Transfer Certificate

As a requirement by the United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Education and for us to be able to register your child legally with the Ministry/KHDA, it is mandatory that we receive a Transfer Certificate (TC) from your child’s previous school. Registration at any school in Dubai without a TC is not possible.

All children entering Grade 1 and upwards at Uptown School must provide a Transfer Certificate, regardless of the country and educational curriculum they are coming from.

The Transfer certificate must be either in English or Arabic. (if not, this should be translated and authenticated by your Embassy or Consulate). The Transfer Certificate must confirm the grade or year completed and exit date from the current school (for a midyear transfer, please also include their current grade/year). A Transfer Certificate sample can be downloaded here.

Please note that this may need to be attested depending on the country the student is transferring from:

a) For students coming from America, Canada, Europe, Australia or New Zealand, attestation of the Transfer Certificates is not required.
b) For students coming from GCC countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar) and within the UAE, but outside of Dubai, attestation is required only by their Ministry of Education.
c) For students coming from other countries not included in the above, attestation of the Transfer Certificate is required by the Ministry of Education, Department of Foreign Affairs and the UAE Embassy in the country where the certificate was issued.

If you would like to speak to us about your application, the steps required or anything else, please contact Mrs Shams Eneim, Admissions Manager on T 971 (0)4 251 5001 ext 201 or via Alternatively visit our Admissions Office. Opening hours are Sunday to Thursday, 8am to 4pm.