You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Uzbekistan with fee information. The list includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools for you to find the right school to prepare for the International Baccalaureate and other accreditation in Uzbekistan. Some schools may follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking programs while others are regulated under the French or Russian language and system.
The Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan guarantees the right to education, free and compulsory from ages 6 to 15. Literacy is practically universal for both men and women (99%).
Structure of school system:
Primary school begins at age 6 and there is no specific leaving examination after the 4 years are complete.
The next 5 years are spent at general secondary school from ages 10 to 15. Following that, there is a choice of between 2 to 3 years of upper education at either general or technical vocational schools. The former provides a certificate of completed secondary education and the opportunity to enter university, the latter a diploma of specialized secondary education, through a network of secondary vocational institutions.
The academic calendar is 2 semesters (from September to late December, and from early February to late June), and instruction is given 6 days per week. Some institutions have a 3-term calendar. There are annual examination periods at the end of each academic year, repeat examination periods in late June, and results are announced in July.
There are 131 higher education institutions in Uzbekistan, including 28 universities, 38 institutes, 3 academies, 25 branches, 1 conservatory, 22 branches of foreign universities, and 9 non-governmental higher education institutions.
International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Uzbekistan. Many schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam.
There may be some local population, but the schools are usually geared for an international student body. Schools may follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, France, etc. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English, French, Spanish, German, or Japanese. Schools also provide internationally accepted accreditation such as the international baccalaureate.
Admission and enrolment procedures vary from school to school. Space is often limited and preference may be given to students based on nationality. Tuition tends to be expensive based on local standards, but offers high standards of learning, boast smaller class sizes, first-rate facilities, and extracurricular. Boarding facilities are available at some schools, but most only provide day classes.
The British School of Tashkent
Address: Mirzo Ulugbek, Sayram street, Bld 30
100170 Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Tel: +998 71 268 55 61
Tuition Rates: From 123,840,000 Uzbek Soum ($11,400) to 173,700,000 Uzbek Soum ($16,000) [school year 2021-22]
The British School of Tashkent is a private UK run school focusing on delivering high academic standards and levels of spoken/written English in classrooms to students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 13. The British School of Tashkent follows the English National Curriculum.
Tashkent International School
Address: 38, Sarakul Street,
Tashkent, 100005 Uzbekistan
Tel: +998 55 501 96 70 / 71 291 96 70
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Tuition Rates: Inquire at school
The Tashkent International School is the oldest international school in the city and the 2021-2022 school year marks the 27th year of service to the international community. The school offers education from preschool through grade 12 and culminates with an American high school diploma through the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma examinations.
Oxbridge International School
Address: Oymarik 10, Mirzo Ulugbek district
Tel: +998 90 900 50 55 / +998 71 263 39 39 / +998 71 263 00 14 / +998 71 263 00 15
Tuition Rates: From $7,820 to $8,415 [school year 2021-2022]
Oxbridge International School is an authorized IB school for Primary Year Programme since June 2021, as well as a candidate school for the MYP and or the Diploma Programme. The school also has a local curriculum division which is the state curriculum school in another building of the same campus and the state kindergarten which is also in a separate building of the campus. The Russian section of the Oxbridge International School provides for the education of children from the age of 6 years.
Westminster International School in Tashkent offers the full range of Preschool and Primary classes to children aged 2-11.
The school follows the IEYC (International Early Years Programme), the IPC (International Primary Curriculum), and an adapted version of the English National Curriculum, culminating in Cambridge and Pearson qualifications (IGCSEs and A Levels).
Al-Beruniy International School is located in Tashkent city and provides a full school programme for children between 5 and 11 years old. ABIS successfully combines a well-organized British Curriculum with traditional education style, in order to allow the students to have higher knowledge to surf the world.
The Tashkent Ulugbek International School (TASULU)
Address: 3А Rakat street, Yakkasaray district,
Tel: +998 71 280 56 81 / 253 08 92 / 253 32 11
Tuition Rates: 65,000,000Uzbek Soum ($5,985) per academic year from Year 1 to 11 [school year 2021-22)
Tashkent Ulugbek International School is a well-established International School in Tashkent, offering students from as young as 6 years right up to 17/18 years innovative, world-class education on our campus in Yakkasaray District. Education from primary through to secondary school broadly follows the National Curriculum of England and Wales with adaptations for Uzbek government requirements with experienced and caring teaching staff to ensure students are happy and motivated to learn.
École Francaise Tachkent is the only French school in Central Asia that offers preschool and primary classes, which are officially accredited by the French Ministry of National Education and where education is carried out up to French Baccalaureate.
The school also offers the learning of two languages, Russian and English, in addition to teaching in French, from the first year of elementary school.
The school is a member of the AEFE or Agency for French Education Abroad, which under the supervision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, ensures the monitoring and animation of the network of French educational establishments abroad, constituted in 2018-2019 of 496 accredited schools in 137 countries and has 355,000 students.