FAQs: Admissions to QSI International School of Shenzhen
Please see the answers below to these commonly asked questions…
Is your school full? Is there a space available?
How much is your tuition?
Does my child’s nationality make him or her eligible for your school?
What nationality must the parents be?
Can I assume that my child will be accepted if he or she meets the nationality requirements?
What documents will we be asked to show for admission to your school?
Do I need to translate my documents if they are not in English?
When can my child apply to your school?
How long will it take to complete the admissions process so that my child can begin school?
What must I pay, and when do I pay?
After we complete the admissions process, what answer will we get and when?
Must my child speak English to attend your school?
Must my child be toilet-trained to attend your school?
I have more than one child. Will they all be accepted together?
- Is your school full? Is there a space available?
We do have a limit to the number of students in each class, and the number of classes at each age level. At times, there may not be space available at a certain campus or in a certain age level. Please contact Julie Garner, the Admissions Coordinator, to find out what space is available currently: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- How much is your tuition?
For details of the current school year’s tuition, as well as costs for transportation and the lunch program, please contact Julie Garner, the Admissions Coordinator: email@example.com.
- Does my child’s nationality make him or her eligible for your school?
Students who hold a foreign passport with a valid Chinese entry visa in it are eligible. Students who are hold a travel permit (permission to stay) from Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan are eligible. Students holding only a PRC passport or ID card are not eligible. Please note that we do not accept Hong Kong or Macau ID cards.
- Can I assume that my child will be accepted if he or she meets the nationality requirements?
Admission is offered only after the entire admissions process is completed. Nationality is only one part of the admissions process. Only the Director of Instruction of the campus to which you are applying will determine if admission will be offered to your child.
- What documents will we be asked to show for admission to your school?
Please see the nationality requirements above. Also, school records (for 2 years) and immunization records are also required, along with two passport photos of each parent and the child.
- Do I need to translate my documents if they are not in English?
Yes, the school records must be officially translated.
- When can my child apply to your school?
We accept applications and offer admission at any time in the school year, based on space available. Children who are 2 years old or older before October 31st are eligible.
- How long will it take to complete the admissions process so that my child can begin school?
We make every attempt to make the admissions process as quick as possible. There are “busy seasons” that can make the admissions process take several days, or at other times the admissions process can proceed in just a few days. You can make the process go faster by having your documents ready, and being available for the soonest appointments offered.
- What must I pay to apply, and when do I pay?
A non-refundable 2,100 rmb application fee, per child, is due at the time of the Admissions appointment. This fee is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. Tuition is invoiced after your child begins school. A a non-refundable deposit of 14,000 rmb is due within 10 working days of an acceptance offer to secure the space.
10. After we complete the admissions process, what answer will we get and when?
Every applicant receives an answer within one or two days (provided all of the documents were submitted) after the interview with the Director of Instruction, by email. The answer will be “accepted” “denied” or “waiting list.” Any student who is denied will receive two reasons for the denial.
11. If my child was denied admission, can we apply again?
Families are welcome to reapply after six months, and no additional registration fee is required.
12. Must my child speak English to attend your school?
Younger children do not need to be English speakers when beginning at our school (they will be speaking English very quickly after joining us thanks to our Intensive English program!). Students applying to the secondary school must show a certain level of English proficiency. Students who are joining us at age 12 or 13 will need to be ready to reach the secondary English proficiency level before starting secondary (high) school.
13. Must my child be toilet-trained to attend your school?
The preschool requires that all children are no longer wearing diapers and can use the toilet. Support is given so that children can become independent in the bathroom. Details on our toilet independence policy will be available in the interview – please be sure to understand what support we give to our youngest learners when you have the interview!
14. I have more than one child. Will they all be accepted together?
Each child is considered to be a separate applicant to the school. There are no “sibling” discounts. We make every effort to welcome sibling groups and accommodate campus choices with families in mind, pending available space.