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International Students

International students with good academic results and active co-curricular involvement are welcome to apply to pursue a junior college education in Yishun Innova Junior College from now to 02 Jan 2020. 

International Students (IS) seeking admission to YIJC are required to sit for a centralized assessment (J-PACT - Junior College Principals Academy Certification Test) conducted by Principals Academy Inc (PAI)

The J-PACT results only provide a benchmark for all international students seeking admission to junior colleges in Singapore and do not in any way guarantee a place in any junior colleges. For information and instructions on J-PACT test schedule /fees and important notes for application, please visit J-PACT website. 

Applicants who have passed the JPACT test and wish to apply for admission to Yishun-Innova Junior College would also need to fulfil the following application prerequisites and take the college-based placement test(s) to ascertain their eligibility for admission and subject combinations.


1. Applicant’s year of birth is from 02 Jan 2001 to 31 Dec 2003. 
2. Passed the JPACT test. 
3. Have good academic results from 2019 examination results in the previous school, scoring at least five distinctions in 5 different subjects; 
  • 1 distinction in English Language, 
  • 1 distinction in Mathematics, 
  • 1 distinction in Science or Physics or Chemistry or Biology, 
  • 1 distinction in Humanities subject or Geography or History or English Literature, 
  • 1 distinction in Mathematics or Science or Physics or Chemistry or Biology


1. Please download the application form here. 
2. Print and complete the application form, affix a recent photo and attach photocopies of the following; 
  • documents pertaining to educational qualifications and schooling history 
  • documents pertaining to personal particulars (eg birth certificate and passport) 
  • parents’ particulars and passports 
  • any other documents that would aid in your application 
  • checklist of application for school admission of international students (checklist to be given and completed in our college). 
3. Application deadline: 02 January 2020 
4. Incomplete or applications received after the closing date will not be considered. 


1. Shortlisted candidates will be scheduled to sit for entrance tests and an interview. Entrance tests are set for the relevant subjects: 
  • English Language (compulsory) 
  • Mathematics 
  • Physics 
  • Chemistry 
  • Biology 
  • Mother Tongue Language and Literature 
  • Art aptitude test

2. The schedule of the entrance tests will be made known to shortlisted applicants. Shortlisted applicants will be informed by 3 Jan 2020. Entrance test dates are currently scheduled on 09 Jan & 10 Jan 2020. Candidates are strongly encouraged to prepare well. Each applicant is only allowed to take the entrance tests once.

The standard International Student Entrance Test Fee Rate (inclusive of GST) for one subject is S$44 and S$22 for every additional subject. 


Applicants are expected to demonstrate the knowledge and skills equivalent to a student who has done well for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level Examination. 

Any decision taken by the college is final. 

Cost of Studying in Yishun-Innova Junior College for International Students (IS) 

Estimated Cost (in Singapore Dollars)


Per month

Per Year

School Fees (IS of Non-ASEAN Nationality) in 2019

$ 1,600.00

$  19,200.00

School Fees (IS of ASEAN Nationality) in 2019

$     980.00

$  11,760.00

School Fees (Singapore PR) in 2019

$     400.00

$     4,800.00

Miscellaneous Fees

$        27.00

$         324.00

Lodging (a room in a flat, Yishun area)

$     700.00

$     8,400.00


$     600.00

$     7,200.00

Transport (bus and MRT)

$        60.00

$         720.00

Books/Magazines/Publications/Enrichment programmes (excluding overseas trips)


$     1,200.00

School Uniforms /Shoes (Once only)


$         200.00

Total estimated cost for IS of Non-ASEAN Nationality


$  37,244.00

Total estimated cost for IS of ASEAN Nationality


$  29,804.00

Enquiries/Entrance Tests: Please contact the Admission Executive, Ms Nazurah Fitri at Tel: 6257 9873 or Email: yijc@moe.edu.sg
Please note that, in general, there is no financial aid for international students in our college.


Please visit the Ministry of Education websites for other related information for international student admission: