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International School Fees in Singapore

Our international school fees depend on the choice of curriculum (German Curriculum or IB Curriculum) and the child's grade level. The fees are adjusted by the Board of Governors on an annual basis, in accordance with the school budget, which is approved at the Annual General Meeting. Fees are reviewed annually and are confirmed by 30 April each year for the next school year. All published fees are inclusive of prevailing GST (Goods and Services Tax), where applicable.


school fees for 2020/21

The published school fees structure is applicable to all students for academic year 2020/2021.
All published fees are inclusive of prevailing GST (Goods and Service Tax), where applicable.

Preschool

Pre-Kindergarten
Kindergarten 1 & 2
Pre-Primary

Pre-Kindergarten

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Entrance fee¹ 2,945.00

Tuition Fees based on programme
3 half days plus 2 full days per week
23,400.00
5 full days per week
27,030.00
Development Levy (per year)² 5,040.00
Learning materials & excursion fees (per year)³ 170.00

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¹ Entrance fee consists of an enrolment fee of S$2,745.00 and non-refundable registration fee of S$200.00. Entrance fee payment is valid for a maximum of 3 years from payment received date.
² First year only, from second year onwards and for the third child onwards, it’s reduced to S$2,520.00
³ Learning materials & excursion fees are chargeable at the beginning of the academic year

Kindergarten 1 & 2

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Entrance fee¹ 2,945.00

Tuition Fees based on programme
3 half days plus 2 full days per week
23,400.00
5 full days per week
27,030.00

Development Levy (per year)²

5,040.00
Learning materials & excursion fees (per year)³ 170.00

Miscellaneous Charges (if applicable)

All miscellaneous fees are approximate and based on the previous academic year costs.

Fee element Fee (SGD)
CCA⁴ fee per course (per semester) 260.00

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¹ Entrance fee consists of an enrolment fee of S$2,745.00 and non-refundable registration fee of S$200.00. Entrance fee payment is valid for a maximum of 3 years from payment received date.
² First year only, from second year onwards and for the third child onwards, it’s reduced to S$2,520.00
³ Learning materials & excursion fees are chargeable at the beginning of the academic year
CCA: Co-Curricula Activity

Pre-Primary

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Entrance fee¹ 2,945.00
Tuition fees 5 full days per week 27,030.00
Development Levy (per year)² 5,040.00
Learning materials & excursion fees (per year)³ 170.00

Miscellaneous Charges (if applicable)

All miscellaneous fees are approximate and based on the previous academic year costs.

Fee element Fee (SGD)
CCA/ LEP⁴ fee per course (per semester) 260.00

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¹ Entrance fee consist of an enrolment fee of S$2,745.00 and non-refundable entrance fee of S$200.00. Entrance fee payment is valid for a maximum of 3 years from payment received date.
² First year only, from second year onwards and for the third child onwards, it’s reduced to S$2,520.00
³ Learning materials & excursion fees are chargeable at the beginning of the academic year.
⁴ CCA: Co-Curricula Activity, LEP: Language Enrichment Programme


Primary School

English IB Curriculum (Grades 1-5)
German Curriculum (Grade EST - 4)

English IB Curriculum (Grades 1-5)

SCHOOL FEES

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Entrance fee¹ 2,945.00
Tuition (per year) 28,250.00
Development Levy (per year)² 5,040.00
Learning materials & excursion fees (per year)³ 250.00

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¹ Entrance fees consist of an enrolment fee of S$2,745.00 and non-refundable registration fee of S$200.00. Entrance fee payment is valid for a maximum of 3 years from payment received date.
² First year only, from second year onwards and for the third child onwards, it’s reduced to S$2,520.00
³ Learning materials & excursion fees are chargeable at the beginning of the academic year


Miscellaneous Charges (if applicable)

All miscellaneous fees are approximate and based on the previous academic year costs.

