Apply to Middle Years

The Middle Years are the first three years of the Senior School. In Jerudong International School, these are Years 7, 8 and 9. If you have arrived here, you have decided that the Middle Years is the right section for your child.

The steps below detail the application and assessment process. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask our Admissions Team who will be happy to help. 

International Students at Jerudong International School, Brunei

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Application Process

Application Documents

For all children applying to Jerudong International School we need to receive the following completed forms and documents. Please provide a translated copy in English if applicable.

Please scan and email the forms below to

1.  Application Form

Application Form
This must be signed on the final page by both parents and/or a guardian. The final page also lists the Terms and Conditions of enrolment at JIS. It is important that you read this page carefully before you sign the form.

2.  School Health Form

School Health Form
Pages 3 and 4 must be completed and signed by a medical doctor or nurse and stamped accordingly.

3.  School Report (and English translation).

Please provide a School Report for the last 12 months of education. 

4.  Special Needs / Educational Psychologist Report.

If applicable. (Please note, limited support is available for children with Special Needs so each child is evaluated on a case by case basis.)

5.  Photo 

3 recent passport size photos or a jpeg. 

6.  Birth Certificate copy

Please ensure the Birth Certificate number is legible.

7.  Passport Copies

Child, Mother and Father.

8.  Bruneian Identity Card (IC)

For children (12 years and above), Mother and Father. (For non Bruneian applicants, the school will require a copy once identity cards been issued after arrival in Brunei).

9.  B$200 application fee

This non refundable fee is payable by Credit Card or Bank Transfer. A receipt will be issued.

Assessment Process

1. Cognitive Ability Test (CAT)

Your child will need to sit a 2 hour (with breaks) online multiple choice Cognitive Ability Test (CAT). This test has practice questions at the start of each section. This online test is not a curriculum test. It is actually a series of short tests designed to assess four different areas -

  • Verbal Reasoning Test – thinking with words
  • Quantitative (or Numerical) Reasoning Test – thinking with numbers
  • Non Verbal Reasoning Test – thinking with shapes
  • Spatial Ability Test – thinking with shape and space

The reason for these tests is that we receive applications from children who have been educated in many different countries / curriculum across the world. This gives us a consistent way of comparing students from many different backgrounds.

2. Progress Test in Maths (PTM)

In addition, your child will need to sit an online Progress Test in Maths (PTM). This curriculum test takes about 1 hour but there is no time limit.

*Please note, it may be possible for your child to take the CAT and PTM at their present school. Please ask the Admissions Team for more information. 

3. Bahasa Melayu Test

Bruneian students are also required to take a written Bahasa Melayu (Malay Language) test. This test is used as a class placement test if your child is offered a place in JIS. It is not part of the entry assessment into JIS.

3. Assessment with Specialist Teacher

It is occasionally necessary for a child to have a further assessment with the Head of English as an Additional Language (EAL) or the Head of Learning Support. This assessment would take place at JIS and usually will be during a school term time.

4. Interview

The final stage of the Assessment process is an interview with the Pastoral Director or the Vice Principal. He will decide if an offer of a place at JIS is to be made.


You will be informed by the Registrar or Senior Registrar either at the end of the interview process, or within a few days, if an offer of a place at JIS is to be made and the start date. Successful applicants receive a formal letter of offer, an endorsed Student Pass application (for non Bruneian students) and full information about school uniform, textbooks and stationery. There is an acceptance form attached to the letter that needs to be signed and returned to the Admissions Office together with payment of the deposit to formally complete the Admissions process.

Our Admissions Team are here to help. If you have an enquiry, you can email them on: