The International School Of Penang Uplands

The International School of Penang (Uplands)

Batu Ferringhi, Pulau Pinang
Essential Information
Primary Schools Secondary Schools Pre-University
IGCSE International Baccalaureate Cambridge British
Exams Offered:International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP), International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
Year 1 to Year 13 (Age 5 to 18)
24 (Maximum)
August to July
Primary: 8:00am to 2:45pm, Secondary: 8:00am to 3:30pm (excluding before/after school activities)

About The International School of Penang (Uplands)

The International School of Penang (Uplands) is a not-for-profit, co-educational Primary and Secondary School (Year 1 to Year 13) with boarding facilities, open to children aged 5 to 18 years old. 


It is one of the leading international schools in Malaysia, offering International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP), Diploma Programme (IB DP) and International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) qualifications.


Uplands School was founded in 1955, in a colonial hotel on the top of Penang Hill, as a British preparatory boarding school for the children of expatriate families in Malaya. It was relocated to a historic, former catholic seminary site in George Town in 1976, and moved once again in September 2006 into purpose-built facilities in the heart of Batu Feringgi, the island’s beach resort.


Uplands School is an IB World School, also recognized by the Malaysian Ministry of Education and permitted to admit both foreign and local students. Continuing its long history of excellence in education, Uplands received accreditation by The Council of International Schools (CIS), a global organization committed to ensuring high-quality international education. Uplands is also accredited by The International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) and a member of: 

- The Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA);

- The Association of International Malaysian Schools (AIMS);

- The Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA).

The International School of Penang (Uplands) Fees Structure

RM24,000 (Year 1), RM30,000 (Year 2), RM36,000 (Year 3 & 4), RM45,000 (Year 5 & 6), RM57,4000 (Year 7 to 11), RM59,000 (Year 12 to 13)





RM47,790 (Year 7 to 11), RM50,260 (Year 12 to 13)

Additional Programmes

ESL/ESOL programmes and student support services are available. 

Languages Taught

Bahasa Malaysia


Air-conditioned classrooms
Swimming pool
Sports field
Basketball court
Badminton court
IT resource center
Science laboratory
Audio/visual room
Art room
Music room
Running track
Theatre facilities
Sports hall, boarding facilities

Extracurricular Activities

At Uplands School, we pride ourselves on our rich and extensive co-curricular activities programme. With over 100 options available for both Primary and Secondary students, every student's personal interests can be catered for. Some of the options offered include Basketball, Band, Chess, Master Chef, Rock Climbing, Karate, Swimming, Softball, Model United Nations (MUN), Do Something Society (DSS), Computer Programming, MineCraft, STEAM Club, World Scholars Cup and many more.


Every term we do our best to offer a range of innovative and exciting CCA's that every student in the school can benefit from. Each CCA is correlated with school values and our school vision to create global learners that are active and engage in society.


Our Music, Art and Theatre Department participate in regular performances and exhibitions and our success on the sports field at local, national and international level are testament to the school's reputation in educating the whole person to a high standard of excellence regardless of the pursuit. 


Additional Information

IB Diploma Programme Scholarship  

Level: Pre-University

Value (please state currency): Up to 100% tuition fee

Application deadline: Please contact for more information

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