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Learning Support (per semester) 1,390.00
Grade 5 - Wind Programme 2,400.00
EAL¹ training (per semester) 2,000.00
Dutch Mother Tongue Programme (per year) 2,500.00
CCA/ LEP² fee per course (per semester) 260.00

Excursions
Grade 3
250.00
Grade 4
350.00
Grade 5
700.00

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¹ EAL: English as an Additional Language
² CCA: Co-Curricula Activity, LEP: Language Enrichment Programme

German Curriculum (Grade EST - 4)

School Fees

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Entrance fee¹ 2,945.00
Tuition (per year) 20,180.00
Development Levy (per year)² 5,040.00

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¹ Entrance fee consists of an enrolment fee of S$2,745.00 and non-refundable registration fee of S$200.00. Entrance fee payment is valid for a maximum of 3 years from payment received date.
² First year only, from second year onwards and for the third child onwards, it’s reduced to S$2,520.00


Miscellaneous Charges (if applicable)

All miscellaneous fees are approximate and based on the previous academic year costs.

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Learning Support - 2 hours a week (per semester) 695.00
CCA / LEP¹ fee per course (per semester) 260.00

ENP - "Erweitertes Nachmittagsprogramm"

per semester
Grade EST² - Grade 1 (Mon, Thu, Fri)
780.00
Grade 2 (Mon, Fri)
520.00
Grade 3 (Tue)
260.00
EST² - Grade 5 (Wed [additional day])
260.00

Excursions
Excursion Grade 3
250.00
Excursion Grade 4
350.00
Excursion Grade 5
700.00

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¹ CCA: Co-Curricula Activity, LEP: Language Enrichment Programme
² EST: Eingangsstufe

Middle School

English IB Curriculum
German Curriculum

English IB Curriculum

School Fees

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Entrance fee¹ 2,945.00
Tuition (per year) 32,030.00
Development Levy (per year)² 5,040.00

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¹ Entrance fees consist of an enrolment fee of S$2,745.00 and non-refundable registration fee of S$200.00. Entrance fee payment is valid for a maximum of 3 years from payment received date.
² First year only, from second year onwards and for the third child onwards, it’s reduced to S$2,520.00


Miscellaneous Charges (if applicable)

All miscellaneous fees are approximate and based on the previous academic year costs.

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Learning Support (per semester) 1,390.00
Grade 6 - Wind Programme 2,400.00
EAL² (per semester) 2,000.00
CCA¹ fee per course (per semester) 260.00

Excursion
Grade 6
700.00
Grade 7
900.00
Grade 8
1100.00
Grade 9
0.00
Grade 10
1,650.00
MYP eAssessment Fees per subject 89
MYP eAssessment Fees for seven subjects 534

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¹ CCA: Co-Curricula Activity

² EAL: English as additional Language

German Curriculum

School Fees

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Entrance fee¹ 2,945.00
Tuition (per year) 23,070.00
Development Levy (per year)² 5,040.00

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¹ Entrance fees consist of an enrolment fee of S$2,745.00 and non-refundable registration fee of S$200.00. Entrance fee payment is valid for a maximum of 3 years from payment received date.
² First year only, from second year onwards and for the third child onwards, it’s reduced to S$2,520.00


Grade 5 fees in the German Section Primary are following the fee structure of the middle school.


Miscellaneous Charges (if applicable)

All miscellaneous fees are approximate and based on the previous academic year costs.

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Learning Support - 2 hours a week (per semester) 695.00
Grade 5 + 6 - Wind Programme (per year) 2,400.00
CCA¹ fee per course (per semester) 260.00

Excursion
Grade 6
700.00
Grade 7
900.00
Grade 8
1,100.00
Grade 9
0.00
Grade10
1,650.00

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¹ CCA: Co-Curricula Activity

High School

English IB Curriculum
German Curriculum

English IB Curriculum

School Fees

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Entrance fee¹ 2,945.00
Tuition (per year) 34,810.00
Tuition for one Pamoja course (per year)* 1,800.00
Development Levy (per year)² 5,040.00

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¹ Entrance fees consist of an enrolment fee of S$2,745.00 and non-refundable registration fee of S$200.00. Entrance fee payment is valid for a maximum of 3 years from payment received date.
² First year only, from second year onwards and for the third child onwards, it’s reduced to S$2,520.00

* Estimated fee which is subjected to changes based on actual fees to be incurred


Miscellaneous Charges (if applicable)

All miscellaneous fees are approximate and based on the previous academic year costs.

