Merchiston International School (MIS) Shenzhen is the first overseas campus of Merchiston Castle School (MCS), a top-ranked independent school located in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, which boasts a rich history of over 185 years. 

Merchiston International School provides deserving students with the opportunity to experience the best of British international education in a culturally diverse environment.

MIS is now accepting scholarship applications for full A Level (tuition and boarding, up to a value of RMB315,500 per year) and partial IGCSE scholarships for August 2018. 

Don’t delay, as all completed applications must be submitted by Friday, April 27, 2018

Selection Process

MIS is looking for academically strong students who are well-rounded and who will contribute positively to the school community. Candidates are evaluated based on their past academic performance, awards received, participation in extracurricular activities and their personal statement. Final scholarship award decisions will also take into consideration the results of the candidate’s assessments and applicant and family interviews.

Scholarship awards are intended for the duration of a student’s Year 10 to Year 13 school attendance at MIS. Students must maintain a high academic standing, also consistently demonstrate a positive attitude and maximum effort in their learning.  

British Education with a Global Outlook 

As the first overseas campus of Merchiston Castle School, Merchiston International School (MIS) in Shenzhen will provide an authentic British education as well as boarding school system.

MIS Headmaster Chris Lynn will lead the outstanding teaching and management team to create a first-class, British international boarding school in Shenzhen. MIS teacher recruitment is conducted globally through our British team. Among the currently confirmed teaching team, over 80 percent are from the UK.

All our teachers are highly qualified with degrees, teaching qualifications and many years of teaching experience both in the UK and international schools. Futhermore, current MCS Headmaster Mr. Andrew Hunter will join MIS in August as Educational Consultant in order to assure the quality of both teaching and learning. 

Merchiston International School is a boarding school that accepts students ages 5-18, with boarding from Year 3 onwards. Primary students (Years 3-6) may choose to attend the day school only, supported by our school buses. 

Secondary students (Years 7-13) are assigned houses within our boarding system. There are three uniquely designed, modern boarding facilities in MIS, with resident staff on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing personalised, focused care and supervision.

Boarding develops a cohesive blend of school learning with extra time available for enrichment activities, a full program is developed for students to ensure their time is productive and enjoyable. A close and caring community is at the core of the boarding experience, where students and staff work together to develop independence and resilience in MIS learners.

MIS provides British National Curriculum with additional access to Mandarin language as part of the core learning. In MIS, Chinese culture will be taught through the Art, Music and Performing Arts programme, IGCSEs and A Levels. The curriculum in MIS has also been modified to reflect our Chinese setting and international outlook. Students are provided with the opportunity to go traveling in China and abroad, which will help broaden their horizons even further.

With this unique combination of learning experiences, MIS pupils will acquire determination, passion, life skills and the right qualifications to contribute to the amazing growth of the city of Shenzhen and beyond.

For further queries about application and scholarship programmes, etc., please contact admissions@merchiston.cn or call 400 867 0177.  

Merchiston International School (MIS) offers the best of British curriculum. Students Years 1-9 study the English National Curriculum, while students Years 10-13 study for IGCSE and GCE A Level examinations. 

Located in Longhua District, Shenzhen, MIS occupies grounds of 20,000 square meters with combined 50,000 square meters of building space, accomodating 1,200 students with a maximum class size of 22. The school will open its doors to boys and girls ages 5-18 in August 2018.  

How to apply

Step 1 – Gather the necessary documentation. The application form is online. Before you begin to complete the application, make sure to prepare the following documents which you will submit in the first section of the application form. 您带好需要的文件。申请表格可在线下载,在您填表之前,请准备好表格中第一栏所提及的文件(如下)。

Required Documents 需要的文件:

Step 2 – Write your personal statement, a 300-word essay. The Merchiston motto is “Ready Ay Ready”. What does this mean to you? 请撰写一篇个人陈述信,一个 300 字的小论文。 题目—深圳曼彻斯通城堡学校的校训是“为未来而来”,你对这个校 训是如何理解的呢?

Step 3 – Complete the application form and attach your personal statement as a PDF file. 请完成申请表格,同时附上 PDF 格式的个人陈述信。

Step 4 – FOR SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS ONLY – Shortlisted applicants will be invited to visit MIS to sit the scholarship assessment and attend an individual and family interview. (仅限奖学金候选人)深圳曼彻斯通城堡学校会邀请候选 人来校完成奖学金评估,同时参加学校对学生个人和家人的面试。

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Chinese Name:

深圳曼彻斯通城堡学校 

Place Address:

No. 12 Shilongzai Road, Dalang Sub-district, Longhua District, Shenzhen

深圳市龙华区大浪街道石龙仔路12号(大浪时尚小镇)
Place Phone:

+86 400 867 0177