Tuition Fees

Families joining Dwight School Dubai (DSD) for the Academic Year 2018/19 will benefit from the Founders’ Fee discounted tuition fees. The Founders’ Fee will apply for the duration of the student’s enrollment at DSD.

Grade Founding Fees for Academic
Year 2018/19 (AED)
Pre-K 66,000
KG1 69,000
KG2 80,000
Grade 1 80,000
Grade 2 80,000
Grade 3 80,000
Grade 4 83,000
Grade 5 83,000
Grade 6 91,000
Grade 7 91,000
Grade 8 91,000
Grade 9 95,000
Grade 10 95,000
Grade 11 103,000
Grade 12 103,000

Note: Please note we will only open to and including Grade 9 in the first year of operation.

Tuition Fees include all educational resources including a personal learning device.  Tuition Fees do not include uniform, food services, transport, or extra-curricular activities outside school hours.

Fees are in accordance with the fee structure established by Dwight School Dubai under the guidance of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority’s (KHDA) established School Fees Framework (2012).

Grade KHDA Approved Fees (AED)
Pre-K 114,000
KG1 114,000
KG2 114,000
Grade 1 114,000
Grade 2 114,000
Grade 3 114,000
Grade 4 114,000
Grade 5 114,000
Grade 6 118,000
Grade 7 118,000
Grade 8 118,000
Grade 9 124,000
Grade 10 124,000
Grade 11 130,000
Grade 12 130,000


Applicable fee increases will be subject to KHDA approval and will be applied to the Founding Fee discounted rates as well as the KHDA approved fees.  In line with KHDA regulations, new schools in Dubai cannot increase their fees until the beginning of the 4th year of operation. 

Terms and Conditions

Application Fee

A one-time non-refundable/non-transferable application fee of 1,000-AED 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

Families with two or more children are eligible to receive a sibling discount.  The discount is 5% on the second child’s tuition fee and 10% on the third (and subsequent) child’s tuition fee.  Sibling discounts will only apply to the KHDA approved fees.

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


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