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

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:

Expat Arrivals  Vietnam Expat  City Pass Guide 
RelocationVietnam Expat Focus  


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