Admission Policy

Welcome to the International School of Creative Science Nad Al Sheba

Admissions to ISCS Nad Al Sheba will be conducted on a first come first served basis in a fair manner. Admission will also be based on entrance test for each year and key stage level. Due to high demands prospective students for Year 3 and above will also be required to undertake a CAT4 (Cognitive Ability Testing) test on a published date and location.

If you would like to apply to ISCS Nad Al Sheba please visit the school and fill in an application form at the school’s reception desk, which is open from Sunday to Thursday from 07:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

To print the application form click here 

Admissions procedures for FS1- Year 11 throughout the year:

  • Complete the application form online or at the relevant phase reception in the school.
  • Submit a copy of your child’s passport copy, copy of each parent’s Emirates ID & most recent school report or (To Whom It May Concern) letter from your child’s current school.
  • Upon receipt of the application form your son/daughter will be invited for an entrance exam or interview. FS1 and FS2 children will be invited to school with their parents for an informal interview.
  • Year 1 to 11 students will be invited for computerised examination & interviews.
  • The registration department, along with the senior leadership team, will test and evaluate applications made throughout the year on a case by case basis. Admissions will be based upon availability in the year group school/term reports and entrance/CAT4 (Cognitive Ability) test results. All other registration and administrative requirements remain the same as other year groups and as listed above.

If your application is successful and your child is offered a place you will be notified by phone or e-mail and invited to come in to complete the rest of the admission formalities.

The following documentation will be required to secure a place for your child and must be received within one week of an offer of placement.

Admission Documents:

To facilitate the admission of your child with KHDA we require that you produce the following documents at the time of admission to accompany the completed Application Form.

  • Copy of your child’s most recent report card or ‘To Whom It May Concern’ letter from your child’s current school.
  • Copy of child’s, father’s & mother’s passport with valid residence visa (for expats).
  • Original child’s Emirates ID card & copy of it.
  • Copy of each parent’s Emirates ID.
  • Copy of child’s birth certificate.
  • Copy of Family Register (for UAE applicants only).
  • Copy of child’s vaccination certificate.
  • Two recent coloured photographs.
  • Attested original transfer certificate.
  • Attested original end of year school report .
  • A non-refundable admission fee of Dhs 1000 is required to be paid at the time of registration.

Note: If the student is registered in any schools following the British curriculum (year system) in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai or outside the UAE, the student will register in the same year in our school for the following academic year.

Transferring from another school or country:

If the Transfer certificate is issued in:

The UAE:

It should carry the stamp of the school as well as the Educational Zone of the Emirate certificate is issued by. The school will retain original transfer certificate.

GCC countries:

GCC citizens:

  • The transfer certificate & the report should carry the stamp of the school and be stamped by the Ministry of Education. We will retain the original school report and the transfer certificate.

Non-GCC citizens:

  • The transfer certificate & the report should be stamped by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of the UAE in that country. We will retain the original school report and the transfer certificate.

For any other country:

The transfer certificate should be stamped by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of the UAE in that country. We will retain the original transfer certificate. In all cases, the school certificates and other documentation should be in either Arabic or English. If another language is used, it must be legally translated and authenticated as with other documentation.

Please Note: It is the responsibility of the parent to provide the documents listed above, including the copies of the Resident Visa. By completing and signing the registration form, the parent accepts this responsibility. The school will not be held responsible if the ministry refuses to register a child for any reason including missing documentation listed above.

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