Applying to Dulwich



We accept applications throughout the year and offer places to students where available and in accordance with our admissions policies and terms and conditions. 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.

To contact our Admissions team with questions about the application process, please call +86 (512) 6295 7794 or email admissions@dulwich-suzhou.cn.

Students applying for Early Learning 1 to 3

Students entering Early Learning 2 should be toilet trained. Students entering Early Learning 3 must be toilet trained. All applications to Early Learning 2 and 3 are reviewed by the Head of DUCKS prior to being offered a place.

Students applying for Years 1 and 2

Year 1 and Year 2 students will only be admitted to the College once the Head of DUCKS or a designated other has met with one or both of the Child’s parents.

Any previous school reports, observations and assessments should also be made available to the College at this time.

Where possible it is strongly recommended that the child spend a morning or day in either Early Learning 3 or Year 1 in advance of their admission so that the College can gauge the child’s level of readiness for accessing our curriculum.

Applicants not able to be assessed in person will be admitted on a provisional basis at the discretion of the Head of DUCKS.

Students applying for Junior School (Years 3 to 6)

Students applying for admission to the Junior School undertake assessments to ensure they can access the curriculum. Students are required to take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT) consisting of verbal, quantitative and non-verbal assessments.

The Admissions Officer will arrange a time for the student to sit the assessments and communicate this to parents. This assessment can be done at the students' current school under the supervision of a teacher.

Students applying for Senior School (Years 7 to 11)

Students entering the Senior School are required to take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT) consisting of verbal, quantitative and non-verbal assessments. Applicants will be interviewed by the Head of Senior School.

All students will also be asked to complete a written English test as an additional language assessment reviewed by the Head of SS EAL.

Students applying for Senior School (Years 12 to 13)

Students entering the Senior School are required to take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT) consisting of verbal, quantitative and non-verbal assessments. Applicants will be interviewed by the Head of Senior School.

All students will also be asked to complete a written English test as an additional language assessment reviewed by the Head of SS EAL.

Candidates applying for a place in Year 12 or 13 will be interviewed by the Head of IB / Senior Studies who will make a recommendation to the Head of Senior School.

Overseas Candidates

Special arrangements can be made for the assessments to be administered in an applicant’s current school. Just contact our Admissions team.
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Our Definition of Learning

Good learning is a meaningful experience where students enjoy making connections between new and existing knowledge, skills and understanding. Students are engaged, challenged and are able to reflect independently and collaboratively on their progress.

An Exciting Learning Space

With our extensive facilities each student has the opportunity to excel. Leading the way in Suzhou, we have made significant investments to ensure we provide a safe and secure environment, where our children benefit from second to none learning facilities.

Our Ethos

We believe education has to be as flexible, creative and adaptive as our increasingly complex, ever-changing and inter-connected world.

Our Students Stand Out of the Crowd

We equip our students with the learning and the character to stand up and stand out, now and in the future.

A Dulwich College Student

The creative energy and wide ranging abilities of our students will provide you with a sense of what you can expect from a Dulwich College Suzhou education.

Helping Our Students Reach Higher Goals

Thanks to a tradition of high academic results and excellent connections, Dulwich College International schools are well known by leading universities with our students accepted by the top 100 universities in the world.

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