Admission for Citizens of India
Under the terms of a 1973 bilateral agreement between the governments of India and the United States of America, the American Embassy School was established to enable American children to study under the American system of education, as well as third country nationals (non-Indian, non-US) that are in Delhi on a temporary basis for the purpose of employment. The American Embassy School is not in competition with Indian schools, and is neither designed nor empowered to serve the needs of Indian students.
AES is required to comply with the following restrictions imposed by the Government of India, Ministry of External Affairs. An Indian citizen applicant must meet all three of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for admission:
a. the parents of the student are likely to stay in India for a period of 2 to 3 years,
b. the student should have come from an American/international system of education (outside of India with the exception of the American School of Bombay and the American International School of Chennai) and has to return to the American/international system of education, and
c. the student is in a critical stage of education and studying in the AES is important for the student’s education.
The American Embassy School defines ‘critical stage of education’ as grades 9-12.