International Schools in Vietnam

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You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Vietnam 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 Vietnam. Some schools may follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking programs while others are regulated under the French, German or Japanese, etc language and system.

Education in Vietnam

Children in Vietnam typically enter preschool at the age of three. A preschool education in Vietnam lasts for three years and focuses on foundational language skills such as learning the alphabet. Preschool in Vietnam isn't compulsory, so if you want your child to attend you have to enrol directly with the school you have chosen.

After that, children transition to primary school where they will attend from the age of six to 11. The curriculum for primary schools includes typical subjects such as Vietnamese language, math, nature and society, arts and physical education. Students are also taught morals in school.

Secondary school years are divided into lower secondary and higher secondary education. Lower secondary lasts four years whereas higher secondary lasts three years. Students are required to sit for entrance and leaving examinations during secondary school.

There are a number of higher education options in Vietnam such as universities, senior colleges and research institutes. In addition, students can enrol in junior colleges, professional secondary schools or vocational schools. In higher classes, and in secondary education, a foreign language (usually English, but sometimes Chinese or French), history, natural sciences, technology, music and geography are added. Morality is only part of primary education.

The school week in Vietnam is six days, beginning on Monday and ending on Saturday, but children usually only attend school for half the day. The school year usually lasts from September until May.

International Schools

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Vietnam. Many schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam for example.

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.

Accreditation & Membership

  • The CoIS (Council of International Schools) is a non-profit association of international schools and post-secondary institutions which provides educational accreditation, teacher and leadership recruitment services, links to higher education, governance assistance and help with founding new schools.
  • European Council of International Schools (ECIS) is a collaborative network promoting the ideals and best practice of international education, complemented by grants and awards.
  • Council of British International Schools (COBIS) is a responsive organisation that serves, supports and represents its member schools.
  • New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC) is a regional accrediting association which establishes standards for all levels of education, from pre-K to doctoral.
  • Agency for French Education Abroad (Agence pour l'enseignement français à l'étranger, AEFE) is a national public agency under the administration of the French government that assures the quality of schools teaching the French national curriculum outside France.
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) represents over 1100 independent schools and associations in the United States and abroad.

International schools in Ho Chi Minh City

Anglophone British Curriculum International School
Address: No. 69, 3rd Street, Khu Dan Cu Trung Son, Binh Hung, Binh Chanh,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Primary campus)
#2, Street No. 9, Khu Dan Cu Tan An Huy, AP 5, Phuoc Kien, Nha Be,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam(Secondary Campus)
Tel: +84 28 5431 1833
Tuition Rates: From 391,200,000 VND($17,110) to 609,000,000 VND($26,650)[school year 2021-22]

Established in 1995, the ABC International School is a continually growing multi-national, non-denominational day school for both first and second language English speaking students. Providing education for 2-18 year old pupils, the school offers instruction that aligns with the National Curriculum of England. All teaching is through the medium of the English language. Careful adaptations of the curriculum model ensures appropriate recognition of the schools Vietnamese operational context but at the same time, the public examinations undertaken (IGCSEs & International AS/A levels from the Cambridge and AQA examination boards) have outstanding international credibility. 

Renaissance International School Saigon
Address: 74 Nguyen Thi Thap Street, Binh Thuan Ward, District 7,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: +84 28 3773 3171
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Tuition Rates: From 170,910,000 VND ($7,475) to 689,930,000 VND ($30,175)[school year 2021-22]

The Renaissance International School Saigon is a private school in the suburbs of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Its study program is based on British style international English medium curriculum, teaching both academic subjects and creative/performing arts to its 500 plus students. Its teaching staff are mostly from the UK. Renaissance offers programmes from Early Years to secondary curriculum, founded on the International British System. Renaissance includes the Vietnamese curriculum in the programme for Vietnamese pupils, as required by the Ministry of Education. Integrating practices and values from both western and eastern educational systems.

Saigon South International School
Address: 78 Nguyen Duc Canh, Tan Phong Ward, District 7,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: +84 28 5413 0901
Tuition Rates: From 398,000,000 VND ($17,400) to 716,000,000 VND ($31,315) [school year 2021-22]

Saigon South International School, shortened as SSIS, is an international school in Ho Chi Minh City offering an American standards based curriculum for grades EC-12.
They offer both the IB diploma program and AP coursework, and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The school is also member of East Asia Council of Overseas Schools, National Association of Independent Schools, the Southeast Asia Student Activities Conference (SEASAC), and Mekong River International Schools Association (MRISA). SSIS was recently designated an Apple Distinguished School.

