Each year since 2014, European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS) has offered Merit Scholarships to select students who demonstrate the potential to pursue academic excellence and a personal dedication to community service. For the 2017-18 academic year, EIS will provide a limited number of Merit Scholarships for students entering grades 6 to 11, covering up to 50% of the tuition fee, along with one grade 11 scholarship covering 75% of the tuition fee. The scholarship is awarded for up to seven years on the condition that scholars maintain an excellent academic record. 

EIS is one of only three IB World Schools in Vietnam, offering PYP, MYP and DP programmes, so earning a Merit Scholarship can provide an exceptional educational advantage. 

“As an IB World School, we believe that student achievement should be recognized. Scholarships are one of the ways we do that,” said Mark Rees, Head of Secondary. “For students with financial concerns that would otherwise limit their access to an IB education, the EIS Merit Scholarship can be a life-changing opportunity.” 

In addition to a significant reduction in school fees at EIS, Merit Scholarship recipients can enjoy advantages when applying for further education. “Prestigious universities see that these students already have a track record of receiving academic scholarships,” said Mr Rees. “To receive such a scholarship says a lot about the value we place on these students.”

To qualify for an EIS Merit Scholarship, a student must have:

  • Potential to exceed 35 points in the IB Diploma
  • Minimum English language level of CEFR B2, IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
  • Dedication to engage and support the school’s Community Service Program

“Academic results are an important factor in selecting scholarship recipients, but equally important is the contribution that we believe scholarship holders will make to the EIS community,” said Mark Rees. “We expect scholarship holders to become leaders in school activities and to be positive role models to others.”

Past scholarship recipients have led school activities, including the Model United Nations, sports teams, and the Global Issues Network. In the classroom, they contribute their unique perspectives to the already strong inquiry based academic focus at EIS. While scholarship recipients are academically competitive, they pursue excellence in a community minded, collaborative manner. 

EIS awards Merit Scholarships based on the student’s academic record, assessment and interview results. Early application is highly recommended, as there are only a limited number of Merit Scholarships available, and the review of applications is ongoing. 

Interested students are invited to complete the Merit Scholarship Application Form online. For more information, please contact Emily Cho at (+848) 7300 7257 – ext. 107 or email emily.cho@eishcmc.com