Admissions Process

Becoming a Carthusian

At Charterhouse Malaysia, we value the diverse dimensions of intelligence. Our Spectra Smarts programme nurtures the holistic development of students, encompassing academic, social, and emotional intelligence. We empower students to think critically, adapt quickly, and assess their own abilities, preparing them to make a meaningful impact in the world.

Through community projects, our students cultivate independence, problem-solving skills, and a strong sense of social responsibility. They actively engage with local issues, fostering confidence, leadership, and a deeper understanding of their role in society.

Our admissions process selects students who meet the minimum academic standards and possess the life experience and personal qualities that are essential for success at Charterhouse Malaysia.

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Who should apply to be a Charterhouse Malaysia Student?

Charterhouse Malaysia seeks exceptional students who excel academically, show personal growth, demonstrate leadership, engage with their community, and have transformative potential. We prioritise individuals who embody our values of perseverance, responsibility, moral courage, open-mindedness, and kindness. Admission is highly competitive, emphasising academic excellence and a minimum standard of 6 grade Bs at IGCSE, SPM, or equivalent for A Level applicants. We value merit above all else, considering applicants irrespective of nationality, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or religion.

What is the Charterhouse Malaysia Admissions process?

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Step One – Information

Gather as much information as you can, independently, about the school, Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia (if relocating from overseas).  This could be through use of the internet, speaking to agents or from existing students and parents.

Step Two – Enquiry

Complete an Enquiry Form via this link. Once we receive your enquiry a member of the admissions team will contact you to arrange an opportunity for you to speak with them or a member of the academic leadership team to answer any questions you may have.

Step Three – Application

Complete an Application Form via this link. Once an application form has been filled in, the admissions team will arrange for the admissions tests and interview to take place at our campus, offices, online or at an overseas satellite. A non-refundable admissions fee will be payable at this time.

Step Four – Assessment

The following assessments are required:

  1. CAT4 Test. This is a cognitive abilities test that provides the school with data on a student’s potential to succeed at A-Level. It is not a pass or fail type of test, it is diagnostic in nature and is used to help the school determine an individual learning programme for each students admitted to Charterhouse Malaysia.
  2. All students and parents will be interviewed by a member of the School Leadership Team. This is an opportunity for us to share our educational philosophy with you and ensure that you are fully aware of expectations. It is also an opportunity for us to get to know both the parents and students and for them to get to know us.
  3. Supplementary English Test. Should a student’s CAT4 results indicate that the English Language may be a barrier to learning, we will conduct a deeper diagnostic test of the student’s written English. We need to ensure that we can provide the support required for all our students to access the curriculum and excel.
  4. Academic Records and Reference. We will require the last two years of academic results, both internal and external (as applicable) and a reference from the student’s current or last school.

Step Five – Decision

Our decision on admittance is communicated in writing and orally (via telephone or in person) by the admissions team. If a student is offered a place at Charterhouse Malaysia, and this offer is accepted, then a non-refundable registration fee is required to be paid.

Step Six – Enrolment

Payment of the first Term’s fee is due before the first day of Term. (Subsequent payments, Termly, should be paid before the first day of each Term.)


Please see the fee section for details of fees, payment methods and payment schedules.