rental agreement or certificate of real estate ownership)
      5. *Alien Employment Permit of foreign parent(s)
      6. *Business license and employment certification letter from the company

        The employment certification letter should be printed on company letterhead, signed by the head of the department, stamped with company chop, and include the following content: employee’s name, date of birth, position, period of employment, registered company name, address, and telephone.

      Please note:
      *For families not yet living in Shanghai, this document must be submitted within 90 days of starting school.

    • Children of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau Residents

      1. Birth certificate of the child
      2. Passport of the child and both parents
      3. Mainland Travel Permit and Permanent ID card for HK/Macau residents, or Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan residents
      4. *Proof of residence in Shanghai (i.e. a rental agreement or certificate of real estate ownership)
      5. *Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau Work Permit booklet for parent(s)
      6. *Business license and employment certification letter from the company

        The employment certification letter should be printed on company letterhead, signed by the head of the department, stamped with company chop, and include the following content: employee’s name, date of birth, position, period of employment, registered company name, address, and telephone.

      Please note:
      *For families not yet living in Shanghai, this document must be submitted within 90 days of starting school.

    • Overseas-born Children of PRC Citizens

      1. Birth certificate of the child (scanned notarised original)
      2. Passport of the child and both parents
      3. *Visa/Residence Permit, or Mainland travel pass & Permanent ID card (for HK/Macau-born child)
      4. *Proof of residence in Shanghai (i.e. a rental agreement or certificate of real estate ownership)
      5. *Business license and employment certification letter from the company

        The employment certification letter should be printed on company letterhead, signed by the head of the department, stamped with company chop, and include the following content: employee’s name, date of birth, position, period of employment, registered company name, address, and telephone.

      Please note:
      *For families not yet living in Shanghai, this document must be submitted within 90 days of starting school.

Admissions Department will contact you to arrange any necessary placement testing and/or meetings/interviews.

The Admissions Committee will review your application, and the decision will be sent to you by email. If your application has been approved, you will also receive a separate email shortly afterwards with the invoice for payment of school fees.

Notification Timing

  • For August-start applicants (1st semester), decisions are generally sent starting early spring.
  • For January-start applicants (2nd semester), decisions are generally sent starting early November.
  • For mid-semester start applicants, decisions are sent within three working days, if space is available.
  • For applicants in the waiting pool (for full year levels), decisions will be sent when space becomes available.

To confirm the offer, payment of the placement deposit and other school fees must be made by the specified due date on the invoice.

Before starting school, parents will complete the preparation steps provided by Admissions, which includes signing the Offer of Placement documents, confirming school uniform collection, lunch, and bus arrangements (if applicable), and bringing items needed for the very first day of school.

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