European International School Ho Chi Minh City
Address: 730 F-G-K Le Van Mien Street, Thao Dien Ward
Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: +84 28 7300 7257
Tuition Rates: From 229,600,000 VND ($10,050) to 632,000,000 VND ($27,640) [school year 2021-22]

The European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS) is an international day school for children from 2 to 18 years of age in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The school is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS). EIS's student body is diverse, with students coming from more than 40 different countries. It is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. EIS follows the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum and is an officially authorised IB World School with the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). EIS is one of only a few schools in Vietnam to offer the whole IB continuum from Toddler (2 years of age) to Grade 12. English is the language of instruction throughout the school. However, a wide range of global language exposure is offered, such as German, French, Spanish, Korean and Vietnamese.

Wellspring International Bilingual School
Address: 92 Nguyen Huu Canh Street, Ward 22, Binh Thanh District,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: +84 8 3840 9292
Tuition Rates: From 142,520,000 VND ($6,230) to 394,560,000 VND ($17,255) [school year 2020-21]

Wellspring Inter-Bilingual High School includes elementary, middle and high school studies. The training program consists of 3 components: the International Program (according to the copyrighted Common Core standards of the US), the Vietnamese program and the comprehensive development program (following the curriculum framework of the Ministry of Education and Training and designed for students). The school is officially and directly recognized as a Cambridge school for all three school levels by Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE). Wellspring is also an authorized testing center of the Cambridge English Language Assessment- CELA and one of the IELTS testing locations in the framework of cooperation with IDP Education Vietnam.

FOSCO International School
Address: 40 Ba Huyen Thanh Quan St., W. Vo Thi Sau, Dist. 3,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: +84-28 3930 5930 | 3930 0115
Tuition Rates: From 122,130,000 VND ($5,450) to 278,330,000 VND ($12,170) [school year 2021-22]

FOSCO International School (FIS) is an international school located in District 3 of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is under the control of FOSCO, whose main purpose is that of a service company to foreign missions. FIS operates using the American-based curriculum and its core standards for students ranging from 18 months (nursery school) to 12 years of age (Grade 6). The regular school year runs from mid-August to mid-September, and summer school July to August.

American International School of Vietnam
Address: 220 Đường Nguyễn Văn Tạo, Long Thới, Nhà Bè, Thành phố,
Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Tel: +84 28 3780 0909
Tuition Rates: From 512,000,000 VND($22,400) to 724,000,000 VND ($31,665) [school year 2021-22]

Founded in 2006 in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam, American International School Vietnam (AISVN) is a private, coeducational, university-preparatory school for students from Early Years to Grade 12. The language of instruction is English. The school offers the three International Baccalaureate (IB) programs of Primary Years Program (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP) and the Diploma Program (DP). This international and innovative curriculum is complemented by Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Music and Sport programs. AISVN aims to prepare students for excellent universities in the US and around the world.

British Vietnamese International School  Ho Chi Minh City
Address: Street 1, Binh Hung, Binh Chanh
Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
Tel: +84 28 3758 8033
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

British Vietnamese International School in Ho Chi Minh City, commonly referred to as BVIS HCMC, is a bilingual international school in Vietnam, fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS). The school is also a member of the FOBISIA group of schools, and is part of the Nord Anglia Education Group. BVIS educates children at preschool, primary and secondary level. The school uses the English National Curriculum with modules from the Vietnamese curriculum that are believed to be particularly strong: Vietnamese Literature, History and Geography.

Australian International School
Address: 264 Mai Chi Tho Highway,
Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Tel: +84 28 3742 4040
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Tuition Rates: From 445,000,000 VND($19,460) to 699,000,000 VND($30,570) [school year 2021-22]

The Australian International School provides an international curriculum for students from Kindergarten to Year 16. The School has 3 campuses located in the bustling expatriate neighborhood of Thao Dien and in the heart of the New Urban Area of Thu Thiem, Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City. The School also has two Kindergarten campuses – one at the luxurious Xi Riverview Palace and another in the quiet residential area of the APSC Compound. The School offers the International Baccalaureate Primary years Programme (PYP), the Cambridge Secondary programme in the Middle School, leading to the IGCSE examinations in Year 11 and at Senior School, students study the 2 year IB Diploma Programme.

International School Ho Chi Minh City – American Academy
Address: 16 Võ Trường Toản, An Phú, Quận 2, Thành phố
Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Tel: +84 28 3898 9098
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

An International School for Students Aged 11 – 18. The ISHCMC - American Academy offers a comprehensive and robust academic program built upon the principles and standards of the American education system. Its rigorous American curriculum including Advanced Placement (AP) is designed to inspire the students to become successful lifelong learners and responsible global citizens. With this comprehensive academic program, the school offers ts students the opportunity to achieve future success in American colleges and also universities around the world.

