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 the 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 is 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 current academic year.

Academic Year 2021-2022:

Registration for the academic year 2021-2022 for FS1, Y1 to Y11 will open on 2nd November 2020.

FS2, Y12 & Y13 on 1st March 2021

Academic Year 2021-2022: Registration opens on 2nd November for FS 1, Year 1 upto Year 11 and on 1st March 2021 - FS2 (siblings only), Year 12 and Year 13. 

For Academic year 2021-2022: 

Please contact [email protected].

Please do the online enquiry before visiting the school and bring a copy of the following:

1.Applicant's UAE ID

2.Vaccination card

3. Passport size photograph

4. Last final school report/CAT 4 report. 

Registration Timings: 8 am to 2 pm

Registration Process

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

Step 2: 

An application fee of AED 525 (inclusive of VAT) is due at the time of application. This fee is: 

  • Refundable if the school does not offer the student a place. Unless the child's registration is carried forward to the following academic year. 
  • Non-refundable if the school offers the student a place but the student chooses not to take it. 
  • Not deductible from the total tuition fees to be paid if the student is offered and accepts a place. 

Step 3: Please visit our school with the above documents and student enquiry ID number.

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.

FS 1 - FS 2

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

Year 1 - Year 11

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

Entrance test for Year 1 - Year 11 will be scheduled after the registration is duly completed. All assessments will be conducted starting February 2021. 

Year 12 - Year 13

Submit the relevant Application Form from the Post 16 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 [email protected].

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 of the academic year.

FS2 - Student needs to be 4yrs of age by December 31st of the academic year.

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 on Confirmation of Admission

  1. One copy of the student's passport with a valid U.A.E. residence visa.
  2. One copy of 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 for 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 525/- (non-refundable if the offer is rejected/non-transferable) application 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 2

Admissions are granted on the basis of an entrance test in English (reading & writing) and Mathematics (addition & subtraction).

Year 3 to Year 11

CAT 4 test

Year 12 & 13

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

Download Links

Curriculum Handbook for Year 9 2020-2021

Curriculum Handbook for Year 10 2020-2021

Curriculum Handbook for Year 11 2020-2021

Admissions Handbook

KHDA - Inclusion Policy

KHDA - Registration and Admissions Policy