Admissions Process

Welcome to the Swiss International School. Our vision is to provide the highest quality learning opportunities for students age 3 to 18 years old. We ensure outstanding international education set in an environment that excites, inspires, supports and challenges every student to excel academically and socially.

As an IB World School, SISQ has fully adopted the International Baccalaureate's philosophy and pedagogy for all grades. SISQ has officially received its accreditation  for the Primary YearsMiddle Years and Diploma Programmes in Spring 2019. This followed a rigorous authorisation process conducted by the IB Organisation (IBO). The school is one of the very few schools that have gone through the authorisation process for all three programmes (PYP, MYP, DP) at the same time and completed it in just two years.


SISQ is an inclusive school and we welcome families of all nationalities into our learning community. We are currently accepting applications for August 2023 for children from the age of 3 to 18 years (PK1 to Grade 12). Please note we do also accept applications for families moving into Doha this academic year and need a school place for their child.

You must submit an online application and all supporting documents. SISQ will not process any applications with missing or incomplete documents.

Stage 1: Submit your application, upload core documents and pay application fee

Families who wish to apply for a place for their child at SISQ are required to apply online through our website ( together with uploading in the same page the following supporting documents: 

  • Parents’/Guardians’ passport copy 
  • Parents’/Guardians’ valid Qatari ID copy (if available) 
  • Document of Legal guardianship (if applicable) 
  • Child’s passport copy 
  • Child’s valid QID copy (NB: children that do not have a valid QID whilst applying must submit a copy of their valid QID before the first day of school to be able to attend SISQ) 
  • Recent passport-sized headshot photo of your child
  • Child’s health and immunisation documentation 
  • The most recent report from your child’s school (the school report must indicate current Academic year and grade completion, if not, a Transfer Certificate needs to be uploaded)
  • Previous school year report from your child’s school (1 additional year)
  • Any other relevant reports relating to your child’s specific learning and/or behaviour needs 
  • A Fit to School Certificate needs to be obtained by an assigned Primary Health Center for the applicants joining in PK1 to G1 and all applicants from overseas

Please note that your child’s file will only be reviewed by the school’s Admissions Department provided it is complete along with the payment of the non-refundable Application Fee.

Students who wish to join SISQ in Grade 12 must have completed the first year of the Diploma Programme, including courses that are fully compatible with those offered at SISQ. 

Parents are responsible for submitting all relevant documents (health, medical, Educational Psychologist, IEPs and the most recent school reports) and information related to academic, behaviour and/or social concerns. If it is discovered that information has been withheld, SISQ reserves the right to review and withdraw an offer.

For the applicants coming from overseas, all school reports/documents must be translated into English. Students who are applying for Grade 2 and above, the most recent year-end report must be legalised.

For candidates offered to start in Term 2, the legalised Term 1 report from the students’ current school needs to be submitted for the student’s registration.

For further information Parents should contact our Admissions Team who will be happy to assist families with any clarification.

Stage 2: Interview and Assessment

SISQ is looking for students that are motivated, determined and trying their personal best to succeed academically and socially. SISQ carefully studies each application and invites selected students for an assessment/interview according to their age and grade placement. Attention is given to the balance within a class regarding gender, language, specific needs, nationality etc.

As soon as an assessment has been scheduled, a member of our admissions team will provide information on the interview and assessment before you join us on the day. Please note if you are applying from overseas, our admissions team will schedule an online interview.

Please note that SISQ Admissions Team invites only selected students to Assessments, whose initial screening was successful. 

The submitted documents and assessment results are kept strictly confidential and used for internal purpose only.

Stage 3: Offer

Successful applicants will receive a letter offering a place at SISQ within one week of attending the interview.

Stage 4: Acceptance

To accept the offer of a place, you have a week starting from the receipt of the Seat Offer Letter after which the school reserves the right to offer the place to another family.. You must complete and sign the Terms and Conditions and pay a non-refundable Registration Fee.

Please ensure our Terms and Conditions are read and understood before accepting the offer of a place at the Swiss International School.

For overseas students, families will also need to complete and return the Probation Agreement.

We look forward to welcoming you at SISQ.

Should you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or +974 4036 3131



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