I. Applying to QSI International School of Shenzhen

Welcome to Admissions! We are so glad to have you here at QSI International School of Shenzhen.

QSI Shenzhen receives applications year round to accommodate for various school year patterns. We know you could be relocating to our city at any time of the year and we want to welcome your child to start school with us as soon as you arrive!

Questions?  Visiting Shenzhen and want to see our school?   Please email admissions@shenzhen.qsi.org

 To begin your future with QSI Shenzhen, you may contact us at any time for a tour of our campuses. We prefer for parents to book a tour in advance in order for the administration to prepare for your arrival. To book your tour, please call your campus of choice below.

  • Main Campus: 86-755-2667-7640(ages 8-13)

  • PLE Campus: 86-755-2688-2272  (ages 2-7)

  • Secondary Campus: 86-755-2680-6386 (ages 14-18)

For more information about our campuses, please see our campus pages under “Academics.”

Ready to Apply?  The Admissions Process At-A-Glance:

  1. Complete the online application
  2. Receive an Admissions Office appointment for document drop-off and testing; pay 2,100 rmb registration fee (non-refundable)
  3. Click here for Application Checklist
  4. Receive an appointment to interview with the Director of Instruction of the campus you are applying to
  5. Receive the result of the interview from the Director of Instruction
  6. If an acceptance is offered, be prepared to pay a non-refundable deposit of 25,200 rmb within 10 working days to secure your space.

We do our best to make these steps go as quickly as possible, and to schedule tours, appointments and interviews at your convenience.You may apply for admission to QSI Shenzhen at any time.  Begin by completing the online application:

Click here to begin your admissions application  

Once you have these forms filled in, you will be contacted by email by the Admissions Office and asked to schedule an Admissions appointment. At this appointment, you must bring all required documents. Click here for Application Checklist. Failure to provide all required documents will delay your application.

Admissions appointments take place in the Admissions Office. One parent and the child(ren) must come to this appointment.

Admissions Testing

QSI uses the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) computerized adaptive test to provide placement data.

Students ages 5 and up will take the MAP entrance test evaluating the student’s knowledge in Reading, Mathematics, and Language Usage. All three tests are given in the English language.

Students ages 8 and older also complete a written essay.

Results from the MAP tests are one way, but not the only way, in which we determine student readiness and placement.

Placement in Grade Level/Class

A student’s placement in a grade level or class is decided upon by the Director of Instruction after the student has completed the admissions process. QSI places all students according to age first and foremost, with last grade completed considered. For secondary (high school-aged) students, both MAP results and previous school records are evaluated closely to determine placement in the secondary program. Secondary students (ages 14–18) must show English language proficiency at a high enough level to be successful in earning a high school diploma.

To enter the 5-year-olds class, a child will have completed 5 years of age no later than 1 November. This pattern is applied to the other classes throughout the school, but some exceptions do apply. An exception to this policy can be discussed with the Director of Instruction after completing the admissions process.

Please note: children who enroll from schools with an academic calendar different from August to June (for example, January to November) will be placed in the grade in which they are currently enrolled if enrolling at the beginning of the school year in August. Mid-year applicants will be enrolled in the grade which they have just completed. This pattern is applied to all classes throughout the school, but some exceptions do apply. An exception to this policy can be discussed with the Director of Instruction after completing admissions.

II. Admissions Criteria (QF)

Students who hold a foreign passport with a valid Chinese entry visa in it are eligible.  Students who are hold a travel permit (permission to stay) from Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan are eligible.  Students holding only a PRC passport or ID card are not eligible.  Please note that we do not accept Hong Kong or Macau ID cards.

III. Tuition and Fees

Registration Fee

This is a one-time, non-refundable fee of RMB 2,100 for all students.

Placement Fee

Tuition Fee Advance: This is a non-refundable tuition fee of RMB 25,200 for all students, payable within 10 days after receiving the School Fee Invoice. It is applied to the school fees but forfeited if the student does not enroll.

Capital Fund Fee

The purpose of the Capital Fund Fee is to provide financial support for the school’s facilities and development programs, current and future. This may include the purchase of fixed assets such as computers, furniture, vehicles, and other items.


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Discount Policy

Discounts will be given for full-term payments made on or before the due dates. An additional discount will be given if the full annual payment is completed on or before the first of October. Thus, a total discount is possible for students enrolled in the 5-year-olds class and above. However, if the first term payment is not received before the first term due date, but the entire year payment is made by 1 October, there is a maximum discount.

Organizations or parents are encouraged to donate the timely payment discounts. The school’s Advisory Board, with recommendations from the Director, will decide how these funds will be utilized.

NOTE: If the full payment is made by the required date, and the discount is not taken, the discount will automatically be allocated to use chosen by the Advisory Board with recommendations from the Director.



Payments may be made by RMB bank transfer, or cash.  Payment or arrangement for payment must be made on or before the due dates. Students will not be allowed in class if the financial matters have not been completed. In cases in which fees, or any other funds owed to the school, are delinquent, and the parent has not made arrangements for payment, student evaluations will be withheld until the fees are paid. Neither official school communications or records will be issued to the student or parent, nor sent to other schools when fee payments are not current.

IV. Frequently asked questions

Admissions FAQ’s

V. Useful Documents

  • Admission Check List – Click to download
  • Admission Policy – Click to download