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Tuition & Fees

Tuition 2019-20

Tuition is charged in US Dollars and is an annual fee payable according to the payment schedules shown below:

1 instalment
2 instalments
3 instalments
  (inclusive of finance charges)
Early Childhood
Playgroup $5,200 $2,650 $1,780
EC1-EC2 $6,500 $3,320 $2,220
Afternoon Supervision $1,200 $610 $410
Junior School
Kinder $17,900 $9,130 $6,120
Grade 1-5 $19,400 $9,890 $6,630
Senior School
Grade 6-8 $22,600 $11,530 $7,720
Grade 9-10 $23,600 $12,040 $8,060
Grade 11-12 $27,700 $14,130 $9,460
Bus fees (optional)
One Child $1,850 $935 $630
Two Children $1,800 $920 $620
Three Children  $1,750  $890  $600
Four Children  $1,700  $870  $580

Registration fee:
A non-refundable registration fee of $250 is payable by all students at the time of application.

Capital levy:
A one time non-refundable capital levy of $6,000 ($2,000 for ISU Alumni) is charged for all students entering Grade 1 or higher. For self-paying families this can be paid in two instalments over a period of two years.

Re-enrolment deposit:
A Re-enrolment deposit of $500 per student is payable in May each year. This will guarantee a place the following year for your children at ISU. This deposit will be deducted from the tuition fee for the following year. Families who notify the school in writing by early June that they will not be returning for the following year will receive a full refund of the deposit.

Due date for payments:
Plan A: full payment by 9 August 2019
Plan B: two instalments - due dates 9 August 2019 & 3 January 2020
Plan C: three instalments - due dates 9 August 2019, 1 November 2019 & 1 February 2020

Payment methods:
Payment may be made by bank transfer or direct deposit to one of the school bank accounts, or through the school business office by US$ cheque drawn on Stanbic Bank, Barclays Bank or Orient Bank.

Late payment of school fees:
Where any part of fees are not paid within 30 days of the due date, a student may be excluded from attending classes and a late payment fee of 1% may be applied to any overdue amounts.  Students will not be permitted to participate in school sponsored trips, and school reports or transcripts will not be released, unless fee payments are up fully to date.

Refund of school fees:
School fees paid in advance are only refundable where at least four weeks advance notice of withdrawal is given.  Refunds are calculated on a quarterly basis, no refund will be given where a student has attended for any of the quarter.

ISU Banking Details

Financial Assistance

ISU is committed to accepting students for admission from diverse cultural, academic and socio-economic backgrounds. ISU provides financial assistance to self-funding families who would not otherwise be able to afford the full cost of tuition fees and capital levy. Such financial assistance is based on individual needs.

Financial Assistance Guidelines 2019-20
Financial Assistance Application Form 2019-20

For further details, please do not hesitate contacting our Business Manager, Daniel Groves via email businessmgr@isumail.ac.ug or or call +256 414 200374/8/9.


After School Activities
The After School Activity (ASA) programme offers a variety of optional activities on a seasonal basis including some led by external coaches/leaders and/or materials that involve an additional payment. 

Overnight Trips        
Students in the grade levels specified below will be expected to participate in a curriculum integrated trip each year.  Trips are out of Kampala for between 2 & 7 nights, depending on Grade Level, and costs vary accordingly.  Student contributions are supplemented by partial ISU funding. Amounts below are indicative only based on 2018/19 costs:

  • Grade 5 - Exhibition Trip - $80-$100
  • Grades 6 to 9 & Grade 11 - Week-Without-Walls - $80-$500

ISSEA/MUN and Other Out of Country Trips  
ISSEA and MUN trips are partially subsidised by ISU, the cost per student varies depending on group size and destination. Estimated price range, $500 - $1800 per student.