Requirements + fees

tianjin international school cost of admissions and requirements for students

Investing deeply in the lives of our students and staff, we grow servant leaders of character, competence and calling.

Enrollment—the small print

Entry requirements

As per Chinese law, we cannot admit children of Chinese citizens living in China unless one of the following conditions are met…

  • Where at least one parent holds a foreign passport and is legally working, visiting or studying in Tianjin. Tourist (L) visas are excluded.
  • Where the parents and the child all hold foreign passports, and the child lives in Tianjin with a legal guardian.
  • Where the parents have either a Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan residency permit and hold a Mainland Travel Permit (Hong Kong/Macau residents) or Return Permit (Taiwan residents). The parents should also have the required border control stamps as well as work and live in Tianjin.
  • Where at least one parent has a residency permit and proof that they have lived in the country of permanent residency for at least two years. The child will also be living with at least one parent or a legal guardian in Tianjin.
  • The child was born overseas, with a legal birth certificate and the passport of the country of birth.

We also consider the following as essential for admission:

  • Your child must demonstrate age-appropriate adequacy in the English language and educational skills as determined by an interview, examination, and/or educational records.
  • A medical report must be completed, as well as the submission of your child’s most recent immunization record.
  • All required forms and paperwork must be completed and submitted. Note: All documents must be in or translated into English.
  • An Enrollment Deposit payment is required to reserve your child’s space.

If you’d like to talk to someone at Tianjin International School about our entry requirements, our Admissions office are always happy to help:

+86 (22) 8371-0900 x 311

2024–25 academic year

Tuition fees

All tuition fees and costs are quoted in RMB.

Grade Annual fee
Foundation Class half days or 3× full days 75,000
Foundation Class full days 154,000
Junior Kindergarten half days 75,000
Junior Kindergarten full days 154,000
Kindergarten 175,000
Elementary Grades 1–6 266,000
Middle School Grades 7–8 278,000
High School Grades 9–12 283,000
Other fees Annual fee
Application fee (new students) 2,000
Busing (if required) 9,200
English Language Support Service A (if required) 10,000
English Language Support Service B (if required) 20,000
Committed to your success

What you’ll get

Tuition fees at Tianjin International School cover:

  • Instructional programming, curriculum, and classroom resources
  • Digital learning platforms
  • Textbooks and related textbook resources
  • Library services
  • Health services
  • Counseling services
  • Division-specific activities

Busing, learning support, English language services and lunch fees are not included in the tuition fee.

Fees—the small print

Money matters

  1. Parents are responsible to see that a) payment is properly made, and b) the school is properly notified of payment.
  2. Payment of the Enrollment Deposit is due upon receipt of the school invoice and before the first day of attendance.
  3. Enrollment is not considered complete, nor will a seat be reserved for a student until the Enrollment Deposit has been received.
  4. In case of an early withdrawal with unpaid tuition or fees still outstanding, no school records will be released or transferred, nor will academic credit be granted, until that account is paid in full.
  5. All tuition and fees are based on the RMB amount. The RMB fees will not change.
  6. The Enrollment Deposit is payable annually upon enrollment and is non-refundable.
  7. Any Academic Special Needs Services Fees, if required, are payable annually upon enrollment and are nonrefundable.
  8. Any English Language Services Fees, if required, are payable annually upon enrollment. Second semester fees are refundable at the end of the first semester should the student withdraw from Tianjin International School, change from Service B to A, or be determined to no longer require Services. Students who withdraw from Tianjin International School or whose level of service change during the second semester are ineligible for refunds.
  9. Tuition is charged and refunded according to full quarters, less the non-refundable Enrollment Deposit. Once a student has started a quarter, regardless of the number of days attended, full tuition for that quarter must be paid. Tuition is refunded only for full quarters not attended, and less the non-refundable Enrollment Deposit.
  10. The bus fee, if required, is refunded according to full quarters. The bus fee should be paid according to the invoice, before a student may ride the bus.
  11. No portion of tuition shall be refunded for a student dismissed by expulsion or for disciplinary reasons.
  12. Tuition and fees are non-transferable to another student.
  13. School-provided iPads are to be returned by students who withdraw during the first year-and-a-half of receiving an iPad, or they can be purchased at 75% cost when withdrawing after the first semester, 50% after the second semester, or 25% after the third semester. Students who do not pay the Enrollment Deposit by the May deadline in the first year of being given an iPad must turn in the iPad for the summer or purchase it according to the schedule above. Students must plan to use their iPads for at least three years. Students in Grades 7-12 must have their own MacBook.
  14. Payments should be made on time or a late fee of 5% will apply for accounts 10 days overdue. Payments more than 20 days past due may lead to students being excluded from class until payment is made.
  15. For families with three or more children attending the school. A 20% discount on remaining tuition for the third and subsequent children in one family will be applied.

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