Open a KUMON Centre

Becoming a Franchisee

KUMON is looking for driven professionals who are passionate about education and helping children build a brighter future. We are looking for individuals who are interested in either starting their own KUMON centre or taking over a centre whose Instructor is retiring.
  • You don't need a background in education to become a franchisee. Many of our Instructors have had careers in law, finance and business and have experienced the benefits of the KUMON programmes themselves through their own families.
  • This is a full-time business opportunity where you will build and run your own business while also helping children fulfil their potential.
  • You will become part of a network of Instructors that share best practice along with the satisfaction of making a difference to children in your local community.
  • You'll have an Area Manager to offer advice and support in launching, running and marketing your KUMON study centre.
  • There is a minimal start-up fee and KUMON offers generous subsidies to centres opening in specific venues or areas.

What does it mean to be a KUMON franchisee?

What does it mean to be a KUMON franchisee?
Becoming a KUMON franchisee provides a unique opportunity to develop students' learning abilities through the KUMON programmes, as well as building your own study centre and business.

When you join the KUMON network of Instructors, your local Area Manager will provide necessary training and work alongside you to get your study centre up and running. We want to make sure you have what you need to succeed, so along with our initial two-week training we will supply you with the business model and the support of our Brand Marketing team, plus we will invest in your professional development with our ongoing instructional training.

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How much will it cost?

Explore the content below to learn more about the costs and rewards of owning your own KUMON centre.
  • A minimum investment of 3,000 € towards your licence fee (representing 1,500 € per subject for maths and English)
  • You need to budget an additional 1,500 - 2,000 € for marketing activity across your first 12 months of business
  • You need to allow for rent or hire of premises, as well as other minimal running costs
  • In the case of franchise re-sales, a fee is paid to the outgoing Instructor for taking over their business
  • You’ll set your own fees, typically in the region of 80 € per subject, per month, which parents pay to you directly
  • You’ll be aiming to have average subject numbers of 150-200 € subjects in your centre
  • You’ll pay KUMON a fixed cost royalty fee for each student/subject, so it's easy to project your income
  • The KUMON royalty fee covers the Kumon learning materials, your ongoing training and support and much more!
  • You’ll benefit from generous rent and fit-out subsidies towards starting up in a dedicated venue