Applying to Dulwich

We accept applications throughout the year and offer places to students where available and in accordance with the admissions policies. We understand that families move throughout the academic year and do our utmost to make these transitions as smooth as possible.

We appreciate that moving to a new school can be daunting and our admissions team is on hand to guide families through the process. We have created checklists to help simplify the application process. To begin the process, review the checklist for the appropriate age group and complete the online application form. To find out which year to apply for, please refer to our age placement guide.


Admissions Criteria

Students wishing to enrol in the College must hold a foreign passport or birth certificate. Alternatively, if one or both parent(s) hold foreign passport(s), the child is also eligible to apply. Where both parents are PRC Nationals they must provide a waiver letter from the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission expressing permission for the student to attend Dulwich College Shanghai Minhang.

Those who are unsure about eligibility to attend an international school, should enquire with our Admissions team prior to submitting an application. In addition to providing the application and supporting documents, all students wishing to enrol in Dulwich College Shanghai Minhang are subject to the admissions criteria set out below.

Students applying for DUCKS (Toddler - Year 2)

Students applying for entry into the DUCKS must submit current/prior school records if the student has had previous education. A Confidential Teacher Comment Report from their class teacher or Principal is also required. Students entering Nursery and Reception must be toilet trained. Every student is assessed by the Head or Deputy Head of DUCKS for their year level before a place is offered.

Students applying for Junior Schools (Years 3-6)

Students applying for entry into Year 3-6 must submit current/prior school records. A Confidential Teacher Comment Report from their class teacher or Principal is also required. Students also undertake assessments to ensure they can access the curriculum. The Cognitive Ability Test (CAT) consists of verbal, quantitative and non-verbal assessments. Candidates whose first language is English will also complete a 30-minute writing assignment. Candidates whose first language is something other than English will also take an “English as an Additional Language" assessment.

Students applying for Senior School (Years 7-8)

Students applying for entry into Year 7-8 must submit current/prior school records. A Confidential Teacher Comment Report from their class teacher or Principal is also required. Students also undertake assessments to ensure they can access the curriculum. The Cognitive Ability Test (CAT) consists of verbal, quantitative and non-verbal assessments. Candidates whose first language is English will also complete a 60-minute writing assignment. Candidates whose first language is something other than English will also take an “English as an Additional Language" assessment.

Overseas Candidates

Special arrangements can be made for the entrance assessments to be administered at the candidate's current school. Dulwich College Shanghai Minhang will cover the costs of delivery to the current school, but not the return costs. The current school may choose to pass such costs on to the parent. If a candidate cannot be interviewed, a provisional place may be offered which can be withdrawn if the College later determines it cannot support the child's needs or there is a concern raised that was not previously known.

 

Contact our Admissions team

To apply to Dulwich College Shanghai Minhang, you can also download the official application form here and email the address below or return the completed form to our Admissions Office.

If you have any questions about applying to Dulwich College Shanghai Minhang, please refer to our frequently asked questions page.

To contact our Admissions team with questions about the application process, please call +8621 3329 9310 or email admissions@dulwich-shanghaiminhang.cn

 

  • DULWICH COLLEGE SHANGHAI PUXI 
  • 2000 Qian Pu Jing Road, Maqiao, Minhang, Shanghai, China, 201111 
  • 上海德威外籍人员子女学校浦西校区, 中国上海市闵行区马桥镇, 茜浦泾路2000号, 邮编:201111
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Our Heritage

Dulwich College is one of the UK's oldest independent schools, founded in South London as a boys’ school in 1619.

Our Facilities

The College campus is an expression of our learning philosophy. We offer an educational environment designed to nurture the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of our students.

Our Approach to Learning

Our approach to learning nurtures confidence and intellectual curiosity in our students, preparing them for success in further education and life beyond.

Dual Language Learning 

Language learning is an important part of our learning philosophy at Dulwich. The primary teaching language is English, with a Dual Language approach in English and Mandarin for our youngest students.

Join the Dulwich Family

Dulwich College Shanghai opened in 2003 and is recognised as a leading international school in the city. We encourage students and parents to visit our campus to learn more about the College.

Contact us with questions

If you have any questions about applying to Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi, please refer to our frequently asked questions page or contact a member of our admissions team.

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