Admissions Process

SISQ is an inclusive school and we welcome families of all nationalities into our learning community. We are currently accepting applications for September 2018 for children from the age of 3 to 16 years (Pre-KG to Grade 10). Please note we do also accept applications for families moving in to Doha this academic year and need a school place for their child. 

Applying for a place at the Swiss International School

We are currently accepting applications from families who wish to join us next academic year (2018-2019). Should you wish to apply for a place for your child/ren at the Swiss International School, we do encourage you to start the application process and submit an application form and all supporting documents. 

The application process at the Swiss International School consists of four stages.

Stage 1: Application

Families who wish to apply for a place for their child at SISQ are required to submit an application form accompanied by required documentation, and an application fee of QAR 500. 

Every applicant needs to provide the ‘core documents’ mentioned in the list below. You may also need to provide additional documents in accordance with your Qatari Residents Status. These should be submitted with your application form as outlined here

Core Documents

  • Parents’/guardian’s passport (and residence visa where applicable)
  • Your child’s passport
  • Your child’s birth certificate
  • Your child’s health and immunisation documentation
  • The most recent report from your child’s school
  • Previous school year report(s) from your child’s school
  • Any other relevant reports relating to your child’s specific learning needs or requirements

Additional Documents, if you are a resident of Qatar

  • Valid Qatari ID card for child (Copy of Front and Back)
  • Valid Qatari ID card for the parent (Copy of Front and Back)

IMPORTANT: Please note that Swiss International School will not process any applications with missing or incomplete documents.

Stage 2: Interview and Assessment

The Swiss International School 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.

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. For Grades 3 and over, students will have to sit an examination, whilst younger children will be assessed by a member of our academic staff through interaction and play. Our team will meet with the parents and the child to discuss the application and the child’s specific interest, needs and talents. Please note if you are applying from overseas, our admissions team will schedule an online interview.

Stage 3: Offer

Successful applicants will receive a letter offering a place at the Swiss International School for their child within one week of attending the interview. The letter will be accompanied by an Acceptance Form and our Terms and Conditions.

Stage 4: Acceptance

To accept an offer of a place for your child, the signed and completed Acceptance Form must be accompanied by the signed Terms and Conditions and a non-refundable Registration Fee of QAR 2500 and a non-refudnable Seat Reservation of QAR 2500 (deducted from the first term’s fees) within three weeks of receiving the offer letter.

Please ensure our Terms and Conditions (PDF 283KB) are read and understood before accepting the offer of a place at the Swiss International School in Qatar.

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