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Examination IB Diploma Grade 12 (estimated) 1,500.00
Learning Support (per semester) 1,390.00
CCA¹ per course (per semester) 260.00

Excursion
Grade 11
800.00
Grade 12
950.00

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¹ CCA: Co-Curricula Activity

German Curriculum

School Fees

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Entrance fee¹ 2,945.00
Tuition (per year) 25,170.00
Development Levy (per year)² 5,040.00

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¹ Entrance fees consist of an enrolment fee of S$2,745.00 and a non-refundable registration fee of S$200.00. Entrance fee payment is valid for a maximum of 3 years from payment received date.
² First year only, from second year onwards and for the third child onwards, it’s reduced to S$2,520.00


Miscellaneous Charges (if applicable)

All miscellaneous fees are approximate and based on the previous academic year costs.

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Learning Support - 2 hours a week (per semester) 695.00
CCA¹ per course (per semester) 260.00

Excursion
Grade 11
200.00
Grade 12
1,800.00

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¹ CCA: Co-Curricula Activity

Payment Methods
Payment terms and conditions

Payment Methods

All school fees are in Singapore Dollars and all payments must be transferred in Singapore Dollars. Payment in other currencies will be converted and booked in Singapore Dollars at the daily exchange rate.

Bank Transfer
Online Credit Card Payment
NETS Payment
GIRO Monthly Payments for School Fees

Bank Transfer

Bank Account details
Name of Beneficiary German European School Singapore
Name of Bank United Overseas Bank, Thomson Branch
Address 251 – 253 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574376
Account Number 314-305-862-8
Bank Code 7375
Branch Code 007
SWIFT Code UOVBSGSGXXX

Please follow the following steps to ensure successful payment:

  • E-mail the bank remittance to accounting@gess.sg
  • Include his/her name and child’s name in the transfer order and/or invoice number
  • Accept any bank charges relating to the transfer

Online Credit Card Payment

The online payment system accepts payment for the following cards in Singapore Dollars only:

  • NETS
  • Visa
  • Mastercard

NETS Payment

NETS payment is available at the Accounts department (Level 3, block A) at the school campus.

GIRO Monthly Payments for School Fees

The GIRO application form can be downloaded here

Please return the form by post to the Accounts department, 2 Dairy Farm Lane, 677621

The GIRO payment arrangement can take up to eight weeks to be processed by the bank.

Payment terms and conditions

Tuition fees

  1. Tuition fees, Development Levy and material and excursion fees will be invoiced twice yearly. Any other charges (special support program, examinations fees, etc.) will be invoiced as and when they occur.
  2. Invoices are due for payment within 30 days from the invoice date, except for the first invoice for new students which is due within 14 days of the date of invoice. School fees are required to be paid on, or before, the due date. Payment methods include: bank transfer, credit card, cheque or GIRO monthly payments. For further information, please view the payment methods page.
  3. GIRO monthly payment option is available over five monthly deductions per semester. Click here for further information.

Application fee

1. An application fee payment is required upon submission of the application form. The application fee of 200.00 SGD (incl. prevailing GST) is non-refundable under any circumstance. An invoice for the application fee will not be issued in advance however, a receipt under the parent(s)’s name(s) will be provided.

Enrolment fee

1. A 2745 SGD (incl. prevailing GST) enrolment fee is required to be paid within 14 days of the first invoice sending date to confirm the space in the grade.

First invoice

1. The first invoice which includes enrolment fee, tuition fees, development levy and materials fees, is required to be paid within 14 days of the invoice date.

2. Where payment of the first invoice is not made within 14 days of the invoice, the place may be forfeited and offered to the next student on the waiting list.

Refund of first invoice fees for new students

Where a family informs the School of the cancellation of enrolment, the following refund schedule will be implemented:

+90 days before the first date of school: 50% refund of enrolment, tuition and development levy fees paid

89 – 0 days before the first date of school: 0% refund of enrolment, tuition and development levy fees paid

1. Where a new student has not obtained the required immigration pass to start school and where the School is not responsible for the immigration pass delay, no refund of fees will be provided.

