School fees

The school fees are set by the school board and are regularly adjusted. Please note the currently valid scale of fees, which is available in the school office and can also be downloaded. 

The registration fee is payable annually in Euro. The school year has 10 fully paid months (September-June). The fees are payable in euros in two instalments at the beginning of each school semester (August and February). In case of late payment a late fee of 5% of the invoice amount will be charged.

Teaching and learning materials (textbooks) are provided by the school and are charged extra. Lunch is provided by the cafeteria and is charged extra.

In the IB upper School, the examination fees charged by the IBO must be paid additionally.

1. Options of payment

a) Parents who earn their income in Euro can pay the school fees by transfer to the following account :
Commerzbank Düsseldorf,
Name: Deutscher Schulverein in Äthiopien, BLZ 300 400 00,
Konto Nr. :1044015 00,
IBAN: DE 28 3004 0000 0104 401 500
b) Parents, who earn their income in ETB have the following option:
payment to Dashen Bank: German Embassy School, Balderas Branch, Account No.: 0089 1493 410 11, SWIFT: DASHET AA XXX

2. Payment regulations

a) The school fee and the fee for lending books have to be paid twice a year at the beginning of each school semester.
b) The registration fee has to be payed annually
c) The fees are to be paid within 2 weeks (self-payer and MoU-payer) or 8 weeks (full-payer) after receipt of invoice

3. Reduction of school fee / Deferment of payment

a) Applications for a reduction of payment can be submitted to the school board. The MoU-fees are the minimum payment.
b) Requests for reductions are to be submitted by 30.04. of the previous academic year for the coming school year. Applications received after 30.04. will not be accepted. For new applications received after 01.05. the deadline for applications is 30.06.
c) Requests for reductions may not be made retroactively.
d) in special cases, a deferment of payment may be granted. Requests must be made in writing and submitted no later than 2 weeks after the invoice is issued.

4. Other fees

a) Exam fees charged by the IBO are to be paid in addition at IB-level. Based on agreements with parents, special exam subjects can be offered against payment.
b) Fees for the bus service and other services will be charged separately.

5. Receivables

a) Outstanding debts arise if the invoice is not paid within 7 days of the payment deadline.
b) In the event of late payment, a fee of 5% of the invoice amount will be charged. In addition, in case of late ETB payment, the invoice exchange rate or the current exchange rate is used to calculate the ETB amount. The exchange rate more favourable to the school is decisive.
c) For self payers and MoU payers: If after 14 days no payment or other reaction can be detected, a second (and final) reminder will be sent with the information that after a further 7 days without reaction, the child will be excluded from further school attendance. Exceptions can only be made for students in grades 10-12 on the basis of a board-decision.
d) For full payers: after sending the first reminder (see point 2c) a further reminder will be sent after 3 weeks, with the note that in case of non-payment the embassy will be informed. This will actually take place 7 days after sending this second reminder (i.e. 12 weeks = 3 months after the first invoice), provided there has been no reaction.
e) For new registrations during the current school year, the school fees can be invoiced monthly on a pro rata basis.

6. Cancellation

a) Cancellation of registration can be submitted till the end of one school semester. There is no claim for refund.

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