Admission Process

Beginning your child's international education

We aim to make the admissions process as simple, straightforward and stress-free as it can be. Every prospective GEMS student is admitted in line with the Ministry of Education Malaysia regulations and the GEMS Education admission policies. 

When considering your child for a place at the GEMS International School at Pearl City we will interview both you and your young learner. There will also be an age-appropriate placement test for your child to sit, to make sure we fit them into the right level of education.

Our step-by-step registration process

  1. Parent submits the completed the Registration Form together with payment of one-off and non-refundable Registration and Admission Fees (total RM5,000).
  2. An assessment will be arranged by our Registrar. On the date of the assessment, the following documents will be required:
    1. Admission form duly completed and signed (will be provided by us)
    2. 2 recent passport-sized photos of the child
    3. 1 copies of the parents’ IC or passport (photo page and visa page)
    4. 1 copies of the child’s birth certificate
    5. 1 copy of vaccination records
    6. 1 copy of any relevant reports regarding your child (i.e. schooling, assessments, etc.)
    7. 1 copy of students IC / Passport (depends on whether Malaysian or International student)
  3. Assessment results will be notified about one week later. If the prospective student passes the assessment, a letter of offer will be issued. Once accepted by the parents, the student will be admitted.

Please note: a completed application submission does not guarantee your child a place at our school.

Terms and conditions

Once your initial enquiry has been submitted, our school registrar will be happy to help you complete all the relevant paperwork relating to your registration. And of course, the GEMS International School, Pearl City, considers all applications equally, regardless of your child’s ethnicity, nationality, gender or religion.

Age requirements

To meet the requirements of the admission policy at GEMS International School, Pearl City, your child must have reached the age listed next to the grade level by 1st September.

Year Age Year Age Year Age
FS1 Nursery 3 Year 4 8 Year 9 13
FS2 Reception 4 Year 5 9 Year 10 14
Year 1 5 Year 6 10 Year 11 15
Year 2 6 Year 7 11 Year 12 16
Year 3 7 Year 8 12 Year 13 17

Grade placement

At GEMS International School, Pearl City, we always endeavour to place your child in the most appropriate grade for their age and academic, emotional and social development. For this reason, your child may be asked to complete an appropriate assessment to determine the best fit.

Click here to view Academic Year Grade Placement for September 2018/2019

Previous schooling

Before your child can be offered a place at GEMS International School, Pearl City, we must see official documentation (in English) from all their previous schools, including report cards and test scores. If necessary, we will request a translation from the consulate in the country of their previous school to meet our admission guidelines. Do contact us or visit our school should you require any assistance.


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