Tuition & Fees

HKIS TUITION & FEES

The fees involved in applying for a place at Hong Kong International School and subsequent entry to the appropriate School Division and entry-level, include the following: Application Fee, Entry Fee, Annual Tuition Fee and Annual Capital Levy.

Application Fee

An application fee payment of HK$2,000 or US$265 for each applicant must accompany the application.

Payments can be made by credit card via the online application.

Applications made via hard copy can be accompanied by check made payable to Hong Kong International School for HK$2,000 or US$265.

Acceptances are based on student space availability at the time of the student’s intended enrollment.

Tuition Fees

Total Annual Fee for all entry levels for the 2017-18 school-year is shown in the following table.

Payment of the Total Annual Fee is made in two installments (due in March and October).

Grade
Annual Tuition Fee (HK$) Annual Capital Levy (HK$) Total Annual Fee (HK$)
R1 (Half Day) $96,600 $8,500 $105,100
R1 (Long Day) to G5 $182,100 $17,000 $199,100
G6 - G8 $187,400 $17,000 $204,400
G9 - G11 $208,800 $17,000 $225,800
G12 $209,700 $17,000 $226,700

Please Note: New students will be billed an additional one-time Entry Fee of HK$15,000.


Reservation Fee

A reservation fee equal to the student's initial semester fees (includes Tuition, Capital Levy and Entry Fee) is required at the time of acceptance.

This fee is credited to the total annual school fee amount. Payment of the reservation fee may be made in U.S. dollars for families residing outside of Hong Kong. Enrollment becomes final only after the school has received the reservation fee.

Reservation fees for new students are only refunded if the school receives written notification of a student’s cancellation within 10 calendar days after the payment due date but before the student starts attending school. This deadline is strictly adhered to.

The reservation fee applies only to the semester for which the student was initially accepted. It is not transferable to another grade, semester, academic year, student or sibling.

NOTE: The Entry Fee of HK$15,000 is a ‘once only’ fee for New Students, and is not charged in subsequent annual fees. This entry fee is not applicable to a student returning within 2 years.


Capital Levy

All students participate in the school’s capital funding by paying an annual capital levy of HK$17,000 ($8,500 for Half Day Reception 1) which is payable in two installments.


1:1 Laptop Program

HKIS students participate in a Bring Your Own MacBook (BYOM) Program. All Grade 5 to 12 students are required to bring a MacBook to school each day. The MacBook must meet the following HKIS minimum laptop specifications:

MacBook model: MacBook Air or MacBook Pro
CPU: Dual-core Intel Core i5
Hard Drive: 256 Gigabytes solid state drive
RAM: 8 Gigabytes
iCloud: Access to an Apple ID
Operating System: Sierra (Version 10.12.X)

ADDITIONAL MANDATORY COSTS FOR OUT OF SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Integral to our curriculum are the Mandatory Outdoor Programs, which are required for all students in Grades 6 to 12.


Mandatory outdoor programs
Program
Cost (HK$)
Grade 6 to 8 (MS PEAK) $3,000 to $15,000
Grade 9 to 12 (HS Interim) $3,000 to $27,000
OTHER OPTIONAL COSTS

To complete the picture there are a small number of costs associated with everyday school attendance:

Item
Approximate Cost (HK$)
School Bus $5,000 to $30,000 per annum
(payable directly to the Kwoon Chung Motors Co., Ltd.)
Lunch From $32 per meal
Primary & Middle School Uniforms From $130
Extra-curricular activities As required

Payment Due Dates

The term ‘School Fees’ refers to Tuition Fee, Capital Levy and Mandatory Costs For Out Of School Activities. (Please note that an additional once only Entry Fee is also payable for new students).

Full payment of the School Fees on or before these payment due-dates will reserve a place for an existing student:

1st Semester
2017-18
Invoice Date:
March 10, 2017
Payment Due Date:
March 31, 2017
2nd Semester
2017-18
Invoice Date:
October 10, 2017
Payment Due Date:
October 31, 2017

Note:
(a) Parents are held fully responsible for payment of School Fees, regardless if the fees are paid by their employers or other third parties.

(b) School Fees paid are not transferable to another student, sibling or semester.

(c) Any over-payments will be credited towards the next semester school fees.

(d) Middle School PEAK and High School Interim fees are invoiced separately and are not payable on the dates noted above.

Payment Methods

School Fee Payment Methods 2017-18

(Exchange rate for HKD to USD: 7.70)

By Bill Payment

Settle via your personal online banking platform (e.g., PPS)

  1. Select "Bill Payment"
  2. Merchant: Hong Kong International School
  3. Bill Payee Account #: Student ID#
  4. Select payment from your credit card account (no reward points are applicable)
By Bank Transfer
  1. Please ensure the student name and number are referenced on your remittance to enable appropriate credit to the student’s account.
  2. Email your bank payment confirmation advice to the HKIS Finance Office ().
  3. The FULL Amount must be received by HKIS – all bank charges are to be borne by the remitter.
Beneficiary Bank Citibank, N.A.
Account Name
Hong Kong International School Association Ltd.
Bank Address 9/F, Two Harbour Front, 22 Tak Fung Street, Hunghom, Hong Kong
Bank Code 006
Branch Code 391
Swift Code CITIHKHX
HKD Deposit Account 391-17775795
USD Deposit Account 391-17775612
Please Note: For transfers from Citibank N.A. (North America) account, please exclude the branch code as follows:
HKD Deposit Account No: 17775795

