Learn about the new categories that can enroll in government schools in the UAE for non-citizens


Public schools in the Emirates are a popular choice for parents who want to educate their non-national children. The government education system in the UAE provides high-quality education for students, while providing the opportunity to obtain internationally recognized international certificates. Through this article, we will review the steps necessary to register in Government schools in the Emirates and everything related to that.

The necessary steps to enroll in public schools in the Emirates

  1. Parents who wish to enroll their children in public schools in the UAE must first familiarize themselves with the available schools. A list of all public schools can be obtained through the official Ministry of Education website.
  2. The Ministry of Education in the UAE provides an online registration service for all students wishing to enroll in government schools. Parents must fill out the online registration form, which can be found on the official Ministry of Education website.
  3. Some basic documents must be submitted to enroll a student in public schools, such as a passport, birth certificate, and previous educational achievement certificate. The required documents are determined based on the student’s age and current academic level.

Registration of non-national students in UAE government schools for the academic year 2023-2024

The Emirates Foundation for School Education announces the start of registration for non-national students in government schools for the next academic year 2023-2024. Six categories of registration, namely “nationals of the Gulf Cooperation Council, children of diplomats, UAE passport holders, decree holders, Comoros passport holders, and residents,” can register in government schools in the Emirates. Registration begins on the first of May and continues until the twelfth of the same month. .

Conditions for enrollment in government schools in the UAE

Although enrollment is possible, resident students who wish to enroll in public schools in the UAE must achieve at least 90% in Arabic, English and Mathematics subjects, and 85% in the third subject, or its equivalent in the AB symbol system, and students are not accepted Non-citizens who have achieved the conditions of excellence in public education schools, unless a letter is provided to the federal or local authorities.

In addition, the student must have completed the prescribed age for admission, and the student and his guardian must be present in the country with a valid residence permit for non-citizens, and submit the required documents and documents. Academic certificates and documents issued outside the country must be attested by the concerned authorities in the country and issued

Many parents want to enroll their children in private schools. Therefore, private institutions set conditions for enrollment in them. The most prominent of these conditions is that the student has completed the specified age for admission, advances in the specified dates, and is present in the country with a valid residency for non-citizens.

In addition to submitting the registration documents and the required documents, the guardian must also take care of the student’s certificates and documents, as they must be officially approved. Institutions are advised to take care of their own transportation service, by selecting it during the registration request to confirm the availability of the service at the specified time.

Academic certificates and documents issued outside the country must also be attested by the concerned authorities in the country from which the certificate was issued, the UAE Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. It is sufficient to attest certificates and academic documents for citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries from accredited educational institutions.

It stipulates for private institutions that the number of non-citizens admitted to the school should not exceed 20% of the student population, and the same percentage of students in one section of the school. Where the request is transferred by the school to the responsible branch

According to the accredited registration guide issued by the institution, 4 requirements for tuition fees have been established that students and parents must adhere to. Among these requirements is that the tuition fees be less than 6,000 dirhams, and the guardian must undertake to pay the fees in full on the specified date.

The school has the right to issue a written warning to the guardian (up to a maximum of 3 times) in the event of non-compliance with paying the fees on time, and schools can withhold the result from the student and not issue transfer certificates until the due fees are settled.

Students can apply to join the new academic year (2023-2024) through the application and admission service available on the institution’s website (www.ese.gov.ae), and everyone must review all the registration conditions available for all the mentioned tracks.

It is worth noting that the institution indicated that the tuition fees that are paid cannot be refunded in any way, and students and parents must adhere to the requirements related to tuition fees.

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