Fees & Admissions Criteria

This is a breakdown of basic Fees for the 2024-2025 academic year. Examination Fees are included. Additional costs for items such as School Uniforms, Lunches, and Optional School Trips are excluded.

Please review the fee schedule for detailed fee and payment information.


Basic Fee Structure

The basic fee structure at Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong has four parts.

1. Application Fee: This is a one-off non-refundable, non-transferable administrative charge for processing the application.


2. Tuition Fees: Tuition Fee payments can be made per term or annually. They are adjusted for inflation each year. IB and IGCSE examination costs are included. See a breakdown of tuition fees by age group here.


3. Resource Fees: The Resource Fee is a supplementary fee payable on acceptance to the College to support the initial investment of Educational Resources. It is RMB15,000.  This fee is held by the College to ensure that College property, such as books, reference materials, IT equipment, science equipment and other academic and co-curricular resources are duly returned to the College in satisfactory condition. It is refunded to parents/guardians after the return of College property and deduction of any reimbursement due to damage to the College property and deduction of any outstanding Tuition Fees payable to the College. It will be forfeited if your child withdraws before the first day of school to cover administrative costs.


4. Capital Development Fee: For new students who will be joining the College from the 2023-24 academic year onwards, a non-refundable one-time capital development fee of RMB15,000 per student will be payable. The capital development fee will support further development of facilities and technology to ensure our students have access to the best possible educational environment. 


5. Additional Fees: There are additional fees for School lunches, Bus Services, Administration Charge for Late Payment, English as Additional Language (EAL) Service, Uniform, Technology and Optional School Trips.

Admissions Criteria

In the meantime, in keeping with our vision and core values, we seek to build a diverse student community that represents a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Therefore, we seek for students who can embrace the opportunities offered by the College and also are subject to the admissions criteria set out below.


Our continued success and high demand for school-places means that it is not always possible to accept all applicants into Early Years. Consequently admissions are based upon certain priorities and enrolment requirements. Applications are accepted from the year before admission and places are offered according to the date of application and our enrolment criteria. Our processes help to determine the match between a child’s needs/potential and the resources available at the College.

Students applying for entry into the Early Years, accompanied by their parent(s), will be invited to attend a meeting once their files are ready. This is to ensure they are ready to join Dulwich. In the meantime, prior to joining Dulwich, each child needs to have reached certain developmental milestones.

Read more about studying in DUCKS right here.

Students applying for entry into Year 1 and Year 2 will be assessed for 60 minutes.

Read more about studying in DUCKS right here.

Students applying for entry into Year 3 to Year 6 will be assessed for two to three hours.

Read more about studying in Junior School right here.

Students applying for entry into Year 7 to Year 13 will be assessed for three to four hours.


  1. Applications for enrolment into Year 11 are considered on a case by case basis and are typically not considered for Term 2 and 3, as current students will be on study leave for mock and final exams for a large portion of this period.
  2. The College will very rarely consider applicants for entry into Year 13. To be considered, students must be applying from a nearly identical IB Diploma Programme. Applications are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Read more about studying in Senior School right here.