USD Deposit Account No: 17775612

By Direct Debit Authorization (DDA) - (available only to existing students)
  1. DDA can be made without any service charge. Complete a DDA form, which can be found at the bottom of this page. Note that DDA applications take approximately 6 weeks to process.
  2. Forward the signed DDA form directly to the HKIS Finance Office for processing – please do NOT submit it to your own bank. The Office address is at the bottom of this Payment Methods section.
  3. Your designated bank account will be automatically debited for the total amount due on the due date shown on the invoice.
  4. An administration charge of HK$250 will apply if your designated bank returns the direct debit.
By Check

Please issue a check payable to ‘Hong Kong International School’ and mail with the remittance portion of your invoice/statement to the HKIS Finance Office, 700 Tai Tam Reservoir Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong. A single check may be issued for more than one student. An administration charge of HK$150 will apply if your check is returned by the bank.

To avoid postal delay, please deposit your check to HKIS Citibank HKD a/c 391-17775795 and email the bank deposit slip to the HKIS Finance Office () noting the student name and number. Please request the bank cashier to input the student number when you deposit the check.

By PPS

PPS payments may be made via phone or online via www.ppshk.com/index_e.html
(HKIS Merchant No. is 9899)

By Cash

All cash is to be deposited directly to the HKIS Citibank HKD deposit account no: 391-17775795.

Email your cash deposit slip to the HKIS Finance Office (), noting the student name and number to enable appropriate credit to the student's account. Please request the bank cashier to input the student number when you deposit the cash. Please do NOT mail cash.

Finance Office Address

Hong Kong International School
Finance Office
700 Tai Tam Reservoir Road
Tai Tam
Hong Kong

Contact: Ms. Jean Yong
e-mail:
Direct Tel: 3149 7337
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Note that full payment of the school fees by the due date is required to reserve placement for a student.

A late payment fee of 1% per month will be applied on all outstanding balances.

Printable Versions of Direct Debit Authorization, School Fee Refund Policy & Payment Methods

School Fee Direct Debit Authorization Form 17-18 (existing student)

School Fee Refund Policy and Payment Methods 17-18 (existing student)

School Fee Refund Policy and Payment Methods 17-18 (new student)

Debenture

Parents and Sponsors may also participate by purchasing a non-interest bearing debenture of HK$2,000,000. Debentures are NOT mandatory, but debenture holders do receive priority.

Debentures are currently fully subscribed. However, you may contact Jean Yong at to be placed on a waiting list, or for further information.

A corporate debenture holder is entitled to nominate one child of their employee for a priority place provided the child satisfies the school’s pre-entry qualifications.

A family debenture holder is entitled to nominate his or her child for a priority place provided the child satisfies the school’s pre-entry qualifications.

To receive top priority of admission, applications supported with a debenture must be received 90 days before the start of a semester and, pending necessary qualification, will be offered a place. However, applications supported with a debenture which are received outside the 90 day limit, will receive top priority but be placed in the wait pool and, pending qualification, will be offered a place when one becomes available.

Refund Policy

School Fee Refund (only for existing students)

Refunds of 2017/18 school fees may be provided upon receipt of BOTH of the following:

  1. A written withdrawal notification to the HKIS Office of Admissions (), and
  2. A written request for a refund to the HKIS Finance Office ()
First Semester (August 15, 2017 to January 7, 2018)
Withdrawal Notification Received Fees Refunded
On or before March 31, 2017 100% of the 1st Semester fees will be refunded
From April 1, 2017 to June 15, 2017 inclusive 50% of the 1st Semester fees will be refunded
On or after June 16, 2017 None of the 1st Semester fees will be refunded
Second Semester (January 8, 2018 to June 13, 2018)
Withdrawal Notification Received Fees Refunded
On or before October 31, 2017 100% of the 2nd Semester fees will be refunded
From November 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017 inclusive 50% of the 2nd Semester fees will be refunded
On or after December 1, 2017 None of the 2nd Semester fees will be refunded

Note:

a) Written refund requests must be delivered to HKIS on or before the end of the HKIS fiscal school year (i.e. July 31, 2018).
b) These refund deadlines are not applicable to Out of School Activity costs.

School Fee Refund (only for new students)

A full refund of 2017/18 school fees may be provided if written withdrawal and refund request notification is received within 10 calendar days after the payment due date, but before the student starts attending school.

After this date, no refund will be provided. This deadline is strictly adhered to.

Note: Middle School PEAK and High School Interim fees are invoiced separately and are not payable according to this deadline. The above refund policy is not applicable to these fees.

Written notification is required as follows:

  1. A written withdrawal notification to the HKIS Office of Admissions (), and
  2. A written request for a refund to the HKIS Finance Office ()

Note:

a) Parents are held fully responsible for payment of School Fees, regardless if the fees are paid by their employers or other third parties.
b) School Fees paid are not transferable to another student, sibling or semester.
c) Any over-payments will be credited towards the next semester school fees.

Printable Versions of School Fee Refund Policy & Payment Methods

School Fee Refund Policy and Payment Methods 17-18 (existing student)

School Fee Refund Policy and Payment Methods 17-18 (new student)

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