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Graduation & Beyond

The American International School (AIS), Hong Kong, prepares students for life beyond school. AIS has a proud tradition of excellent university placements for our graduating classes, with destinations from around the world, including the USA, Canada, the UK, Europe, Hong Kong, Asia, and Australia.

At AIS, our Core Values (Justice, Knowledge, and Love) and our Learning Model (where learning is designed to be Social, Personal and Applied) serve as the foundation for all learning experiences. Together with an emphasis on our Expected School-Wide Learning Results (Global Citizens, Effective Communicators, Empowered Thinkers, and Well-Rounded Individuals), our students develop their academic skills and character.

At the center of our Future Framework lies our key outcome – Confidence. Fostering student confidence is key to our students’ success, and growing confidence is intentionally integrated into the comprehensive university and career guidance program that students at AIS receive via the Guidance Counseling and Homeroom Advisory Program at our school.

One of the key components of this program is helping students while they research and plan for their university admissions process. The school supports students every step of the way, from exploration towards matriculation to post-secondary opportunities. Information sessions and university seminars are regularly offered to both students and families, and individual meetings with the High School Counselor personalizes the process. Through an individualized and supportive approach with students, and by fostering strong connections with and regular access to universities, counselors work closely with their students to reach best-fit outcomes and post-secondary success.


It is with great pleasure that that our AIS graduates have been accepted by many of the most prestigious universities around the world. We are incredibly proud of our students and their achievements, and we are always excited to see what the future holds for them.

Please note that * indicates multiple acceptances.


Academy of Art University
Alfred University
* American University
Arizona State University
Art Center College of Design
* Baylor University
Berklee College of Music
Binghamton University
Boston College
* Boston University
Brandeis University
* Brigham Young University
Bucknell University
* California College of the Arts
California Lutheran University
* California State Polytechnic University
California State University, Chico
* California State University, Fresno
* California State University, Long Beach
Case Western Reserve University
Central Washington University
Chapman University
City University of New York
Claremont McKenna College
* College of William and Mary
College of Wooster, The
Colorado State University
Columbia College
* Cornell College
* Cornish College of the Arts
De Anza College
DePaul University
* Drexel University
* Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emmanuel College
Emory University
Endicott College
Fashion Institute of Technology
Florida Atlantic University
* Florida Institute of Technology
Florida International University
Florida State University
* Fordham University
Franklin and Marshall College
Full Sail University
* George Washington University, The
Georgia Institute of Technology
Hampshire College
Hawaii Pacific University
* Hofstra University
Hult International Business School
* Indiana University at Bloomington
Johns Hopkins University
Kansas State University
Lafayette College
Lawrence University
Lehigh University
Lewis & Clark College
Los Angeles College of Music
Loyola Marymount University
* Loyola University Chicago
* Manhattan College
Marist College
Marquette University
Maryland Institute College of Art
* Marymount California University
* Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Miami University
* Michigan State University
Musicians Institute
New School, The
* New York University
Newcastle University
* Northeastern University
Northwestern University
* Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Ohio State University
Oklahoma State University
Oregon State University

* Otis College of Art and Design
* Pace University
Parsons School of Design
* Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University
* Pratt Institute
* Purdue University
* Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island School of Design
Rhodes College
* Rochester Institute of Technology
* Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rutgers University
* San Diego State University
* San Francisco State University
* San Jose State University
Santa Clara University
Santa Monica College
Savannah College of Art and Design
* School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of Visual Arts
Seattle Pacific University
* Seattle University
Southern California Inst. of Architecture
St. Lawrence University
* Stony Brook University
* Suffolk University
SUNY Buffalo State University
* Syracuse University
* Temple University
Texas State University
Tulane University
* University of Arizona, The
* University of California, Berkeley
* University of California, Davis
* University of California, Irvine
* University of California, Los Angeles
* University of California, Riverside
* University of California, San Diego
* University of California, Santa Barbara
* University of California, Santa Cruz
* University of Colorado Boulder
* University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Florida
University of Hawaii at Hilo
University of Houston
University of Idaho
* University of Illinois, Chicago
* University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Iowa, The
* University of La Verne
University of Maine
* University of Maryland, College Park
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
* University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
University of Miami
* University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Nevada
University of Oklahoma, The
* University of Oregon
University of Rhode Island
* University of Rochester
* University of San Francisco
* University of Southern California
University of Tampa, The
* University of Virginia
* University of Washington
* University of Washington, Seattle
University of Washington, Tacoma
* University of Wisconsin, Madison
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest University
Washington State University
Wheaton College


Curtin University
Griffith University
James Cook University
Le Cordon Bleu Australia
Monash University
* Queensland University of Technology
University of Canberra

* University of Melbourne
* University of New South Wales
University of Queensland
* University of Sydney
University of Tasmania
University of Western Australia
Victoria University


