Tuition and Fees

It's impossible to put a price to great education. As one of the leading private schools in Kampala, we offer a flexible, competitive fee structure to put a GEMS education within easy reach.
Our fee structure is based on a number of factors including your child's year group and the resources they'll need to thrive.

  • Registration and Enrolment fees

    We charge a non-refundable and non-deductible registration fee of USD 600 to kick start your enrollment process.
    This one-off fee gives us the opportunity to make preparations and undertake all the administration necessary for a smooth enrollment at our private school in Kampala.
    This fee will be charged when you apply.

    Our fees do not include:

        • Uniforms
        • Transport - This TERMLY fee is currently USD 550 round trip or USD 275 one-way. If you live in Luzira or its environs, the fee is lower.
        • Extra Curricular Activities
        • Boarding Fees
        • Special Needs Learning support if required.

    Please note: All fees are calculated in US Dollars and are inclusive of school break snack and lunch.

  • How to pay

    To help you pay admission, enrolment and tuition fees on time, we're pleased to offer a range of payment options designed to suit families from all backgrounds.
    Currencies

    Payment can be made in US Dollars OR in Uganda Shillings at the prevailing market prevailing rate.

    Payment types
    You can pay your school fees and tuition directly into the GEMS Cambridge International School, Kampala, bank account via:

      • Cheque
      • Wire Bank Transfer
      • Online Payment

     

    WHEN DO I PAY
    We request all school fees are paid before the start of each term. Whether you choose to pay in one lump sum or on a term-by-term basis, is entirely up to you. We work with our parents to make the payment process as stress-free and convenient as possible.

     

    RECEIVING INVOICE
    After a successful enrollment, our administrative team will send your tuition fee invoice to the address we have listed for you in our records.

     

    LATE PAYMENT
    If for any reason you feel you may not be able to complete a payment by the time it's due, it's essential you contact the school immediately to discuss and resolve the matter.
    We rely on the cooperation of parents and guardians to keep GEMS Cambridge International School, Kampala, performing to the very highest standard. For this reason we must take late or failed payments seriously, to ensure the quality of education for all of our students.

     

    MID-TERM PAYMENT
    If your child is going to join our school part way through a term, we will calculate your fees accordingly. We will work out your rate based on how many full weeks are left in the term.

     

    REFUND
    Tuition fees, after payment has been made, are non-refundable. There is one exception to this rule: If you have paid in advance for a full year but withdraw before the beginning of a term.

    Please note, the registration fee and admission fee are non-refundable.

     

    STUDENT WITHRAW
    All students withdrawing from the school must submit notification of their withdrawal in writing to the registrar's office within 30 days.

     

     

  • Sibling discount

    We would be delighted to welcome more of your children to the GEMS family.

        • 5% discount on the total annual tuition fee for the 2nd child
        • 10% discount on the total annual tuition fee for the 3rd child
        • 25% discount on the total annual tuition fee for the 4th child
        • 50% discount on the total annual tuition fee for the 5th child