Ho Chi Minh City Viet Nam
EUROPEAN International School

With possibly the most convenient location in Thao Dien, the European International School Ho Chi Minh City is the only boutique international school, set in lush garden surroundings, offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum of studies for children aged 2-18.

Our vibrant, unified campus is a place where students, teachers and parents of all grade levels and different backgrounds interact freely with each other within a home-from-home, tranquil village atmosphere. EIS offers a truly diverse ‘melting pot’ of 40+ nationalities and global cultures, where students are encouraged to find their unique voice, to pursue languages, and to contribute to all aspects of school life.

 Our passionate EIS teachers, with over 13 years’ average experience, are well-practiced in individualised learning methods. With a very low student-to-teacher ratio, particularly in the middle-high school sections of the school, students benefit directly from more frequent access to teachers.

 Graduating IB Diploma students consistently achieve well-above the world averages, and have achieved acceptances into prestigious universities worldwide, often with significant merit-based scholarships. For the first time, all of our Class of 2020 achieved the IB Diploma, with 85% obtaining the challenging bilingual diploma.

EIS provides an outstanding world-class education for students, evidenced by our full accreditation status with the Council of International Schools (CIS), while also providing outstanding value for money.

Being a medium-sized school, we are large enough to offer a wide range of educational opportunities, while also being intimate enough to provide the unique personal attention and care that each child deserves.


  • Day school tuition $9700 - $26000 USD
  • Grades for day school Pre-K/Reception -
    12th Grade/Year 13
  • Scholarships Available Yes
  • Number of Students 560
  • Year founded 2009
  • Boarding school tuition No Information
  • Curricula IB Diploma, IB Middle Years, IB Primary Years
  • Type Co-ed


International Baccalaureate Organisation (authorised), Council of International Schools (accredited)


For the 2020/2021 school year, tuition fees range from VND 225.1 million to VND 374.8 million (Early Years, ages 2 to 6); VND 437.8 million to VND 476.6 million (Primary, Grades 1 – 5, ages 6 – 11) and VND 498.2 million to VND 599.1 million (Middle and High School, Grades 6 – 12, ages 11 – 18). Fees can be paid annually, termly or monthly.

A one-time, non-refundable administration fee of VND 4.5 million is to be paid upon submission of the application form and before processing any placement assessments. There is also a one-time, non-refundable and non-transferable admissions fee of VND 16 million (for Early Years) or VND 32 million (Primary, Middle and High School) to be paid upon acceptance and enrolment.

Admissions Information

Admissions Process

Admission is granted to a student when it has been determined that the School has an appropriate programme and resources to meet that individual’s learning needs. Applications for both immediate and future entry are considered at any time throughout the year. The birth date cut-off for placement in a particular grade is 31st August in the academic year (commencing in August) of admission. The child must have turned the appropriate age on or prior to 31st August for the grade in question. We recommend that all families visit our campus to find out whether our friendly school community represents a good fit fot you child. Our school office is open and available to assist you with inquiries, school tours and enrolments Monday to Friday, from 07:30 to 16:30 throughout the year, including during school holidays. Visit our website for more information: https://www.eishcmc.com/admissions/admissions-process/

  • Students can join after the academic year begins Yes
  • Waiting List Yes


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • Use of technology in the classroom Yes
  • Language of instruction English
  • ELL support Yes
  • Teacher/Student ratio 1:8
  • Learning support Yes
  • Native English teachers Yes
  • Languages taught Chinese, English, French, German, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese
  • Number of teaching staff 67
  • Examinations available International Baccalaureate Diploma - IB Dip

Teacher Qualifications

EIS teachers are passionate about delivering high-quality education, enjoy teaching and improving their teaching practice. They are collegial, reflective and hard-working. EIS teachers benefit from regular professional development and are expected to contribute to the professional development of others. They subscribe to the school’s Mission and Vision, and in particular the Learning Principles.

Languages Taught

We offer a wide range of additional language options such as German, French, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean and Mandarin Chinese as well as offering support for many other mother tongue languages.

School Life

  • Bus service Yes
  • Sports teams available Yes
  • Pastoral Care Yes
  • Do students practice religion at the school No
  • Max class size 24
  • School provides lunch Yes
  • Supervised care before or after school Yes
  • Uniform required Yes
  • Average class size 20

University Relations

  • University counseling Yes

University Destinations



  • Baylor University

  • College of Wooster*

  • De Anza College California

  • DePaul University

  • DePauw University*

  • Drexel University*

  • Drury University*

  • Fordham University*

  • Hult International Business School*

  • Illinois Institute of Technology  

  • Lawrence University

  • Loyola University New Orleans

  • Michigan State University*

  • Mount Holyoke College*

  • Purdue University

  • Saint Louis University*

  • Siena College*

  • Southern Methodist University*

  • Union College  

  • University of Cincinnati

  • University of Colorado Boulder

  • University of Kentucky

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • University of Miami*

  • University of Notre Dame

  • University of South Florida*

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Utica College*


  • Humber College

  • New Brunswick Community College

  • Queen's University  

  • Quest University*

  • Ryerson University

  • Saint Mary’s University*

  • Simon Fraser University

  • The University of British Columbia*

  • Trent University*

  • University of British Columbia

  • University of Calgary*

  • University of New Brunswick

  • University of Saskatchewan*

  • York University


  • Glasgow School of Art

  • Goldsmiths University of London

  • King’s College London

  • Loughborough University

  • Newcastle University

  • Nottingham University

  • Queen Mary University of London

  • University College London

  • University of Birmingham

  • University of Exeter

  • University of Liverpool

  • University of St Andrews

  • University of Sussex

  • University of the Arts London

  • University of Warwick


  • American University in Bulgaria (AUBG)

  • BAU, Germany  

  • HAN University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

  • Jacobs University Bremen - Germany*

  • Karlshochschule International University, Germany

  • Les Roches Marbella, Spain

  • University College Maastricht, The Netherlands

  • University College Utrecht, The Netherlands

  • Wageningen Universiteit, The Netherlands


Australia/New Zealand

  • Monash University*

  • University of Melbourne

  • University of Sydney

  • University of Technology Sydney*


  • Dong-Gook University, South Korea

  • Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong*

  • Hutech University of Technology, Vietnam

  • Korea University, South Korea

  • Lingnan University, Hong Kong*

  • National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism, Taiwan*

  • National University of Singapore, Singapore

  • National University of Taiwan, Taiwan*

  • NYU Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates*

  • NYU Shanghai, China*

  • RMIT, Vietnam

  • Seoul National University of Science and Technology, South Korea

  • Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea

  • The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  • Vietnamese-German University (VGU)

  • Yale-National University of Singapore, Singapore

  • Yamanashi Gakuin (International College of Liberal Arts), Japan

  • Yonsei University, South Korea

(*) Universities that offered scholarships to EIS Students.