How to Apply

We kindly ask you to carefully read the instructions provided in the following sections, and ensure that you complete all the relevant steps and provide all required information in order to ensure that your child’s application will be processed and reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

Complete the Student Application Form. You may collect the form from the school reception or complete it electronically and submit it to

Print the Student Recommendation Form for Entering KGII–Grade 2 or the Student Recommendation Form for Entering Grades 3–11. Carefully read the form and complete the relevant sections before submitting it to your child’s current school to be completed. The form must be completed and signed by the respondent, signed and stamped by the principal, and submitted to Abu Dhabi International School in an officially sealed envelope.

Prepare all the documents listed below. Documents must be in English or Arabic. Report Cards and Birth Certificates that are written in another language must be officially translated to English or Arabic (not by the parent).

Applicants residing in the UAE must submit hard copies of these documents printed clearly on an A4 sized paper. Applicants residing outside the UAE must scan and submit all the required documents to

  1. Completed Student Application Form
  2. Student Recommendation Form in an officially sealed envelope
  3. Two Recent Passport-Sized Photos of the Applicant: Full-face view directly facing the camera in front of a white or off-white background
  4. Copy of the Applicant’s Passport Information Page and Visa Page
  5. Copy of the Applicant’s valid Emirates ID Card: if already living in UAE, otherwise submit at the time of enrollment.
  6. Copy of the Applicant’s Birth Certificate
  7. Copy of the Applicant’s Vaccination Record: Make sure the student’s name is visible
  8. Copy of Sponsoring Parent’s Passport Information Page and Visa Page
  9. Copy of Sponsoring Parent’s valid Emirates ID Card: if already living in UAE, otherwise submit at the time of enrollment.
  10. >Copy of water and electricity bill: this is required to obtain the premises ID for those residing in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
  11. Copy of Student’s school report cards for the last year and the latest progress reports for the current academic year. This is required of all applicants including those applying for KG1 and Prep if they are currently enrolled in preschool or nursery school.
  12. Students with medical conditions must submit a medical report and their case will be reviewed by the school clinic. Students with chronic medical conditions shall not be denied admission unless the school is unable to provide the required support.
  13. For students with special needs, it is a requirement that parents provide the school with any academic, psychological, or medical assessments that are essential to the application process, including Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), Academic Program Accommodations, Behavior Modification Plans, Psychological/Educational Evaluations. Not submitting these documents at the time of the application may result in the withdrawal of the student’s application.

Take an appointment for an initial interview with the Admissions Committee by calling: 056-6640627.

You must bring to the interview the Student Application Form, Letters of Recommendation, and all other required documents listed previously.

An application fee of AED 500 must be paid in cash to the Accounts Department. This amount will be deducted from the student’s tuition fee. The registration fee will be refunded only if the applicant is denied admission. For a refund, the original receipt must be submitted within one month from the date of receipt.

Once the completed application is verified by the Admissions Office, applicants will be scheduled for a placement interview or test. These may be conducted on campus or online.
For cases in which the applicant may require special education services, the applicant and the parents must meet the special education specialists for further assessments and to discuss the special education services required.

The results of the admission process will be emailed to the parents of the applicant.

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