Admission Terms and Conditions

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Transfer Certificate

A Transfer Certificate is an official  document issued by a school to certify that the certificate holder (student) attended the issuing school. The original school transfer certificate must contain the following information:

  • date of enrollment at your child’s previous school
  • year group placement at previous school
  • date the child left the previous school
  • school stamp and signature

In the case of overseas transfer, the school transfer certificate should also be duly attested by:

  • Ministry of Education in the country the school is located in
  • UAE Embassy in the country the school is located in

Attestation is not required for transfers from schools in UK, US, Canada, Australia and Europe.

All students in Grades 2 to 12 require a TC.

Students in KG1, KG2 and grade 1 require a TC if they enroll after November 15.

A TC is not the same as school records or school transcripts.  A TC should clearly state to which grade a student was promoted at the end of the year (if enrolling in August), or in which grade the student is currently enrolled (if enrolling mid-year).  It is a good idea to use the sample form provided in this package. TCs must be in English or Arabic. A TC is required by the MOE in the U.A.E.

Stamp requirements are dependent on school location. Find your school’s location below:

TCs must be stamped by the authorities listed.

  • North America, Western Europe, Australia or New Zealand:
    1. School stamp and signature
  • Middle East (except for the UAE), South and Central America, Asia, former Russian States, Eastern Europe and Africa:

    To be complete in the country you are leaving

    1. School stamp and signature
    2. Ministry of Education (in the country of the school’s location)
    3. UAE Embassy (in the country of the school’s location)
  • Another emirate of the UAE:
    1. School stamp and signature (TC must be in Arabic)
    2. Ministry of Education of the Emirate
  • Dubai:
    1. School stamp and signature (TC must be in Arabic)
  • Attestation is not required for transfers from schools in UK, US, Canada, Australia and Europe.

 For more information about assessment or requirements for entry, please call 04 327 9222.