Admissions Process​

Thank you for your interest in joining the community of Harrow Shanghai!

Applying to any new school can be a daunting process but our Admissions Team is here to help. At any point you can contact us and we shall be delighted to answer your questions or assist in any possible way.

Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make. There is no better way to properly get under the skin of a school than to see it in action for yourself and to meet the people that make it what it is, including our Head Master.

With a superb crop of university destinations for our departing Harrovians this summer (that included many of the world’s top-ranked institutions), outstanding examination results, a unique ‘character building’ extra-curricular programme for pupils of all ages, and a dynamic leadership team, there has never been a more exciting time to join Harrow International School Shanghai.

You can book a visit and campus tour on a day and time that suits you very easily by clicking on this link book a tour.

Once you have decided that you would like your child to be considered for Harrow Shanghai, please visit apply now. Each application form (one per child) must be accompanied by supporting documents and the Application Fee. As we have waiting lists for entry in very many years groups, we always advise that applications be made early to avoid disappointment.

Once you have submitted your application form, depending on the age of your child, you will be contacted to schedule an interview assessment. There will be a non-refundable application fee of RMB 3,000 charged prior to the assessment date.

If your child’s assessment and interview are successful, you will be informed by telephone, and a follow-up letter from the Head Master formally offering a place. To accept the offer, please simply sign and return the following forms: Acceptance Form, Terms and Conditions, School Bus (if required) and Medical Form.

Please do navigate our website and OpenApply to familiarise yourself with the process and the School more generally, and please don’t hesitate to contact any member of the Admissions team below if you require any further information. They can be contacted by telephone on +86 21 6881 8282 ext 210/280 or via email

We very much look forward to meeting you and your family at the very start of your exciting Harrow journey!


  1. The School strictly abides by all applicable national laws and regulations, and/or the relevant Education Bureau policies, when handling admissions and enrolment matters.
  2. Our enrolment and admissions processes are open and transparent. All admissions decisions are firmly underpinned by these principles.
  3. Under no circumstances will the School authorise any third party agency or individual to commit or provide any form of guarantee of the successful enrolment of a student.