Information about Payments, Refunds, Re-enrolments and Withdrawals
Application Fee: AED 525 payable at the time of the online registration and is charged to process the application of new students. Once the child received a formal offer from the school the Registration deposit is charged to enrol the child and secure the place.
The application fee is inclusive of VAT, non-transferable, non-adjustable.
The application fee is refundable if the school does not offer the student a place. Unless, the child's registration is carried forward to the following Academic Year.
The application fee is non-refundable if the school offers the student a place but the student chooses not to take it.
The application fee is not deductible from the total tuition fees to be paid if the student is offered and accepts a place.
If new students enrol at the school during the course of the academic year, the school can charge tuition fees starting from the beginning of the month of enrolment.
Schools can collect annual tuition fees in three installments, due at the beginning of each term. The first term's payment will be 40%, the second 30% and the third term 30% of annual tuition fees.
Registration Deposit : This deposit is payable after the student has been offered a place and parents have accepted the offer. The registration deposit is 10% of the total tuition fees and is deductible from the total tuition fees for the academic year. Please note, this is a non-refundable deposit.
If a student joins the school in the middle of a term/semester, the tuition fee applicable will be pro-rata, based on the number of full weeks (commencing from the week of joining) remaining and unexpired in the term.
All forms of payment methods are accepted and can be made by in person at the School Accounts Office. Wherever possible, school fees are ideally paid online. In addition, payments of fees and tuition can also be paid by cheque or wire transfer directly to the school bank account. School bank account details are below for your easy reference. Online payments can be made using the link on GEMS Connect .
Bank Name: MASHREQ BANK
Bank Branch: AL Riqa Branch, Deira, Dubai, UAE
Account Name: GEMS Royal Dubai School
Account Number: 0493155481
IBAN No.: AE160330000010493155481
Account Currency: AED
SWIFT Code: BOMLAEAD
Non-payment of Fees
Failure to pay school fees may result in a loss of the student’s place in the school, withholding of their school reports, references, and/or examination results, as well as a temporary or permanent expulsion or exclusion from school.
in the cases of both existing and new students, the registration and re-registration deposit will not be refunded unless there are extenuating circumstances. These circumstances include, but are not limited to, relocation to another country / Emirate or any other unforeseen circumstance.
In the case of refund, the school fees will be calculated as follows:
- Tuition fees paid prior to the beginning of the academic year are refundable and only the registration / re-registration deposit will be deducted
- If the student was enrolled in the school for two weeks or less, a month's fees will be deducted
- If the student was enrolled in the school for a period ranging between two weeks and one month, two month's fees will be deducted.
- If the student was enrolled in the school for more than a month, the full terms fees will be deducted.
The refund will be calculated from the start of the term and the date of the official request by the parent stating the intent of withdrawal and not from the date when the student was absent. Being on the school register counts as days in school.
If paid with credit card or online, monies will be refunded back to the credit card. Cash payments will be refunded via cheque.
Re-Enrolment for Existing Students
In order to secure the seat for the next academic year, parents will be asked to pay a re-registration fee which is non-refundable, but adjustable against the first term fees. Please note, students who are unable to be registered with the ministry due to missing required documentation, or students with an outstanding fee balance, will not be able to be re-enroll for the next academic year.
This deposit is payable at the time of Re-enrolment to guarantee a place for the following academic year. The Re-registration deposit is 5% of the total tuition fees, and is deductible from the total tuition fees for the academic year. Please note, this is a non-refundable deposit.
All students withdrawing from the school must submit notification of their withdrawal in writing to the Registrar’s office. A 30-day notification period is required to ensure all necessary documents are ready.
“Please note that school fees for the upcoming academic year are subject to change in accordance with Article 51 the Bylaw of Federal Law No. (28) of 1999 Concerning Private Education and applicable regulations.”