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Best private schools in the UAE for foreign students


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Best private schools in the UAE for foreign students


Private schools in the UAE, prestigious schools in the United Arab Emirates for foreign students today are considered one of the most popular and rapidly developing areas of foreign education. Private schools in the UAE accept students from all over the world to study, a certificate of graduation from a prestigious school in the United Arab Emirates allows graduates to easily enter universities not only in the UAE, but also in other countries of the world, not excluding elite and ranking higher education institutions. The experts of the educational agency SMAPSE in this article will tell in detail about the specifics of secondary education in prestigious schools in the UAE for students from all over the world.

Prestigious schools in the United Arab Emirates for foreign students today are represented by both private schools in the UAE and state educational institutions. Secondary education in UAE schools for citizens of the country is provided absolutely free of charge, but only in public schools in the United Arab Emirates. Not so long ago, the UAE's middle-level state educational institutions began to accept foreign students, but on a fee basis. One way or another, the most popular in the UAE are precisely private schools, which are preferable even for citizens of the country due to the higher quality of the knowledge provided. In all, without exception, public schools in the United Arab Emirates, as well as in certain private middle-level educational institutions, boys and girls are educated separately - separation is carried out in seventh grade.

A specific feature of prestigious private schools in the UAE is the fairly common practice of teaching according to foreign educational programs, such as IB, high school diploma programs, British A-level and others. Moreover, the educational process is in English (rarely in Arabic).

It is worth emphasizing that such prestigious schools operate in the United Arab Emirates, in which representatives of one or another nationality receive secondary education.The most foreign students choose private schools that teach educational programs in the UK , USA or Switzerland in English, which opens the door to the world of higher education abroad.

The specifics of teaching in private schools in the UAE, especially prestigious schools in the United Arab Emirates for foreign students

First of all, it is worth considering the secondary education system in the United Arab Emirates, it has the following structure:

Educational system stage

Mandatory Stage

Student age

Stage Features

Kindergarten

Yes

From 4 to 5 years old

As a rule, such courses are held on the basis of one or another secondary educational institution. The educational program provides for both basic education in disciplines and game elements for adapting students to subsequent classes of primary and secondary schools.

Elementary classes

Yes

From 6 to 12 years old

The educational program provides basic subjects such as mathematics and a foreign language

Preparatory classes

Yes

From 12 to 15 years old

The second step towards secondary education after primary school. Students have been studying for 3 years, are preparing for the transition to the middle link, getting the necessary base

Middle classes

Yes

From 15 to 18 years old

Students prepare to pass final exams to receive a certificate of full secondary education

Secondary technical education (only public schools in the UAE)

Not

From 15 to 21 years old 

There is the possibility of obtaining secondary technical (vocational) education in special secondary schools. After graduation from such educational institutions, students receive a certificate of secondary vocational education, which allows them to begin professional activities in their specialty.

The above structure of the secondary education system is consistent with both public and private schools in the United Arab Emirates - only secondary technical education is available exclusively to citizens of the country in public educational institutions, but this is not a problem - foreign students have nothing to receive this type of secondary education. The most prestigious private schools in the United Arab Emirates for foreign students offer excellent conditions for learning and living, have modern technical facilities for learning and infrastructure, offer a variety of ways of personal and physical development, including stadiums, sports complexes, etc.

Factors for choosing a prestigious private school in the United Arab Emirates for foreign students

When choosing a private school in the UAE for your child, you need to carefully consider several important characteristics, among which it should be noted:

  1. Type of curriculum . Since most prestigious private schools in the United Arab Emirates offer students educational programs in various countries, such as the British A-level, the American High School Diploma, IB program and others, it is worth deciding where the child will subsequently go for higher education. It is worth paying attention to the rankings of educational programs.
  2. The degree of competition among students during admission to a private school in the UAE. The vast majority of prestigious private schools in the United Arab Emirates are so popular and in demand that the admission line is scheduled for a year or two in advance! To avoid such difficulties, many private schools in the UAE create quotas for the number of places for foreign students or introduce additional entrance exams or tests. This circumstance also affects the deadlines for submitting documents - the more in demand a private school is, the earlier it is worth thinking about collecting the necessary package of documents and preparing for entering a private school in the UAE.
  3. The geographic location of a private school in the UAE. It is the safest and most optimal way to choose a private school in the capital of the United Arab Emirates and other large cities - these educational institutions always provide for accommodation in the school or in the immediate vicinity of it. However, in those private schools where accommodation is organized in a different place, a school bus is provided, which takes all students away from home, takes them to school, and takes students home in the evening.
  4. The cost of secondary education in private schools in the UAE. The cost of secondary education can reach more than 20 000 $ per academic year - it all depends on the prestige and elite of the private school. However, there are more affordable price segments.

List of documents required for admission to a private school in the UAE

To apply for admission to a private school in the UAE, you need to collect a package of documents, which includes the following required items:

  1. Actually, an application for admission to a private school in the United Arab Emirates, filled out by parents;
  2. Some private schools in the UAE additionally request a certificate from the hospital, indicating all vaccinations;
  3. Passport of the parent acting as a sponsor or guarantor, that is, it undertakes to guarantee the financial viability of the child during education and living in a private school in the UAE;
  4. Student's birth certificate and / or passport;
  5. Extract with grades from the current or previous place of education of the child for the last 1-2 years. If the student is already studying at a private school in the United Arab Emirates and wants to move to another, you need to receive a special Transfer Certificate - this document is official, its form and details are set by the Ministry of Education of the country.

In addition, many prestigious private schools in the United Arab Emirates conduct various entrance examinations or tests in English and / or mathematics. In addition, in the vast majority of cases, the student needs to be interviewed with representatives of the educational institution.

It should be understood that all documents in your language must be officially translated into English (Arabic). You can obtain more detailed information regarding the process of processing and collecting documents from SMAPSE professional experts, ordering a free consultation using the special form at the bottom of this page.

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