IAI Admission Policy


Our admissions process must be fair and free from bias, with the major aim being to enroll students who have the potential to succeed in the school and go on to matriculate into international universities and colleges.



Admission to IAI is determined by several factors. Applicants are admitted based on the student’s ability to succeed socially and academically in our dynamic learning environment as well as demonstrating a good work ethic, a history of school-appropriate behavior, and a desire to attend the College. To be successful at IAI, students must be willing to work hard and be committed to our school. Teachers provide the support necessary for students to become confident, independent learners. Additionally, we expect parents to be supportive of the values of the school and involved in their child’s education. It is the student, however, who is responsible for putting forth the effort to meet the school’s academic expectations.

IAI expects students and parents to understand and support the school’s aim to serve a diverse population. Our students come from a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The administration, teachers, students, and parents are always working to maintain an environment that is welcoming for all students.

The decision to offer a place to a prospective student will be taken by the Director of the school. The Director will be supported by the Admissions Committee, consisting of the Principal, Head of Section, and the Admission Officer.


If a student meets the admission requirement, he/she should be admitted regardless of his religion, creed, origin, or ethnicity.


International Academy of Iraq (IAI) admits students in line with the Ministry of Education regulations and IAI admission policy. IAI prides itself on an admission policy that does not discriminate against any child or family.
IAI is open to students of all nationalities who have the ability to access a well-rounded education system offered in English as a medium of instruction. IAI has limited spaces for children with special educational needs. IAI does not have the provision for children with complex and sever learning disabilities and disorders, such as but not limited to, Autism, Dyslexia, and Dyscalculia The priority in admitting students is given to those who are capable of coping with our curriculum.

At IAI, we expect our students to have:
• Determination and motivation
• Excellent academic performance
• Positive conduct
• International mindedness

Admission Criteria

International Academy of Iraq enrolls students who not only excel academically but who also demonstrate strong values, a desire to learn, adaptability, curiosity and creativity.
English is the primary language of instruction, and all applicants must demonstrate the potential of a grade- appropriate level of English language proficiency.

 Admission Requirements

As per MOE Regulations, IAI requires the following documents to be handed to our registrar at the time of enrollment:

  • A transfer certificate from every child’s Previous school to facilitate placement.
  • Passport copy/Birth Certificate
  • Transcript from previous school (with official school stamp)
  • Medical information
  • Parent/Guardian info
  • A school profile (from previous school)
  • For students coming from outside Iraq, the transfer certificate must be attested by:
    • The Ministry of Education
    • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • The Iraqi Consulate/Embassy
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