The leading British international school in Vietnam, we inspire students from more than 55 countries to be their best. Here, we celebrate outstanding academic success, build resilience and courage, and embrace the small things that make each child unique. You can find out how to apply to our thriving school here.
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Step by Step

How to Apply

Our school is open to children aged 2-18. We accept admissions all year round and, in most age groups, new students can start at any time during the academic year (as long as your application is successful and we have places available). Check the step by step process below.  

Your child will be placed in a year group based on their age.

Our Age and Grade Comparison Tables show how these compare between BIS HCMC and other school systems around the world. 

We also run Fundinotots sessions for babies and toddlers aged up to 36 months and their parents. Please see our Fundinotots page or fill in our enquiry form to find out more. 

Application process

  • Step 1 - Your pre-admission information
    To start your application, please complete an enquiry form with your childs:

    - Full name
    - Date of birth
    - Nationality.
    - Expected start date

    Once we’ve received your information, our admissions team will contact you within 24 hours (excluding weekends and public holidays). They'll let you know whether we have places available and talk you through the next steps.
  • Step 2 - Come and visit us
    The best way to get a feel for our school is to come and see us in person. Our admissions team can arrange a personalised school tour. If you can't make it to Ho Chi Minh City, we'll organise a virtual tour and meet you online.
  • Step 3 - Application form and supporting documents
    After taking a tour, you’ll need to complete your child’s online application form. You’ll also need to send us the following documents:

    - A copy of your child’s passport
    - A copy of your child's birth certificate.
    - A current identification photo of your child.
    - A copy of both parents passport or ID card.
    - Your child’s previous two or latest school reports (in English), if applicable.
    - A physical evaluation signed by a doctor (we will provide you with our form).
    - A copy of your child’s immunisation record.
    - Additional Educational Needs (AEN) assessment documents (if applicable).
    - Your child’s application fee (either in Vietnamese Dong or by bank transfer).
    - You will also need to sign and return to us, our Terms and Conditions form. (We will send this to you once you submit your application).

    Our admissions team will guide you through the documents required and how to send them.
  • Step 4 - Admission assessments
    Every child is asked to sit age-appropriate admission assessments before we offer them a place. We will also ask you to provide recent school reports and ask for a teacher recommendation too.

    - Our admissions assessments may consist of online tests, written tasks, and an interview, depending on your child's age and native language. Our admissions team will guide you through what's required.
    - If English isn’t your child’s first language, they’ll need to sit our English as an Additional Language (EAL) assessment.
    - If your child is studying outside Ho Chi Minh City and can’t take the assessments at BIS HCMC, we’ll arrange for them to sit these remotely.
    - We may also invite your child to an interview with our Head of EAL, Deputy Head of Campus, and/or Head of Campus.
    - For students applying to Foundation Stages 1 and 2, we'll arrange a Family Admissions Meeting (FAM).
  • Step 5 - Offering your child a place
    All being well, we’ll send you a letter formally offering your child a place.

    You’ll then need to pay our:

    - Registration fee, which is a one-off payment guaranteeing your child’s place, and which is payable within two weeks of receiving the offer letter.
    - Refundable security deposit and tuition fees, which are payable prior to your child starting school.
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Important Notes

Talk to our admissions team

Every family’s application process is different, so we’d encourage you to get in touch with our friendly admissions team to find out how it’ll work for you. They’ll answer your questions and make sure you have the information you need.


There’s so much to see on our three campuses. Join us for a tour, where you’ll meet our world-class teachers and get a feel for our holistic learning environment.