Admissions Process

How to begin your child's journey

Parents who wish their children to be registered at GEMS Wellington International School must complete online registration form and pay a non-refundable AED500. Registration fees are accepted in the form of AED cheques, cash or bank transfer. 

Supporting Documents

The supporting documents that are required when a registration is submitted are: 

  • Student Birth Certificate Copy (in English or Arabic)
  • Student Passport Copy
  • Student Visa Copy
  • Student Emirates Card ID Copy (both sides)
  • 2 recent Passport size photographs
  • Immunisation Certificate Copy
  • Most Recent School report/nursery (previous 2 years) copy
  • Medical Declaration and Mandatory Information Forms (see Medical)
  • Sponsor Passport Copy
  • Sponsor Visa Copy
  • Sponsor Emirates ID Copy

Without the above listed documents the entry process for your child cannot be completed.

Please ensure that all relevant information regarding your child is included with the online Registration Form

  • Information regarding allergies, special medical conditions, etc.
  • Up to date contact details, and emergency telephone numbers for both parents. 
  • Please also check that your child has received all necessary vaccinations; consult your physican, if in doubt.

Entry Criteria

GEMS Wellington International School prides itself on an admission policy that does not discriminate against any child or family. All children are welcome to apply to GEMS Wellington International School, regardless of nationality, ethnicity or religion.

GEMS Wellington International School is a truly international institution which has limited spaces for children with additional learning needs.

Foundation/Primary/Secondary reports from previous school/nurseries will be reviewed by the academic teaching staff and if deemed necessary, may be followed by an assessment or interview.

It is important for parents applying for Foundation stage 1 and 2 to understand that places for new students may be limited. We therefore strongly recommend that parent contact Registrar office directly to better understand the current enrolment availability.

Student wishing to undertake the International Baccalaureate Diploma program – IBDP  will need to have achieved a minimum standard in their GCSEs or equivalent in order to take the Diploma. IB courses and Careers Programme are alos offered at GEMS Wellington International School.

Transfer Letter 

After your child has received an offer to join GEMS Wellington International School we request the Transfer certificate from your previous school.

The original Transfer Certificate must be on official school letterhead. This form must be typed, signed by the Principal and show an official school stamp. 

The Transfer Certificate of students from schools located in any country other than Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, USA and UAE, MUST be in English or Arabic and Attested by:

  •          Ministry of Education
  •          Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  •          UAE Embassy

Attestation is required for GCC countries from Ministry of Education only.

The Transfer Certificates within Dubai Schools are done electronically and other Emirates transfers still need to be attested by Ministry of Education only. 

Transfer Letter Template

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Transfer Certificate Instructions

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