We are delighted that you are interested in applying for your child(ren) to attend our outstanding, community-focused school.

On this page you will learn everything you need to know about the application process. However, if you want to book a tour or if you have any questions about our school, please don't hesitate to contact our admissions team.

Application Procedures

When you decide that WAT is the right school for your child, you will need to follow our admissions process. Our online admissions portal and in-school admissions team will guide and support you through every step.

WAT is an inclusive school and admits students irrespective of gender, religion and nationality. We admit students with learning problems and physical handicaps on a case-by-case basis, depending on whether the school can accommodate their specific needs. Each student’s safety, well-being, and impact on the instructional program will be considered before a final decision on admissions.

Please note, that students can only be enrolled if all the required documentation is submitted. For children who have not yet completed two years of schooling or for students who have attended a school that does not issue a report card, a confidential letter of recommendation completed by a teacher or Principal at the child’s current school may be requested.

Students joining the secondary school must take an English language test in listening, writing, speaking and reading. The outcome of this test does not affect admission to the school, but it helps us determine the student's level of English so we can deliver a programme that suits their needs. World Academy of Tirana provides English Language support for those students who need it.

Depending on the documentation provided, the school may decide to administer an additional Math Test and an interview on general scientific and humanities knowledge.

For admission to the Grades 9 – 12, the school needs to determine the degree of potential success for a student working in English language-based classes.

Where there are more applicants than available places, and all necessary conditions are met, admission shall be determined by the date of application according and a waiting list will be formed.

The Six Application Steps

Step 1: Contact admissions

As a first step, we encourage parents to contact our admissions team to make an appointment to visit the school and to ask any initial questions.

There are several ways you can get in touch with admissions, via email admissions@wat.al , via telephone +355 69 702 9919 or by submitting an online enquiry via the button below.  

Step 2: Visit our school

Our Admissions Team is always happy to book a tour for you and share information about the programme we offer. During a visit, you can get a feel of the school's atmosphere, visit classrooms and see the school facilities.

Step 3: Complete your application form

The application form is submitted via our online admissions portal. Please note that a separate application is required for each child you wish to apply on behalf of.

The admissions portal will remain open for the duration of your admissions journey and you can log in to the portal to view your progress at any time.

Step 4: Submit your documents

 You will submit the required documents via the admissions portal. Please note that once you have submitted a document, you will not be able to make edits.

 Evaluation of documents can usually be completed within one week.

List of documents required:

The following forms and documents must be submitted before the interview and assessment takes place (see Step 4 above)

  • Student application form, including summary of student’s academic history.
  • Enrolment Agreement Form
  • Medical Questionnaire
  • 2 photos of the child (3x4cm)
  • Copies of the passports of the child and both parents (Please include the current visa page)
  • School reports for the past two years. Reports must be complete and in the case of High School students must include transcripts of all semesters completed.
  • For children who have not yet completed two years of schooling or for students who have attended a school that does not issue a report card, a confidential letter of recommendation completed by a teacher or Principal at the child’s current school may be requested
  • Psychological-educational evaluations if available

Parents may also be requested to provide the contact details of a teacher / the principal at the previous school to allow us to obtain a reference from this school.

Step 5: Attend an interview

Secondary students need to participate in an interview and take an English language test. We are a non-selective school, this process helps us to understand the student's level of English, and where they might need to take advantage of our additional English language support.

Some assessments of other subjects including maths and science may be required, depending on the documentation submitted earlier in the process.

Step 6: Offer Letter

If there is a suitable place available, you will receive an offer letter and contract for your child's enrolment, to be signed within the online admissions portal.

The student will then receive a school account where all necessary information will be shared.