Annual Fees 2017/18

Class 2017/18
US$ per year
Early Childhood 6 500
Primary P1-P6 10 500
Additional for P2-P6 Boarders 5 600
M1-M5 (Class 7 – Form 4)

14 100
Additional for M1-M5 Boarders 5 600
D1 & D2 (Form 5 – 6) 15 900
Additional for D1 & D2 Boarders 7 700

There are family discounts of 5%, 10% and 20% on tuition and boarding fees for the 2nd, 3rd or subsequent children in a family enrolled above Early Childhood.

Payments in shillings are converted to US dollars at an exchange rate of US$1 = TSh in the month of .

Financial Assistance

  • Fee Remissions of up to 25% of tuition fees are available upon application to certain families who can demonstrate financial need. In addition to the standard admission application form, applicants’ families will be asked to provide details of their financial circumstances.
  • Bursary Awards of up to 25% of tuition fees are available to upper primary and secondary students with good academic ability. See Bursaries for more details.
  • It is possible to apply for BOTH a fee remission and a bursary award and hence reductions in tuition fees of nearly 45% are sometimes available.


    When a student first joins ISM, we charge a Capital Development Fee as a contribution to the School’s past and future capital development.

    For new students

    Capital Development Fee 17/18 US Dollars ($) TSh
    First child in a family $1300
    per year for 2 years
    per year for 2 years
    Second child in a family $1000
    per year for 2 years
    per year for 2 years
    Third child in a family $500
    per year for 2 years
    per year for 2 years
    Subsequent children in the same family nil nil


    Students in the examination years will pay an Examination Fee:

    Examination Fee US Dollars ($) TSh (approx.)
    Students in M5 (for MYP Assessment) 720
    Students in D2 (for Diploma exams) 1000

    We also charge a Deposit upon first entry to the School. This deposit will be refunded after the student finally leaves ISM.

    For students joining after 1st August 2017

    Refundable Deposit 2017/18 US Dollars ($) TSh (approx.)
    Each child in a family 1000

    For students joining before 31st July 2017

    Refundable Deposit 2016/17 US Dollars ($) TSh (approx.)
    First child in a family 600
    Subsequent children in the same family 200

    Bursary Awards

    … for students in secondary P4-M5 and in the IB Diploma D1 (Standard 7 to Form 5):

    New students wishing to enrol in ISM are invited to apply for a bursary award offering a 25% reduction in tuition fees for academically successful students. More details are available on our Bursary Awards page.

    NOTE!:   We can now also accept some payments by credit card.
    Click here to pay ISM by credit or debit card.

    Terms & Conditions

    ISM charges tuition fees annually to cover the full costs of tuition, exercise books, loan of text books and participation in the sports, CAS and extra-curricular activities programmes. We usually charge separately for individual music lessons, as a contribution to the Outdoor Pursuits programme, or for special language instruction.

    Boarding fees include the full costs of boarding care, accommodation, food, laundry and medical services provided by the school nurse or school doctor.

    There are reductions on tuition and boarding fees for 2nd, 3rd and subsequent children in a family who are currently enrolled in ISM in classes other than Early Childhood; these are 5%, 10% and 20% of the figures above respectively.

    Fees are established in US Dollars. The figures given above in Tanzanian shillings are calculated here using an approximate exchange rate of US$1 = TSh /- and are subject to fluctuation with the exchange rate. The School uses a mean commercial bank rate each month to calculate conversion between US dollars, TSh and other currencies.

    Parents of children in Early Childhood are not required to pay the Capital Development Fee or Deposit until their child joins P1.

    The tuition and boarding fees shown above are fees charged for a full year in advance. There is a small additional charge applied to fees paid quarterly or in other instalments.

    Methods of Payment

    We can accept payment of fees by any of the following means:

    • By bank transfer in TSh, US$ or £ Sterling transferred to an account in Tanzania,
    • By bank transfer in convertible currencies to bank accounts in the USA or the UK.
    • By TSh cheque delivered to the school.
    • By US$ check drawn on a bank in the USA or in Tanzania, or by £ Sterling cheque drawn on a bank in the UK or in Tanzania. We cannot accept non-Tanzanian cheques delivered by mail.
    • By personal payment in TSh, US$ or GB£ at either our Moshi or Arusha campuses.

    Payers will be charged any transaction fees associated with bank transfers or cheques.

    Fees can also be paid quarterly or, in special circumstances, arrangements can be made to pay fees monthly or at other times or by other means. Please contact the school for ISM bank account details.

    Full details of payments and other fee matters are available upon application or