Admission Requirements | Aga Khan Academies

Admission Requirements

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We welcome enquiries about applying to the Academy. Our programmes are based on the principles and practices of the International Baccalaureate for primary and secondary-level students. The admission requirements for all the Academy's programmes, including language requirements, are outlined below.

Admission is competitive and based on student merit, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. The Academy endeavours to meet the demonstrated financial need of each admitted student.

Junior School

Grades 1–5: Primary Years Programme (PYP)
Students entering grade 1 ideally will have completed at least three years of nursery school and must be 6 years of age by 1 September of the year of entry.

Students may enter the first two years of the PYP without a strong prior knowledge of one of the languages of instruction, English or Hindi. However, in the last three years of the PYP, students must have a basic level of proficiency in both languages before they may be admitted.

Senior School

Students applying to the Senior School must have attained high scholastic achievement in their former educational institutions. They should also demonstrate a keen interest and participation in extracurricular activities such as sports, clubs, arts and music, and/or participation in community service projects outside the classroom.

Grades 6–10: Middle Years Programme (MYP)
Students without an intermediate level of proficiency in English may be admitted to the Middle Years Programme on a case-by-case basis. MYP students have the opportunity to study language A (language and literature) in both the official language (English) and national language (Hindi).

Grades 11–12: Diploma Programme (DP)
Applicants for the Diploma Programme must have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement as well as a record of active involvement in extracurricular and community service activities.

New students will not be accepted in the year of the Diploma exam.

Applying to the Academy

For further information about admissions, please contact the admissions office. Application and financial aid forms can be downloaded from the Application Forms page. Copies are also available from the admissions office.

*Please note that a completed financial aid form must be submitted together with the application form in order to apply for a bursary.

Tours of the Academy are held reguarly through the school year by appointment.