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. 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 2019/20

Click on the button below for an overview of the tuition fees for the new academic year.


school fees for 2018/19

The published school fees structure is applicable to all students for academic year 2018/2019.
All published fees are inclusive of prevailing GST (Goods and Service Tax), where applicable.

Preschool

Toddler
Pre-Kindergarten
Kindergarten 1 & 2
Pre-Primary

Toddler

Fees

Fee element Fee (SGD)

Tuition Fees based on programme:
2 half days per week
5,300.00
3 half days per week
7,500.00
5 half days per week
12,000.00

Learning materials & excursion fees (per year)¹

40.00

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¹ Learning materials & excursion fees are chargeable at the beginning of the academic year.

Pre-Kindergarten

Fees

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Entrance fee¹ 2,945.00

Tuition Fees based on programme
3 half days plus 2 full days per week
22,100.00
5 full days per week
25,730.00
Learning materials & excursion fees (per year)³ 40.00

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¹ Entrance fee consists 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

Kindergarten 1 & 2

Fees

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Entrance fee¹ 2,945.00

Tuition Fees based on programme
3 half days plus 2 full days per week
22,100.00
5 full days per week
25,730.00

Development Levy (per year)²

4,890.00
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$2,000.00 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
CCA: Co-Curricula Activity

Pre-Primary

Fees

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Entrance fee¹ 2,945.00
Tuition fees 5 full days per week 25,730.00
Development Levy (per year)² 4,890.00
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$2,000.00 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.
⁴ CCA: Co-Curricula Activity, LEP: Language Enrichment Programme


Primary School

English IB Curriculum
German Curriculum

English IB Curriculum

SCHOOL FEES

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Entrance fee¹ 2,945.00
Tuition (per year) 26,950.00
Development Levy (per year)² 4,890.00
Learning materials & excursion fees (per year)³ 250.00

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¹ Entrance fees consist of an enrolment fee of S$2,000.00 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)

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

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Learning Support (per semester) 1,390.00
EAL¹ training (per semester) 1,390.00
Dutch Mother Tongue Programme (per year) 2,140.00
CCA/ LEP² fee per course (per semester) 260.00

Excursions
Grade 3
200.00
Grade 4
300.00
Grade 5
650.00

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

German Curriculum

School Fees

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Entrance fee¹ 2,945.00
Tuition (per year) 18,880.00
Development Levy (per year)² 4,890.00

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¹ Entrance fee consists 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)

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 5B - Wind Programme (per year) 1,827.00
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
200.00
Excursion Grade 4
300.00
Excursion Grade 5
650.00

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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) 30,730.00
Development Levy (per year)² 4,890.00

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¹ 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)

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

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Learning Support (per semester) 1,390.00
CCA¹ fee per course (per semester) 260.00

Excursion
Grade 6
650.00
Grade 7
750.00
Grade 8
800.00
Grade 9
300.00
Grade 10
1,600.00

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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) 21,770.00
Development Levy (per year)² 4,890.00

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¹ 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)

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 7A - Wind Programme (per year) 1,307.00
CCA¹ fee per course (per semester) 260.00

Excursion
Grade 6
650.00
Grade 7
750.00
Grade 8
800.00
Grade 9
300.00
Grade10
1,600.00

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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) 33,510.00
Tuition for one Pamoja course (per year) 35,310.00
Development Levy (per year)² 4,890.00

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¹ 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)

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
750.00
Grade 12
900.00

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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) 23,870.00
Development Levy (per year)² 4,890.00

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¹ 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)

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
350.00
Grade 12
1,600.00

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¹ CCA: Co-Curricula Activity

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

Fee element Fee (SGD)

per calendar month
Toddler Group
2 half days
740.00
3 half days
1,050.00
5 half days
1,680.00

Pre-Kindergarten / Kindergarten / Pre-Primary
3 half + 2 full
3,200.00
full day
3,630.00

German Section
Primary School (EST - 4)
2,830.00
Secondary School I (Grade 5 - 9)
3,160.00
Secondary School II (Grade 10)
3,410.00

European Section
Primary School (1 - 5)
3,770.00
Middle School I (Grade 6 - 10)
4,220.00
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).

Tuition fees will be charged as follows for short term enrolments:

Enrolled in:
1st to 20th day of the month: 1 month fee
21st to the end of the month: 1/2 month fee

Terminating in:
1st to 10th day of the month: 1/2 month fee
11th to end of the month: 1 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.