Admission to Dulwich College for Overseas Applicants
Visits from families based overseas can be arranged by appointment.
Most boarders join in Years 7, 9 and 12 each September. Occasional places are available in Years 8 and 10.
Our preference is for boys to come to Dulwich College in London to sit entrance examinations, have an interview with the Head of School and a tour of the College. It is sometimes possible for applicants to sit the examinations in their home country either at a British council office or at a location authorised by Dulwich College.
Registration for overseas candidates Year 7-10 for admission in 2020 has now closed. Registration for 2021 and beyond will open at the beginning of December.
Boys sitting the examinations overseas should complete an Overseas Registration form
International students who will be taking the examinations at Dulwich College in London should complete the appropriate UK Registration form
Please note that places are not allocated in order of registration. Whilst we are happy to accept earlier registrations, the usual period for receipt of applications is between September and November in the year preceding the desired date of admission.
Examination procedures differ slightly for each year group.
Years 7 and 9
Entrance examinations for boarders are held in October and January each year. Occasional testing can be arranged after this if places are available. Boys seeking day places sit the examinations in January.
Year 7 examinations will be held at Dulwich College on Monday 6 January 2020.
Examinations are in English, Mathematics, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
Year 9 examinations will be held at Dulwich College on Saturday 25 January 2020.
Entrance examinations for overseas boarding candidates are held from mid-October onwards. Applicants will be tested in the subjects that they wish to study at A level and those whose first language is not English will also sit an EAL paper. Wherever possible, applicants will be interviewed.
Those who are at school in the UK will be invited to Dulwich College to sit the examinations and be interviewed on Saturday 16 November 2019.
The deadline for applications for entry in September 2020 for all year groups is Friday 15 November 2019 but early applications are welcomed.