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School Fees

2020-2021

  RMB
Registration Fee for new students only; payable upon application and non-refundable 2,000
Tuition Fee  

Component A: Non-Refundable

 

KG 1a (Nursery 1a, half-day)

30,100

KG 1b (Nursery 1b, full-day) /KG 2 (Reception/ Pre-K) / KG 3 (UK Year 1)

35,300

Grade 1 to Grade 12 (UK Year 2 to Year 13)

47,800

Component B: Pro-Rated

 

KG 1a: Half-day Program (Nursery: admission from 2y9m, and for students not yet 3 on 30 September 2020; transition to full-day program available in Semester 2 for students turning 3 before the start of Semester 2)

48,100

KG 1b: Full-day Program (Nursery: direct admission for students turning 3 by 30 September 2020) & KG 2 (Reception/Pre-K: direct admission for students turning 4 by 30 Sept 2020)

107,100

KG 3 (UK Year 1: direct admission for students turning 5 by 30 September 2020)

139,600

Grade 1 to Grade 5 (UK Year 2 to Year 6)

189,400

Grade 6 to Grade 10 (UK Year 7 to Year 11)

200,200

Grade 11 to Grade 12 (UK Year 12 to Year 13)

204,600

Component C: Pro-Rated

 

KG 2 to Grade 12 French & German Mother Tongue Participation Fee (Sponsored by Airbus & Volkswagen)

20,700

Grade 11 to Grade 12 Higher Level French & German Mother Tongue Participation Fee (Sponsored by Airbus & Volkswagen)

31,000

Total Tuition Fees: Component A+B (exclusive of registration fees for new students and mother tongue fee)

 

KG 1a (Nursery 1a, half-day)

78,200

KG 1b (Nursery 1b, full-day)/KG 2 (Reception/Pre-K)

142,400

KG 3 (UK Year 1)

174,900

Grade 1 to Grade 5 (UK Year 2 to Year 6)

237,200

Grade 6 to Grade 10 (UK Year 7 to Year 11)

248,000

Grade 11 to Grade 12 (UK Year 12 to Year 13)

252,400

IB Diploma Exam Fee payable to IBO* (based on IB subjects opted for by the students)

 

Grade 12 (UK Year 13) only

4,000 to 6,200

   
 
PLEASE NOTE:
  1. The Component A Fee is an annual charge and is therefore not pro-rated and is non-refundable. The only exceptions to this policy relate to the pro-rating of the Component A Fee for students leaving in the first quarter of the school year or for students enrolling in the final quarter of the school year when this period of admission is stipulated in advance. The Component A Fee is intended to support the ongoing maintenance and capital improvement of the school. 
  2. There is a 20% discount on the Component B Fee for the third child in one family attending the school and a 30% discount on the Component B Fee for the fourth and subsequent children in one family attending the school.

PAYMENT GUIDELINES
  1. Invoices for students enrolled for the 2020/2021 school year will be sent to paying parties around mid-May 2020. 
  2. Payment of the annual Component A Fee and at minimum, the first semester of the Component B Fee is due no later than July 31,2020. By written request the Director will consider approval of payment of the Component B Fee on a quarterly basis. Such requests must be accompanied by an endorsed letter from the applicant's company clearly stating that the applicant assumes full responsibility for the payment of school fees and that these fees are not otherwise compensated for by the company. Payment of the Component B Fee on a quarterly basis may also be considered by the Board of Governors under other special circumstances and by written request. All such requests must be applied for in writing and on an annual basis. (Note: The criteria for this policy are subject to annual review by the IST Board of Governors.)
  3. As an incentive a 2% discount on the Component B Fee shall be provided to patrons who opt to pay the entire annual fee no later than June 5,2020. This discount is non-refundable if a student attends less than the full year and shall only be applicable to the Component B Fee for students who pay for two semesters at one time. 
  4. Fees are payable in RMB or in U.S. Dollars. Patrons opting to pay in USD are requested to check the current rate of conversion (RMB to USD) being used by the school from the school's Business Office.

* IB Examination fees have been estimated based on the current Exam Fee structure of the IB, and will be subject to change if rates are changed during the course of the school year 2020-21. For students opting for the IST Diploma (and not for the IB Diploma or Certificate/s), this fee will not be charged. Full refund of the IB Diploma Exam Fee will be given if written notification of withdrawal is submitted to school prior to the last school day before the winter holiday. After this date the IB Diploma Exam Fee is not refundable.

IB Diploma retakes are openly available to students in either the November or May sessions. Students must pay two fees: the re-examination fee to be paid to the IB but collected by IST, and the IST administration fee. These fees are varied in accordance with IB registration deadlines, with IST administration fees set at RMB1,200 for early registration and RMB2,400 for late registration.

REFUNDS OF TUITION AND FEES

No refunds will be made for registration and Component A Fee. However, Component A Fee already paid for a student in a given school year may be transferred to a new student from the same company or family so long as the new student is enrolled after the departure of the leaving student. Under normal circumstances, the Component B Fee will be refunded on a pro-rated basis within the first week of the commencement of a quarter (as defined in the school calendar). For students leaving the school after the end of the first week of a quarter, no refunds will be made for the Component B Fee pertaining to that quarter. However, the Component B Fee pertaining to the remainder of that quarter may be transferred to a new student, as with the Component A Fee transfers. The Component B Fee pertaining to subsequent quarter/s, if already paid to the school, will be refunded in full. 

In the event of force majeure closing of the school or campus, or any other adverse circumstances that the school could not reasonably be expected to predict or control, no fees will be refunded following the date of the announcement of the closure. Enactment of IST’s force majeure policy nullifies other policies related to fee refunds, including those pertaining to refunds for subsequent quarters, unless the intention to withdraw a given student was formally declared prior to the closure. Lost days resulting from a force majeure closure will only be rescheduled if they do not contravene employee contractual terms and the director deems it necessary to ensure that educational objectives are not compromised.