Application Fee: ¥21,000 ¥31,500 (as of August 1st, 2021, one-time fee, non-refundable)

Registration Fee: ¥220,000 (for 2021-22 enrolment year, one-time fee, non-refundable)

Tuition and supplementary fees are charged by arranged installments. Pupils withdrawing mid-semester are not eligible for a refund of tuition or fees.


Tuition and Fees at a Glance 2020-21

Annual FeesEarly & Primary
(EY1 – G5)
Middle School
(G6-G9)
Tuition (1)¥1,262,000 ¥1,626,000 
Building & Facilities Fees (2)¥181,000 ¥181,000 
Sub total¥1,443,000¥1,807,000
Tuition and Fees at a Glance 2020-21
  1. Three payment plans are available
  2. These fees cannot be prorated for mid-year admission or short-term enrolment. Full amount will be billed on the first installment and non-refundable.
    The PTA has decided to waive the ¥3,000 fee for the 2020-21 academic year.

Tuition and Fees at a Glance 2021-22

Annual FeesEarly & Primary School
(PreK to G5)
Middle & High School
(G6 to G10)
Tuition*1¥1,262,000 ¥1,626,000 
Building & Facilities Fees *2¥181,000 ¥181,000 
Sub total¥1,443,000¥1,807,000
PTA Due (per family)*2¥3,000¥3,000
EAL Support Fee*3¥100,000¥100,000
Tuition and Fees at a Glance 2021-22
  1. Three payment plans are available
  2. These fees cannot be prorated for mid-year admission or short-term enrolment. Full amount will be billed on the first installment and non-refundable.
  3. Up to ¥100,000 per year. Fees will be billed to students who need EAL support each semester. The level of support will be determined by the school according to WIDA assessments results.
One-Time Fees
Application Fee: ¥31,500 (as of August 1st, 2021)
Registration Fee: ¥220,000 (for enrolment in 2021-22 academic year)
Emergency Kit Fee: ¥5,400
One-time fees for applications and enrolment for 2021-22 academic year

Tuition Payment Plans

Payment Plans: Three payment plans are available (some restrictions apply). Families should submit their preferred payment arrangements with the office.

Early Payment Option for Tuition & Fees

A discount is applied if payment is received by the due dates.

Early & Primary School
(PreK to G5)
Middle & High School
(G6 to G10)
Tuition¥1,236,760¥1,593,480
Building & Facilities Fees
(billed on the first installment and non-refundable)
¥181,000¥181,000
One-time installment:
(due June 30, 2021)
¥1,417,760   ¥1,774,480

Standard Payment Option for Tuition & Fees

Payments are made in three installments.

Early & Primary School
(PreK to G5)
Middle & High School
(G6 to G10)
First installment:
(due July 31, 2021)
¥685,800¥831,400

Tuition

¥504,800¥650,400

Building & Facilities Fees
(billed on the first installment and non-refundable)

¥181,000¥181,000
Second installment:
(due December 15, 2021)
¥378,600¥487,800
Third installment:
(due March 15, 2022)
¥378,600¥487,800
Total:¥1,443,000¥1,807,000

Monthly Payment Option for Tuition & Fees

Payments are spread out over ten installments. An administration surcharge of 3% is included in the second installment to help defray the extra handling and financing costs.

Early & Primary School
(PreK to G5)
Middle & High School
(G6 to G10)
First installment:
(due July 31, 2021)
¥307,200¥343,600

Tuition

¥126,200¥162,600

Building & Facilities Fees
(billed on the first installment and non-refundable)

 ¥181,000¥181,000
Second installment:
(due August 30, 2021)
¥164,060¥211,380
8 Equal installments totaling: 
(Payable on the last day of each month September 30, 2021 to April 30, 2022)
¥1,009,600 (¥126,200 monthly)¥1,300,800 (¥162,600 monthly)
Total:¥1,480,860¥1,855,780

All installments are billed 14 days prior to the due date.


Payment Methods

We accept bank transfers or credit card payments for registration fee, tuition, and after-school lesson fees. A handling fee of 4% is added to transactions made online. For banking information and credit card payment options, visit the payment details page.


Scholarships

Scholarships are available for children of researchers or scholars who are visiting Kyoto for a finite period. Scholarships include a 30% reduction in tuition for students in Early Years 1 to Grade 5 and a 20% reduction in tuition for Middle School students. 100% of all other fees must be paid.

An invitation letter or certificate issued by a host researcher or university showing a period of stay must be submitted as part of the application.

Scholarships are offered for the duration of the period of research or work.

Once the student has been accepted as a KIS student, applicants may submit a scholarship application form with the required documents at least three weeks before the enrollment date.


Tuition Assistance

A limited number of spaces are available for families requiring financial assistance to attend our school.

The type of assistance, if granted, may take one or a combination of the following forms:

  • percentage reduction
  • monthly installments
  • deferred payment

As a general rule, one application covers one family (as opposed to one student) for one academic year.

Families already enrolled at KIS must apply no later than the end of April if they request assistance for the following academic year. The application deadline for new students is six weeks before their enrollment date. The deadline for students enrolling in August or September is May 31.

To apply for the percentage reduction, it is mandatory to submit the applicant’s latest tax declaration certificate (including information of municipal income tax fees) for both parents or legal guardians.

In addition to the application form applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter clearly stating the type of assistance they are seeking.

Incomplete forms will not be approved.

Please contact Admissions for the tuition assistance application form.