Virtual School Admissions for the 2020/21 school year are now open! Usually, parents would be visiting new schools for their children to attend in September. However, due to the COVID-19 lockdown, visiting schools and meeting with staff and administrators has been put on hold. So how are parents supposed to choose a new school for their kids? 

Thankfully many of the wonderful schools in Qatar have adapted to the current situation and are now providing online or virtual services to get all the answers you need before applying. The following list of schools and nurseries are holding virtual admissions, tours and e-meetings to answer all your questions and queries.

Acorn Nursery

acorn nurseryAcorn Nurseries is a group of premium British-managed, EYFS curriculum early learning centres in Qatar for children aged 2 months to 4 years of age. Acorn Nursery is one of the best EYFS nursery’s in Qatar, operating to international standards and employing qualified staff with relevant UK experience.

They have two branches: one in Ain Khalid and the other in Al Khor. Each nursery a clean, safe, welcoming environment with plenty of natural light, age-appropriate furniture of international quality, easy access to outdoor play areas, and much more!

During the month of July, Acorn Nursery will be posting a fun activity for your kids to try at home on their Facebook page. Hopefully they will also start their Summer Camp soon so your kids can get back to nursery and have fun!

To find out more about Acorn Nursery visit their website, or call 4038 7684 or 4471 3597. If you want to apply for your child to attend the nursery click here.

ACS International School Doha

ACS are running a series of Virtual Open Days to introduce prospective parents to their brand new campus which is opening in August! The Open Day virtual tour will guide parents and families around the new campus, and showcase all it’s exciting new state-of-the-art facilities. To sign up for a Virtual Open Day, register online here. You can also arrange a Personal Virtual Tour via the same link.

ACS Doha is currently accepting student applications, all you have to do to apply is click here. For more information you can email [email protected] or call 4474 9000.

Arab International Academy

Due to the government restrictions in place to fight COVID-19, it’s not possible to visit AIA directly. However, AIA have developed an impressive Virtual Tour that you can take to discover the school and its impressive facilities.

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AIA’s admissions are currently open! You can apply for your child to attend AIA here, or you can call 4041 4999, or email [email protected]

Belgravia High School

The Belgravia High School is now accepting admissions applications for the 2020/21 school year. Belgravia offers course in a wide selection of British curriculum subjects.

Visit their website, or contact the Belgravia High School by emailing [email protected] or call 4016 5151.


Compass International School Doha

Nothing can replace a face-to-face visit and tour of the school – but with school closures and travel restrictions around the world, a Virtual Discovery Meeting at Compass is the next best thing.

Compass International School have scheduled Virtual Tours so you can speak directly with a member of the friendly admissions team. Once they’ve learned more about you and your family’s needs, they will arrange a convenient time for your personalised Virtual Discovery Meeting so you can e-meet with staff who will answer all your questions. You can register for a Meeting here.

Call the admissions team at Compass on 4034 9821 or send an enquiry here.

Doha College

Doha College’s new 90,000 m² state-of-the-art campus will open its doors in September 2020, just in time for the celebration of their 40th anniversary. Admissions are now open for new students to attend this amazing new campus in September 2020!

For more information about the admissions process at Doha College click here. You can contact Doha College and their Admissions Team by emailing [email protected] or give them a call on 4407 6777.

Doha British School

The Doha British School Ain Khaled Campus is now accepting applications for the Academic Year 2020-2021. Admissions are open for all year groups from pre-school to Year 13. You can now apply for admission to DBS through their online Admissions Process.

Please check the school website for the Admissions Process, or call DBS on 4019 8000 or email [email protected] for more details.


Hamilton International School

The Hamilton International School (THIS) is another fine option for your children. You can explore their campus and have all your questions answered in one of their Virtual Open Houses where the school Principal, Terry Senior, and the team. will be happy to e-meet you. You can click here to see when they’re next Open House will take place.

However, if you have any specific questions for the THIS admissions team you can always book a Virtual Meeting to meet the Head of Admissions, Thouraya El Bouz, with any questions on 3329 6569 or email [email protected].

THIS Qatar are also giving a family discount on enrollment fees of up to 25%! Click this link to find out more.

For more information about the Admissions process at Hamilton click here. To speak to staff and learn more call 3329 6569 or email [email protected] and a member of the Admissions Team will be in touch.

International School of London, Qatar

Join ISL Qatar for one of their Virtual Open Mornings. Get to tour their excellent campus online, meet the leadership team, and get to know the programmes on offer. Click here to register.

ISL Qatar also have a Virtual Tour of their campus if you would like to witness their world-class facilities first hand. Click here to explore.

After you have explored the campus, you might have some questions. Their friendly Admissions Team will be happy to e-meet you and discuss any concerns or queries you may have. You can sign up for an e-Meeting here.

To apply for your child to attend the International School of London here in Qatar, visit their website, email [email protected] or call 4433 8600.

Qatar-Finland International School (QFIS)

Admission for the School Year 2020-2021 is now open at Qatar-Finland International School!

Click here for more information about the Admission Process at QFIS or to apply now click here.

For more information you can also email [email protected] or call 4012 7890.


Royal Grammar School, Guildford in Qatar

The Royal Grammar School, Guildford in Qatar (RGS) is an independent, British curriculum school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 18 years old.


For more information about the admissions procedure at RGS Guildford in Qatar click here, email [email protected] or call 4036 0450.

SEK International School Qatar

Admissions for SEK Qatar are now open! You can have a quick Virtual Tour of the campus to explore their impressive facilities here.

If you would like to apply for your child to attend SEK Qatar click here for all the Admission details or email [email protected]. If you have any further questions call 4012 7636.

Swiss International School Qatar (SISQ)

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An IB World School for children aged 3 to 18 years, the Swiss International School in Qatar (SISQ) provides a truly multilingual learning environment combined with a high-quality international education.

Amidst the current pandemic, its helpful Admissions Team is happy to be of service with greater flexibility. You can schedule an appointment with them for a meeting that would suit your needs best, with your convenience and safety being a top priority. Contact them at 4036 3131 or email [email protected].  Visit for more information.

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Vision International School (VIS) is a proprietary school owned by the renowned Almuftah Group, and a Member of the Council for International Schools (CIS). The school was recently completed and is a modern, spacious and beautiful educational facility located in Al Wakra – a close suburb of Doha, Qatar.

To learn more about Vision International School please visit their website or call 4036 4000. To contact their Admissions Team please email [email protected] or call 4036 4020 or 5031 1728.

Online Courses for Kids:

In addition to signing your kids up for the 2020-21 school year, you might want to give them a head start this summer by signing them up for some online courses.

British Council

Primary Plus Online was developed by a team of English experts, to spark your child’s imagination, so they can express themselves with a confidence that goes beyond their English language skills. The courses range from one-week to six-weeks in length with Immersive classes with expert teachers to boost English speaking skills for kids aged 6 – 11 years old.

Secondary Plus Online are classes to learn English for teens aged 12-17 years old. Kids will attend live online classes with British Council teachers and study independently on their interactive platform.

There is more information on their website or for more information about our English online courses, call 800 5501 or email [email protected]

VCUarts Qatar

The Summer Programme 2020 is an intensive three-week online course for high school students, which has an optional one week of portfolio development classes. The programme’s curriculum is designed to build the students’ art and design skills and to assist them with developing their portfolios for applying to study at an art and design school.

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You can get more information about the Summer Programme 2020 by clicking here, or if you would like more information you can email [email protected] or WhatsApp 3013 3448.

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