Applications for admission are accepted at any time. 

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To receive an application form by mail or fax please contact the school using the details below.

Admissions and School Advancement Office
Osaka International School

4-16 Onohara Nishi 4-chome
Mino City
Osaka 562-0032


Telephone: 072-727-5050
Facsimile: 072-727-5055

Telephone: 81-72-727-5050
Facsimile: 81-72-727- 5055


In addition to the Student Application Form parents are required to submit the following:

  • Student health record
  • Student physical examination report
  • Official records including standardized test results (IOWA, ITBS, ERB, etc) from all previous schools attended.
  • 35,000 yen application fee
  • Other information which may be helpful in assessing a student's educational needs

These should be mailed directly to the Admissions Office

Information on Payment of Tuition 2004-2005 School Year

         Kindergarten: 1,100,000 yen
         Grades 1-5: 1,325,000 yen
         Grades 6-10: 1,485,000 yen
         Grades 11-13: 1,610,000 yen
         Application fee: 35,000 yen
         Registration fee: 200,000 yen

Tuition is payable in full no later than the first day of the school year. However, a deferred payment plan is available for those who pay their own tuition and request a three payment schedule. Please contact the School Business Manager if you have any questions about tuition payment.

Financial Aid

Osaka International School is committed to offering some degree of financial assistance to families of new and returning students who demonstrate financial need in paying tuition and fees charged. Requests should be made upon application.



Students - All students seeking admission to Osaka International School must be interviewed before a final decision on admission is made. This will happen after application, school records and application fee have been received. Overseas applications should inform the Admissions office of the family's arrival date so that interviews and testing can be scheduled.

Parents - Close cooperation between the home and school is a key ingredient in a successful educational program. As a part of the admissions process Osaka International School requires that both parents, where available , meet with a member of the school staff to discuss their student's educational needs. Parents residing outside Japan may arrange for interviews after arriving in Japan.



Admissions language assessment

All applicants take language assessment and cognitive tests as part of the Admissions process. Admission for non-English speakers may be limited at each grade level to maintain a strong English language environment. Non-native speakers of English are expected to be able to read, speak and write English at grade level within two years. For further ESL information, see the English as a Second Language section in the curriculum description.



Notification of acceptance

Families are notified shortly after the interviews and testing are completed whether they are accepted or not. All decisions are made by the Admissions Committee.



Deferred Acceptance

In the case of applicants residing outside Japan, or in cases where testing is required, notification of acceptance may be deferred until after the interview with the student and the student's parents or the completion of required tests. In these cases, space will be held for possible admission, until after completion of the interviews or the required testing.



Admissions statement

Osaka International School exists primarily to serve the needs of international expatriate families who reside in the Kansai and have a clear need for an English based education. OIS does not have the resources to serve the child with learning disabilities. Admissions will be decided based on space available, language balance of the grade level in question, past student achievement and motivation, and language support at home. OIS seeks motivated students who will be able to succeed in a challenging and well rounded program.