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.
Students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance and a commitment to community service are eligible to apply for a Merit Scholarship or Director's Full Academic Scholarship for 2018-19 at the European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS).
The EIS Scholarship programme was created to give exceptional students the opportunity to benefit from the International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes at EIS.
“High-achieving students inspire their peers and raise expectations, enabling all students to excel,” says Mr. Iain Fish, Head of School. “We want to make our world-renowned IB programmes available to more students who can benefit from them while contributing to the spirit of excellence at EIS.”
In addition to academic achievement, selection for the Scholarship programme is based on a candidate’s teamwork and leadership skills, critical thinking and engagement with their community.
“We look for students who champion service and get involved in community-based activities,” says Mr. Fish. “We like to see innovation, reflection and a desire to help others. A scholarship candidate should be an excellent role model for peers and younger students.”
EIS has found that scholarship recipients are among the most active students in the school. They take the lead in assemblies, fundraising, after school activities and even tutoring younger students. Reflecting the theme of innovation that drives the IB programme at EIS, many scholarship recipients have come up with their own ideas for ways to contribute to the school and the community.
“These young scholars are ambassadors of the school who can promote the values of EIS and the IB to the community,” says Mr. Fish.
Ikoma Family - From Japan
We were always together. It was so fun and I was so happy with our Grade 12 friends. Everyone had helped me when I couldn’t catch up the conversation and class. I was very grateful to everyone. Every moment was precious.
What I have learnt from the IBDP
How to set up the goal. How to be independent person and to be cooperative person.
Most memorable moment
Our daily lives were the most memorable in my school life. We knew our trade mark (habit, quote, facial expression, …). Those time was for understanding each other and being closer.
An Hyeon Jeong (Class of 2017)
EIS is the place that is full of my high school memory. I met best friends and best teachers there. I felt very comfortable at school like I was at home. I would miss the time I spent with my friends in the small room to study and the small swimming pool where I really worked hard to carry out EE experiment.
What I have learnt from the IBDP
I learned the value of time management and independent learning skill. There were lots of tasks such as IA and WT that I needed to submit by the deadline.
Most memorable moment
My best memorable moment was the lunch time we spent with each other. After we ate lunch, we always gathered in the homeroom. We always competed to take bean bag and talked about daily life. Every day was full of different moments. I just could not forget the moment that we sit around together after lunch.
Kim Han Bin (Class of 2017)
EIS 是一所能提供从幼儿园到高中完整IB课程的国际学校，课程衔接好。 小班教学和英语帮助课程，特别适合转学 插班学生；让孩子尽快提高英文水平，适应新学校教学。EIS 虽然规模不大 但孩子可以拥有更多的机会，参与到各种竞赛和实践活动中， 我女儿在MUN （模拟联合国）活动中 锻炼了演讲和口头表达能力，沟通技巧及团队合作精神， 这些是中国高中暂时无法提供的。
Chunwei Family - From China
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
My family has been part of this community for more than 3 years now and has seen so many positive changes in the school as it continues to grow and expand. What impresses me the most is the Open
Door Policy which applies throughout from the teachers all the way up to the senior management. With
effective communication being so vital I find the schools pro active approach of using additional tools
such as Social Media, Weekly Newsletters and Class Weeblies very impressive I am always up to date
with all the events and happenings. New Ideas are always welcome and we as Parents are included and
encouraged to lead many activities throughout the school year. Excellent examples of these would be
International Language Day, Reading in Class, Family Fun Day and Movie Nights of which I make a point
of attending. Being a multicultural, multination school with 39 Nationalities represented throughout the grades I find their mission statement a true foundation on which the school values are brought to life by all members of EIS faculty. This is in turn instilled into the students from Early Years all the way through to High School. The growth and maturity displayed by the students is clearly visible through their development. Having been expatriated throughout Europe, The Middle East and Asia over the last 13 years in multiple locations my family and I have been exposed to various educational systems. When I was looking for a school for my 2 daughters EIS was the perfect fit, I love the campus with its unique design and clever use of space, the individual villas, the IB curriculum and the language program which is the best in HCMC. I would happily recommend EIS as one of the top Educational Institutions in Ho Chi Minh City.
Fettke Family – From Germany