Why Choose MAI?

MAI is one of the three madrasahs under the Joint Madrasah System in Singapore. It is an Islamic-inspired academic school that is focused on nurturing students who excel academically, are grounded in Islamic values, and are connected to the community with a keen sense of service.

MAI’s Learning Philosophy

MAI aspires to be a leading academic school and a hub for learning in the community. It seeks to nurture innovative learners with the resourcefulness and resilience to connect and create in the complexity of tomorrow. It stands firmly by its 3 key pillars to cultivate a vibrant learning ecology and a sustainable supportive culture. These 3 pillars emphasise empowerment in learning, and are as follows:

  • Learning through Connectivity,
  • Creating with Creativity, and
  • Thriving in Complexity.
Applying to MAI

Application Procedures

Application for enrolment into MAI’s Sec 1 (2019) Express, from 1st to 24th November 2018, 5pm.

Application form may be obtained during application at the Madrasah, or downloaded here.


Group 1 –               Students from affiliates under JMS (Madrasah Al-Irsyad Zuhri Al-Islamiah). Application through Madrasah Irsyad upon receiving PSLE Results


Group 2 –               Students from mainstream schools and non-JMS madrasah with PSLE results. Apply with required documents (refer to annex A). You may furnish the results at a later date upon release if you are applying earlier.


Group 3 –               Students who have NOT undergone Singapore Education system i.e. :-

Returning Singaporean without PSLE to undertake a school placement exam – SPERS.  Details can be found in MOE website :

International Students without PSLE to undertake an exam with PACT.  Details can be found in this website :

Apply with the above exam results together with required documents in Annex A.

However due to limited vacancies in our school, students from non-affiliate school will only be considered if their aggregate score for PSLE is above 222.


Documents Required (Annex A)

  • Copy of Applicant’s Examination Certificates including PSLE / iPSLE or PACT or SPERS results.
  • Copy of Applicant’s School Reports for Last Two Years
  • Two Recent Passport-sized Photographs of Applicant
  • Copy of Applicant’s Singapore BC / NRIC / Passport
  • Any documents supporting student’s contribution, achievements, unique talent, etc
  • Copy of Applicant’s speech / language / psycho-educational / psychologist reports or evaluation record for Applicants diagnosed with learning disability condition (if applicable)
  • Application fees of $20.00 non refundable.

A registration fee of $50.00 is only payable when the results are announced and your child is selected to attend our school.



The safety and well-being of every pupil is paramount.  Hence, the school has provided a Student Protection Plan by NTUC Income to insure your child/ward against accidents related to all school activities.  Premium of $5.00 per student payable annually.


School Uniform

Our school uniform is provided by – InTrend Uniforms

Sale of School uniform as follows :

Special arrangement with the school for the sale of school uniform as follows :
Date Time Venue
Saturday, 1 December 2018 10.00am to 12.00pm Madrasah premises

During school terms, you may purchase the school uniforms at their retail shop :-

Intrend Uniforms : 471 (2nd Floor) Geylang Road, Singapore 389430 , from

–     Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 6.00pm
–     Saturday, 10.00am to 3.00pm.
–     Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.


School Uniform 
Students are to wear the prescribed school uniform, and modification to the uniform is not allowed.

Girls’ Uniform:

  • School Jubah
  • School White Scarf
  • Inner scarf with their school scarf
  • Aura (Hand sleeve)
  • White socks with majority white coloured shoes or Black socks with majority coloured black shoes
  • Badges on school scarf
  • Girls PE Shirt and black track pants for PE
  • Black Scarf for PE – 60 inch


Boys’ Uniform:

  • Short Sleeve Shirt (Sec 1 & 2)
  • Long Sleeve Shirt (Sec 3 & 4)
  • Long Pants
  • White socks with majority White coloured shoes or Black socks with majority coloured Black shoes
  • Shirt to be neatly tucked into the pants at all times
  • Boys only – School ties on every Monday
  • Badges on shirt pocket
  • Black Songkok (not more than 10cm)
  • Boys PE Shirt and Track Pants for PE
Important Dates

Application & Registration for Enrolment into S1 Express*

S/NoActivityEnrolment into Sec 1Enrolment into Sec 2 or Sec 3
1Application date opensAnnually from 1st NovNo vacancy
2Application date closesAnnually on 24th NovNo vacancy
3Release of resultsAnnually on the Friday eve of Registration date (below)No vacancy
4Registration dateAnnually on the first Saturday in December @ 9.00amNo vacancy
5Registration date for successful applicant on waiting listAnnually on 31st DecNo vacancy

Nb: *Only for students from mainstream primary schools or non-JMS madrasahs. Not applicable to students from Madrasah Irsyad Zuhri Al-Islamiah.

NationalityAnnual Misc Fee (S$)Monthly School Fee (S$)
Singapore Citizens20.00180.00
Permanent Residents40.00280.00
International Students60.00840.00

Madrasah Al-Arabiah Al-Islamiah’s scholarship programme reinforces our commitment in promoting and recognising educational excellence, while ensuring equal access to our future ready curriculum.


Scholarships Details

Applicants must be goal oriented, self-motivated, leaders who display excellence in academics and Islamic studies.

  • The MAI Award for Academic Excellence
    • Offered to 10 students from Madrasah Al-Irsyad Zuhri who achieved outstanding performance in the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE)
  • The Ust Abdul Rahman Harun Scholarship
    • Offered to students from national primary schools, international school, non-JMS madrasahs, who achieved outstanding performance in the PSLE or iPSLE or equivalent internationally recognised examinations.

Both scholarships includes 100% free school fee for 2 years in the lower secondary program (Sec 1 & Sec 2)

Financial Assistance

Madrasah Al-Arabiah Al-Islamiah is committed to attracting the most academically talented students, independent of their parent’s financial situation. To this end, MAI has a financial assistance program. The aim is to assist families who are unable to afford the full fee.


Eligibility and Awards


All families who meet the Monthly household Per-Capita-Income of not more than $500 may be eligible to apply for financial assistance.


Financial assistance is limited to a maximum of S$1200 (non-”zakat”) and S$2160 (“zakat”) of the total fees in 2019. It does not cover any other fees or expenses such as application fees, enrollment fees, lunch or uniforms.


All families are expected to contribute to the cost of their child’s independent school education. Financial assistance is provided as a grant, not a loan, so repayment is not necessary.




Please proceed to the school’s General Office for the application form.

Schedule A Visit

Students or members of the public who wish to visit our school, can look forward to MAI Open House annually in November, from 9.00am to 12.00pm.

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