American International School of Guangzhou

Application Guide

We are now accepting applications for Semester 2 for 2017/18 school year. Please note that limited seats will be available for the beginning of Semester 2. Before submitting an application, we strongly encourage interested families to contact us to query seat-availability.

We are delighted that you are considering making an application to the American International School of Guangzhou. Here is an outline of our application process.  For detailed information, please download our Application Guide here.
Download the Application Guide in PDF ( English / Chinese)

If you are currently living overseas or in another province in China, please contact us as soon as you know about your possible relocation to Guangzhou. You do not need to have confirmed plans in place to make an initial inquiry! We will process applications from international or out of province transfer students throughout the academic year as space permits.

The Admissions Process at AISG
Admissions at AISG is a 3 step process: 1. Application; 2. Qualification; 3. Seat Assignment.

All applications are subject to qualification and seat availability.

  • Step 1. Application: Please complete an online application form. You will also need to submit supporting documents (see the Checklist below) and the application processing fee.
  • Step 2. Qualification: Once your application is complete, we will review your file. The school will take into consideration the information provided in the application, school reports, references and standardized test scores (if available) in making an admissions decision. Students may need to take an assessment as part of the qualification process. The supporting documents and assessment results must indicate that the student can achieve at a level necessary to be a successful AISG student. 
  • Step 3. Seat Assignment: Seats are assigned to qualified students based on seat availability. If there are no seats available in your child's grade level or program, he/she will be placed in our waitpool. Please contact the Admissions Office before you make your online application to inquire about seat availability in your child's grade level.

These are the documents we require as part of your application.  You can upload your documents in the "Documents" section of the online application form (max 4MB), or you can email them to us as attachments. Please scan your documents, as digital photographs of documents will not be accepted.

  1. Picture - A recent picture of the student (school or portrait-type photograph)
  2. Student's passport - A copy of the passport information page, including Chinese visa or residence permit (if available*)    
  3. Parents' passports - A copy of each parent's passport information page, including Chinese visas or residence permits (if available*)
  4. School records - 2 recent years of report cards and/or transcripts (current school year plus full year reports from previous school year), and standardized achievement test scores, if available. If the reports are not in English, please provide an official translation.
  5. Confidential Teacher References - You can request these via the online application form "References" section, or we can email you a fillable/printable PDF version which you can then forward to your school.
  6. Application processing fee (see below for details).  Applications will not be formally reviewed until the application processing fee is received.

Passport and Visa Requirements
AISG is a school for foreign children. As such, students holding a foreign passport, including those from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, are eligible for admissions. If you are unsure if your child is eligible to apply, please contact the Admissions Office before you begin the application process.

*We realize that overseas families may not have Chinese visas yet, but you can apply with your passports first and then submit copies of your visas once they are available. Please do not delay your application waiting for your visas.

The Application Processing Fee  - US $300 or RMB 1900
Applications must be accompanied by the application processing fee. Applications will be reviewed and assessments will be scheduled only after the application processing fee has been received. The application processing fee can be paid in US Dollars or Chinese Renminbi. Please note that AISG is not able to accept cash payments (USD or RMB) and the application processing fee is non-refundable.

The Application processing fee can be paid by credit card (USD only) via the online application form, USD or RMB wire transfer (including internet banking), or RMB payment by POS (bank card) at Admissions Office.  Payment instructions and banking details can be found on page 3 of the Application Guide.
Download the Application Guide in PDF ( English / Chinese)

Student Support Services
AISG has an English as an Additional Language (EAL) program for qualified students in Grades 1 to 10, to help non-native English speaking students develop proficiency in English. Space in the program is very limited. AISG also has a limited learning support program for students with mild learning differences. The needs of students with learning differences should be discussed with the Admissions Office prior to submitting an application, in order to determine whether the necessary support is available at AISG.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone at (8620) 8735-3393 ext. 1113, 1117 or 1121.  We would be happy to assist you through the application process.