Admissions

School Fees


The 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.

The published school fees structure is applicable to all students for academic year 2018/2019. 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.

Preschool

Toddler
Pre-Kindergarten
Kindergarten 1 & 2
Pre-Primary

Toddler

Fees

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Learning materials & excursion fees per year 40.00

Tuition Fees based on programme

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Tuition fees 2 half days per week 5,300.00
Tuition fees 3 half days per week 7,500.00
Tuition fees 5 half days per week 12,000.00

Pre-Kindergarten

Fees

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Entrance fee* 2,945.00
Learning materials & excursion fees per year² 40.00

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* Entrance fees consist of an enrolment fee of S$2,000.00 and non-refundable registration fee of S$945.00
² Learning materials & excursion fees are chargeable at the beginning of the academic year

Tuition Fees based on programme

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Tuition fees 3 half days plus 2 full days per week 22,100.00
Tuition fees 5 full days per week 25,730.00

Kindergarten 1 & 2

Fees

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Entrance fee* 2,945.00
Development Levy per year² 4,890.00
Learning materials & excursion fees per year³ 170.00

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* Entrance fees consist of an enrolment fee of S$2,000.00 and non-refundable registration fee of S$945.00
² First year only, from second year onwards and for the third child onwards, it’s reduced to S$2,445.00
³ Learning materials & excursion fees are chargeable at the beginning of the academic year

Tuition Fees based on programme

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Tuition fees 3 half days plus 2 full days per week 22,100.00
Tuition fees 5 full days per week 25,730.00

Pre-Primary

Fees

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Entrance fee* 2,945.00
Development Levy per year² 4,890.00
Learning materials & excursion fees per year³ 170.00

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* Entrance fees consist of an enrolment fee of S$2,000.00 and non-refundable registration fee of S$945.00
² First year only, from second year onwards and for the third child onwards, it’s reduced to S$2,445.00
³ Learning materials & excursion fees are chargeable at the beginning of the academic year

Tuition Fees based on programme

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Tuition fees 5 full days per week 25,730.00

Primary School

IB Curriculum
German Curriculum

IB Curriculum

PRIMARY SCHOOL (IB)

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Entrance fee* 2,945.00
Tuition per year 26,950.00
Development levy² per year 4,890.00
Learning materials & excursion fees³ 250.00

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* Entrance fees consist of an enrolment fee of S$2,000.00 and non-refundable registration fee of S$945.00
² First year only, from second year onwards and for the third child onwards, it’s reduced to S$2,445.00
³ Learning materials & excursion fees are chargeable at the beginning of the academic year


Miscellaneous Charges (if applicable)*

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Excursion Grade 3 200.00
Excursion Grade 4 300.00
Excursion Grade 5 650.00
EAL training per semester 1,390.00
Learning Support per semester 1,390.00
Dutch Mother Tongue Programme per year 2,140.00

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* Fees are approximate, based on 2017/2018 academic year costs
EAL: English as an Additional Language

German Curriculum

School Fees

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Entrance fee* 2,945.00
Tuition per year 18,880.00
Development levy² per year 4,890.00
Learning materials & excursion fees³ 200.00
Grade 5 - Wind Programme 1,827.00 per year

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* Entrance fees consist of an enrolment fee of S$2,000.00 and non-refundable registration fee of S$945.00
² First year only, from second year onwards and for the third child onwards, it’s reduced to S$2,445.00
³ Learning materials & excursion fees are chargeable at the beginning of the academic year


Miscellaneous Charges (if applicable)*

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Learning Support per semester for two weekly lessons 695.00
Excursion Grade 3 200.00
Excursion Grade 4 300.00
Excursion Grade 5 650.00
ENP Grade EST - 1 (Mon, Thu, Fri) 780.00
ENP Grade 2 (Mon, Fri) 520.00
ENP Grade 3 (Tue) 260.00
ENP EST - Grade 5 (Wed [additional day]) 260.00
CCA / LEP fee per semester per course 260.00

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* Fees are approximate, based on 2017/2018 academic year costs
ENP: Extended Afternoon Programme
CCA: Co-Curricula Activity
LEP: Language Enrichment Programme

Middle School

IB Curriculum
German Curriculum

IB Curriculum

School Fees

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Entrance fee* 2,945.00
Tuition per year 30,730.00
Development levy² 4,890.00

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* Entrance fees consist of an enrolment fee of S$2,000.00 and non-refundable registration fee of S$945.00
² First year only, from second year onwards and for the third child onwards, it’s reduced to S$2,445.00


Miscellaneous Charges (if applicable)*

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Excursion Grade 6 650.00
Excursion Grade 7 750.00
Excursion Grade 8 800.00
Excursion Grade 9 300.00
Excursion Grade10 1,600.00
Learning Support (per semester) 1,390.00
Co-Curricula Activity fee per semester per course 260.00

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* Fees are approximate, based on 2017/2018 academic year costs

German Curriculum

School Fees

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Entrance fee* 2,945.00
Tuition per year 21,770.00
Development levy² per year 4,890.00
Grade 6A & 7A - Wind Programme 1,307.00 per year

