Admission Requirements

After the application has been submitted online, the following documentation should be emailed to the school’s Registrar or handed in at the Admissions Office: 

  • Official transcripts/reports for the last three academic years translated into English

  • Transfer certificate from the previous and/or current school (please see important note below*)

  • 6 passport size pictures of applicant

  • Copy of birth certificate

  • Passport copy of applicant

  • Passport copy of applicant’s father or sponsor of applicant

  • Copy of residency visa of parents/sponsor and applicant

  • Copy of Emirates ID

  • Medical Forms

An admission test fee of AED 800 is payable to the school.

Prospective students for EY1 and EY2 have an interactive play session assessment with our Early Years team of teachers.

Students for other year groups sit entrance assessments in English, Mathematics and verbal & non-verbal reasoning tests. An entrance examination is required for Y1 - Y10 candidates and those students who are applying for IB Diploma Programme or IB Career-Related Certificate (IB1/Year 12 students). We do not normally accept students for entry to Year 11 or Year 13; both these year groups are already half way through IGCSE or IB Diploma courses respectively, and achieving compatibility with other school’s subject choices, specifications and modules usually makes it extremely difficult for students to fit into these years successfully.

A student is admitted or declined depending on the result of the interview or assessments. If ESL and/or Special Educational Needs are identified, the decision is based on the school's ability to cater effectively for such needs and the threshold capacity we can take into each year group.

Once a student is accepted, an advance fee of 30% of the annual fee should be paid per student and further documents must be submitted. The booking Fee of 3000Dhs will be deducted from the 30% fee. The booking Fee will not be refunded if the student chooses not to take the offered place. 

Refunds under special circumstances will be in accordance to  KHDA’s School Fees Framework 

Other required documents:

  • Transportation Form

A Transfer Certificate should be provided from the previous school and stamped by the relevant authorities listed below. This is a requirement by the Ministry of Education in UAE to allow students to complete the official registration process at DIS. *The transfer requirements are as follows:

If a student is being transfered from another school in Dubai:

  • internal transfer will be done via KHDA online system

If a student is being transfered from another Emirate of the UAE:

  • a transfer certificate in Arabic is required with a school stamp

    and a stamp of the Ministry of Education of the Emirate where

    school is located

If a student is being transfered from the school located outside the UAE,
a transfer certificate should be authorised and stamped by the following

  • Ministry of Education

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • UAE Embassy pertaining to the country the school is in


Failure to provide accurate information and academic reports may result in the annulment of the school’s acceptance offer.

The Ministry of Education requires all families to submit the above mentioned documents for each child entering education in Dubai, without these documents entry for your child may be refused. 

  • Deira International School
  • Dubai Festival City, P.O. Box 79043, Dubai, UAE
  • +971 4 232 5552
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