Grade 1 (Elementary)

Application Form & Guidebook 2023-24

Application Process

​1. Application Period

Period 1: July 1 – July 31, 2022
Period 2: October 1 – November 30, 2022

  • We strongly recommend that you apply during Period 1 as much as possible, regardless of whether you are from Japan or overseas.

  • Period 2 is also open to anyone, but please note that it is mainly for returnee students and children from overseas families.

2. How to Apply

Please send the following items 1) to 3) by registered mail.

  1. Application form     *ID photo (2.4 cm×3 cm) must be attached to the form.

  2. Academic documents:
    Transcript from the last school attended covering all grade levels completed and/or currently enrolled at the time of application (Students who wish to enter the first grade do not need to submit this form.)

  3. Any existing academic test results (not required)
    Enclose a photocopy of test results (TOEFL etc.)

  4. Application fee: ¥25,000
    Bank transfer to the account below:
    Bank of Kyoto  Osumi branch (京都銀行 大住支店)
    Ordinary (Futsu) Account 3990171 (普通預金 3990171)
    Kyoto International University (京都インターナショナルユニバーシティー)


Please contact the admissions office if you do not receive a receipt notification within a week. 

​3. Examination Schedule

Period 1: Late August 2022
Period 2: Late November 2022

  • The date and time of your visit to the school will be announced individually.

​4. Test Method

Review of application documents and interviews (students only and parents/guardians only). Please understand that we cannot answer any inquiries regarding our admission decisions.

​5. Placement Tests

English & Japanese

Placement tests (written and interview) will be given at the interview. The placement tests are designed to assess your child's ability, and the results will be used to determine the class your child will be placed in after enrollment.

​6. Notification of Results

Period 1: September 16, 2022 (Fri.) - dispatch date
Period 2: December 23, 2022 (Fri.) - dispatch date

​7. Enrollment Process

Please transfer the entrance fee to the designated account by the following dates:
Period 1: September 30, 2022 (Fri.)
Period 2: January 6, 2023 (Fri.)

Tuition and Fees (2023-24)

First Year Total

Entrance Fee: ¥300,000

Course Registration Fee: ¥50,000

Facilities Fee: ¥150,000

Tuition: ¥884,500

TOTAL: ¥1,384,500

Miscellaneous Fees

  • Summer programs (optional)

  • Clubs (optional)

  • School supplies, etc.


  • All fees are subject to change during enrollment.

  • Application and entrance fees are non-refundable.

  • ¥150,000 will continue to be the minimum facilities fee for the 2023 cohort hereafter.

  • Annual payment of tuition is available for Spring entrants only. Fall and Winter entrants must use the by-term or by-month payment options until the next academic year. 

  • Monthly amounts for the by-month payment option differ depending on the time of enrollment because they are calculated by dividing the same term tuition amount by the number of months in the corresponding term. 

  • Sibling discounts on tuition are available. (¥100,000 per enrolling child if you are paying annually. Contact the school office for information on other payment methods.) 

  • Regardless of nationality, 10th to 12th graders are eligible for the yearly government-sponsored school enrollment support system.

  • Financial aid may be available for aspiring students with difficulty affording the tuition. Please contact the admissions officer for details. (All application documents and fee must be submitted before filing for the financial aid.)