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International School of Qingdao has a rolling admissions policy and accepts applications for new students throughout the year.

Please note, Grades 2, 3, 8 and 11 are currently near maximum capacity.

  • Applicants looking to join us must have a foreign passport to meet the eligibility requirements set out by the Qingdao Education Bureau for schools for children of foreign nationals.
  • In ECC (Foundations, Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten) grade assignments are made primarily by birth date, assessment, and questionnaire. From first grade onwards, assignment to a grade level is based on previous school records, interview, admissions assessment, and within age requirements.
  • We consider each candidate holistically, reviewing academic growth, social and behavioral backgrounds, as well as English proficiency. Each candidate’s application is reviewed by our enrollment team, which consists of the Admissions Team, Principals, and English Support Director.
  • In grades or programs for which there are more applications than spaces available, suitable applicants within the following categories may also be offered priority enrollment: Children of LifePlus staff; eligible siblings of a student already attending; students currently attending other LifePlus international schools; applicants who are returning LifePlus international school students; applicants with higher levels of English proficiency. Admissions decisions also balance our current student body English language learners and other relevant demographic factors to ensure we have a diverse community of students.
  • If a student has passed the necessary admission requirements, but there is no space available, he/she may be placed in a waiting pool. This waiting pool is dissolved at the end of the school year and parents need to re-apply if they wish to be considered for enrollment for the following school year. We encourage parents to look for other educational options while their child is in the waiting pool.

If you’d like to talk to someone at International School of Qingdao about our entry requirements, our Admissions office are always happy to help.

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2024–25 academic year

Tuition and other costs

All tuition fees and costs are quoted in RMB. Tuition and fees are reviewed each spring before the enrollment period.

Grade Annual tuition
Early childhood 134,400
Elementary Grades 1–5 205,000
Middle School Grades 6–8 218,100
High School Grades 9–12 221,700
Registration fee (new students only) 10,000
Assessment fee (new students only) 600

You must pay the registration fee and tuition before enrollment. All costs can be paid according to an approved payment plan.

Option Fees
Busing 8,600 per year
Lunch, ECC + Grade 1 28 per meal
Lunch, Grades 2–12 33 per meal
iPad / MacBook (Family provided)
Uniforms Typically 500–1,000
Out of town travel 400–800

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