Hanoi international school tuition tops $36,000

By Thanh Hang   April 8, 2024 | 03:28 pm PT
Hanoi international school tuition tops $36,000
Students with a teacher at the British International School Hanoi. Photo courtesy of BIS
Eleven Hanoi international schools published their tuition fees for the new school year starting next September, ranging from VND100 million to VND916 million (US$4,000-36,600), with most having increased since last year.

There are 40 foreign-invested schools in Hanoi, mainly kindergartens – with more than 10 having higher levels. These schools teach "international" programs in English, and are usually called "international schools."

According to published data about their tuition plans for the 2024-2025 school year, the United Nations International School (UNIS) will charge the highest tuition fees in Hanoi, at VND890-916 million for middle school levels, and around VND312-765 million per year for other levels. This constituted an average rise of VND18-80 million compared to previous school year.

The next most costly tuition fees were charged by the British International School - BIS Hanoi, where around VND900 million gets students in secondary levels. At the kindergarten and primary levels, the school collects VND134-679 million a year. Although the absolute number is not equal to UNIS, BIS's tuition rise was higher, by approximately VND90 million for the secondary level.

The only school that will not increase tuition is International School ParkCity Hanoi - ISPH. The tuition stands at VND360 million for kindergarten levels, VND438-551 million for primary level and VND551-545 for secondary level.

Singapore International school, Japan International school and French International school - LFAY registered the capital city’s lowest tuitions, starting at around VND100-150 million for the kindergarten level. At the primary and secondary level, International French school - LFAY charged the least at under VND200 million a year.

Here are the tuition fees for the 2024-2025 school year at eleven international schools, converted and rounded (million VND/year):

School District


Primary School

Middle School

Deposit Enrollment fee
The United Nations International School - UNIS Tay Ho 312-618 765 809-916 29
British International School - BIS Hanoi Long Bien




24 71
Hanoi International School - HIS Ba Dinh




50 25
Korean International School Nam Tu Liem 248 298 347 20
St. Paul American School Hanoi Hoai Duc




International School ParkCity Hanoi - ISPH Ha Dong




35 19-37
Singapore International School Hoang Mai, Tay Ho, Ba Dinh, Hoan Kiem




8-18 3-22
British Vietnamese International School Hanoi - BVIS Thanh Xuan




35 71
Horizon International Bilingual School Tay Ho




Japan International School - JIS Ha Dong




20 25-30
International French school - LFAY Long Bien 152 166 191-206 27

If parents pay tuition the whole year or have many children attending school, they are offered a 5-10% discount. If paid by term or quarter, total tuition fees may increase at the same proportion.

Apart from tuition, many schools separately regulate deposits and enrollment fees. This amount is commonly VND20-50 million, except at BIS and BVIS, where it is up to VND70 million.

Other fees that parents must pay include uniforms, meals, facilities, and school buses, ranging from VND10-40 million per category, depending on the school.

Hanoi has 2.3 million kindergarten and high school students, the largest number in the country. According to the Department of Education and Training, 40 foreign-invested schools have currently enrolled a total of more than 10,500 students.

ISC Research, a source of data about schools in the world, perceived the increased proportion of international schools by about 5%, in the top 5 in the world. For one of the reasons, the middle class (spending US$11-110 per day) has gradually increased.

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