Dubai College was established in 1978 and has a national and international reputation as a world class learning organisation. We are an independent, coeducational, not-for-profit, selective secondary school following an adapted English National Curriculum and our vision is to be “leading British education overseas”, underpinned by four pillars of sporting, creative, philanthropic and academic endeavour.

We invite you to explore the links on this page for more information on the admissions process for each year group.

Year 7 is the main entry point to Dubai College and we strongly recommend that families already in Dubai apply for Year 7 rather than postponing applying until a later year group (for example to coincide with a younger sibling's application to Year 7).

We regret that we are unable to consider applications to join Years 11 and 13 due to the two year GCSE and A level course structure.

Applications for the academic year 2021-2022

Applications to join the school in August 2021 are now closed for all year groups.  

Applications for the academic year 2022-2023

Applications to join the school in August 2022 are now closed for all year groups. 

We will update this page of our website in September 2022 should we be able to accept applications for entry in January 2023 or April 2023 (for overseas candidates only).

Applications to join in August 2023

Applications to join Dubai College in August 2023 will open from September 2022.  More information will be published on our website prior to applications opening. 

We regret that at the current time we are not able to offer in-person tours for prospective families for 2023 entry but we warmly invite you to enjoy our virtual tours and departmental videos by clicking on the links further down this page.

Year 7 entry

Year 7


Years 8-10 entry



Year 12 entry

Sixth Form


An introductory video

Virtual Tour

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Exam results
University Destinations


School Tours


Dubai College Profile


DC Profile Lower School