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! Please click "Apply Now" on your right to find the school enrollment form!

CIS Application checklist and process / How to apply

CIS is an international school and 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. We're here to help!

This Application Checklist includes what documents that we need for your application and explains our admissions process. All applications are subject to seat availability, assessment and ability to adapt to our programs and curriculum.

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. This must include but not limited to: 

- 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 review of application, interview and one test


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 international student recruitment 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.


CIS Tuition Fee Policy For School Year 2024-2025

*This policy applies to new families joining CIS in school year 2024-2025. CIS reserved the right to change the current fee standard. For full tuition fees and refund policy, please contact CIS Admissions. 

Tuition Fee

GradesHalf Payment (RMB)Annual Payment  (RMB)
Pre-Kindertarten 2-497,000188,000
Kindergarten - Grades 3102,000198,000
Grades 4-6112,000218,000
Grades 7-9122,000238,000
Grades 10-12132,000258,000

Miscellaneous Fees (Mandatory)


Annual Payment (RMB)

Application Fee *New students only, non-refundable


Enrolment Fee *New students only





Breakfast for dorm students only

Dinner for dorm students only


  Uniform fees

  *New students need to buy a whole pack of school uniforms. 



  *New students from PreK 2-4 and new dorm students need to buy a whole pack of bedding.



  *Determined after the initial assessment


Miscellaneous Fees (Optional)


Annual Payment (RMB)

Boarding Expenses

*We provide boarding for Secondary students only.


Bus fees

5KM around Merchant Hill


Within Panyu


Outside Panyu



  1. Tuition is paid annually or by semester. Fees are inclusive of experiental learning program fees, tests, material fees, insurance. A full semester payment is due in advance for attendance in a given semester. Students who enroll mid-semester are invoiced on a pro-rata (month-by-month) basis. If starting School from the 1st - 15th of the month, basic tuition fees (as above) will be calculated for one month. If starting School after the 15th of the month, basic tuition fees (as above) will be calculated for half a month. The basic tuition fees (as above) will be divided by 10 months.

  2. Families with two or more children, or students who are CIEO graduates, can enjoy a 5% discount off on basic tuition fees (excluding other fees such as ELL support, uniforms, boarding, bus, and meals). 

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.


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

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

You have questions, we got answers!



You have questions, we got answers!

Please scan the WeChat QR Code for one-on-one admissions inquiry, or call the admission hotline 020-39939920 / 139 2402 5321