Annual Fees 2020/21 & 2021/22

ClassTSh per yearUS$ per yearTSh per yearUS$ per year
Early Childhood16.6m7 20016.9m7 300
Primary P1-P627.4m11 85027.8m12 050
Additional for P2-P6 Residential Students14.1m6 10014.6m6 300
M1-M5 (Class 7 – Form 4)36.6m15 85037.2m16 100
Additional for M1-M5 Residential Students15.7m6 80016.2m7 000
D1 & D2 (Form 5 – 6)41.3m17 90041.9m18 150
Additional for D1 & D2 Residential Students19.9m8 60020.1m8 700

If all the fees for 2021/22 are received in full before 1st July 2021, there will be a discount of 5%.
Fees can be paid annually or quarterly.
Payments in dollars are converted from Tanzanian shillings at an exchange rate of US$1 = TSh 2310 in the month of November.
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.

Capital Development Fee

When a student first joins UWC East Africa, we charge a Capital Development Fee as a contribution to the School’s past and future capital development.

1st child in a family TSh 3m (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 1.2m (US$500)(per year for 2 years)

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

Refundable Deposit

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

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

Examination Fees

Students in the examination years will pay an Examination Fee:
M5: TSh 1.3m (US$550)
D2: TSh 2.3m (US$1000)

Financial Assistance

Fee Remissions of up to 20% of tuition fees may be available upon application to certain families who can demonstrate financial need. In addition to the standard admission application, applicants’ families will be asked to provide details of their financial circumstances. Please contact the Head of Campus for further details.

Terms and Conditions

UWC East Africa 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.

Residential fees include the full costs of residential care, accommodation, food, laundry and medical services provided by the school nurse or school doctor.

There are reductions on tuition and residential fees for 2nd, 3rd and subsequent children in a family who are currently enrolled in UWC East Africa 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 residential fees shown above are for fees received through quarterly or other instalments. If fees are received before 1st July in the month before the new school year starts, a 5% discount on these fees will be granted.

Methods of Payment

We can accept payment of fees by any of the following means:

  • By bank transfer in TSh or US$ transferred to our bank 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 bank account details.

Details of payments and other fee matters are available upon application or by email from feesadmin@uwcea.org