Admissions Process

How to begin your child's journey...

Cambridge International School(CIS) is an inclusive school. The GEMS vision for Inclusive Education is that we achieve excellence together by all students receiving the support they need to meaningfully belong to their school and wider community, feel valued for their contributions, engage purposefully in learning and experience academic, cultural, social and emotional success in a common learning environment.
At CIS we welcome children with a range of learning preferences, including students of determination (students with special education needs and disabilities), students who are gifted and talented and students who are English Language Learners. Our staff are committed to educating all students in a common learning environment with similar-aged peers. At CIS diversity is made visible as a strength, respectful relationships are continually enhanced and all children fully participate in learning through adjustments and teaching strategies tailored to meet the diverse range of learners reflected in wider society.

Please note: places are limited and many year levels do not have available places for the up-and-coming academic year.

Academic Year 2018-2019: Registration is now open for all year 5, 7, 8 & 9 only.

Y12 & Y13 enquires, registration and interviews are in progress.

Please do the online enquiry before visiting the school and bring a copy of the applicant's UAE EID and vaccination card.

Registration Timings: 8am to 2pm

Registration Process

Step 1: Please click here to fill the form to generate student enquiry ID number.

Step 2: Registration fee Payment of AED 500/- may be paid online (Please check for seat availability before payment) ALTERNATIVELY payment can be made at the school. This fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.

Step 3: Please visit our school with the copy of vaccination card, UAE ID of the parents & UAE ID of the applicant. Please bring in the student Enquiry ID number too. This is mandatory.

Step 4: Once registered the applicant will be placed on the waiting list and called for an assessment, depending on space availability.

Step 5: All admissions will be confirmed subject to the child’s assessment results.

FS1 - FS2

Visit school with the student's documents on completion of Online Enquiry.

Year 1 - Year 11

Visit school with the student's documents on completion of Online Enquiry. Final/Term report and recommendation letter is required for admissions for Year 9 to Year 11.

Entrance test for Year 1 - Year 10 will be scheduled after the registration is duly completed. All assessments will be conducted in February or March 2018.

Year 12 - Year 13

Submit the relevant Application Form from the Sixth Form Admissions Section. This form needs to be submitted at the time of admission.


Please note that registration does not guarantee your child a place.

Students receive an offer after successfully completing the school’s admission process.

For more details on current availability, please contact our Admissions Team at

If you wish to know more about applying to other GEMS schools then please visit the GEMS website for more information.


Minimum age

FS1 - Student needs to be 3yrs of age by December 31st 2018.

FS2 - Student needs to be 4yrs of age by December 31st 2018.

Assessment Test

The test is conducted in order to have knowledge of the student’s academic skills particularly with reference to his/her records from the previous school.

Required Documents

  1. One copy of the student's passport with a valid U.A.E. residence visa.
  2. One copy the student’s birth certificate (in Arabic or English).
  3. One copy of the student’s Emirates ID Card (both sides).
  4. One copy each of (father and mother) Emirates ID Card (both sides), Passport & Visa.
  5. One copy of the school final report for all children entering Year 1 and above (in English).
  6. Original Transfer Certificate from the previous school (only after confirmation of admission)
        a) In the case of transfer from other Emirates, the Transfer Certificate should be duly attested by the Educational authority of the respective Emirate.
        b) In the case of Overseas transfer, from countries except USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Europe and New Zealand, the Transfer Certificate should be duly attested by :
             (I) District Educational Officer/Ministry of Education (from the country migrating from)
             (II) Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( from the country migrating from) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs UAE.
             (III) UAE Embassy/ Consulate (from the country migrating   from)
  7. Payment receipt for AED 500/- (non-refundable/non-transferable) registration fee.

Please Note: Cambridge International School Dubai, will accept and consider applications with all required paperwork.


FS1 & FS2

There are no entrance tests for FS1& FS2 but it is mandatory for the prospective students to meet the teacher for an interactive session.

Year 1 - Year 9

For Years 1-9, admission is granted on the basis of an entrance test in English (Composition) and Mathematics.

Year 10

For Year 10, admission is granted on the basis of an entrance test in English (Comprehension and Composition) and Mathematics. Secondary School admissions in Year 10 and above also require an interview with a member of the Senior Management team.

Year 12 & 13

 For Year 12 & 13, click here. Fill the form and bring at the time of admission.

Download Links

Year 9 options booklet, 2018-2019

Admissions Handbook

KHDA - Inclusion Policy