Japanese school in Ho Chi Minh City

Japanese International School in Ho Chi Minh City
Address: Saigon South, Block M9, Tan Phu Street, Tan Phu Ward, District 7,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: + 84 28 5417 9013
Tuition Rates: About $4,800 [school year 2021-22]

The school is a private overseas education facility that has both elementary and junior high schools in the same school building. The principal shall organize the curriculum in accordance with the curriculum guidelines established by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan and with consideration for education.

French Schools in Ho Chi Minh City

Lycée Francais International Marguerite Duras
Address: Route No11 - Long Binh District 9 Da Kao,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: +84 3725 2208
Tuition Rates: From 4,540€ ($5,025) to 8,250€ ($9,135) [school year 2022-23]

The Lycée Français International Marguerite Duras is a public institution approved by the French Ministry of National Education and it is part of the AEFE network which brings together more than 495 schools, colleges and high schools established outside France, in 137 countries. It is the only one approved in Ho Chi Minh City to pass the National Diploma of Brevet and Baccalaureate exams.

German Schools in Ho Chi Minh City

Deutsche Schule Ho Chi Minh City - International German School
Address: 12 Vo Truong Toan, An Phu Ward, Thu Duc City, D.2, 713 234,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: +84 28 3744 6344
Tuition Rates: From 272,000,000 VND($18,900) to 442,500,000 VND ($19,350) [school year 2022-23]

Deutsche Schule Ho Chi Minh City - International German School, shortened as IGS, is an international school in Ho Chi Minh City offering a German standards-based curriculum for grades EC-12.

International schools in Hanoi

British Vietnamese International School Hanoi
Address: Royal City, 72A Nguyen Trai Street
Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84 24 6266 8800
Tuition Rates: From 387,500,000 VND ($16,950) to 519,300,000 VND ($22,710)[school year 2021-22]

BVIS Hanoi is a Nord Anglia Education school. This means that we are part of 76 international schools located in 31 countries around the world. BVIS students follow a combination of the British National Curriculum, the International Early Years’ and Primary Curriculum models up to Year 6. In Year 10, students begin Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CAIE) in International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). In Years 12 and 13, students study for International A Levels.
In 2011, the first dual-language school of the BIS Group, which is named British Vietnamese International School (BVIS) was established in the Binh Chanh district of Ho Chi Minh City. In August 2013, British Vietnamese International School Hanoi (BVIS Hanoi) was opened in the Vincom Royal City, Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi.

Hanoi International School
Address: 48 Lieu Giai St., Cong Vi, Ba Dinh,
Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84 24 3832 8140
Tuition Rates: From 396,480,000 VND($17,340) to 636,000,000 VND ($27,815) [school year 2021-22]

Hanoi International School is an elementary and secondary school in Hanoi. It is an accredited member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS). HIS is also an International Baccalaureate Continuum school. It offers the IB Primary Years Program for students in grades Kindergarten to Grade 5, the IB Middle Years Programme for students in grades 6 to 10, and the IB Diploma Program for students in Gr. 11 and 12.
HIS is a founding member of the Mekong River International Schools Association (MRISA), an organization of six schools in the region who participate in regular sporting, arts and STEAM competitions/exhibitions.

Hanoi Academy International Bilingual School
Address: D45 – D46 Khu đô thị Quốc tế Nam Thăng Long - Ciputra, Phú Thượng,
Tây Hồ, Hà Nội, Vietnam
Tel: +84 24 3743 0135/36/37
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Hanoi Academy School Curriculum combines the program of the Ministry of Education of Vietnam with the UK curricular program (Edexcel Lower Secondary and iGCSE are certified by OFQUAL – The Office of Qualification and Examinations and Regulation). Later on, during high school studies, the school provides students with solid academic knowledge and basic social skills. Upon graduation, students are not only granted a diploma from the Ministry of Education and Training, but also can receive A-levels or the International Foundation Diploma (IFD). Both A-levels and IFD of NCC Education are accredited by OFQUAL (The Office of Qualification and Examinations Regulation) ad recognized globally as a ticket to transfer students to major universities in the world.

Vietnam-Australia School, Hanoi
Address: 594 Ba Thang Hai street, Ward 14, District 10,
Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84 28 3868 7576
Tuition Rates: From 168,544,000 VND ($7,370) to 507,632,000 VND ($22,200) [school year 2022-23]

Established in 2004 and licensed by the Vietnamese Government, Vietnam Australia International School (VAS) is a private school group with the national education system offering K-12 education programmes. VAS Hanoi follows the Vietnamese Curriculum in preschool, primary, secondary and high school. Moreover, VAS is recognized as a Cambridge School by Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE). CAIE is a leading organization that provides a variety of education programs and qualifications for international students from 5 to 19 years old. Students sit for Cambridge Checkpoints, IGCSE, and A Level within the formal curriculum of the school.

