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Documents required when joining the College

Admissions to GEMS Jumeirah College can be made at any time through the Registrar, although there are cut-off dates during the year, which are designated by the Ministry of Education.  The Ministry of Education also requires all students to submit certain documents to the school before they can enter the educational system in Dubai.

Without these documents entry for your child may be refused:

  •  2 copies of the applicant's passport including valid residence visa (due upon receipt)
  •  2 copies of the parent's/sponsor's passport including valid residence visa (due upon receipt)
  •  2 copies of the applicant's UAE ID card, front and back (due upon receipt)
  •  2 copies of the Mother's UAE ID card, front and back (due upon receipt)
  •  2 copies of the Father's UAE ID card, front and back (due upon receipt)
  •  2 copies of your child's birth certificate
  •  4 recent passport photos of your child
  •  A copy of the student's current immunisation record in English

Transfer Certificate

Every student is required by UAE Ministry of Education Law to have a transfer certificate from their last school. This is strictly enforced and failure of a student to have a properly completed certificate, or a legally binding undertaking to action all the necessary documentation, will result in your child's place being withdrawn.  Please discuss your child's transfer certificate requirements with the Registrar as your country of origin and last school is taken into consideration.

If transferring from another school within Dubai:
Please inform your current school of your intentions. Jumeirah College will then contact your current school to obtain the Transfer Certificate.  No further action is required although a fee of AED15 is charged by the KHDA for the transfer.  This is payable to the registrar's office at the College.

If transferring school from outside Dubai:
The original Transfer Certificate must be obtained by yourself from your child's current school and given to Jumeirah College on arrival in Dubai.  Please be aware of the attestation rules, if applicable as outlined below.

The Certificate must be on official school letterhead and must contain the following information:

  • Name of Student
  • Date of Birth
  • Class to which he/she was admitted to the school
  • Present Class
  • Year Group Partially Completed (if moving mid-way through the academic year)
  • Year Group Completed (if moving at the end of the academic year)
  • Year Group Promoted to (for the next academic year)
  • Date the child left the school (the student's last day at the school)
  • School stamp and signature

Important Instructions for Parents:

NB: Students coming from countries other than United States, Australia, Canada, Western Europe and New Zealand should have the original Transfer Certificate (TC) attested by:

  • Ministry of Education (from country of TC origin)
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (from the country of TC origin)
  • UAE Embassy (from the country of TC origin) for students transferring from schools within the UAE, a Ministry approved Transfer Certificate is issued.

NB: It is of vital importance that the British Curriculum corresponding year group is noted on the Transfer Certificate if coming from a different system as the Ministry of Education may refuse the child entry if the year group does not correspond with that of the new school.


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