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.
With 8+ million residents (and 7+ million motorbikes), Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC or Saigon) is a fast-paced, constantly developing modern city and is the economic centre of Vietnam. Last year HCMC was considered to be the world’s second-most dynamic city.
HCMC is full of cafes, restaurants and bars serving food from around the globe. Saigon offers glimpses of history and culture including Chinese pagodas, French colonial landmarks, local “shoebox” shop houses, and modern glass/steel towers.
There is something for everyone including sports clubs, galleries, cafes and eateries, art classes, yoga, kids clubs, shopping malls and markets, museums, parks to name a few. Saigon is a wonderful place for families offering a wide variety of accommodation and lots of family-friendly cafes, restaurants and activities.
Saigon is an ideal ‘base’, being centrally located in the Asian region. There are many opportunities to not only explore the varied beauty of Vietnam but also countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Singapore which are less than two hours from HCMC. Hong Kong, China, Laos, the Philippines, and Taiwan are also easily accessible.
Some websites which offer additional information:
|Expat Arrivals||Vietnam Expat||City Pass Guide|
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Ikoma Family - From Japan
We are Spanish family and our kids Valeria (6 years old) and Claudia (4 years old) started in EIS 3 years ago when we arrived to HCMC. Our experience in the school has been amazing since the beginning and we have always felt as a part of a big EIS community with plenty of activities for the whole family (Xmas fair, Saturday movie nights, Tet festival, United Nations Day, etc.) and our kids have really enjoyed a multicultural experience together with teachers, school staff and their colleges from all around the world, they have learnt many things but the most important ones are to understand and valued different cultures, languages, traditions and celebrations. Definitely we will recommend the experience in EIS HCMC and we will miss EIS community.
Butragueno Antolin Family - From Spain
Wonderful EIS Experience
We are a Vietnamese Canadian family with our 4 years old daughter Megan attending EIS HCMC since one year. After researching many schools in HCMC we decided on EIS because of its safe and caring environment that is not too big nor too small for Megan. The variety of programs offered including the arts, dance, sport programs and the extra curriculum activities are excellent. The teachers and staff are friendly, knowledgeable and caring that makes the learning environment so much more positive and memorable.
We are also very happy with the many activities involving kids and parents that give us a chance to slow down and enjoy learning with them. The school provides a very international environment as it’s great to meet many other families from all over the world. We would highly recommend EIS!
Nguyen Family - From Canada