Admission Process

Admission Process

STEP 1

To begin the application process, please complete the Dwight School Dubai online Application.

STEP 2

To complete the application process, an application fee of AED 1000 (non-refundable, non-transferrable and non-deductible) along with the documentation listed below. Application fee may be remitted by bank transfer (bank transfer information) or in person to our Accounts Department by debit/credit card, cheque, or cash.

Documents to be submitted at the initial registration stage:

Documents to be submitted once a student has been accepted and enrolled:

  • Copy of student's Emirates ID card (both sides)
  • Copy of student’s UAE Visa
  • Copy of student’s Birth Certificate
  • Copy of father/mother Emirates ID cards (both sides)
  • Copy of father/mother UAE Visa and Passport
  • Copy of father/mother UAE Visa
  • One photo of father/mother/guardian
  • Copy of Family Card (Emirates Students only)
  • Copy of Student’s immunization record/card
  • Transfer Certificate (see sample)

 

Transfer Certificate

The Transfer Certificate (TC) is a document required by the UAE Ministry of Education to register a student in any school in Dubai. The form should be completed on your child’s current school's letterhead and signed and stamped by the school. This is done close to the withdrawal date to reflect your child’s last day of school.

Note: Depending on the school's location (not curriculum), the TC needs the following attestation:

  • United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia or New Zealand: only the stamp and signature of the school
  • Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries: stamp and signature of the school and Ministry of Education of the GCC country
  • All other countries: stamp and signature of the school, the country's Ministry of Education and Foreign Affairs, and the UAE Embassy in that country.
     

Please note that a completed Application does not guarantee admission to Dwight School Dubai.

STEP 3

An assessment will be scheduled upon Application submission. The purpose of the assessment is to determine the student’s readiness to attend Dwight School Dubai and to determine a possible need for additional English Language support or additional Learning Support required by the student.

 

If a student is out of the country and unable to attend an assessment in person, a conditional acceptance based on previous reports and previous school recommendation may be provided. However, the student will be required to complete the assessment once they have relocated to the UAE.

STEP 4

Once the assessment has been completed, the student’s file is sent to the Admissions Committee for review and a decision will be communicated to the family within a week.

 

Students granted a seat at Dwight School Dubai will be required to remit an admission registration fee of AED 5,000 payable within 14 days of the date on the offer letter to secure their seat. This fee is not refundable and is adjustable against the first term’s tuition fees. The first term tuition is due prior to the student’s first day of school.


Application Fee

A one-time non-refundable/non-transferable application fee of AED 1,000 is payable at the time of application.


Registration Fee

A registration fee of AED 5,000 is payable within 14 days of the date on the offer letter to secure a seat. This fee is not refundable and is adjustable against the first term’s tuition fees. The first term tuition is due prior to the student’s first day of school.


Re-Registration Fee

The school may charge up to 10% of the school’s tuition fees as a re-registration deposit to confirm the return of existing students in the new academic year. This deposit will be deducted from the total tuition fee for the academic year in which the admission is being sought. Re-registration for continuing students will not be accepted unless all outstanding fees due have been paid in full.


Sibling Discounts

Sibling discounts are applicable on the Founder Fee for 2018 / 2019 academic year as below:

  • 5% for child no. 2 and 3 each
  • 10% for child no. 4
  • 15% for child no. 5

Tuition Fee Refund

In accordance with the KHDA Framework, both existing and new students’ deposits will not be refunded if the student decides not to return to Dwight School Dubai or accept the place offered for the next academic year due to selection of another school in Dubai.  However, a school may choose to refund the deposit under special circumstances.

If you are relocating outside of Dubai, under the KHDA Framework the deposit paid would be refunded.  You will be required to provide evidence of the move and this will need to be submitted to the Dwight School’s Finance Office when requesting a refund.
 

In the case of refund and recovery, the school fees will be calculated as follows as per the Ministry of Education Bylaws:

If the student attends school for two weeks or less, a month’s school fees will be charged.

If the student attends school for more than two weeks and less than one month, two months’ school fees will be charged.

If the student attends school for more than a month, three months’ school fees will be charged.

In case the term is greater than 3 months then the above cycle will restart at the end of every 3 months.

The value of the fee per month is calculated by dividing the total tuition fees by 10.
 


Term One Fees

First term fees are due prior to the 1st day of school. Payments will be accepted via cash, credit card, wire transfer or cheque payable to Dwight School Dubai.


Non-Payment of Fees

Failure to pay tuition fees may result in:

  • withholding of the student’s school reports, references, and/or exam results
  • temporary or permanent expulsion or exclusion from school

School Reports

According to the Ministry of Education regulations, the school reserves the right to withhold any reports until tuition fees have been paid in full.


Transferring schools within Dubai

Should you be transferring from another school within Dubai to Dwight School Dubai, the KHDA has implemented an administration fee of 120 AED for each student. This fee is collected on behalf of the KHDA by the receiving school.  The payment will be accepted at the time of paying your tuition fee deposit.


Student Withdrawal

Students withdrawing from Dwight School Dubai must submit written notification of their withdrawal to the Admissions Office. A 30 days’ notification is required to ensure all necessary documents are ready at departure.


Age Requirement and Grade Level Placement

Dwight School Dubai will place students in age-appropriate grade levels in accordance with the Ministry of Education/KHDA regulations. To assist families coming from various curriculums, please refer to the table below as a guideline for which grade to apply to. Further clarification will be available by the Admissions and Educational teams.

Dwight School Dubai’s admissions policy requires PreK applicants to turn 3 by September 1st and KG1 applicants to turn 4 by September 1st; however, per KHDA regulations we may accept applications for PreK and KG1 applicants who will turn 3 or 4, respectively, on or before December 31st. The students will be assessed and must demonstrate developmental, emotional and academic readiness in their assessment in order to be considered for these grades. Our Admissions Committee will determine the student’s readiness for the PreK and KG1 programs.

Age as of September 1st Dwight School Dubai (GRADE) North America (GRADE) British (YEAR) French
3 years old (potty trained)
PreK
Nursery
FS1 (Nursery)
Ecole Maternelle
4 years old (potty trained)
KG1
PreK
FS2 (Reception)
Ecole Maternelle
5 years old
KG2
KG
1
Ecole Maternelle
6 years old
1
1
2
CP
7 years old
2
2
3
CE1
8 years old
3
3
4
CE2
9 years old
4
4
5
CM1
10 years old
5
5
6
CM2
11 years old
6
6
7
6 eme
12 years old
7
7
8
5 eme
13 years old
8
8
9
4 eme
14 years old
9
9
10
3 eme
15 years old
10
10
11
Seconde
16 years old
11
11
12
Premiere
17 years old
12
12
13
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