* Acadia University
Capilano University
Concordia University
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
HEC Montréal
* McGill University
* McMaster University
Moncton Flight College
Ontario College of Art & Design University
* Queen’s University
Royal Military College of Canada

* Ryerson University
* Simon Fraser University
* University of British Columbia
* University of Calgary
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
University of Ottowa
* University of Toronto
* University of Waterloo
Vancouver Island University
* Western University
* York University


Franklin University

Hague University of Applied Sciences, The

Humanitas University

International Management Institute

International University in Geneva

Istituto Marangoni

Jacobs University

Leiden University

Les Roches International School of Hotel Management

Paris Business School

Trinity College Dublin

Università Bocconi

University of Amsterdam

University of Lausanne

University of Nicosia


* Chinese University of Hong Kong
* City University of Hong Kong
* Education University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
* Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong Metropolitan University

* Hong Kong Polytechnic University
* Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
* Open University of Hong Kong
* University of Hong Kong


* International Christian University

* Keio University

* Sophia University

* Temple University Japan

University of Tsukuba

* Waseda University

Yokohama National University


Chung-Ang University
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
* Hanyang University
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
* Korea University

Nanyang University
* Seoul National University
* Sogang University
* Sungkyunkwan University
* Yonsei University


Architectural Association School of Architecture
Arts University Bournemouth
Aston University
Bellerbys College London
Birkbeck, University of London
* Brunel University London
City, University of London
Coventry University
Durham University
Glasgow School of Art
* Goldsmiths, University of London
Imperial College London
* King’s College London
* Kingston University
* Lancaster University
Liverpool University
London School of Economics and Political Science
London South Bank University
* Loughborough University
Newcastle University
Northumbria University, Newcastle
Nottingham Trent University
* Oxford Brookes University
Queen Mary University of London
Royal Academy of Music
Royal College of Music
* Royal Holloway, University of London
Swansea University
University College Birmingham

* University College London
University of Bedfordshire
University of Bristol
* University of Central Lancashire
University of Chester
University of East Anglia
* University of Edinburgh, The
University of Essex
* University of Exeter
* University of Glasgow
* University of Kent
* University of Leeds
* University of Leicester
University of Lincoln
University of Liverpool
* University of Manchester
University of Nottingham
University of Oxford
University of Reading
University of Salford
* University of Sheffield
* University of Southampton
University of St Andrews
* University of Surrey
* University of Sussex
* University of the Arts London
University of the West of England
University of Warwick
University of West of England
* University of Westminster
* University of York

Each year, we develop our AIS High School Profile that includes information about our curriculum, grading system, grade distribution, average test scores, and university acceptances. Our profile tells colleges and universities how rigorous and competitive we are, and this information impacts the way universities will evaluate our students’ grades and course selection.

The warmest and most affectionate community.

Although AIS does not feature the largest community, this community without a doubt is the warmest and most affectionate community I have ever been in.


Class of 2015

The best high school life I could ask for.

AIS wasn't just a place of integrating knowledge. It was a place with great friends and teachers who provided me with the best high school life I could ask for. I regret moments not fully appreciating the warm atmosphere within these red brick walls.


Class of 2015

Close-knit community that lends beauty to our school.

Out of all the lessons I've learnt at the American International School, the paramount lesson must certainly be the ability to love. Many may criticize AIS for its humble size; yet, it is exactly the close-knit community that lends beauty to our school.


Class of 2015

The spirit of cooperation at AIS has helped me grow.

It was no accident being at AIS. The spirit of cooperation at AIS has helped me grow. I want to thank AIS for providing me opportunities to explore my potential.


Class of 2015

Friends and teachers became family.

I miss AIS because friends and teachers became family at the end. Teachers took really good care of students. And the students that I met then are still my best friends now. I also miss the Cultural Fair too.

Jasper Y.

Class of 2012

AIS is truly like a family.

Thank you AIS for giving me many worthwhile moments in AIS. AIS is truly like a family and I’m sure this kind of connection between students-to-students and students-to-teachers cannot be easily found.


Class of 2012

I want to relive Adventure Weeks with everyone again!

The deans were always there to talk about anything, whether it be school-related or not. I want to relive Adventure Weeks with everyone again! My advice to younger students is enjoy your time at AIS. It may not seem like the best of times, but really, it IS!


Class of 2013

Tight bonds and relationships bring out the best of AIS.

I’ll miss AIS because it’s been like another family for me for the past 7 years. The community is so small that everyone would know anyone and the tight bonds and relationships bring out the best of AIS.


Class of 2012

I thank AIS for being such an important part of my life.

I thank AIS for being such an important part of my life. The teachers and students here have truly changed my life and made who I am today. I'm truly grateful for that.


Class of 2013