European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS) welcomes students of all nationalities who would benefit from our educational programme and whose parents share the school’s Mission and Objectives.
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 the 31 August in the academic year (commencing in August) of admission. The child must have turned the appropriate age on or prior to the 31 August for the grade in question.
|Birthday Chart for School Year 2018-2019|
|Date of Birth||Grade|
|1/9/2015 - 31/8/2016||Toddlers|
|1/9/2014 - 31/8/2015||Kindergarten 1|
|1/9/2013 - 31/8/2014||Kindergarten 2|
|1/9/2012 - 31/8/2013||Pre-School|
|1/9/2011 - 31/8/2012||Grade 1|
|1/9/2010 - 31/8/2011||Grade 2|
|1/9/2009 - 31/8/2010||Grade 3|
|1/9/2008 - 31/8/2009||Grade 4|
|1/9/2007 - 31/8/2008||Grade 5|
|1/9/2006 - 31/8/2007||Grade 6|
|1/9/2005 - 31/8/2006||Grade 7|
|1/9/2004 - 31/8/2005||Grade 8|
|1/9/2003 - 31/8/2004||Grade 9|
|1/9/2002 - 31/8/2003||Grade 10|
|1/9/2001 - 31/8/2002||Grade 11|
|1/9/2000 - 31/8/2001||Grade 12|
|Birthday Chart for School Year 2019-2020|
|Date of Birth||Grade|
|1/9/2016 - 31/8/2017||Toddlers|
|1/9/2015 - 31/8/2016||Kindergarten 1|
|1/9/2014 - 31/8/2015||Kindergarten 2|
|1/9/2013 - 31/8/2014||Pre-School|
|1/9/2012 - 31/8/2013||Grade 1|
|1/9/2011 - 31/8/2012||Grade 2|
|1/9/2010 - 31/8/2011||Grade 3|
|1/9/2009 - 31/8/2010||Grade 4|
|1/9/2008 - 31/8/2009||Grade 5|
|1/9/2007 - 31/8/2008||Grade 6|
|1/9/2006 - 31/8/2007||Grade 7|
|1/9/2005 - 31/8/2006||Grade 8|
|1/9/2004 - 31/8/2005||Grade 9|
|1/9/2003 - 31/8/2004||Grade 10|
|1/9/2002 - 31/8/2003||Grade 11|
|1/9/2001 - 31/8/2002||Grade 12|
For a comparision chart of entry ages for different country systems, please click here.
Ikoma Family - From Japan
I was at EIS for four years. Firstly, thanks to EIS for letting me be a member of school. I could not believehow much I developed since Grade 9 and it was a miracle that I could write English like this! Secondly, I would like to thank to teachers who support me, especially Mr. David. Thank you for being ourhomeroom teacher and guiding us as DP coordinator.
What I have learnt from the IBDP
I personally enjoyed Core subjects (CAS, EE, and TOK). I learnt general art movement from my EE. In CAS,I improved some of my skills and it gave me many challenging stuff that I haven’t tried before…
Most memorable moment
My most memorable moment in EIS would be my Art Exhibition which was really rare to experience as ahigh school student. My exhibition theme was “Culture identity” which I could express my culturalbackground where I belonged to. It was a great time that I had communication with my communityabout me and the community itself.
Moon Ju Hyeog (Class of 2017)
Elijah attended a preschool in our previous country of posting and a kindergarten in HCMC. Although he was extremely well looked after by his 2 previous schools, trouble was he still could not read. We enrolled him into EIS and within a few months he came home, looked at the TV and said ‘Sony’. There has been no stopping him since. In my past experience in my interaction with EIS’s current leadership and team, it could be hard not to see that a fertile and international environment has been created for which children are nurtured to grow. The built environment of the campus plays a significant and pivotal role to facilitate such growth in the children. Rather than a large institutional building, the facility is scattered into an organic friendly and conducive learning village. This fosters greater interaction amongst all members in the school as well as a healthy dose of vitamin D every now and again. We feel blessed to have found EIS for Elijah and his sisters. It is truly a village of learning and a rare and exemplary educational model, not only academically but socially as well. Creating a valuable community of global citizens for the world.
Tan Family - From Singapore
When we moved to Vietnam from Australia, our daughter had been at a small, child centred school and it was important to find a good fit. The European International School was perfect with its warm, friendly village feel. As Sage was still young, seven at the time, a nurturing, creative and inclusive environment was essential to her well being. We found this at EIS and it has continued to be so, Sage is now in her fourth year. The Primary Years Program was also a big drawcard for us as it is an internationally available program that Sage can continue on with when we move home. Parent involvement is encouraged, whether it be as a class parent representative, member of the Parents Council, community events or in the classroom. We have always found our ideas, concerns and opinions can be voiced and heard. I love that Sage has had the opportunity to be exposed to different cultures both through fellow students, teachers and also learning a second language. Although the facilities are limited at EIS, Sage has been able to join the choir and swim team which has competed internationally. The size of the school really allows opportunities for students which they may otherwise not have and is continually looking for ways to involve students, parents and teachers in school life.
Stevenson Family – From Australia