Admission Process

The American International School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender or physical ability in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its educational policies and programs, or in the recruitment and employment of its faculty and staff. Applicants to American International School are selected on the basis of good citizenship and academic potential in a rigorous program that ultimately aims to prepare students for college. Special attention is given to each applicant's prior academic and non-academic record in school, as measured by grades, the admissions test, standardized test scores, and letters of recommendation from teachers and others who know the applicant well. In making the selection among applicants, the Admissions Committee considers current capacity at the recommended grade level, student aptitude, and social/emotional maturity. Interested families are invited to make an appointment with the Director of Admissions. Families with a child already enrolled at AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL who wish to enroll a sibling are invited to contact the Admissions Office in the year preceding the year of desired enrollment.

After completing our Online Application Form, you will receive an acknowledgement containing the next steps.
Once a seat is available, our Admissions team will get in touch with you to bring your child for assessment. A non-refundable Entrance Exam Fee of Dhs. 150 is required to be paid.
Once your child passes the Assessment, our Admissions Team will contact you to formally offer admission to your child.
After the admission is offered, the parents will be required to pay a non-refundable Admission Form fee of Dhs.150.

For Assistance, our Admission Team is available between 7:30am to 12:30pm from Sunday to Thursday.

Documents Required


  • 4 passport-size photographs
  • 1 copy of birth certificate
  • 1 copy of applicant’s passport including valid UAE resident visa
  • 1 copy of the guardian’s passport including valid UAE resident visa
  • 1 copy of student’s Emirates ID
  • 1 copy of guardian’s Emirates ID
  • 1 copy of immunization record
  • 1 copy of previous school year report card and clearance letter from Accounts Department of previous school
  • Original transfer documentation (must be attested if coming from outside of UAE)


  • Dubai students: internal transfers are completed via the KHDA portal; no physical TC required
  • Another Emirate in the UAE: TC (transfer document) with school stamp and signature (TC must be in Arabic) and Ministry of Education attestation in the Emirate where the school is located
  • Out-of-country-transfer students must provide a transfer certificate that has been attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the country of origin, and UAE Embassy
  • Incomplete applications cannot be processed

Admission Philosophy

The admission philosophy of the school is inclusive, and students who have special needs are admitted, after a detailed assessment, if the school has the facility to support their special educational needs. Also, admission to SEN children will be granted based on the availability of the seats.

  • If any students with these difficulties were identified and to enroll then reasonable adjustments would be made to ensure that their needs were met and that they are fully integrated into the school community.
  • Notify the principal in writing if they are aware or suspect that their child (or anyone in his or her immediate family) has a learning difficulty, and the parents must provide the school with copies of all written reports and other relevant information. Parents will be asked to withdraw their child if, in the professional judgment of the principal and the child’s teachers, and after consultation with the parents and with the student (where appropriate), the school suspects that such vital information about special needs has been deliberately withheld.

Important Dates for admissions for students from Dubai and abroad:


Scope Grade / Year System Age Group Cut-off Date Conditions
Within Dubai 13 FS1 to Year 6 All academic year Approval of the new school
Year 7 to Year 10 1st week of the second term Approval of the new school
Year 11 to Year 13 60 days from the beginning of the academic year Approval of the new school and comply with board regulations
12 Pre-KG to Grade 5 All academic year Approval of the new school
Grade 6 to Grade 9 1st week of the second term Approval of the new school
Grade 10 to Grade 12 60 days from the beginning of the academic year Approval of the new school and comply with board regulations
Coming from another Emirate or abroad All All All academic year Approval of the new school and comply with board regulations
Contact Info
Drop in or get in touch with us with the information given below or send us a query through the contact form
  • P O Box 87727, Al Qusais1,
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • +971-4-2988666