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.

Living in HCMC

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 
RelocationVietnam Expat Focus Move to Asia


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