admissions

Admissions Process

How to begin your child's journey...

The admissions process has been designed to make certain that students are appropriately placed at GEMS International School, while maintaining the integrity and consistency of the school program and policies. Proper placement will ensure that those students admitted have a higher probability of a successful learning experience and outcomes.

Process Overview

Step 1

To begin the application process, please submit your Inquiry through the Online Student Inquiry and Registration page.

Step 2

Once you have completed the online application, you will receive an Inquiry Number. Please print a copy of this receipt and keep it for your records. If you cannot print this page, please ensure that you write down the Inquiry Number for all future correspondence and queries. Without the Inquiry Number, we cannot verify your Inquiry Submission. An acknowledgement email containing the next steps will be sent to the email address you have provided.

Step 3

After receiving the acknowledgement email containing your Inquiry Number, please follow the steps listed. You will be requested to pay a Registration Fee of AED 500 plus VAT of 5%. This fee is non-refundable, non-transferable, non-adjustable, and is required along with the requested documents to proceed with the registration process. Submit the requested documents listed below to the Registrar:

  • 1 Passport size picture – (applicant and both parents) please print student’s name clearly
    at the back of each pictures.
  • Copy of Recent School Report (previous 2 years) - REPORTS MUST BE IN ENGLISH.
    Nursery report required for KG.
  • Copy of Child’s Birth Certificate (must be in English).
  • Copy of Child’s Vaccination record (must be in color)
  • Copy of Applicant’s, Father’s, Mother’s Passports.
  • Copy of U.A.E. Residence Visa (when available) (Applicant, Father, Mother)
  • Copy of Emirates ID (when available) (Applicant, Father, Mother)
  • Complete Confidential Recommendation letter (downloadable from below)
  • Transfer Certificate * Transfer Certificate is not needed at application processing time, but
    will be needed at actual enrollment. These are required documents for the registration of the child by the Ministry of Education in Dubai.

Please download a copy of the Confidential Admissions Referral form here.

Please note: an application submission with complete documentation and payment of the Registration Deposit, does not guarantee a placement in our school.  This deposit is payable after the student has been offered a place and parents have accepted the offer. The registration deposit is 10% of the total tuition fees, and is deductible from the total tuition fees for the academic year. Please note, this is a non-refundable deposit. 

Step 4

After completing Steps 1-3, you will be contacted by the Registrar to set up a meeting for you and your child with a member of the Education Team. A placement test or assessment may be required.

Screening / Assessment

Students may be required to take an entrance test or an assessment so we can determine if our curriculum suits their individual needs. This also gives us an opportunity to assess each child’s understanding and abilities.

Our assessments are done by our faculty who appreciate that each child is different and progresses at their own pace.

Following a child’s assessment test, the child may be offered a place at the school, placed on our waiting list (if places are currently not available) or denied entry in case the school cannot confidently support a child’s specific learning needs and development..

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