Tuition and Fees at a Glance 2023-24

Annual FeesEarly Years to Grade 6 (PYP)Grade 7 to Grade 10 (MYP)
Tuition *1 *2¥1,313,000 ¥1,682,000 
Building & Facilities Fees *2¥186,000 ¥186,000 
PTA Due (per family) *3¥3,000¥3,000
EAL Support Fee *4¥100,000¥100,000
Tuition and Fees at a Glance 2023-24
  1. Three payment plans are available
  2. These fees can be prorated for mid-year admission or short-term enrollment. These fees are non-refundable.
  3. PTA fee cannot be prorated for mid-year admission or short-term enrollment. The full amount will be billed on the first installment and is non-refundable
  4. 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
Registration Fee: ¥220,000
Emergency Kit Fee: ¥5,500
One-time fees for applications and enrollment

Miscellaneous Expense Considerations
Uniform: ¥15,000 to ¥30,000
Optional, requested for class trips, sports events, and special occasions
Laptop / iPad: ¥100,000 to ¥200,000
Required for students in Grade 4 and above, BYOD
Lunch: ¥500(S), ¥550(M), ¥600(L) / per bento box
Optional, ordered weekly and paid in cash
These costs are subject to family decisions and requirements

Tuition Payment Plans

Three payment options are available (some restrictions apply)
Families should include their preferred payment arrangements on this form by 25 June, 2023.

All installments are billed 14 days prior to the due date. Tuition & fees can be paid with a wire transfer or by credit card (4% service fee applied) on our website according to the Payment Schedule below.

Early Payment Option for Tuition & Fees

A discount of 2% is applied if payment is received by the due dates.

Early Years to Grade 6 (PYP)Grade 7 to Grade 10 (MYP)
One-time installment:
(due June 30, 2023)



Building & Facilities Fees


Standard Payment Option for Tuition & Fees

Payments are made in three installments.

Early Years to Grade 6 (PYP)Grade 7 to Grade 10 (MYP)
First installment:
(due July 31, 2023)



Building & Facilities Fees

Second installment:
(due December 15, 2023)



Building & Facilities Fees

Third installment:
(due March 15, 2024)



Building & Facilities Fees


Monthly Payment Option for Tuition & Fees

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

Early Years to Grade 6 (PYP)Grade 7 to Grade 10 (MYP)
First Installment:
(due July 31, 2023)



Building & Facilities Fees

9 Equal Installments Totaling: 
(Payable on the last day of each month August 31 to April 30)
(¥149,900 monthly)
(¥187,800 monthly)



Building & Facilities Fees


Payment Methods & Terms

We accept bank transfers or credit card payments for the 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.

The information outlined on this page is provided in accordance with Japan’s Act on Specified Commercial Transactions.


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 PYP (Early Years to Grade 6) and a 20% reduction in tuition for MYP (Grade 7 to Grade 10) 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
  • 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. 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.