Highest int'l school fee in HCMC to hit $32,500

By Manh Tung, Thu Huong   May 16, 2022 | 04:00 am PT
Highest int'l school fee in HCMC to hit $32,500
A foreign teacher and two students during a class at Canadian International School Vietnam (CIS) in HCMC's District 7. Photo by CIS
For the 2022-2023 academic year, international schools in Ho Chi Minh City are expected to collect the highest school fee at VND752 million ($32,500) per year.

HCMC is home to more than 20 schools that teach bilingual programs or programs of the U.K., U.S., Canada, and Australia.

For the upcoming academic year, most schools have raised their tuition fee by VND15-40 million ($650-1,730) per year against the 2021-2022 school year.

Among those that have announced enrollments, the school fees for kindergartens remain around VND100-300 million per year, elementary schools at VND150-500 million per year, and secondary-high schools at VND200-700 million per year.

Depending on different schools, the listed fee could or not include funds for books, uniforms, insurance, and extracurricular activities.

HCMC has around 2,300 schools, including 1,300 public schools, with the rest all private.

Among the private schools, 900 are kindergartens, 100 inter-level schools that comprise classes from first to 12th grades, and more than 20 international schools.

As for the tuition fee of public schools, the fee of secondary schools in the inner-city area, excluding the districts of Binh Chanh, Hoc Mon, Cu Chi, Nha Be, and Can Gio, will increase five times from VND60,000 per month in 2021-2022 to VND300,000 per month in 2022-2023, marking the biggest hike in tuition fee for all public schools for the upcoming new academic year.

The fee for kindergartens, primary schools and high schools will also be raised to VND300,000 per month from VND200,000, VND160,000 and VND120,000 per month respectively.

School District Tuition (million VND per year)
Kindergarten Primary Junior-High school
Saigon South International School (SSIS) 7 442-487 599 639-752
American International School Vietnam (AISV) Nha Be 253-471 512-548 607-724
International Schools of North America (SNA) Binh Chanh - 450 579-689
International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) Binh Thanh 225-338 505 -
Renaissance International School Saigon (RISS) 7 171-342 446-528 592-689
Canadian International School (CIS) 7 333 506-533 582-748
The American School (TAS) Thu Duc 217-299 483-490 546-656
Australian International School (AIS) Thu Duc 257-265 482-557 606-734
British Vietnamese International School (BVIS) Binh Chanh 224-303 407-413 485-505
Pennsylvania American International School 10 - 235-269 290-365
Wellspring Bilingual School Binh Thanh - 204-217 227-329
Vietnam Australia International School (VAS) 3, 7, 10, Thu Duc, Phu Nhuan, Go Vap 168-171 183-229 228-462
EMASI 7, Thu Duc 111 134-162 197-286
US Vietnam Talent International School (UTS)
4, Binh Thanh, Go Vap - 150-153 197-247
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