How To Apply

If you have any specific questions about how to apply to Brighton College Abu Dhabi, we are happy to personally guide you through the process. Please contact our admissions team by calling +971 (0) 2 815 6504 or email

A child’s point of entry into the College is based on their date of birth. Year group entry ages can be found in the 'Entry Ages'. We would kindly ask that you refer to this document before completing the Online Application Form. 

Please note that we are unable to process incomplete applications.


Step by Step Admissions Process

Step 1:

Click here to complete an online application for your child, also uploading the following onto the application.

  • Last academic years' school reports
  • Medical, Education Psychologist Report, IEPs (if applicable to your child)
  • Most recent Leaver Certificate (If yet provided. Please check if attestation is required here.  Please find an example of Leavers Certificate here.
  • Birth Certificate and Immunization records
  • Pupil's passport copy
  • Pupil's UAE residence visa and Emirates ID copies (If already based in the UAE. UAE residence visas and Emirates IDs can be supplied at a later stage if you are  yet to relocate to Abu Dhabi.  You are welcome to upload a note in these fields, so you are able to move forward through the on-line application)
  • Mother and Fathers Documents including photo, passport, EID.

Step 2:

The College’s Admissions Team will then invite you to attend an on-campus or on-line entry appointment within 1-2 days of creating your application. 

Nursery to Year 1 applicants are invited to an on campus play session. For our Nursery to Year 1 overseas applicants, they are able to complete the Admission process via recorded video uploads along side your child’s most recent school reports and information.  

Year 2 to Year 13 applicants are invited to attend a on-campus or on-line CAT4 entry appointment and interview, of which the results are given by the end of that week on a Friday.

*For overseas applications, we require the current school’s contact details to carry out the online assessment.

Step 3:

Once your child's assessment is completed, Admissions will inform you of the Head of School’s decision by the end of that week on a Friday.  You will receive an offer letter or be advised of your next step.

Offers are accepted by a completing a 5% deposit of the total tuition fee for the year, which can be paid directly in the College with our Finance Team, by cash or cheque. A bank transfer is also acceptable, however a copy of the transfer slip should be sent by email to and

Step 4:

After accepting your offer by completing your deposit payment, you are required to complete ADEK eSIS (register with the Education Ministry). If you are still waiting for your child’s or family UAE documentation (EID, Visa etc), this legal registration can still be completed with the minimum of a most recent school report and leavers certificate.  If you are moving from South or Central America, Asia, Russia, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, New Zealand or a GCC Country, your child’s most recent school report and leaver certificate will require attestation from the countries Ministry of Education or Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Please contact our ADEK Liaison – Mrs Rana Taha on to +971 (0)2 815 6500 or by email to confirm our most recent processes or if you require any further information.