As a German and an international school, the German European School Manila admits students of all nationalities provided that they comply with the school's requirements and admission procedure.


Please be aware that you have the option to enter either of both Sections, regardless of the native language of your child. The German Section has an efficient programme to integrate young pupils without previous knowledge of German, while the International Section integrates children without previous knowledge of English.

Applications for admission in the Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary of the German European School Manila go through the steps indicated above.

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1. First Contact

Interested parties may get in touch with the Admin Office (Contact us for more information) to set a meeting.

Please use “student’s name, application, intended grade” as the e-mail’s subject.

2. Initial Meeting

On this meeting, the student submits the following requirements:

  • ID- Card or Photocopy of the student’s passport /Reisepass (if available)

  • Report Cards of the past 2 years 

      Kindergarten and Pre-School present certificates if available. 

      These certificates might be sent by e-mail in advance. 
      Schulzeugnisse der letzten zwei Jahre; jedoch nicht, wenn ein Wechsel in den Kindergarten erfolgt.

3. Admission Exam and Interview

The school reserves the right to require an admission exam before accepting a student. 
Math, English, (German) and general academic skills might be assessed. 
In special cases, this test might be taken under the supervision of another institution abroad. 


At Kindergarten and Primary level 1 and 2, an assessment is based on standardised observation comprising academic skills, social and personal competences.

Students with the following certificates may be exempted from the application test:

  • Students from any class of the German system with all passing grades (German Section).

  • Students from any class of a British or American school system with all passing grades (International Section).

4. Submission of the Application Form

Please click here for your copy of the Application Form.

5. Approval and Enrolment

The completed application form and his recommendation will be endorsed by the Head of Section within 7 days to the Head of School for final approval.

6. The Signing of Contract and Admission Fee Payment

Successful applicants sign the school’s contract and pay their admission fees at the Accounting Office 10 days after the pedagogical approval.

7. First day of school

Upon final signature and receipt of the admission fee, applicants will receive a Welcome Letter to signify their admission to the school.


Applicants may contact the GESM Administration Office through the following:

Telephone: +63 2 8 776 1000 
Fax: +63 2 8 824 1517 
Address: EUROCAMPUS, #75 Swaziland St., Better Living Subdivision, Parañaque City 1711, Metro Manila

Schedule: Lessons start at 07.35 in the morning.

How to find the correct class level:

Please note that the German section and the International Section follow two different curriculums.

For the German Section (School Year 2020/2021):

A child turning 6 years old on or before the 30th of June 2020, will enter grade 1.

For the International Section (School Year 2020/2021):

A child turning 6 years old on or before the 30th of September 2020, will enter grade 1.

German European School Manila

75 Swaziland Street

Better Living Subdivision

1711 Parañaque City, Philippines