Introduction & Admission Procedure

Admission Procedure (For Boarders/Residential Students)

The school academic session starts in the first week of April every year and ends on March 31st of the subsequent year. Hence applications for admission for Boarders must ordinarily reach the school latest by March 1 in the year that admission is sought.
It is desirable that all admission formalities be completed well before the end of March. However limited vacancies may exist in the middle of the academic year for Boarding/Residential students. Information on midyear vacancies may be obtained by e-mailing the schools Admissions Coordinator. However it is best to apply early.
As proposed by the State Education Department the age at the time of admission should ordinarily be:

Nursery 3 Years Class VI 11 years
LKG 4 Years Class VII 12 years
KG 5 Years Class VIII 13 years
Class I 6 Years Class IX 14 years
Class II 7 Years Class X 15 years
Class III 8 Years Class XI 16 years
Class IV 9 Years Class XII 17 years
Class V 10 Years
Registration/Admission Form

The registration /admission form for Boarder/Residential students may be printed from the website or obtained from the school admissions office. This form must be completed and sent to the school along with all the documents mentioned on the form to enable the school to process the application. Please ensure that the requisite Registration Fees of rupees 5500/- is sent as Demand Draft in favour of Doon International School, Dehradun with the Registration Form failing which the application shall not be processed. You can contact at: 0135-2658491 for further details.

Entrance Examination

The school conducts an entrance examination for children seeking admission to Doon International School. These entrance examinations are conducted well before the commencement of the new academic session. The dates on which these entrance examinations will be conducted are communicated well in advance by the school admissions office to the parents of children seeking admission. Offers for admissions will be made on the basis of the results of these examinations and will depend on the number of vacancies in each class.

Entrance Examination Exemption

The school also has a provision of direct offer of admission to children with a proven academic record in their old school. For parents who wish to apply for an entrance examination exemption and seek direct admission for their ward, it is essential that they enclose the last two years report cards and supporting certificates/testimonials. On receipt of the application, the school will revert with an offer of admission if the School Admissions Committee approves the application.

Overseas Applicants

In the case of overseas applicants for boarding, an offer of admission is made on the basis of the previous academic performance of the child. Parents of overseas applicants must provide documentary and duly attested evidence to the school that the child has obtained the desired level of academic excellence. The school requires details of the academic record of the student, current mark sheets and a letter of recommendation from a teacher. The admissions committee of the school will subsequently offer admission to students who fulfill the stringent admission criteria of the school. Once the offer of admission has been made, foreign nationals would need to contact their local Indian Embassy/Consulate along with the letter of admission to obtain a student visa which is essential for studying in India.

Academic Scholarships

Doon International Educational Society offers limited part scholarships/bursaries to students on a need cum merit basis. Parents of children who have been offered admission to the school may apply for scholarships/bursaries by writing in confidence to the Principal along with evidence of merit/need.

School Fee

The Boarding school fee for the entire year is payable in advance for the first year. Thereafter (i.e after completion of one year), the school fee can be paid in two, half-yearly installments. The school website has details of the annual school fees. All relevant information is also available in the school prospectus, which may be obtained by writing to the school admissions office.