At The British International School Abu Dhabi, every day is packed with life-changing experiences. Our tuition fees reflect the extraordinary learning opportunities and the world-leading British international curriculum we offer in Abu Dhabi – both in lessons and outside the classroom – that will inspire your child to be creative, follow their passions, and think differently.
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Getting started

After you've made an enquiry and taken a tour, you'll need to complete our Online Application Form. There's no fee to submit your application.


Registration stage

Once the application process is complete, we'll write to you to offer your child a place. To secure your offer, you'll need to pay a non-refundable registration fee of 5% by a set deadline. The registration fee will then be deducted from your child's tuition fees once they take up their place.


The 5% registration fees are:

Year Group

5% Registration Fee


2,515 AED

Early Years FS2

2,602 AED

Years 1-5

3,167 AED

Years 6-11

3,243 AED

Years 12-13

3,570 AED



Tuition fees

 Year Group Annual Fee Autumn Term
(Aug - Dec)
(4 Months)
 Spring Term
(Jan - Mar)
(3 Months)
Summer Term
(Apr - Jul)
(3 Months)
Nursery 50,300 AED  20,120 AED  15,090 AED   15,090 AED
 FS2 52,050 AED  20,820 AED  15,615 AED 15,615 AED 
 Years 1- 5 63,340 AED  25,336 AED 19,002 AED  19, 002 AED 
 Years 6 - 11 64,850 AED  25,940 AED  19,455 AED  19,455 AED
 Years 12 - 13 71,410 AED 28,564 AED  21,423AED  21,423 AED 


Sibling Discount

 4th Child 

5th Child 
7.5%  10%

Year groups chart


  • Pre KG = FS1 Nursery

  • KG1 = FS2 (Reception)

  • KG2 = Y01

  • Gr 1 = Y02


Fees at The British International School Abu Dhabi are subject to Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) approval. The fees are charged evenly based on a 10-month year.


Bus fees

We run a safe and efficient bus service that covers the main residential areas of Abu Dhabi. The costs of our service are detailed below.



Annual Fee

Autumn Term


Spring Term


Summer Term


Return Journey

8,000 AED

3,200 AED

2,400 AED

2,400 AED

One-way Journey







  • Does The British International School Abu Dhabi charge any additional fees?

    The above tuition fees represent the cost of tuition, textbooks and associated curricula materials for the academic year 2022/23.

    School uniforms can be purchased at an additional cost from Zaks Uniforms

    If EAL or AEN is required, this may be subject to additional cost.

    All IGCSE and IB examination fees are inclusive of the school fees.

  • How does the process differ if my company is paying the tuition fees?

    Our aim is to make the process as straightforward and simple as possible for you, the parents. In the event that your company will be paying school fees, our Admissions Team and Finance Team will be happy to provide you with information to make it a smooth process.

  • How long should I expect the full admissions process to take?
    From the moment a parent first makes contact with The British International School Abu Dhabi, to the point when we offer their child a place at the school should take no more than two weeks. It really depends on how quickly parents wish to apply.
  • What is the assessment process before an offer is made?
    Assessment sessions will be held throughout the academic year for Year 1 to Year 12. Play sessions for Nursery & Foundations Stage 2 are a mandatory step in the admissions process for all students currently in the UAE.

    Students applying to the school may be required to sit an assessment to gauge their level of English, additional learning needs, or to help decide which year level will be most appropriate. 


There’s so much to see at BIS Abu Dhabi. Join us for a tour and you’ll meet our exceptional teachers and get a feel for our thriving international community. Get in touch with our admissions team today. 

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