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The information on this page has been extracted from the KIST Admissions Handbook. Please read the complete handbook for more detailed information on the application procedure.
Standard admissions process
Applications proceed through various stages as shown below as part of the admissions process.
STAGE 1: Read Admissions Handbook
This document outlines admissions policies and procedures. All applicants must read it thoroughly before applying. Submission of an application indicates that you have read and understood the handbook in full and agree to comply with the policies and procedures outlined.
STAGE 2: Confirm availability
For applications for admission outside the main intake periods, please contact the KIST Admissions Office to confirm availability before submitting an application. We cannot guarantee that your application will be accepted if you have not checked the status of the class you are applying for in advance.
STAGE 3: Submit application form and fee
Fill out and submit the Application for Admission and supporting documents and pay the non-refundable Application Fee.
STAGE 4: Application form screening
Received application forms are screened and assessed for eligibility. This takes approximately one week (except for the April/August main intake periods). Only approved applicants may proceed to Stage 5.
STAGE 5: Notification of screening result
Approved applicants will receive an invitation by e-mail that will indicate the date and time you are required to attend the enrollment interview and assessment test held at school. Notification will be no earlier than one week in advance. Applicants unsuccessful at the screening stage will be notified by e-mail. The Application Fee will not be returned in this instance.
STAGE 6: Enrollment interview and assessment test
Interviews are held for parents/guardians and tests are conducted for students. In most instances, both the interview and test will be held on the same day.
STAGE 7: Notification of final result
After the interview and test, the school Admissions Panel convenes to make decisions. We aim to send out results by e-mail in approximately one week after the interview and test (except for the April/August main intake periods).
STAGE 8: Payment of school fees
Successful applicants are required to pay the non-refundable Enrollment Fee and other school fees to secure their place in the class.
Timing of applications
Applying for admission for the main intake periods
The main intake of students is from the start of the new school year in August. Enrollment is also possible from January or from April provided that places are available. The following table indicates the tentative schedule for admission for the main intake periods. Please note that these dates may change without notice. Applications for admission beyond January of the forthcoming school year are not accepted; however, it is possible to apply for admission from the start of the school year, but to defer enrollment until the following January (see Admissions Handbook).
Start from: January 2013 (2012 – 2013)
|Applications accepted:||October 15, 2012 (Monday) – November 16, 2012 (Friday)|
|Enrollment interview and assessment test:||November 29, 2012 (Thursday)|
|Results sent out by e-mail:||December 6, 2012 (Thursday)|
|School fees due:||December 13, 2012 (Thursday)|
Start from: April 2013 (2012 – 2013) or August 2013 (2013 – 2014)
|Applications accepted:||October 15, 2012 (Monday) – January 11, 2013 (Friday)|
|Enrollment interview and assessment test:|
Grades 1 to 11: January 31 (Thursday), February 4, 5 (Monday, Tuesday), 2013
K1 to K3: February 1, 2013 (Friday)
|Results sent out by e-mail:||February 18, 2013 (Monday)|
|School fees due:|
February 25, 2013 (Monday) [All applicants except August entry K3]
March 8, 2013 (Friday) [August entry K3 applicants only]
|Late applications accepted from:||February 19, 2013 (Tuesday) [If places are available.]|
Applying for admission outside the main intake periods
Applications for enrollment at times outside the main intake periods are accepted all year round provided places are available in the grade for which you wish to apply. The admissions process for these applications takes approximately one month from the time of submission until final enrollment. Families are advised to take this into consideration when submitting an application. Applicants who pass the screening stage will be invited to attend an enrollment interview and assessment test. These may be held in the morning on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of most months (excluding holidays and special school events) depending on the school schedule. Applicants will be added to the next available schedule. This will depend on the timing of your application and the number of other families on the schedule. An invitation will be sent by e-mail no more than one week in advance.
It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that all required documents are received by the school. Applications will not be screened until all relevant documents and the Application Fee have been received.
Each application must include:
General conditions of application
Submitting an application
Applications may be submitted by post/courier, or delivered in person (appointment required) to the address below. Submission of application by fax or e-mail is not accepted.
K. International School Tokyo
The Application Fee may be paid in cash at the school office or by bank transfer. All transfer fees incurred are the responsibility of the sender and must be covered at the time of payment. If paying by bank transfer from overseas, please ensure the currency is in Japanese yen and amounts to exactly 20,000 yen after handling fees are deducted. All transfer fees incurred for both the sending as well as the receiving bank are the responsibility of the applicant and must be covered at the time of payment. Please consult with your bank at the time of transfer to determine the amount you need to pay to cover all fees.
Bank account details:
Bank: Mitsui Sumitomo Bank
Branch: Kinshi-cho Branch
Address: 4-27-14 Kotobashi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-3635-0111 / +81-3-3635-0111
Account type: Regular savings
Account number: 6646924
Swift code: SMBCJPJT
Account name: Gakkoo Hoojin K. International School
All bank transfers must include the applicant's name.
For admissions inquiries, please contact us between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.