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 Stage 1 to Year 13.

The admissions procedure is made up of 4 steps: a school tour/open mornings, online application, an assessment and registration. All steps need to be booked by appointment.


Step 1 – School Tour/Open Mornings

The School Open Mornings for the Academic Year 2019 – 2020 are:

Tuesday, 14th Jan, 2020
Tuesday, 28th Jan, 2020
Tuesday, 11th Feb, 2020
Tuesday, 25th Feb, 2020
Tuesday, 10th March 2020
Tuesday, 24th March 2020
Tuesday, 21st April 2020
Tuesday, 12th May 2020
Tuesday, 16th June 2020

Kindly contact us via email or telephone to book for a school tour or Open Morning at Scholars International Academy. Our Open Mornings will include an information session with Principal Nigel Melen along with a school tour and one-on-one with our Phase Head Leaders. The Open Morning aims to provide an insight on the British Curriculum, our Education Philosophy, School facilities and our Engaging Learning Environment. Q&A session to follow

You will also be able to book an assessment for your child with our Admissions Manager – Ursula Zeitouny after the session.

Step 2 – Online Application

Click here to submit an online application form for your child. Our admissions team will contact you within 24 to 48 hours to schedule an assessment for your child.

Step 3 – Student Assessment (Mandatory)

Kindly note that the non-refundable assessment fees of AED 200 is payable in cash only.

Mondays and Wednesday – 1:00 pm for children going into Foundation 1 or Foundation 2.
Sunday to Thursday – 8:00 to 12 noon and Saturday – 8:00am to 10:00 am for children going into Year 1 to Year 13.

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 24 hours 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 1 to 13, successful completion of the assessment and review of school documents and for Years 10-13 the same is followed by an interview with the Principal or Head of Secondary regarding subject selection.

Step 4 – Registration

Sunday to Thursday – 7:30 am till 11:30 am.
Saturday – 8:00am till 11:00am.

You will be asked to complete paperwork, provide photos and copies of documentation and pay the non – refundable Admission Fee per student (cash).
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 (Original and two copies)
2 birth certificate copies in Arabic or English
1 immunization card (vaccination card) copy

If a local school transfer:
Original Ministry attested transfer certificate from previous school.

If a local school transfer from Dubai and Abu Dhabi:
Original Ministry attested transfer certificate from the previous school and a KHDA equivalence certificate.

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.
Attested by the following:
1) Ministry of Education – Country of Origin
2) Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Country of Origin
3) UAE Consulate – Country of Origin

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to email us at or call us on 06 519 7000

Ursula Zeitouny
Admissions Manager


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