United Nations International School of Hanoi
Address: G9 Ciputra Tay
Ho Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84 24 7300 4500
Tuition Rates: From $12,570 to $34,500 [school year 2021-22]

The United Nations International School of Hanoi is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1988 with the support of the United Nations Development Programme in Vietnam (UNDP) with the aim of providing an education to the children of UN staff and others. It is one of two UN schools in the world, with its sister school, United Nations International School, located in Manhattan and Queens, New York. UNIS is regarded as of the most prestigious international schools in Asia. Classes range from pre-school to high school, and the IB Diploma is available to students in grade 11 and 12. The curriculum is international, drawing upon English language programs and the framework provided by the International Baccalaureate Organization. The School has adopted the IB Programmes: Primary Years (K-5), Middle Years (Grades 6-10) and in Grades 11-12, the School has adopted the IB Diploma Programme. Participation in the IB Diploma Programme is available to all students at UNIS Hanoi.

Concordia International School, Hanoi
Address: Van Tri Golf Compound, Kim Nỗ,
Đông Anh, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84 24 3795 8878
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Concordia is a private, non-profit, co-educational, international day school with English instruction. The school was founded in 2011 as a Preschool to Grade 7 institution and has annually added the next higher grade level. The school is a sister school with Concordia International School Shanghai and Hong Kong International School. The school offers a rigorous academic program customized to the student’s individual needs and interests, applying an American-style curriculum to the global perspective of our community.

St. Paul American School Hanoi
Address: New Urban - Splendora North An Khanh, Km10+600 Thang Long Highway An Khanh,
Hoai Duc, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84 24 3399 6464
Tuition Rates: From 394,850,000 VND ($17,270) to 658,770,000 VND ($28,810) [school year 2022-23]

Serving Pre-K to Grade 12, St. Paul provides a rigorous American educational experience, whilst giving students the opportunity to pursue their passions through a wide range of academic options and extra-curricular activities.

French Schools in Hanoi

Lycée français Alexandre Yersin, Hanoi
Address: Số 44 phố Gia Thượng, Phường Ngọc Thụy,
Long Biên, Hà Nội, Vietnam
Tel: + 84 24 3843 6779
Tuition Rates: From 3,940 € ($4,360) to 7,730 € ($8,560) [school year 2021-22]

The school is under the purview of the Agence pour l'enseignement français à l'étranger (AEFE), which manages all French state schools outside France. LFAY teaches children from the ages of 3 to 18 and adopts the French curriculum including the Baccalauréat.

International schools in Da Nang

APU International School – Da Nang
Address: 299 Tran Dai Nghia Street, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District,
Da Nang City, Vietnam
Tel: +84 23 6392 8664
Tuition Rates: From 270,000,000 VND ($11,810) to 431,000,000 VND ($18,850) [school year 2021-22]

The APU International School (APUIS) has been in operation since 2004. APUIS is licensed by the Ministry of Education and Training to provide American education to K-12 students in Vietnam using the California curriculum. Presently the school has two campuses and boarding facilities located in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and one in Da Nang City, Vietnam. The school is privately owned by the APU Educational Development Group and is non-sectarian. APU is a member of the College Board, and is authorized to offer the SAT, Advanced Placement (AP), PSAT and the ACT exams.

International schools in Haiphong

QSI International School of Haiphong
Address: CC2 KĐT, Mê Linh, Anh Dũng, Dương Kinh,
Hải Phòng, Vietnam
Tel: +84 22 5381 4258
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

With students from over 19 different nationalities, the Preschool through Secondary School programs at QSI International School of Haiphong focus on the development of 21st Century Learning skills such as critical thinking and problem solving; leadership and collaboration; cultural awareness and digital literacy, using its own education system and curriculum.

International schools in Hoi An

Hoi An International School
Address: 24 Phan Ba Phien,
Hoi An, Vietnam
Tel: +84 23 5651 8518
Tuition Rates: From 72,000,000 VND ($3,150) to 395,000,000 VND ($17,275) [school year 2021-22]

Hoi An International School has two pathways of study: the International Programme and the Bilingual Programme. For both the Primary and Secondary Schools, HAIS uses the internationally recognised Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) curriculum. The International Programme is a learning pathway through Early Years, Primary, and Secondary education. The Bilingual Programme is a learning pathway through the Early Years and Primary education. This pathway develops student’s skills in mathematics, language, and more while encouraging inquiry and enthusiasm for learning. Although the emphasis is given to global perspectives, the Bilingual Programme embraces Vietnamese values and culture.