The International School of Penang (Uplands)

Batu Feringghi, Pulau Pinang
Essential Information
Primary Secondary Pre-University
IGCSE International Baccalaureate Cambridge British
Exams Offered: IGCSE, International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), Edexcel International Examinations, Cambridge Assessment International Education
Reception to Year 13 (Age 4 to 18)
24 (Maximum)
August to June

About The International School of Penang (Uplands)

The International School of Penang (Uplands) is a not-for-profit, co-educational Reception to Primary and Secondary School (Reception, Year 1 to Year 13) with boarding facilities, open to children aged 4 to 18 years old. It is one of the leading international schools in Malaysia, offering the IB PYP, IB Diploma and IGCSE qualifications. Since being established in 1955 at the top of Penang Hill and now established in a modern campus in Batu Feringgi, Uplands has strived to embody a caring community; a school where both international and Malaysian students are happy to learn. Our motto: Respect for Self. Respect for Others. 


Uplands is an IB World School, also recognised 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 organisation 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

RM33,400 to RM55,880





Languages Taught

Bahasa Malaysia
German, Japanese


Air-conditioned classrooms
Swimming pool
Sports field
Basketball court
Badminton court
IT resource center
Science laboratory
Audio/visual room
Art room
Music room
Refectory, multipurpose hall, design & technology workshops, boarding facilities

Extracurricular Activities

Basketball, tennis, football, Touch Rugby, athletics, chamber orchestra, chess, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese zither, Environmental Film, Japanese tea ceremony, karate, taekwondo, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), gymnastics, yoga, Malay dance, Model United Nations, Rock & Jazz band and swimming among many others.