2. Deferment of the student’s start date due to a delay in moving to Singapore follows the refund schedule as defined in the above table.

3. Enrolment fee payment is valid for a maximum of 3 years from the enrolment fee payment received date.

4. Applications may be deferred up to maximum of 3 years from the enrolment fee payment received date. After this date, a new enrolment fee payment will be required.

Returning students

Students that leave GESS and return within 3 years from the leaving date are not required to pay the enrolment fee payment again unless the fee was not previously paid. Students returning to GESS after 3 years from the last day at school, known as the leaving date are required to pay the entrance fee payment.

Development Levy

The Development Levy is payable in respect of every student other than those attending the Toddler Group. The Development Levy is an annual payment of S$5,040.00 for new students (incl. prevailing GST) payable in two equal instalments and invoiced together with tuition fees. For the third child onwards and from the second year onwards, there is a 50% discount on the published Development Levy rate for all students.

Enrolment during a school year

If and when a student enrols during the school year, a proportional tuition fee shall be payable, calculated as per the table below:

Share of annual tuition fee payable:
August / September 100%

October 85%

November / December 75%

January 60%

February / March 50%

April 35%

May / June 25%

Payment and delay thereof

1. Tuition fees for enrolled students are payable for a whole semester in advance. Fees are not refundable in whole or in part. An enrolled student is defined as a student who has already attend school.

2. Payment of invoices for tuition fees and extras (such as learning resources, school excursions/class trips) shall be due within 30 days from the date of invoice with the exception of new students where the first invoice must be paid within 14 days from the date of the invoice.

3. The Principal reserves the right to refuse access to school facilities and lessons to students, whose invoices have not been fully settled. GESS further reserves the right to withhold any school reports or related documents in such cases.

4. Failure to pay the invoices on the due date may result in termination of the student contract.

5. GESS reserves the right to impose compound interest charge on overdue invoices at the rate of 8% per annum.

6. GIRO payments are deducted by the 15th of each month. If a GIRO payment cannot be processed or is rejected due to insufficient funds, a $50 admin surcharge will be charged. The failed installment will need to be paid via cash or cheque within seven days from notice. Failure to settle the amount within seven days may be treated as non-payment of fees and the student contract will be terminated.

7. Responsibility for payment of invoices: settlement of fees is the joint and several responsibilities of the signatory of the student contract.

8. An agreement with a third party to pay the fees or any other sum due to the school does not release parents from any liability under these terms and conditions.

9. Any costs/expenses/charges incurred with the enforcement of this Payment Terms and Conditions, including legal costs, shall be borne by the parents on a full indemnity basis.

10. Notice of withdrawal from GESS must be submitted to the school via the official withdrawal form in Parent Portal, not later than 15th October for semester 1 or leaving part-way through semester 2 and 31st March for the following semester (semester 1 of the next academic year). Failure to give adequate notice will result in the fees for the following semester falling due.

11. All termination form submissions are considered final. There is no provision for pending or unconfirmed termination requests. Any mention of a pending or unconfirmed termination / withdrawal request in the termination form will be ignored. A student’s place in the grade will be released immediately upon reception of the termination form.

12. Any request received outside of the withdrawal period defined in point 10, will incur the following semester’s fees at the invoiced rate. Non-payment of the penalty fees will result in legal action being taken to recover all fees. No school reports or recommendations / references or certificates will be provided in case of non-payment.

13. For students leaving for part of a semester, for example a student exchange or extended family holiday, there is no need to submit the withdrawal form. The parents must complete the Application for Leave form in Parent Portal.

Refund Policy

1. Termination according to Section 4.2 of the School By-law, shall take effect at the end of the school semester (January, July). All tuition and other fees shall be payable in full until the end of the school semester; there shall not be any proportionate refund.

2. For termination during the cooling off period as per No. 2.3 of the student contract, all fees paid in advance will be refunded in full, excluding the non-refundable application fee as per the school’s terms and conditions.

3. Refund of first invoice fees paid due to cancellation of enrolment after a student has been admitted will follow the refund schedule listed in the Refund of first invoice fees for new students section above.