Admissions and class placement will be decided by available space, age (see placement chart), the balance of the grade level and academic needs. Students may be placed on a waiting list if no spaces are available.

Required documents to support the application process include:

  • Scanned copy of passport, birth certificate or health insurance card (to certify date of birth)
  • Health form completed by a physician
  • Health form completed by the child’s parent

Applications for Grade 1 and above are required to submit our confidential recommendation form. This online form is to be filled out by the child’s current teacher. During the application process you will be asked to supply the teacher’s email address for this purpose.

Applications for Grade 1 and above are also required to submit their most current school report.

A non-refundable fee of 20,000 yen is required for application to the school. An extra non-refundable fee of 1,500 yen is required by applicants unable to perform application assessments (from Grade 1) at the school to cover online costs.

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Application Process

Step 1

Go to ( and make an account. From here you will be able to start the application process. There are several steps. If you have any questions about how to fill out the forms, please contact the admissions officer directly. School contacts applicant when online application form, required documents and the application fee is received.

Step 2

If applicants are in the local area, the school will organise a student trial visit and parent interview with Principal. Students from Grade 1 will also be assessed by Principal during this time.

If applicants are overseas, the school will organize a parent interview with the Principal (video conference). Students from Grade 1 will be assessed online.

Step 3

Decision about enrolment made by Principal based on information gained from application process, available space & school policies.

Step 4

If an offer is made, an acceptance letter, school expectations & procedures, parental agreement form and registration bill are sent to the applicant.

Step 5

When parental agreement form and registration fee is received, the application procedures is complete.

Kyoto International School