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We are delighted that you are considering an application for your daughter or son to Rugby School Japan. The School will open in August 2023, with applications being accepted into years 7, 8, 9, 10 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.

Applications will be processed in three stages

  • Phase 1
    September 2022 to December 2022, results announced in January 2023
  • Phase 2
    January 2023 to March 2023, results announced in April 2023
  • Phase 3
    April 2023 to May 2023, results announced in June 2023

Applications from pupils of Phoenix House International School (RSJ’s official feeder school in Tokyo) will be considered in a different timeline. Please contact Phoenix House’s school office for more information.

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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 (IGCSE) and 12 (A level).

Information sessions

The School will hold a large number of regular small group information sessions for prospective parents from late September 2022 onwards. For parents outside of the Tokyo area that cannot attend an in-person meeting, online sessions will also be 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 will open in late September 2022 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

The tuition fees below are for the 2023/24 Academic Year for day pupils. Weekly (5-day) and Full (7-day) Boarding fees and other fees will be published during Autumn 2022.

(2023/24 Academic Year)
Annual Day Pupil Tuition Fees Year 7 4,500,000
Year 8 4,750,000
Year 9 4,750,000
Year 10 (IGCSE) 5,300,000
Year 12 (A level) 5,500,000
Other Fees Application Fee 40,000
Enrolment Fee 500,000
School Development Fee (upon enrolment) 500,000
Facility Maintenance Fee (annual) 500,000

Fees shown above are based on the RSJ Establishment Plan as per the 31st August 2021 school license application. Fees may increase subject to various social and wider economic factors. The final fees as well as the RSJ Finance and Fees Policy will be published on RSJ’s website in due course.

Open events


    • Autumn 2022 (Dates TBA)

    • Tokyo (Online option available)

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