Passport and Visa

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Swiss School Beijing, a section of the Western Academy of Beijing (WAB).
In accordance with relevant regulations and policies of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Beijing Municipal Education Commission, only students with foreign passports with a valid resident or diplomatic visa sponsored through the parent’s employer can enrol in the Swiss School Beijing. In other words, the Swiss School Beijing can only grant admission to the following students:
  • Foreign students: students who hold a foreign passport and ‘W’ visa or a dependent residency permit, and who have at least one parent who is a foreign passport holder with a ‘W’ visa or working related residency permit issued in Beijing.
  • Students from Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan: both parents and students should hold passports of Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan, and travel permits for mainland China. At least one parent must have a “working certificate” issued in Beijing.
The Swiss School Beijing and WAB reserve the right to final interpretation of the above provisions.

How to Apply

In order to apply to the Swiss School Beijing, please complete the following steps:
Submit the following documents to
  • Completed Application for Admission Form;
  • Passport size photo of applicant;
  • Copy of the photo page of the applicant’s passport;
  • Copy of the photo page of both parents' passports;
  • Copy of the applicant’s current residency permit (if applicable);
  • Copy of both parents’ current residency permit (if applicable);
  • Copy of school reports for the last 3 years (if applicable);
  • Proof of payment of application fee of 2,100 RMB.
Students applying for admission at the start of a new school year are encouraged to do so before 30th of April. Places will continue to be offered after 30th of April, right up to the start of the school year, but the later an application for admission is submitted, the more likely it is to be waitlisted.
We understand that families may relocate to Beijing throughout the school year and we therefore do admit students during the school year, depending on availability of space. If we are unable to offer spaces at the desired start date, we encourage parents to keep in touch with the School if they wish to re-apply for either the next semester or next school year.

Schedule a School Visit

If you wish to visit a tour of the Swiss School Beijing and the Western Academy of Beijing, please contact

Tuition Fees and Discounts

The tuition fees of the Swiss School Beijing will be similar to those of the Western Academy of Beijing, but reduced by the amount that the School receives in financial support from the Swiss government.

For the School Year 2020/21:

Fees (RMB) Basic tuition fee 1st semester 2nd semester Total
Early Years (3-4 year old)
KG 1 (4-5 year old)
KG 2 (5-6 year old)
Primary 1 (6-7 year old)
Primary 2 (7-8 year old)
Primary 3 (8-9 year old)
Fees listed above are in RMB (Chinese Yuan) and subject to change.
Fees include tuition fees (this comprises all required textbooks and school supplies such as notebooks, pens and pencils), as well as transportation and after-school activities.
Families applying to WAB are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of 2,100 RMB or 330 USD per applicant.
The capital levy funds are used to cover the capital expenditure and development needs of the school, including those for educational supplies, equipment, and any facilities-related upgrades and replacement.

Tuition Fee Discount

In adherence with the Swiss “Federal law for the provision of Swiss education abroad” (SSchG), the School also has a Tuition Fee Discount Policy for Swiss families.

Withdrawal and Refund

The Swiss School Beijing follows WAB’s Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Payment Methods

Payment of application fee:

Families applying to WAB are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of 2,100 RMB or 330 USD per applicant once the application is complete. Please choose one of the following options for payment.
1. By Telegraphic Transfer to the following band accounts.
China CITIC Bank CITIC Building Sub-Branch
Account Name: 北京京西学校
RMB Account Number: 7110110182600017090
Bank Address: CITIC Building, No. 19, Jianguomenwai
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100004, China
Beneficiary’s Banker Name & Address: ANZ Beijing Branch
Beneficiary Name: Western Academy of Beijing
Beneficiary Account Number: 136333-00001
Bank Address: L130B, L234, China Central Place
No. 79 Jianguo Road, Chao Yang District,
Beijing, P.R.China 100025
Please note that Telegraphic Transfer for USD is not permitted by corporations which operate locally in China. This is an accordance to the regulations set forth by the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE)
2. Cash payment onsite. RMB cash payments can be deposited directly into the School’s China CITIC Bank RMB account. USD cash payment cannot be accepted according to P.R.C. regulations.

Payment of tuition fees:

Please refer to the payment methods listed here

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