Thank-you for considering the Canadian International School of Guangzhou for your child.  


CIS is passionate about creating an environment where children thrive intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Our modern and well-equipped campus provides the foundation of our program. Our proven Alberta (Canada) curriculum reinforces our program and our highly trained teachers make the program come alive.


CIS prepares students for post-secondary education around the world by offering the Alberta High School Diploma.


One hundred percent of our graduates have received direct admission offers to universities and colleges worldwide. This attests to the quality of the school’s programs and its growing global reputation in the university world. CIS alumni have also gone on to postgraduate studies at top universities, found employment in a variety of professions and started their own businesses.


Our Admissions Team follows each and every application from initial enquiry through to start date - this includes answering initial enquiries, organizing school tours and all liaison between parents, school and company during the application process. We are an inclusive non-selective school and welcome applications to our school all year round from students of all abilities. We look forward to welcoming you to the CIS community!

Application checklist and process / How to apply


CIS is an international school, students who hold 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.


This Application Checklist includes what materials that we need for your application and explains our admissions process. All applications are subject to qualification and seat availability.

Please click here to fill in your Application Form.


To apply, the following are required:

  • Application form – to be completed and signed.

  • Picture – One recent picture of the applicant (student)

  • Student’s foreign passport – a copy of the passport information page

  • Parents’ passports – a copy of each parent’s passport information page

  • School Records
    Report cards* from recent year(s) and/or transcripts (* current school year plus full   year reports from previous school years)
    Standardized achievement test scores, if available

  • Application Processing Fee RMB 2,000 – non-refundable or not-transferable; for application review and testing


Review and Assessment

  • Admissions Test – Students are required to take an English admissions test and participate in an oral interview as part of the qualification process.

  • Admissions Notice – On completion of the admissions documents and review process, you will be notified in writing of the notice for admissions.

  • Learning Support – For students who require additional learning support for subject areas or ELL (English Language Learning), we will assess these needs on an individual, at-need basis to determine the availability of these services for your child.


If you are living overseas or in another province in China, please contact us as soon as you know about your possible relocation in Guangzhou. We will receive the required documents of the applicants from overseas and other province in China by email attachment. The interview may be scheduled online or during your visit in Guangzhou.


Once we have received the application form and all supporting documents, we will review your application. CIS reserves the right to make admissions decisions based on the information provided in the application and the assessment results, which will indicate that the student can achieve at a level to be successful at our school.

School Tours


Please contact the office to arrange a tour.


As an international school serving the needs of a transient community, we are used to dealing with applications and arrivals at all points during the school year.


Whether you think you may be relocating to Guangzhou in the future, or if you live here already and are just exploring alternatives, we welcome you to contact us. We are happy to help with even the most tentative of enquiries, so please do not hesitate to contact us. We can arrange personal tours for parents or families at any point throughout the year.


If you do visit, you will be shown around the school by a member of our Admissions Team and, in most cases, join a friendly personal meeting with a relevant head of school or a senior member of teaching staff. a relevant leadership team member or our teaching staff.  During the visit, you will have the chance to see the children in their classrooms, meet our heads of school principals, explore our beautiful campus, gain some further information on the school and ask any questions you may have.


Families are encouraged to visit the school as part of the application process, but for families living far away, we appreciate that this is not always possible. If you are overseas, please inform the CIS Admissions Team in advance, so that we can send you enough information regarding your relocation.


Fee Policy

Tuition Fee

Grades1st Term (RMB)2nd Term (RMB)Pay by Year  (RMB)
Pre K-Kindergarten68,00068,000130,000
Grades 1-373,00073,000140,000
Grades 4-683,00083,000160,000
Grades 7-993,00093,000180,000
Grades 10-12100,500100,500195,000

Miscellaneous Fees



Material fees, insurance fees and experiential Learning Program fees

7200 RMB/Year

Meals fees

Lunch fee for Pre K to Grade 6

7,500 RMB/Year

Lunch fee for Grade 7-12

9,000 RMB/Year

ELL (Determined after assessment)

15,000 RMB/Year

Uniform fees

*New students are expected to initially purchase one full set of school uniforms. Additional items can be ordered.

2,350 RMB/Set

Boarding Expenses optional for G7-12

20,000 RMB/Year

Breakfast for dorm students only

1,800 RMB/Year

Dinner for dorm students only

7,000 RMB/Year


*New students from Pre2-4 and new dorm students are expected to pay one full set of bedding. Extra needs can be purchased.

500 RMB/Set

Bus fees

5KM around Merchant Hill

6,600 RMB/Year

Within Panyu

9,800 RMB/Year

Outside Panyu

14,800 RMB/Year


  1. Tuition is paid annually or by semester. A full semester payment is due in advance for any attendance in a given semester. The discount for a second child or CIEO graduate is 5%.

  2. Students who enroll mid-semester are invoiced on a pro-rata (month-by-month) basis for tuition and other fees (except Uniform and Bedding fees). If entering the School from the 1st - 15th of the month, tuition and fees (except Uniform and Bedding fees) will be calculated for one month.  If entering after the 15th of the month, tuition and fees will be calculated for half a month. All fees will be divided by 10 months.

  3. All withdrawals must be made in writing one month in advance of withdrawal by submitting CIS withdraw forms. There will be no tuition refund for withdrawal after the first 30 school days, Miscellaneous Fees will be refunded on a pro-rata (month-by-month) basis. Material fees, insurance fees and experiential Learning Program fees, uniform fees and Bedding are one-time and non-refundable payment.

Our Friendly Admissions Team

Our admissions team is here to help you through the admissions process and to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Cherrie He – Admissions Manager

Susanna He – Admissions Officer


Admissions Hotline: +86 020 3993 9920/ +86 139 2402 5321. 

Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Apply Now

Admission Hotline:
020-39939920 / 13924025321

School Address: No. 122 of Dongyi Road, Panyu District, Guangzhou, China

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