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.
Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is a fast-paced, constantly developing modern city and is the economic centre of Vietnam. It has a population of a little over 8 million and according to Transport Department statistics, is home to over 7 million motorbikes. Last year HCMC was considered to be second only to Bangalore as the world’s most dynamic city.
Ho Chi Minh City is a cosmopolitan city which never sleeps. It is full of cafes, restaurants and bars serving food from every corner of the world. It is a vibrant, bustling city with life speeding by quickly. It is also known for its French colonial landmarks, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, made entirely of materials imported from France, and the 19th-century Central Post Office. It offers other glimpses of history and culture in the peacefulness of Chinese pagodas and the creativity of the Fine Arts Museum and in the few remaining historical buildings which have avoided redevelopment to be found around the city.
HCMC has something for everyone and caters to many interests. There are sports clubs, galleries, a plethora of cafes and eateries, art classes, yoga, kids clubs, shopping malls and markets, museums, parks to name a few. It is a great place for families offering a wide variety of accommodation to cater to a wide array of requirements as well as many family friendly cafes, restaurants and activity centres purposefully designed to promote family well-being.
Moreover, it is an ideal base; it’s centrally located and has budget airlines serving all major cities in the 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 easy to visit - within three to four hours direct flying time.
Some expat guide websites which could held you settle down in Ho Chi Minh:
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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, …) 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