Fees & Financial Assistance
At UWC ISAK Japan, we believe that all students should have access to our exceptional education, regardless of their financial circumstances. We are committed to providing need-based financial assistance and offer a range of scholarships. Read on to learn more about our commitment to affordability, financial assistance program, and our school fees.
Commitment to Affordability
At UWC ISAK Japan, diversity is central to our community, and we welcome students from around the globe who are curious, passionate, and motivated. We believe that every student should have access to a UWC education, regardless of their family’s financial background. That’s why we’re committed to offering need-based financial assistance to students who are unable to afford full school fees.
receive some level of financial assistance
Every year, we conduct a thorough review of our fees to ensure that our students receive the best possible education while keeping costs reasonable. This process is ongoing, and we take great care to communicate any changes clearly and in a timely manner.
To learn more about making UWC ISAK Japan accessible to your family, please reach out to our Office of Admissions at [email protected].
2024-25 Academic Year Tuition and Fees:
Tuition Fee: 4,226,000 JPY
Boarding Fee: 1,600,000 JPY
Facilities Fee: 330,000 JPY
TOTAL: 6,156,000 JPY
Annually, we provide approximately 500 million JPY in financial aid, with 70% of our students receiving some level of support, including full scholarships. So, if you’re interested in applying to UWC ISAK Japan but are concerned about the cost, we encourage you to learn more about our financial assistance programs.
Please note that this information is intended for students applying to UWC ISAK Japan for our 3-year program starting from Grade 10. If you’re applying to your UWC national committee for the 2-year program beginning from Grade 11, kindly reach out to your national committee for further information about scholarships and financial assistance.
For students who enroll at UWC ISAK Japan from Grade 10, we offer need-based financial assistance (FA) to students who are not able to afford the cost of full school fees. Financial assistance ranges from partial scholarships up to full scholarships. The financial assistance does not need to be repaid.
All of our financial assistance is need-based, which means it is awarded based on a family’s ability to pay for school fees. We do not offer academic or merit-based scholarships.
Students applying for Grade 11 entry through their national committee should contact their national committee regarding the availability of scholarships, as the number of scholarships available can change from year to year. Students who are selected by the UWC Global Selection Programme (GSP) are not eligible for scholarships.
Students apply for financial assistance when they submit their application for admission. Financial assistance is awarded based on each family’s unique circumstances and financial situation. Our Financial Assistance Office reviews each applicant’s family income, assets, expenditures, and debt. Additionally, the number of children in the family and the amount the family is paying for those children to attend school or university are factors that we consider when awarding financial assistance. All financial information is treated as confidential and is reviewed only by those directly responsible for determining need.
Our admissions process is need-aware to ensure that we can meet the full demonstrated need of all applicants accepted to our school. During the final decision-making process, we prioritize the merit of applicants while also taking into account their financial need. This approach allows us to provide a realistic financial assistance package to selected students who require it, utilizing the available budget. It is important to note that our consideration of financial need does not in any way discriminate against applicants and all applicants are evaluated on their merits and suitability for admission, independent of their financial situation. We are committed to providing an inclusive and fair admissions process.
Students who apply for financial assistance will receive notification of their financial assistance award at the same time as their offer of acceptance.
Except in extremely rare circumstances, our financial assistance does not cover flights to/from Japan, pocket money and other incidental expenses.
The table below illustrates the average amount of need-based financial assistance granted to Grade 10 applicants currently enrolled at UWC ISAK Japan. Please note that the average tuition fees provided do not include the one-time enrollment fee, which is payable upon admission.
|2023 Average Tuition Fee
|Number of Families
|Less than 5 million JPY
|5 to 10 million JPY
|10 to 15 million JPY
|15+ million JPY
The average tuition fees outlined in this table are not a guarantee of assistance and may not accurately reflect the actual financial aid offered to families with comparable income levels. Our financial needs assessment process takes into account various factors, including but not limited to additional sources of income, property ownership, savings, investments, as well as family expenses and debts.
You will need to complete and submit the Financial Assistance Request Form portion of the UWC ISAK Japan online application, and submit supporting documents such as a tax return or official income statement. The Financial Assistance Request Form will appear once the Parent/Guardian Form portion of the online application has been submitted. Please see the Parent/Guardian Form on the online application for complete details.
The deadline for submitting the Financial Assistance Application is the same as the deadline for your online application and other required documents.
Students can expect to receive the same level of assistance during their time at UWC ISAK Japan, provided that they fulfill their responsibilities as a student and as a member of the school community.
Academic performance, maintenance of strong character and cooperation within the school community will be taken into consideration for the continuation of financial assistance. If a student does not meet his or her responsibilities, UWC ISAK Japan has the right to withdraw financial assistance in subsequent years. Additionally, financial assistance may be reduced or denied if a student/family demonstrates a lifestyle that greatly exceeds the financial resources indicated on the Financial Assistance Request Form.
Yes, all financial assistance recipients will re-submit their financial data for review for each subsequent school year. In general, students will continue to receive the same level of financial assistance during their three years of school. Specific award amounts will be determined based on changes in a family’s income and expenses from year to year.
No. If you expect that you will need financial assistance in order to cover the cost of your education, you must apply for financial assistance when you apply to Grade 10. Recently, we have seen an increasing number of students requesting financial assistance from Grade 11. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate such requests unless there has been an extreme change in a family’s circumstances.
Yes! All applicants are eligible to apply for financial assistance, regardless of nationality. For the 2022 school year, nearly half of our Japanese students were receiving some level of financial assistance, ranging from small awards to near-full scholarships.
Financial aid offers are announced with acceptance notifications.
No. The financial assistance awarded by UWC ISAK Japan is not a loan and does not need to be repaid. However, we do expect families to contribute as much as possible toward their child’s education in order for us to share our financial resources among all students with need. We request that families find their own way to contribute to our community. We also hope that students and parents remember UWC ISAK Japan’s generosity in future years, when their financial situation allows them to help meet the needs of future students.