Admission to Dulwich College for Overseas Applicants
Visits from families based overseas can be arranged throughout the year. Please contact the Registrar to make an appointment. Dates of Open Mornings and Afternoons can be found here:
Places are available 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 often 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. Interviews for candidates who are successful in the written papers will be by Skype.
All applicants must complete the Overseas Registration form and return it to the admissions team together with two passport photographs, a copy of the candidate’s passport, the two most recent school reports and the registration fee – currently £300 for applicants sitting the examinations overseas and £150 for candidates sitting the examinations at Dulwich College.
Please complete our registration form and return it to the Upper School Registrar together with the registration fee. This may be paid either by cheque (payable to Dulwich College) or online via Stripe. Please also include a passport-sized photograph of the candidate, a copy of the candidate’s latest school report and any other documents that will support the application (e.g. music certificates, a personal statement).
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.