KIS is a not-for-profit school and our running costs are covered by termly tuition fees. The fees are set each year by the school’s Board of Governors.


A non-refundable Application Fee of RM 800 is payable on submission of the application for all students from Reception to Year 13.



Fee Type Applicable to Fee per child Notes
Registration Fee Reception – Year 13 RM 1,000 Non refundable. A one off fee to be paid before the student is enrolled.
Capital Fee Reception – Foundation 2 RM 2,000 Non refundable. A one off fee to be paid before the student is enrolled in school. Transferable upon entry to Year 1
Year 1 – Year 13 RM 8,000 Non refundable. A one off fee to be paid before the student is enrolled in school
Refundable Deposit Reception – Year 13 RM 2,500 The deposit after deductions for any amounts owing to the school and in accordance with the school’s withdrawal and refund policies will be returned to parents within 30 days of completion of all withdrawal procedures.



There are 3 terms per year (See school calendar).

Year Termly Tuition Fee (3x per year) Termly School Development Fund Levy (3x per year) Annual fee (3 x Termly Tuition Fee plus 3 x School Development Fund Levy)
Reception & Foundation 11 4,050 700 14,250
Reception & Foundation 12 5,850 700 19,650
Foundation 2 7,975 700 26,025
Years 1-2 8,850 700 28,650
Years 3-5 9,380 700 30,240
Year 6 9,900 700 31,800
Years 7 & 8 11,465 700 36,495
Year 9 11,985 700 38,055
Years 10 & 11 13,500 700 42,600
Years 12 & 13 14,000 700 44,100

1. 11.30am Reception and Foundation 1 finish
2. 2pm Reception and Foundation 1 finish, available upon request and subject to a one week trial period



The following discount structure applies to the tuition fee for siblings in Foundation 2 to Year 13:

Entitlement Tuition Fee
1st child full fee
2nd child 5% discount
3rd child 10% discount
4th child 20% discount
5th child 40% discount


Annual Student Accident Insurance
RM 30

Payable before the date of admission or annually before the first day of the academic year. The insurance fees are non-refundable. A schedule of benefits is available upon request.


Individual Needs Support Fee – English as an Additional Language and Special Educational Needs
RM 1800 per term

The above termly charge will be applied to all students from Year 1 upwards, who the school assess as requiring additional support for English as an Additional Language or Special Educational Needs. If required, Individual Needs Support is compulsory and not optional and will be reassessed each term until no further support is deemed to be necessary.

Textbooks and Equipment:

Reception to Year 11 fees are inclusive of text books, materials, resources and general classroom stationery. Students in Years 12 and 13 must purchase approved course text books from the school. Year 12 and Year 13 students are expected to have their own laptop computers.

School Uniforms:

Most school uniform can be purchased from the KIS Shop which is located in the School Hall. See the school uniform page for further details.

Public Exams Fees:

IGCSE and A Level exam fees are set each year by the Exam Boards. Parents with children taking these exams will be invoiced individually, including an additional charge to cover the cost of the exam invigilators and courier charges.

Field / Residential / Social / Class Trips:

All school trips must be self-financing. Fees are normally charged on an individual basis, based on quoted costs incurred for the trip concerned.

Catered Lunches:

Lunches are available to pre-purchase from the on-site Healthy Heart Canteen. Alternatively students can bring in their own healthy lunches. The menu and order form for lunches will be sent to families each month through the Weekly Newsletter. Menu selection and payment is made to the caterer direct and full information is provided on the order form.


First Steps Playgroup for children aged birth to 3 years old
RM 950 per term* – Two hour session, twice a week

*Students attending First Steps do not pay the registration fees as listed above, but are expected to pay the Student Accident Insurance fee upon enrolling (RM 30), which is renewable at the start of each academic year.

First Steps is a twice-weekly 2 hour Playgroup for children aged from birth to 3 years old. Each session is limited to a maximum of 12 children with accompanying adults and takes place during term time. Fees are payable before the start of each term and includes drinks, snacks and craft activities.  Please contact our Admissions Officer for further details and see the First Steps page of the website.


School fees are strictly due and payable in advance before the date of admission and/or the first day of each term.

Payment options
1. Annual payment of all fees (with a 4% discount on the tuition fee)*
2. Termly payment
3. Monthly instalment payments (a surcharge of RM 150 per term is applicable)

*A 4% discount will be applied if payment of the full Annual Tuition Fee is made on or before the first day of Term 1 (23rd August 2018).

  • Cheque or bank draft in Ringgit Malaysia to be made payable to ‘Kinabalu International School’.
  • Payment into Kinabalu International School account using cash or cheque, please inform the school by fax or email. Attach a copy of your bank-in slip so that your payment can be verified accordingly.
  • Bank Transfer or Online Banking: Please quote the invoice number when paying via this method. The bank slip must be submitted to the school office in exchange for an official receipt.

Kinabalu International School
Account number: 560102107440
Malayan Banking Berhad, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Swift Code: MBBEMYKL