Admissions Guidelines and Process

Eligibility Requirements

Families seeking admission to TES must meet the eligibility requirements set forth by the Government of the Republic of China (ROC), which stipulates that in order to enrol in an international school in Taiwan, a child must hold a valid passport of a foreign country or recognised territory. Proof of legal residence in Taiwan is a condition of enrolment.

Application Requirements by Section

Full details of current eligibility and document requirements can be found here.

Age-Year Group Placement

Please refer to TES’ Year Group Placement Charts, which reflect age boundaries for curricula that follow the Northern Hemisphere school calendar from August to June.

  • Families coming from a Southern Hemisphere school calendar or wishing to be considered for admissions outside of TES’ stated Year Group Placement boundaries due to special considerations should make special note in their admissions application.

  • The Admissions Committee will consider each request on a case-by-case basis.

How and When Decisions Are Made

In line with Taipei European School’s commitment to whole-person education, your application is part of the holistic admissions process - seeking to find an alignment of TES’ Mission, Vision, and Values with family/student values and aspirations. Decisions are based on a holistic review of each candidate's demonstrated academic potential, their developmental, social, and behavioural background, as well as their proficiency in one of our three key instructional languages: English, French, and German.

Applicant Priority

Parents should note that admission decisions are based on the best fit according to the school’s mission, values and goals. They are not made on a rolling, or first-come, first-served basis. In accordance with the school’s founding mission of providing an education programme to children of expatriate families that come to Taiwan for work, and/or need to study in a European national curriculum as provided at TES, amongst equally qualified applicants, priority consideration - not automatic placement - will be undertaken for candidates who apply within the main admissions window and meet any number of the considerations below:

  • Expatriate families that come to Taiwan for government/business/commerce-related reasons 
  • Expatriate passport holders who are native speakers of the language of the curriculum applied for 
  • Children who have a sibling already enrolled at TES
  • Children who have come from the same / or will be continuing into the same national curriculum

Decision Process

Communicating Admissions Decisions

TES does not offer rolling admissions decisions due to stable enrollment and the inclusivity a shared start provides at the beginning of each semester. In exceptional circumstances, TES will consider an application from an off-island family on short notice, e.g. government/civil service post or corporate relocation outside of the published admissions calendar. Please reach out to the Admissions Office directly at or +886-2-8145-9007 Ext. 51 to discuss your application in this instance.

List of Required Documents for Application