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* Entrance fees consist of an enrolment fee of S$2,000.00 and non-refundable registration fee of S$945.00
² First year only, from second year onwards and for the third child onwards, it’s reduced to S$2,445.00


Miscellaneous Charges (if applicable)*

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Excursion Grade 6 650.00
Excursion Grade 7 750.00
Excursion Grade 8 800.00
Excursion Grade 9 300.00
Excursion Grade10 1,600.00
Learning Support (per semester for two weekly lessons) 695.00
Co-Curricula Activity fee per semester per course 260.00

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* Fees are approximate, based on 2017/2018 academic year costs

High School

IB Curriculum
German Curriculum

IB Curriculum

School Fees

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Entrance fee* 2,945.00
Tuition per year 33,510.00
For online subjects (Pamoja) per year 35,310.00
Development levy² 4,890.00

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* Entrance fees consist of an enrolment fee of S$2,000.00 and non-refundable registration fee of S$945.00
² First year only, from second year onwards and for the third child onwards, it’s reduced to S$2,445.00


Miscellaneous Charges (if applicable)*

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Excursion Grade 11 750.00
Excursion Grade 12 900.00
Learning Support (per Semester) 1,390.00
Co-Curricula Activity fee per semester per course 260.00
Examination Fees IB Diploma Grade 12 (estimated) 1,500.00

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* Fees are approximate, based on 201/72018 academic year costs

German Curriculum

School Fees

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Entrance fee* 2,945.00
Tuition per year 23,870.00
Development levy² 4,890.00

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* Entrance fees consist of an enrolment fee of S$2,000.00 and a non-refundable registration fee of S$945.00
² First year only, from second year onwards and for the third child onwards, it’s reduced to S$2,445.00


Miscellaneous Charges (if applicable)*

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Excursion Grade 11 750.00
Excursion Grade 12 900.00
Learning Support (per Semester) 1,390.00
Co-Curricula Activities Fee per Semester per course 260.00

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* Fees are approximate, based on 2017/2018 academic year costs

Monthly short-term school fees (up to six months max.)

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Toddler Group (2 half days) 740.00 - per calendar month
Toddler Group (3 half days) 1,050.00 - per calendar month
Toddler Group (5 half days) 1,680.00 - per calendar month
Pre-Kindergarten / Kindergarten / Pre-Primary (3 half + 2 full) 3,200.00 - per calendar month
Pre-Kindergarten / Kindergarten / Pre-Primary (full day) 3,630.00 - per calendar month
German Section - Primary School (EST - 4) 2,830.00 - per calendar month
German Section - Secondary School I (Grade 5 - 9) 3,160.00 - per calendar month
German Section - Secondary School II (Grade 10 - 12) 3,410.00 - per calendar month
European Section - Primary School (1 - 5) 3,770.00 - per calendar month
European Section - Middle School I (Grade 6 - 10) 4,220.00 - per calendar month
European Section - IB Diploma Programme (Grade 11-12) 4,540.00 - per calendar month
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
Credit or Debit Card 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

Credit or Debit Card Payment

NETS, Visa and Mastercard are accepted at the School Shop or Accounts department at the school campus. Please note American Express, JCB and Diners Club are not accepted.

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. 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.

Entrance fee

An entrance fee payment is required upon submission of an application form. The entrance fee consists of an enrolment fee of S$2,000.00 and non-refundable administrative fee of S$945.00 (incl. prevailing GST). An invoice for the entrance fee will not be issued in advance, however, a receipt can be provided upon request.

The enrolment fee will only be refunded in the following circumstances:

  1. Student is not accepted due to the results of the student evaluation
  2. Application is withdrawn by written notice because a student is still waitlisted on the intended enrolment date
  3. Application is withdrawn by written notice before a place has been offered

The enrolment fee will be forfeited where a place is offered to the applicant but not accepted or if the application is withdrawn by written notice after a place has been offered.

Development Levy

The Development Levy is payable in respect of every student other than those attending the Parent-Child Groups and the Toddler Group. The Development Levy is an annual payment of S$4,890.00 (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, the Development Levy will be charged at S$2,445.00.

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%

Short-term enrolment

Any student, who is enrolled in the School for not more than six months, shall pay tuition fees according to the short term fee structures (GESS School fee structure).

Enroled on

1st to 20th day of the month: 1 month fee

21st to the end of the month: 1/2 month fee

Payment and delay thereof

  1. Tuition fees are payable for a whole semester in advance. Fees are not refundable in whole or in part.
  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.
  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 each signatory of the application form.
  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 bye-law, including legal costs, shall be borne by the parents on a full indemnity basis.
  10. Written notice of withdrawal from GESS must be submitted to the Admissions Department, not later than 31st October for Semester 1 and 30th April for Semester 2. Failure to give adequate notice may result in the fees for the following semester failing due.
  11. Additional rules and regulations regarding terms and conditions are available in the School Bye-Law and School Fee Bye-Law documents from GESS Administration.

Refund Policy

  1. Termination according to Section 4.2 of the School Bye-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 registration fees as per the school’s Terms and Conditions.

The full text of the payment terms and conditions and school fees can be downloaded here.