Rugby school japan


We are delighted that you are considering an application for your daughter or son to Rugby School Japan. Applications are being accepted into years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.

Places within each year group will be strictly limited each year. The School will accept rolling applications throughout the school year, though early applications are encouraged, and the School reserves the right to close applications to certain year groups once they become full. Waiting lists will then be utilised where year groups are full.

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Age Guidelines

Year group Child’s date of birth Child’s age on August 31st 2023
7 Between 1st September 2011 and
31st August 2012
8 Between 1st September 2010 and
31st August 2011
9 Between 1st September 2009 and
31st August 2010
10 Between 1st September 2008 and
31st August 2009
11 Between 1st September 2007 and
31st August 2008
12 Between 1st September 2006 and
31st August 2007
13 Between 1st September 2005 and
31st August 2006

For the 2023/24 Academic Year admissions will be open for Years 7,8,9,10,11 (IGCSE) and 12 (A level).

Open Days

The School holds regular Open Days for prospective parents. Please visit the Events page for more details. For parents outside of the Tokyo area that cannot attend an in-person meeting, online sessions will also be made available.

Any parent that wishes their daughter or son to be considered for a place at Rugby School Japan will in the first instance need to register their interest via the Open Apply online portal.


The formal application process is accessible via the Open Apply portal. Once an application is received, applicants will be assessed in numeracy, literacy, verbal reasoning and other specific subjects as required. All assessments will be conducted in English.

The School will also request a copy of recent report cards, which should cover at least two years preceding the date of application. Consideration will also be given to any formal public examination results, and a confidential reference will also be required and requested directly from the child’s current or last school.

An interview to establish your child’s broader interests and character will also take place to assess their non-academic potential. We are looking for academic ability and potential, co-curricular interests and enthusiasms and the necessary resilience to be part of a boarding school environment – even as a day student.

Parents must fully understand and accept the educational philosophy of the School and its commitment to a holistic and broad boarding and day education.

RSJ Fees

RSJ Fee Category Fees (2023, Launch Year)


Fees (2024-) 


Day Pupil Annual Tuition Fees Year 7 4,500,000 4,500,000
Year 8 & Year 9 4,750,000 4,750,000
Year 10 & Year 11 (IGCSE) 5,300,000 5,300,000
Year 12 & Year 13 (A-Level) 5,500,000 5,500,000
Annual Boarding Fees Full (7-day) Boarding Fee 2,600,000* 3,200,000*
Weekly (5-day) Boarding Fee 2,000,000* 2,900,000*
Other Fees Application Fee 40,000 40,000
Enrolment Fee 500,000 500,000
School Development Fee (upon enrolment) 500,000 500,000
Facility Maintenance Fee (annual) 500,000 500,000

*For the first group of boarding pupils entering RSJ in 2023, a special discount will be applied to the Annual Boarding Fees for the 1st year:

  • Full (7-day) Boarding Fee 2023-24 is JPY 2,600,000 (JPY 600,000 discount)
  • Weekly (5-day) Boarding Fee 2023-24 is JPY 2,000,000 (JPY 900,000 discount)

Included in Tuition and Boarding Fees:

  • Tuition Fees include academic tuition, academic resources, curriculum trips to North Peak (Hokkaido), events and sports fixtures within Japan.
  • Boarding Fees include lodging, tutorial sessions and supervision outside school lessons, room cleaning and laundry.

Excluded from Tuition Fees and Boarding Fees:

  • Tuition and Boarding fees exclude school uniform fees, English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Special Education Needs (SEN) support, transport to/from school, school trips outside of Japan, laptop computer and other electronic devices (RSJ will operate a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy) and other personal expenses.

Termly Meal Fees:

Meal fees will be billed independently in accordance with the term-based meal fee structure outlined below.

RSJ Termly Meal Fees Fees (2023, Launch Year)


Day Pupils Autumn Term (Term 1) 93,380
Spring Term (Term 2) 67,620
Summer Term (Term 3) 69,000
Weekly Boarders Autumn Term (Term 1) 251,720
Spring Term (Term 2) 182,280
Summer Term (Term 3) 186,000
Full Boarders Autumn Term (Term 1) 336,980
Spring Term (Term 2) 244,020
Summer Term (Term 3) 249,000


Information about RSJ Scholarships can be found here.

Admissions Policy

The RSJ Admissions Policy can be found here.