Tuition & Fees

Canadian International School of Hong Kong is a not-for-profit school and its operating costs are met from the tuition fees. Please read this section carefully as it details the fees charged during the application and assessment stage, as well as enrollment and annual tuition fees. Fees are reviewed annually and set by the school's Board of Governors in late spring for the following year.


Tuition and other fees for 2022/2023 school year
All amounts are in Hong Kong Dollars

Annual Tuition Fee

A reservation deposit of $80,000 is required for students enrolling for academic year 2022/2023. Registration will only be completed after the school has received the deposit and all outstanding tuition fee and other fees. 

Total tuition fee includes Technology Fee ($1,500) which is applicable to students in Grade 4 and above, the IBDP exam fee ($6,000), and IBDP text book fee for students in Grades 11-12 ($2,000). Annual tuition fees are invoiced in two installments. Full amounts of the annual Capital Levy (if applicable) and the Entry Fee (for new students) amounting to $12,500 are invoiced together with the first term tuition fee.

Capital Levy
Students admitted to CDNIS must either pay an Annual Capital Levy or be covered by a Debenture. The Annual Capital Levy is a non-refundable fee of $36,000. Canadian International School of Hong Kong is a not-for-profit private school. The Capital Levy is used to meet the capital needs of the school such as the costs for the maintenance and development of the campus facilities, infrastructure and major equipment. Please note that the Annual Capital Levy may be reviewed and adjusted from time to time. For more information about debentures, please contact the Debenture Programme Manager.

Other Costs
Other education related costs on top of tuition may include but are not limited to: compulsory school uniforms, some field trips and student activities, lunches (optional), school bus (optional), yearbook (optional), school photos (optional), some educational resources and materials and the 1-to-1 iPad and laptop purchase programme for Grade 1 to 3 and Grade 4 to 12 students, respectively.

Application and Assessment Fees

Applications, processing and preliminary document assessment: $2,350
Application Fee covers the following services: Online application processing, and review and screening of application information and documents.

Formal assessment and testing: $1,650 
Assessment Fee covers the following services: Standardized test and interview materials based on Canadian curriculum standard, and one-on-one or group admission assessment and interview.

Application Fee (Discounted) for those who were on the waiting list the year prior to the year of entry: $1,100
Please note these fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Payment and Bank Details
Payments should be made to “Canadian International School of Hong Kong Limited” and have to be settled in Hong Kong Dollars. The school does not accept cash, cheques or cash cheque payments. Further information regarding payment and bank details can be found here.


The school will not reserve a seat for a student if all the relevant fees have not been paid in full before the due date. Students will not be allowed to attend classes if tuition fees are not paid. The school reserves rights to revise the above fees at any time at its sole discretion. Tuition fees are refundable on a pro-rated basis (based on a 10-month school year) only if the school receives 3 months' written notice of withdrawal. Please note that three-months notice is exclusive of July and first half of August.

^Students enrolled in the school on or before January 31, 2011 will be given a $7,000 annual credit to pay against their Upper School tuition fees. This credit will be applied each year for the duration of a student's enrolment in the Upper School, provided they have continuously attended the school since January 31, 2011.