Why Choose MAI?

MAI is one of the three madrasahs under the Joint Madrasah System (JMS) 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.
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 25th 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.


If the Application Dates fall on a public holiday or on a weekend, the Start and End date will be moved to the next working day.

NationalityMonthly School Fee (S$)Annual Supplementary Fee (S$)Arabic Bridging Programme
Monthly Fee*
Monthly Fee**
Singapore Citizens180.0040.0050.0090.00
Permanent Residents280.0060.0050.0090.00
International Students840.0080.0050.0090.00

*Students with minimal or nil Arabic background will follow the school’s Arabic Bridging programme throughout Secondary 1, with corresponding applicable fees on top of the monthly school fees.


** MAI offers Malay or Higher Malay subject as Mother Tongue Language (MTL) to cater for the majority. Tamil Language speakers who opt for Tamil as their MTL will be required to pay the corresponding monthly fee as a TL teacher is specifically engaged for this.


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).

*Based on a Singaporean student’s monthly fee.

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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