Everything You Need to Know Before Applying to Centre for International Education British School

Calling all aspiring CIE students!
by Lea Briones   |  Jun 14, 2023
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Priding itself as the School for Leaders, Centre for International Education (CIE) British School “leads in the creation of trendsetting instructive innovations” that allow their students the best experience in learning. Aside from being a well-known British international school in the Asia Pacific, CIE tops every list of most expensive schools in the country

If you’re planning to study at this prestigious academic institution, here are some of the things you need to know before applying:

History of Centre for International Education British School

The international award-winning educator and former flight attendant Nelia Cruz Sarcol founded the CIE British School in 1987. “Teacher Nelia”, as they fondly call her, used the life cycle of a pearl as a guiding post for herself and her school. Inspired by the said “Pearl Principle,” the international school advocates the transcendence of the state of hopelessness and adversities to the state of optimism and abundance.  As of today, CIE has three branches in the country located in Makati, Cebu, and Tacloban. 

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The international British school is organized into four divisions: Basic Education, Higher Education, Professional and Continuing Education, and Language Academy. Recognized by the University of Cambridge International Examinations, CIE is the only international school to authorize an examination center for Cambridge English Language Assessments. This allows CIEans direct access to professional qualifications and courses in other countries, such as the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, and many more. Hence, they offer premium educational assessments for Primary and Secondary Checkpoints, International General Certificates of Secondary Education, and A-Levels. 

Top Courses CIE British School Is Known For

As champions of change and leadership, innovation is the number-one priority of this prestigious academy. The CIE School for Business and Information Technology is focused on global standards for higher education. With this, CIEans are also given the option to study abroad through the Global Education Transfer (GET) program. This means that they can complete their third year of college at Northwood University, USA just after two years of studying. They only offer the following courses:

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Majors:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Marketing

Dual Majors:

  • Entrepreneurial Tourism and Management
  • Import-Export Management and International Trade

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Two Dual Majors:

  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Mass Media Management with Graphics and Multi-Media

Moreover, CIE also offers ABM and STEM strands for senior high school students. Click here to read more about their programs. 

How to Apply to CIE British School

Interested applicants must first answer a CIE Admission Form and submit the following requirements:

For Local Students

  1. Original Report Card or Form 138-A
  2. NSO Certified Birth Certificate
  3. Certificate of Good Moral Conduct from the previous school with honorable dismissal or transfer recommendation from the Principal and the Guidance Counselor
  4. Two color photos (passport size) with light blue background
  5. One color photo (passport size with light blue background) of all persons who are authorized to pick up the student (parents, legal guardians, nannies, and drivers)
  6. Certificate of Recognition (for students with dual citizenship)
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For International Students

  1. Document duly issued by the Bureau of Immigration
  • Student Visa for College Enrollees
  • Special Study Permit for Pre-School, Grade School, or High School
  1. Original Scholastic Records from previous school translated to English (if not in English) and duly legalized and authenticated by the Philippine Consulate located in the student applicant’s country of origin
  2. Birth Certificate translated to English (if not in English) and duly legalized and authenticated by the Philippine Consulate located in the student applicant’s country of origin
  3. Certificate of Good Moral Conduct from the previous school with honorable dismissal or transfer recommendation from the Principal and the Guidance Counselor
  4. Two color photos with (passport size) light blue background
  5. One color photo(passport size light blue background) of all who are authorized to pick up the student (parents, legal guardians, nannies, and drivers)

After submitting the requirements, there will be an orientation for the parents where they will receive the schedule of the interview. Once the interview for both the applicant and parents is accomplished, they are now required to pay for the applicant’s Placement Test. If the applicant passes the Placement Test, they will be up for a final evaluation. 

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How Much Tuition and Other Fees Cost at CIE British School

As an international private school that offers high-quality education, you can expect their tuition fee to be on the ~pricey~ side. Their school fees range from ?400,000 to ?500,000 per trimester. However, they still offer a scholarship for academically exceptional students. See the scholarship terms and conditions here

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