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Annual Fees 2018/19

Payment by instalments
Class TSh per year US$ per year
Early Childhood 16.2m 7 040
Primary P1-P6 26.3m 11 440
Additional for P2-P6 Boarders 13.5m 5 880
M1-M5 (Class 7 – Form 4) 35.2m 15 320
Additional for M1-M5 Boarders 14.5m 6 320
D1 & D2 (Form 5 – 6) 39.7m 17 320
Additional for D1 & D2 Boarders 19.6m 8 520

Payments in dollars are converted from Tanzanian shillings at an exchange rate of US$1 = TSh 2295 in the month of December.
Tanzanian citizens and residents may pay fees in Tanzanian shillings.
Non-residents will normally pay fees in US dollars.
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.

Financial Assistance

Fee Remissions of up to 20% 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. Please contact the Head of Campus for further details.

Capital Development Fee

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

1st child in a family TSh 2.98m (US$ 1300) (per year for 2 years)

2nd child in a family TSh 2.3m (US$1000)(per year for 2 years)

3rd child in a family TSh 1.15m (US$500)(per year for 2 years)

Subsequent children in the same family - no capital development fee is charged.

(Students who joined ISM prior to 2016 paid a different Capital Development Fee)

Refundable Deposit

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

For new students joining: TSh 2.3m (US$1000)

(Students who joined ISM prior to 2017 paid a lower Deposit)

Exam Fees

Students in the examination years will pay an Examination Fee:
M5: TSh 1.72m (US$750)
D2: TSh 2.52m (US$1100)

Terms & Conditions

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 co-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 revised monthly and parents will be expected to pay the fee being charged at the time of payment. The School uses a mean commercial bank rate each month to calculate conversion between US dollars, TSh and other currencies. Tanzanian citizens and residents will normally pay fees in Tanzanian shillings.

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 (paid in advance) are for fees received before 1st July before the start of the school year. There is a small additional charge (shown in paid by instalments) applied to fees paid after this date or 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 or US$ transferred to an account in Tanzania,
  • By bank transfer in convertible currencies to our bank account in the USA.
  • By TSh cheque delivered to the school.
  • By M-Pesa LIPA payment in TSh (LIPA number 5656408)
  • By US$ check drawn on a bank in the USA or in Tanzania. We cannot accept non-Tanzanian cheques delivered by mail.
  • By personal payment in TSh or US$ 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 2018/19 fees can be found by clicking here.
Details of payments and other fee matters are available upon application or by email from