Admissions and tuition
EF Academy accepts motivated, curious and eager students from all corners of the world. Our admissions process is personalized, inclusive and holistic. While school grades matter, we also evaluate each student's interests, goals and aspirations and consider how they could make a positive impact at our modern, international boarding school.
Our admissions process
The EF Academy admissions process is designed to let us get to know you, your strengths and your motivation for studying at an international boarding and day school.
Your local Admissions Consultant will invite you to an in-person or online consultation – so you can get to know us and we can get to know you.
Transcripts or report cards from last two years
Scan of your passport
Documentation regarding medical conditions, learning accommodations, and mental health, if applicable
EF Academy also accepts SSAT scores and the completed Character Skills Snapshot as part of your application, however, it is not mandatory.
Create your student profile, choose the EF Academy campus you are applying to, your academic program and residence preferences, and upload the requested admissions documents.
This is your chance to tell us about your interests and ambitions, academic commitment and motivation for coming to EF Academy. It is our chance to get to know you "off paper" for the best feel of how you will fit in and stand out as member of our school community.
After making a holistic assessment of your application, you will receive our admissions decision. Successful applicants will receive an acceptance pack and our Admissions Consultants will help you finalize any documentation closer to departure. If you are traveling abroad to the UK, we will help obtain your visa.
We will keep you informed in the months leading up to your international experience, invite you to virtual welcome sessions, and prepare students and parents with pre-departure guidance to ensure that everyone is ready for this new adventure. Pack your bags, and safe travels to campus!
We look for open-minded students who are committed to excelling academically, excited to explore their new surroundings and prepared to broaden their horizons. Our application process considers more than just grades and we have some prerequisites to ensure your success at EF Academy.
Students from the United States will need to secure a student visa to study abroad in the UK. Our Admissions Consultants maintain strong relationships with visa compliance officers at our school. Together, they support families through the process by explaining the visa procedures, what information they need to submit, guiding them through interview preparation and answering any questions they have along the way.
Tuition and fees
The tuition and fees at EF Academy are as follows.
Included in total fees:
Shared triple room in residence
Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided Monday to Friday; brunch and dinner provided on weekends
Academic materials and books
Most student clubs and activities
Erika Travel Insurance Coverage and Erika Sports Supplement (not applicable for US residents)
Optional Spring break fee
Twin and single room in residence available for a supplementary fee, subject to availability (only for Grade 11 and 12 students in Pasadena and New York)
Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about our international boarding school.