Year 7 entry
Please note that applications for entry during the current academic year 2021-2022 and for entry in August 2022 are now closed.
Dubai College begins at Year 7 with 176 places available.
Dubai College is a selective entry school. All applicants for Year 7 are invited to sit our entrance assessment which takes place each November.
While our students do have a long track record of excelling academically, we also admit students who show interest and ability in sports and the creative arts as well as academic endeavour. As a school we aim to educate students who are socially articulate and well-rounded as well as academic and we welcome applications from students who will thrive in a demanding secondary school environment.
The majority of our new Year 7 students come to us from primary schools in Dubai but we also have joiners every year from other Emirates and overseas. More than 40 different primary schools are represented by our new Year 7 students joining in 2021. Most of our Year 7 students have previously attended UK curriculum primary schools but we welcome applications from students at any primary school. If you require advice on the equivalent school grades in a different curriculum, please contact the Registrar via the enquiry form on this page.
The application process for entry to Year 7 in August 2021 has been completed and we will not be accepting any further applications for the current academic year.
Applications for entry to Year 7 in August 2022 closed on 27th October at 4.00pm UAE time.
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).
Age of entry
All applicants should be in the school year group which corresponds to their age unless there are exceptional circumstances.
For entry into Year 7, the applicant should have reached the age of eleven years and should have completed Year 6 by August.
Applicants younger than this, who have their eleventh birthday before the end of the calendar year, will, in exceptional circumstances, be considered. Applications from students younger than this will not be accepted.