Admissions Process

How to begin your child's journey...

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

Academic Year 2017-2018: Registration is still open online through school website for all classes. Registration to classes will be added on to the waiting list. If your application is short listed, the Admissions team will contact you to bring your child for the assessments.

Academic Year 2018-2019: Registration will be open from 15th October for all year groups except FS2, Y12 & Y13, which will open in March 2018. Please do the online enquiry before visiting the school.

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 10 options booklet, 2016-2018



Tour of the school is available from 8am to 10am; 11.30am to 1pm.

For appointments please call the school to 04 282 4646 or e-mail

Please book the tour in advance.