University Guidance & Acceptances

Two university guidance officers at YCIS Shanghai with an IB student

To prepare our students for their journey beyond YCIS, our University Guidance Office (UGO) offers one-to-one college planning support for students and their families. Through this process, students reflect on their personal strengths and aptitudes and explore the university options which will best suit their needs and interests.

University and career guidance is also interwoven into the curriculum for students in Years 10-13, where our University Guidance Counsellors teach courses which help guide students to develop their academic passions and skills and learn how to set goals.

To help the students further explore potential career opportunities, the UGO team also supports internship placements, through which students gain first-hand experience in their field of interest.

Visits by representatives from a wide range of universities and colleges from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Continental Europe, Canada, and elsewhere are arranged throughout the academic year, giving students and their parents an opportunity to meet and speak with overseas university representatives about admission to their respective universities, as well as to learn more about university life and their academic programmes.

University fairs, information sessions, and career days are also organised on campus to better prepare our students as they plan their future. Our overseas university acceptances are extremely impressive year-to-year, as our culturally diverse and diligent students continue to achieve outstanding academic results and co-curricular successes.

YCIS Shanghai is an approved centre for the College Board PSAT, SAT, and ACT examinations, as well as the Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing (for the University for Cambridge and other top UK universities).

We have a proven track record of excellent educational results in IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, and our students go on to study at top universities across the world. Recent university acceptances Include:

• University of Oxford
• University of Cambridge
• University College London
• Cornell University
• Stanford University
• University of Chicago
• Rhode Island School of Design
• Yonsei University
• Seoul National University
• London School of Economics
• Imperial College of London
• University of Bath
• King’s College London
• Yale-NUS (United States/Singapore)
• New York University
• Brown University
• University of California, Los Angeles
• Tufts University
• Boston University
• University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music
• The New School’s Parsons School of Design
• University of Toronto
• McGill University
• University of Hong Kong
• Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
• Singapore Management University

To download the complete University Acceptance Profile, please click here.

Our University Guidance Counsellors are delighted to answer any questions you may have. Please find their contact details below:

YCIS Puxi Secondary

Mr John Liu

Mr John Liu, Regional Coordinator for YCIS and YWIES University Guidance or +86 21 2226 7666 Ext. 2221

Ms Sonja Phongsavanh

Ms Sonja Phongsavanh, Secondary University Guidance and Student Support or +86 21 2226 7666 Ext. 2216

Ms Karen Ozkurt

Ms Karen Ozkurt, Secondary University Guidance and Student Support or +86 21 2226 7666 Ext. 2137

YCIS Pudong Secondary

Mr Timothy Gartz

Mr Timothy Gartz, University Guidance Counsellor or +86 21 2226 7666 Ext. 4411


To learn more about the achievements of students at YCIS, please click here.

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