Admission Process


Hillside World Academy (HWA) looks forward to welcoming new students and parents to our community at any time, and from any place. The academic year starts in August and ends in July, but we maintain an open-minded, non-discriminatory position, accepting applications year-round, from all over the world, and for students aged 3 to 18 years old.

HWA’s admission process is uncomplicated and convenient and is designed to allow your families a smooth journey to relocating to Singapore. Simply follow the steps below, submit all relevant documents that we require for processing, and wait to hear from our staff at the Office of Admissions. Please note that enrolment is subject to approval from the Ministry of Education (MOE) in Singapore or HWA’s admissions committee.

To find out more about our admission process, school life or curricula, we encourage you to book a tour or to contact us, following the instructions on our online enquiry form.
Alternatively, you may also like to be attended by our staff from the Office of Admissions at the number +65 6254 0200. To find information on the course and tuition fees, please download a PDF copy of our fee schedule below. 

How to Apply

Download a PDF of the Admissions Application Form below. Complete the Admissions Application Form, prepare supporting documents following the checklist below, and submit all documents along with the payment of a one-time application fee.

HWA’s Office of Admissions will arrange for an interview and/or entrance test ( G7 and Above ) for applicants to ensure appropriate grade and class placement. The entrance test comprises a math test, English and Chinese  proficiency test. Applicants will need to sit for the English test if they do not meet the required standard of English—that is, a score of 4.5 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and/or a score of 400 for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Please note that the results of the test(s) are absolute, and appeals will not be considered.   

The review of applications will take about 1 to 3 working days, and if approved, a Letter of Offer will be sent to welcome students and parents to the HWA community. Before making any other payment to HWA, students, parents or guardians will first need to sign the Committee for Private Education in Singapore’s Standard PEI Contract, which can found in a PDF here.

STEP 4 (For Singaporean Applicants)
For applicants holding a Singapore passport, please note that an additional step is required. After receiving HWA’s Letter of Offer, you will need to submit a letter and a School History Sheet to the MOE to request for an approval before starting school at HWA. This applies to students aged 6 or older. Applicants to the Nursery and Kindergarten programmes are exempted from this step.  

Document Checklist

To ensure a trouble-free and smooth application process, please submit all documents in this checklist of mandatory items:

  • Duly completed application form

  • Copy of student’s passport and original birth certificate*

  • Copy of student’s Dependant Pass/ PR Identity Card/ Student Pass (If applicable)

  • Copy of the last 1-3 years School Report Book/ Transcripts*

  • Copy of Vaccination or Immunisation Record**

  • 2 passport-sized photographs

  • Copy of V103 and eForm16 (For application of Student Pass)

  • Copy of both parents’ Passports

  • Copy of both parents’ Employment Pass/ Dependant Pass/ PR Identity Card

* Official and notarised translation of documents is required if they are not in written in the English language
** Only for Kindergarten and Primary Years applicants

To download the Admissions Application Form, please click here

To download a copy of the Fee Schedule for 2019 to 2020, please click here

To download the list of our Overseas Student Recruitment Representative, please click here