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.


The school may retain a certain amount of the tuition fees in any of the following:

  • If a student attends any part of week one of the term or fails to show up at all without the Parent/Guardian notifying the school in writing sufficiently in advance before the beginning of a term. In such a case, the school may retain the value of the registration or re-registration fees.
  • If a student attends from one week and up to three weeks in a term, the school may retain the value of one full month of tuition fees.
  • If a student attends over three weeks and up to six weeks in a term, the school may retain the value of two full months of tuition fees.
  • If a student attends over six weeks in a term, the school may retain the full term fee.

Withdrawing from School

All notices of withdrawal must be in writing to the Registrar. The school requires a minimum of 2 weeks notification of withdrawal. Parents are responsible for completing the online Transfer Certificate (TC) request on GEMS OASIS. In the event of outstanding books, fees or fines, the school will not release records nor issue a Transfer Certificate.

Transfer Certificates (TC)

The Ministry of Education in the U.A.E. requires that all students from Grade 2 onwards submit a TC when they change schools. GEMS World Academy - Abu Dhabi will be pleased to prepare a Transfer Certificate for all students who have completed the withdrawal process previously mentioned. KG1 to Grade 5 will need a TC after November 1st.