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Oxford and Cambridge pride themselves on attracting the brightest and best minds from every corner of the world.
International schools often brag about their glowing track record for getting pupils into Oxbridge. But it is often difficult to find hard data to see which are the very best, and which colleges they send the most students to.
The Telegraph has obtained detailed information, following a series of freedom of information requests, from every Oxford and Cambridge college about the schools to which they have made the highest number of offers over the past three years.
According to our data, the international school with the highest number of offers from Oxbridge was Raffles Institution in Singapore, followed by Hwa Chong Institution which is also in Singapore.
Shenzhen College of International Education in the Futian District of Shenzhen, China and Anatolia American College in Thessaloniki, Greece are also featured in the top 20.
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Oxbridge schools – top 20 international schools
Here we have profiled some of the best international schools for getting a place at Oxbridge:
Raffles Institution, Singapore
Pupils from Raffles Institution received more offers from Christ’s College, Cambridge than any other school – including all British schools – with ten of its pupils given places over the past three years.
It was also the top school for offers from Harris Manchester College, Oxford, where seven of its pupils were made offers over the same period.
Founded in 1823 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, Raffles Institution (RI) is one of the oldest and most elite schools in Singapore.
The independent school offers a six-year educational programme for boys aged 13-18 and girls aged 17-18, and it has dominated Oxbridge’s overseas intake in recent years.
Fees vary for international students, Singaporeans, and Permanent Residents. For international students, monthly tuition fees can reach 2330 Singapore dollars (£1,244), but the school also offers various scholarships and bursaries. Boarding is also available to RI students.
Old Rafflesians include Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, as well as a number of prominent lawyers, billionaires, and three former Singapore Presidents.
RI has an extensive Science Hub, a Raffles Archives & Museum, lecture theatres, and several sports facilities.
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Hwa Chong Institution, Singapore
One of the top international schools for Oxbridge offers, the independent Hwa Chong Institution has a reputation for academic excellence and nurturing leadership.
Many former students have gone on to careers in politics, entrepreneurship, and academia. Alumni include Singapore’s former President Ong Teng Cheong.
The Institution was officially formed in 2005, when the former Chinese High School (founded 1919) and Hwa Chong Junior College (1974) were merged. Its 72-acre campus includes a large science research centre, two libraries, and even an art gallery.
The school operates a six-year integrated programme of study split across separate High School and College sections – the former of which caters to boys only, and the latter is co-educational.
The school offers boarding to students, and monthly school fees cost up to 2,100 Singapore dollars (£1,123) for international students.
For admission to the High School, students must undertake a range of scholastic and academic assessments.