Tuition at HCMC international schools costs up to $39,500

By Le Nguyen   May 4, 2023 | 06:04 pm PT
Tuition at HCMC international schools costs up to $39,500
Primary school students at the Canadian International School in HCMC. Photo courtesy of the school
Tuition at the most expensive international school in Ho Chi Minh City is set to hit VND924 million (about US$39,500) for the upcoming school year.

HCMC now has 13 international schools and nine private institutions which have foreign investment and curricula.

For the upcoming school year, many will raise tuition fees by VND50 million.

Tuition will go up to VND457 million per year for preschools, VND684 million for elementary schools and VND924 million for high schools, according to recent data.

Parents who make a one-time payment for the whole school year will get discounts of 5-10%.

The International School Ho Chi Minh City charges the highest, with 11th and 12th graders subjected to tuition of VND924 million per year while those from first to 10th grade pay VND624-809 million.

Saigon South International School has announced tuition at VND671-790 million per year for high-school students, VND629 million for elementary students and VND454-516 million for preschool children.

Among schools that have announced tuition, EMASI International Bilingual Schools charges the lowest, at VND221-321 million for high-school and VND124-131 million for preschool.

Depending on each school, extra fees may be incurred for textbooks, stationery, uniforms, and extracurricular activities, which can cost up to an additional VND20 million per year.

If parents register for their children to have lunch and use a school bus, it can cost up to an extra VND75 million per year.

By the end of 2022, HCMC had 2,355 schools. Of them, 1,350 were public schools, collecting tuition fees of about VND900,000-2.7 million per year.

All public elementary schools in the city offer free tuition.

Tuition fees for non-public schools range from VND20-270 million per year.

HCMC international school District Preschool tuition Primary school tuition Junior high-high school tuition
1 International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCM) 7 255-457* 624-684 774-923
2 Saigon South International School (SSIS) 7 454-516 629 671-790
3 American International School Vietnam (AISVN) Nha Be 280-350 450-500 600-725
4 International Schools of North America (SNA) Binh Chanh - 463 596-723
5 International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) Binh Thanh 236-404 539 -
6 Renaissance International School Saigon 7 180-361 491-557 523-726
7 Canadian International School (CIS) 7 349 532-560 611-785
8 The American School (TAS) Thu Duc 228-315 507-515 574-689
9 Australian International School (AIS) Thu Duc 271-280 509-588 639-774
10 British Vietnamese International School HCMC (BVIS) Binh Chanh 237-321 435-442 442-588
11 Pennsylvania American International School 10 - 247-283 305-385
12 Wellspring Saigon Binh Thanh - 213-227 257-366
13 EMASI International School 7, Thu Duc 124-131 151-182 221-321

*million dong per year

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