Admission Procedures

Scholars International Academy is a thriving British Curriculum school, located in the heart of Sharjah’s educations sector. A Scholars International Group school; SIA offers a high caliber education to students aged 4 and above. The purpose of the assessment is to gain an understanding of the child’s stage of language development, knowledge, abilities and experience in relation to our academic programme.

Assessment is mandatory for all children seeking admission from Foundation to Year 13.

The admissions procedure is made up of 3 steps: a school tour, an assessment and registration. All steps need to be booked by appointment.


Step 1 – School Tour

Mondays at 9 am or 11 am
Wednesdays at 9 am only

We encourage you to call or email to make a reservation for a tour at Scholars International Academy. School tours are held every Monday at 9 am and 11 am and every Wednesday at 11 am only; bookings for tours are required. Following the school tour, parents will be informed of requirements for school documentation, assessment procedures and reservations. At the end of the school tour, you are invited to book your assessment time.

Upon booking the assessment, payment of 200AED (per student, cash only, non-refundable) is required.

Step 2 – Student Assessment (Mandatory)

Mondays and Tuesdays – 1:00 pm for children going into Foundation 1 or Foundation 2.
All week and Saturdays – 9:00 am for children going into Year 1-Year 12

Bookings are required.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no preparation required for the Admissions Test and it is not the only deciding factor as to whether a seat is offered. This is not an exam but merely a guide for us to identify each student’s capabilities and to allow the admissions team to make the most informed decisions regarding placement for your student, the class and class teacher.

You will be contacted within one week from the date of the assessment. If your child is offered a seat at SIA, you will be asked to proceed with registration.

For entry into Years 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 the successful completion of the assessment and review of school documents is followed by an interview with the Principal or Head of Secondary regarding subject selection.

Step 3 – Registration

Sundays to Thursdays — 7:30 am till 10:00 am.

All prospective SIA parents are required to book an appointment for registration once their student has been offered a seat. Registrations take place on Sundays to Thursdays, between 7:30 am and 10:00 am and takes approximately one hour. Bookings are required. You will be asked to complete paperwork, provide photos and copies of documentation and pay the non-refundable Admission Fee of AED 700 per student (cash or cheque) along with Resources and Uniform. Joining information will be given to you at the time of registration.

Completion of registration guarantees your child a seat at SIA.

The following documents are required to complete registration:

6 passport sized photographs
2 valid passport copies with child’s valid visa endorsement
Emirates ID
2 birth certificate copies in Arabic or English
1 immunization card (vaccination card) copy

If a local school transfer:
Copy of the last 2 school report cards
Original transfer certificate of any student coming from a school in the UAE should be submitted to us for approval by the Ministry Of Education.

If you are transferring from a school abroad:
The latest school report card and the original transfer certificate which should mention that the student has passed and been promoted to the next grade.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to email us at or call us on 06 535 5033

Pooja Bathija
Admissions Officer


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