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.

Fees & Tuition

FRIENDLY TIP: When comparing fees between different schools, always check on ‘hidden’ add-on costs such as field trips, after-school activities, stationery, laptop and annual capital development fees. We try to include as many ancillary services into our annual tuition fees, wherever possible. 


Annual Fee 2020 - 2021 (VND)



Kindergarten 1


Kindergarten 2




Grade 1


Grade 2


Grade 3


Grade 4



Annual Fee 2020 - 2021 (VND)

Grade 5


Grade 6


Grade 7


Grade 8


Grade 9


Grade 10


Grade 11


Grade 12


When considering the most important decision factors – i.e. a high quality of education (evidenced by outstanding IB Diploma results), validation of quality by external accreditation/affiliation organisations (the Council of International Schools and the East Asian Region Council of Schools), the best curriculum in the world (we are IB all the way throughout all grades), world-class teachers (experts in their respective fields), ample age-appropriate facilities, convenience, and the bundled cost of services (we include the cost of after-school activities, external field trips and other various services within our fees) – we truly believe that when you perform a ‘proper’ side-by-side comparison, that EIS represents the very best value for money available in HCMC. 

But this should not be the main reason for selecting a school! Rather, we can also boast to having the best ‘diversity’ among foreigner-focused international schools, a 100% pass rate for our IB Diploma Class of 2020, with the highest average IB Diploma scores in HCMC (among the non-selective schools) for two years running. 

Choosing EIS provides your child with a superior academic school, without the hefty price tag of the other premium schools. 

Please see our tuition fees for 2020-2021 and payment policy here

Our IB Diploma Class of 2020 achieved a 100% pass rate, with the average point of 35, 17% higher than the world average score. 47% of our graduates were offered university scholarships of over 1.5 million USD. We also have the highest average score among all non-selective international schools in Saigon for two years in a row.    

The following services are included in the tuition fees:


Selected after-school activities and sports programmes


All educational technology tools, including one-to-one student laptop provision (from Grade 3 to Grade 12)


Loan of textbooks


Stationery in Early Childhood and Primary grades


Week Without Walls’ field trips (Grades 3 -11 – fully covered or heavily subsidized) and Curriculum-related day trips


Student accident insurance


Limited English language support and learning support


Access to all services within the school's counselling, university and career guidance.

Administration Fee (Application Processing Fee)
VND 4.5 million (per student). One-time payment, nonrefundable, required at the time that the application is submitted, and before processing any placement assessments.

Registration Fee (Admission Fee)
One-time payment, non-refundable, required upon acceptance of enrolment
• Early Childhood: Toddler – Kindergarten – Pre-School: VND 16 million (per student)
• Grade School: Grade 1 – Grade 12: VND 32 million (per student)

Where the School offers a half-day study/attendance option, and based on availability annual tuition fee will be charged at 70% of the full-day programme.

For convenience, the School offers two payment plan options:

• By-term (Reservation Fee 5% + 4 payments per year, subject to a 10% surcharge); or
• By-month (over 10 months, subject to a 12% surcharge).

Parents that wish to pay the school fees using one of the School’s authorized payment plans must sign a separate agreement with the School.

• Early Childhood: Toddler – Kindergarten – Pre-School: VND 18 million per student per year (compulsory)
• Grade School: Grade 1 – Grade 12: VND 20 million per student per year (optional)

School Bus
Variable according to distance (per student, per year, for round trip and available for children from 3 years old). 60% charged for the second child (and additional children) in the same family. Interested parents should contact the School’s Admissions Department as early as possible, as space is limited on certain bus routes.

Uniforms and other accessories are available for purchase at School Shop.

'Early Bird' Discount (EBD)
2% deduction is available for payments made, in full, of the whole-year Annual Tuition Fee, if paid on or before 30th April.

Family Benefits
• 5% discount on annual tuition fee for the 2nd (younger) child.
• 10% discount on annual tuition fee for the 3rd child and subsequent children.
• 100% waiver of Registration Fee for the 2nd child and subsequent children.
• Discounts are applied for the youngest children in all cases.

The ‘Early Bird’ and Family Benefits discounts mentioned above are cumulative per student, however in all cases, the total discount shall not exceed 12% per student per year (as a percentage of annual tuition fees).

Date of first attendance Percentage of Annual Fee Payable
Attendance begins within the first 3 weeks of Term 1 100%
Attendance begins after the first 3 weeks of Term 1 90%
Attendance begins any time in Term 2 75%
Attendance begins any time in Term 3 65%
Attendance begins any time in Term 4 30%

• No refunds are available for parents choosing termly or monthly payment plans for any reason.
• To withdraw a student, parents must complete and submit a Withdrawal Notification Form to the Admissions Office at least 60 days prior to the student’s last day at school.
• Because discounts are provided for students enrolled for a full academic year, any early withdrawal will result in all discounts being removed entirely in the year of withdrawal, except for those families included within an authorized group.
• The calculation for the Tuition Fee due for the final year of attendance (the year of withdrawal) is as follows:

Date of early withdrawal % of Annual Tuition, Meal Service and/or Bus Service Payable
Withdrawal prior to the 1st day of School 35%
Withdrawal any time in Term 2 65%
Withdrawal any time in Term 3 85%
Withdrawal any time in Term 4 100%

 Please note that there are no refunds available for the Bus or Meal service for temporary absences (such as field trips, family holidays, and sickness).

Payment Deadlines
Parents are responsible for ensuring that all fees are paid before the required deadlines. This responsibility cannot be assigned to a company. In the event of non-payment of the applicable fees, the School reserves the right to charge a penalty of 12% per annum of the outstanding fee, calculated daily. If no payment is made 30 days after the due date, the student may be excluded from School.

Issuing Reports
Two report transcripts are provided free of charge on withdrawal (provided that all fees have been paid). VND 1,000,000 is payable for each additional copy of reports and/or transcripts.

We know that choosing the school that’s right for your child is not easy. Our families often remark that they prefer the friendly home-from-home community atmosphere that only EIS can provide, and this is because we try hard to make sure that we understand all the worries and concerns that you may have about your child’s education. One of those concerns, the financial burden of international school education, is now made a whole lot easier. In addition to being possibly the best value school in HCMC, we are pleased to announce that you can now settle your child’s school fees using a credit card issued by one of the School’s partner banks with 0% interest rate for six months.

Please visit for more information or contact our Admissions Team at | (+84 28) 7300 7257.

Community Voices