Payment Policies

Information about Payments, Refunds, Re-enrolments and Withdrawals

GEMS World Academy, Abu Dhabi, tuition fees are payable in advance of attendance and are assessed in accordance with the fee structure established by GEMS.

Tuition fees are the primary source of the school’s operating budget and, as such, prompt payment is crucial to ensure the continuing quality of school programs.

Methods of Payment

All fees are payable in UAE dirhams only.

Funds may be drawn on a UAE bank through a personal check or a bank draft.

Company Benefits

Please note, if your employer provides education benefits, they may not be considered a ‘Company Pay’ account for GEMS World Academy.

Parents should check their employer’s with the Registrar, as they may have to pay the tuition first and then be reimbursed by their employer.

Company Accounts

Companies and organizations with a current account with GEMS World Academy, Abu Dhabi, are requested to provide parents of new students with a letter stating that they will be responsible for the payment of tuition and fees.

The company is then required to pay the registration fee and tuition for the current semester, within 30 days of the date the new student is accepted for enrollment.

Parent Pay Accounts

Payment invoices and receipts cannot be split between the parent and a sponsoring company.

If a company’s policy does not provide for full payment of school fees, the student account will be shown as a parent pay in the school’s records. This requires parents to pay the registration fee and tuition fee for the current semester upon initial enrollment and before class attendance.

Parents should then seek reimbursement from their company.


Tuition fees are only refundable for the semester in which a student does not attend school. Any attendance during a nine-week quarter will negate a refund for that quarter.

Registration and testing fees are non-refundable.

For Kindergarten 1 (KG1) students only, a full refund will be made if the Principal determines that the child is not ready for the program.