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We are delighted that you are interested in joining our vibrant international learning community at Utahloy International School Guangzhou (UISG). Here, every student receives the individualized support and attention needed to be successful. Our school prides itself on international and intercultural education, a nurturing and diverse learning environment, our Mother Tongue language program, and an inquiry-based curriculum delivered through the highly regarded International Baccalaureate Programmes.  


We recognize that applying to a new school in a new country can be a daunting task for families, so our Admissions Team is here throughout the process to provide support every step of the way. Our online application system allows you to easily provide the necessary information and documentation to support your child’s application. 

Application Steps

We welcome you to apply for admission to UISG and encourage you to put full time and effort into completing your application. Before you begin your online application, be sure you’ve taken the time to review our Admissions Procedures page which outlines all of the requirements for enrollment eligibility, as well as the list of information you will need to submit to complete the application.

Step 1: Complete the UISG Application form through our online application portal

Step 2: Upload all of the necessary supporting documentation to our online application portal

Step 3: Submit the Application Fee of 2000RMB for each new applicant


After these steps have all been completed, our Admissions Office will guide you through the review process and schedule any necessary assessments or interviews for your child.

Please note that the Admissions Office cannot review any applications until all required steps have been completed.

Start the Application

Now you’re ready to start the application! UISG uses our OpenApply online application portal to collect new application from prospective families. 

Click the link Apply Now link below to get started!

Application FAQs

As you work through the online application, our Admissions Office is available and delighted to answer any questions you have about the admissions process or about UISG. If you have any questions or technical difficulties, you can contact us via email at or you can call us at (+86) 020 8720 0517.

Below we’ve prepared a list of responses to our most frequently asked application questions to help support your family.

The easiest way to pay the application fee is via the WeChat pay code below.

Please make sure that in the notes of your payment that you include your child(ren)’s full name so that we can associate the payment with your family. We encourage you to send a copy of your application fee remittance to and

If you’d like to pay the application fee via bank transfer, please contact us and we will provide you our bank transfer information.

We recommend that students start school with their peers in August at the start of a new school year or at the start of the second semester in January. However, we understand that international families move throughout the academic year and regularly enroll students after a new semester has begun. Our Admissions Office works closely with our Academic teams and families to ensure that these mid-semester transitions are as smooth as possible.


Please note that in some year levels, students wishing to enroll during the last few weeks of a semester may need to defer their start until the start of the new semester due to the end-of-semester assessment schedule.

We always encourage families to submit the application as soon as they have made the decision to apply. We do not have a hard deadline for when applications must be submitted. Space in some year levels may be limited and offers of enrollment will be made on a first-come basis.


For families that are hoping to have their child join us at the start of a new school year in August, we recommend submitting the application early in the Spring. For families that are hoping to have their child join us at the start of second semester in January, we recommend submitting the application in late Autumn.


We understand that families may sometimes make sudden moves to Guangzhou with little notice and our Admissions Office will work with you to move through the application process quickly in these instances.

Parents are required to use the online application portal to request a Confidential Reference Form from their child’s most recent teacher if they are applying for Years 1-12.


After you’ve completed the initial application form for your child in the application portal, you will see a link for “Confidential Reference Form”. Please click that link and enter the professional e-mail address of the teacher who will provide your child’s recommendation. That teacher will receive an e-mail link from us with instructions on how to complete the form.


For the sake of confidentiality, UISG can only accept reference forms that are submitted using the online system or that are sent directly to us from the recommending teacher. Recommendation forms that are sent to us by the applicant’s parents will not be accepted.

Please review the year level placement policy on our Admissions Procedures page for details on how to select the correct year level for your child in the application.


Our Admissions Office is available to help answer any questions you may have about selecting the appropriate year level. However, please note that the final decision on year level placement will be made by your child’s Head of Division after reviewing their completed application.

Students from Year 4-12 that have not attended a full-time English language school for at least 3 years will be requested to complete an English language assessment as part of the application process. This assessment may be completed on-campus or online with the assistance of an Admissions proctor.


Heads of Division may request applicants to complete additional language or subject assessments based on a review of their application and their requested year level. In some instances, a trial class observation may be required before an admissions decision can be granted.


We request all applicants complete a student and family interview during the application process with a Head of Division. This interview is not an opportunity to judge the child on the spot, but rather we use it as an opportunity to get to know your child and family better, answer any questions you may have about UISG, and ensure that there is a strong fit between your family’s educational goals and UISG learning philosophies.

After all application steps including an interview with one of our Heads of School have been completed, you should receive your admission decision within 5 working days. Your Admissions Representative will be in regular contact with you throughout the process and will update you if there will be any delays.


Please note that application processing times may be slower during summer and national holidays.


If we have reached our maximum capacity in your child’s year level, you will receive a notification that they have been placed in our wait pool for future enrollment consideration. If an appropriate space becomes available in the future, our Admissions Office will contact you with an offer of enrollment.

As an international school aligned with the relevant regulations set by the Guangzhou Education Bureau, UISG is only able to offer enrollment to students holding a valid foreign passport or children who are Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan residents. We are not able to offer enrollment to children who hold a People’s Republic of China passport.


If you are uncertain if your child is eligible to apply to UISG, please contact the Admissions Office before you begin the application process.

UISG is a day school and does not offer boarding facilities.


If you are interested in a boarding school in the Guangzhou area, we encourage you to contact our colleagues at Utahloy International School Zengcheng (UISZ). Both UISG and UISZ are operated by the Utahloy Education Foundation and offer a similar standard of international education.


UISZ is a full K-12 school and offers boarding program for students starting at 8 years old.

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