Tuition and Fees

Tartu International Kindergarten is run by a non-profit organization. The sources of kindergarten funding includes  allocation from the local municipality and the kindergarten fees.  The kindergarten´s funding plan allows exceptionally personalised high-standard education.

The kindergarten fees are determined by the non-profit organization at least six months before the start of an academic year, and are based on the prospective cost of education at TIK for coming academic year.  There are two tuition fee plans – Corporate and Reduced. The tuition fee plans are designed to support a diversely rich cultural and social school environment.


Kindergarten fees 2018-2019

Corporate Tuition Fees are payable by parents or their corporate sponsors receiving financial support for school fees. The Corporate Fee allows the school to facilitate the mobility of international, corporate families who remain at the school for indeterminate amounts of time and who may need to transfer during the school year. The Corporate Tuition Fee guarantees that there´s a student place available for the families of our corporate partners, also in the middle of an academic year.

  • Enrolment fee – 32 EUR  – One-time, non-refundable
  • Nursery (1,5-4 years old)  – 6800 EUR (annual tuition fee)
  • Preschoolers (5*-6 years old)-  7500  EUR (annual tuition fee)

*The children who are 5 by 1st of September 2018 are admitted to Preschool group.

Download the Corporate Fees details and policies here: Corporate Fees 2018-2019


Reduced Tuition Fees are available to families who do not receive financial support from their employer towards kindergarten fees and who are formally registered as citizens of the local municipality (Tartu city or other).

Reduced fees for 2018-2019 if a child is enrolled for the  entire academic year are the following:

  • Enrolment fee  – 32 EUR – One-time, non-refundable
  •  Nursery (1,5-4 years old)    –  3190  EUR Annual fee /   265,83  EUR Monthly fee in 12 installments
  • Preschool (5*-6 years old ) –  3465 EUR Annual fee / 288, 75  EUR Monthly fee in 12 installments

*The children who are 5 by 1st of September 2018 are admitted to Preschool group.

Reduced  tuition fee  is a base fee that guarantees the safe and high-quality care and educational programme but no meals or any additional club or activity.  More detailed description of the reduced tuition fee can be found here:

Download the Reduced Fees details and policies here: Reduced fee 2018-2019


If the Child is not registered in the kindergarten for the entire academic year, the payment of the tuition fee shall be as following:

Student participating in kindergarten activities

Tuition fee equals to % of annual fees

Up to four months


Up to six months


More than six months


In order to ensure international and social diversity at TIK,  and to make the kindergarten accessible to students in with the interest and need for an international education, but who would otherwise be unable to attend the kindergarten due to financial reasons, the association Tartu International School has limited resources for tuition fee reductions. To be eligible for tuition reduction a family must not have any access to alternative financial or educational support through corporate, government or any other sponsorship.

Tuition fee discount applications need to be sent to the management board of TIS by 15 August 2018.

The application can be downloaded  here: Application-for-needs-based-grant-1


Payment Options

The full terms and conditions of payment are stated in the enrolment contract. When submitting a contract, the parents choose one of the following payment options, where dates are applicable to the year of enrolment.

  • One full payment: payable by 1 September
  • Two payments: 50% due 20 August; balance due 1 February
  • Ten monthly instalments: 10% of tuition and fees due monthly from August through May
  • Twelve monthly instalments from September through August