School fees

The information on this page has been extracted from the KIST Admissions Handbook. Please read the complete handbook for more detailed information on school fees.

School fees (Valid August 2017 - June 2018)

KIST aims to maintain a fee structure that allows students from various socio-economic backgrounds to enter the school so that an international education is not restricted only to those who are more fortunate. The school is a not-for-profit educational institution that relies almost entirely on annual school fees to cover operating expenses. As such, in order to cover rising world costs, personnel expenses and the like, tuition fees and other fees are adjusted annually. Before adjustments are made, notification will be given as far in advance as possible.

All fees on this page are indicated in Japanese yen.

Type of fee Grades Amount  When paid 
Application Fee Non- refundable All grades 20,000 Upon application
Enrollment Fee 300,000
(Re-enrollments: 60,0001)
When first admitted to KIST
Capital Fee 500,000
(Re-enrollments: 100,0001)
Tuition Fee K1 - K2 1,700,000  Annual 
K3 - Grade 5 1,640,000
Grades 6 - 10 1,760,000
Grades 11 - 12 1,780,000
Building Maintenance Fee All grades 70,0002
Community Association (CA) Fee (per family) 2,000
IB Diploma Examination Fee Grade 12 only 160,000 September 15: 80,000
December 15: 80,000
Program Progression Fee Grades 1, 6 and 11 3,000 When moving to Grade 1, 6 and 11

1. Reduced rate for students re-enrolling at KIST within three years of the previous date of withdrawal.

2. Will be reduced for students first enrolling from April.


Refund policy

The Application Fee and Enrollment Fee are non-refundable. Tuition and general fees (i.e. Capital Fee, Building Maintenance Fee and Community Association Fee) will be refunded if enrollment is cancelled via e-mail notification prior to the first day of school (Japan time). Fees are not reduced or waived due to a student’s absence from school for medical or personal reasons. Furthermore, refunds are not provided for instructional days lost due to reasons beyond the school's control. In particular, this applies to school closures due to extreme weather conditions, natural forces (earthquake, fire, flood etc.), human disasters such as terrorist attacks, public transportation service operation problems, strikes, epidemics, pandemics or other similar situations.

 

Fees for the school bus are refundable on a monthly pro-rata basis for the payment period remaining from the following month after the service is last used.

 

The school lunch service is provided through an independent, privately-owned and operated company that is separate from the school. Fees for the school lunch service are non-refundable as produce is ordered in advance for the full lunch period of each lunch session. This includes situations when lunch is not eaten due to absence from school, excursions, camps, school closures and withdrawals before the end of the lunch session.

 

The cost of school uniforms and other personal materials purchased at school can be refunded only if the items are returned within a week of purchase and have not been worn or used. The wrapping bag must also be returned with the items in order to receive a full refund. Please note that we cannot accept returns or exchanges of the long and short sleeve button-down shirts if they have been opened. All other fees are non-refundable.

 

For situations where school fees are paid by an employer, refunds will be made to the employer only, not to the individual family.

School fees (Valid August 2018 - June 2019)

KIST aims to maintain a fee structure that allows students from various socio-economic backgrounds to enter the school so that an international education is not restricted only to those who are more fortunate. The school is a not-for-profit educational institution that relies almost entirely on annual school fees to cover operating expenses. As such, in order to cover rising world costs, personnel expenses and the like, tuition fees and other fees are adjusted annually. Before adjustments are made, notification will be given as far in advance as possible.

All fees on this page are indicated in Japanese yen.

Type of fee Grades Amount  When paid 
Application Fee Non- refundable All grades 20,000 Upon application
Enrollment Fee 300,000
(Re-enrollments: 60,0001)
When first admitted to KIST
Capital Fee 600,000
(Re-enrollments: 120,0001)
Tuition Fee K1 - Grade 5 1,900,000  Annual 
Grades 6 - 12 1,950,000
Building Maintenance Fee All grades 100,0002
Community Association (CA) Fee (per family) 2,000
IB Diploma Examination Fee Grade 12 only 160,000 September 15: 80,000
December 15: 80,000
Program Progression Fee Grades 1, 6 and 11 3,000 When moving to Grade 1, 6 and 11

1. Reduced rate for students re-enrolling at KIST within three years of the previous date of withdrawal.

2. Will be reduced for students first enrolling from April.


Refund policy

The Application Fee and Enrollment Fee are non-refundable. Tuition and general fees (i.e. Capital Fee, Building Maintenance Fee and Community Association Fee) will be refunded if enrollment is cancelled via e-mail notification prior to the first day of school (Japan time). Fees will not be reduced or waived due to a student’s absence from school for medical or personal reasons. Furthermore, refunds are not provided for instructional days lost due to reasons beyond the school's control. In particular, this applies to school closures due to extreme weather conditions, natural forces (earthquake, fire, flood etc.), human disasters such as terrorist attacks, public transportation service operation problems, strike, epidemics, pandemics or other similar situations.

 

Fees for the school bus are refundable on a monthly pro-rata basis for the payment period remaining from the following month after the service is last used.

 

The school lunch service is provided through an independent, privately-owned and operated company that is separate from the school. Fees for the school lunch service are non-refundable as produce is ordered in advance for the full lunch period of each lunch session. This includes situations when lunch is not eaten due to absence from school, excursions, camps, school closures and withdrawals before the end of the lunch session.

 

The cost of school uniforms and other personal materials purchased at school can be refunded only if the items are returned within a week of purchase and have not been worn or used. The wrapping bag must also be returned with the items in order to receive a full refund. Please note that we cannot accept returns or exchanges of the long and short sleeve button-down shirts if they have been opened. All other fees are non-refundable.

 

For situations where school fees are paid by an employer, refunds will be made to the employer only, not to the individual family.