University Destinations 2020
The BIS Class of 2020 secured university places at prestigious universities around the world, with 2 of every 3 of our graduating students attending an institution ranked in the QS Top 100 Global Universities ranking for 2019.
The USA was the most popular destination with our students taking places at world-renowned universities including Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University New York University (NYU), and the Los Angeles, Berkeley and San Diego campuses of the University of California.
In the UK, BIS students took places at Imperial College London and University College London (UCL) which were both ranked in the QS Top 10 for 2019, with others attending a range of prestigious Russell Group universities including Cardiff, Durham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Southampton, Warwick and King’s College London (KCL). Elsewhere in Europe, students gained places in Poland and the Netherlands.
Australia accounted for around 1 in 8 of our matriculations, with the University of Sydney, the University of Melbourne and Monash University remaining popular choices with this cohort as they have for previous graduating classes. Following a significant increase in the previous 3 cycles, only 5 of the Class of 2020 attended university in Canada with 3 taking places at the University of Toronto and the other 2 at the University of British Columbia (UBC).
Outside these destinations, 3 of our students took places at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore while Hong Kong and South Korea remained popular destinations , the latter accounting for about 11% of our university places, including elite institutions like the Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (KAIST), Yonsei University, Seoul National University (SNU) and Korea University. Elsewhere in Asia, students took places in Taiwan and Vietnam.
In terms of the academic subjects for undergraduate study, the Class of 2020 saw a wide range that included the perennial favourites of Medicine, Law, Engineering , Economics and Business. Additionally, BIS students are pursuing courses in Physiotherapy, Psychology, Biomedical Sciences, Geology, Mathematics, Sports Science and Design amongst others. This diverse range of pathways is further evidence of the multitude of options available to IBDP students.
Our aim at the British International School, Ho Chi Minh City is to provide your child with both the academic knowledge and personal confidence to thrive in the higher education system and beyond, as described by Class of 2015 alumni Evan Planchon:
"Completing the IB Diploma truly enabled me to solidify my work-ethic, time-management skills and many more, which meant that I was ready to tackle university and my professional and personal life with the same mindset which proved to be successful so far. Having the chance to not only learn, but grow, in an international setting with outstanding facilities, staff and students was a privilege."
We are proud of what our students go on to achieve: from published poets to co-founders of award-winning social enterprises, each and every journey is unique. Find out more by reading our alumni success stories.
QS Top 100 University Destinations 2010-2020
Since the first IBDP Cohort in 2010, every year BIS HCMC students have attended top-ranked colleges and universities around the world, including the following institutions which are currently ranked in the QS Top 100: