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International schools in Vietnam offer something that their counterparts in other parts of Asia can’t: a high standard of education at a comparatively affordable price.

Asia is the most expensive continent on the planet for international schooling, but the lower cost of living in Vietnam means you’ll get much more bang for your buck.

Ho Chi Minh city is considered more of a ‘hub’ for international schools in Vietnam, but Hanoi has plenty to offer too. This northern city has its fair share of schools offering an impressive range of curricula. International, British and American are the most common, but you can also find French and Singaporean schools here.

Most schools have an ‘international stream’ and a ‘Vietnamese stream’. The former is an international curriculum taught through English. The latter is an enhanced version of the national curriculum taught through Vietnamese.

Local students are required to take Vietnamese language and culture lessons. These classes are open to non-native students too however, so you’ll find bilingual teaching and Vietnamese cultural activities in pretty much every international school in Hanoi.

International education is something Vietnamese families aspire to. Those that can afford to send their children to Hanoi’s international schools, in the hope that it will better prepare them for getting into Western universities.

Because of this, waiting lists are common and early application is advised. The school year runs from August to June, but plenty of international schools accept new students throughout the year.

The expat community in Hanoi is large and growing. Although the lifestyle and culture may be different to other parts of the world, there is little to worry about when it comes to expat life here.

Vietnam was late to the game with international schools - the first one opened in 1993 - but they have rapidly caught up with the rest of Asia. You can expect similar sports facilities, extra curricular programmes, and more in Hanoi than you would in many other parts of the continent.

One thing many expats are concerned about in Vietnam and Asia is the issue of air pollution. While it is an undeniable concern, there are plenty of ways to lessen the impact it has on your family. Install air purifiers in your home so you can breathe clean air when indoors. Monitor the Air Quality Index every day and limit time outdoors when it reaches unhealthy levels. Getting out of the city to explore the beautiful Vietnamese countryside will also help.

Below, we have compiled the top 10 international schools in Hanoi according to our users. However, there are another 17 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Hanoi based on your requirements.

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Westlink International School Hanoi

Built on a 2.5 hectare property, our modern campus and state-of-the-art facilities set the stage for all WIS students and allow them to dream of a bright future, strive hard to achieve their goals, and succeed in any future pathway of their choice.
Curriculum
IB, Vietnamese
Languages of instruction
English, Vietnamese
Ages
5 to 16
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: 361,200,000 ₫
to: 558,700,000 ₫
Reviews
(3 reviews)

United Nations International School Hanoi

With more than 60 nationalities represented at UNIS Hanoi and as many as 35 home languages spoken among the student body, UNIS Hanoi is the most diverse school in Vietnam.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: 319,403,700 ₫
to: 938,137,200 ₫

British Vietnamese International School Hanoi

BVIS Hanoi offers National Curriculum of England which is taught in both English and Vietnamese and enhanced by collaborations with leading organizations such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Juilliard and UNICEF, etc. for students from 2 to 18 years old.
Curriculum
British, International
Languages of instruction
English, Vietnamese
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: 246,300,000 ₫
to: 611,500,000 ₫

British International School Hanoi

BIS Hanoi is an IB World School delivering a rigorous British international curriculum that inspires creative original thinkers and caring global citizens. Here we all learn through enquiry, perseverance and reflection. We aim to make excellence a habit.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: 317,200,000 ₫
to: 896,900,000 ₫
Reviews
(1 review)

Best 10 International Schools in Hanoi

Out of a total of 27 International Schools in Hanoi.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

Westlink International School Hanoi

Built on a 2.5 hectare property, our modern campus and state-of-the-art facilities set the stage for all WIS students and allow them to dream of a bright future, strive hard to achieve their goals, and succeed in any future pathway of their choice.
Curriculum
IB, Vietnamese
Languages of instruction
English, Vietnamese
Ages
5 to 16
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: 361,200,000 ₫
to: 558,700,000 ₫
Reviews
(3 reviews)

St. Paul American School Hanoi

St. Paul American School Hanoi offers a world-class educational experience for children in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. Our spacious campus is just on the outskirts of the city with a well-equipped facility.
Since 2003, St. Paul American School Hanoi has offered children of Hanoi the opportunity to engage in a rigorous, college preparatory educational program while also allowing our children to pursue their passions with a wide range of extra-curricular activities and learning opportunities. At St. Paul American School Hanoi, there are no limits to what children can learn and achieve.
We partner closely with our families to foster an diverse international school community that is aligned to our mission of Educating, Engaging, and Empowering our children. By following the Common Core Standards from the United States and by preparing our children for a wide range of Advanced Placement (AP) courses, we ensure that all of our student's needs are met as they prepare for their post-secondary education in the 21st century. Their world-wide options are limitless!
With a world-class program including visual and performing arts, a plethora of STEM options, and a diversity of athletic opportunities, our students emerge from St. Paul American School Hanoi as well rounded, well prepared, well educated global citizens.
Curriculum
American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
4 to 18
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: 443,610,000 ₫
to: 740,120,000 ₫

TH School

TH School is a PreK - 12 independent, co-educational boarding and day school which offers an internationally focused college preparatory education. TH School features a holistic English medium educational program which honors a deep appreciation of Vietnamese language, literature, history and culture. TH School is committed to serving the families who desire a high quality holistic education and seek outstanding preparation for universities and colleges in Vietnam and throughout the world.
Curriculum
British, International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: 247,000,000 ₫
to: 580,000,000 ₫

True North International School

True North School is an educational institution for grades K-12 dedicated to providing mentorship for students to discover their True North through four pillars of excellence: Character Development, Academic Rigor, Global Citizenry & Wellness.
Curriculum
American
Languages of instruction
English, Vietnamese
Ages
6 to 18
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: 555,000,000 ₫
to: 705,000,000 ₫
Reviews
(24 reviews)

The International School @ ParkCity Hanoi

ISPH is a place where internationally-minded and culturally aware students are encouraged to pursue academic excellence and personal development, enabling them to take a leading role in tomorrow’s ever-changing global community. Our carefully crafted curriculum, which is delivered by teachers of the highest calibre, is designed to stretch, challenge and inspire students of all abilities, encouraging them to develop deep subject knowledge, conceptual understanding and higher order thinking skills.
Curriculum
British, International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 17
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: 359,500,000 ₫
to: 646,300,000 ₫
Reviews
(4 reviews)

United Nations International School Hanoi

With more than 60 nationalities represented at UNIS Hanoi and as many as 35 home languages spoken among the student body, UNIS Hanoi is the most diverse school in Vietnam.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: 319,403,700 ₫
to: 938,137,200 ₫

Concordia International School Hanoi

Concordia is a dynamic international learning community based on a U.S. curriculum that includes Advanced Placement (AP) and advanced learning lab courses.
Curriculum
American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
4 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.

British International School Hanoi

BIS Hanoi is an IB World School delivering a rigorous British international curriculum that inspires creative original thinkers and caring global citizens. Here we all learn through enquiry, perseverance and reflection. We aim to make excellence a habit.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: 317,200,000 ₫
to: 896,900,000 ₫
Reviews
(1 review)

Reigate Grammar School Vietnam

Reigate Grammar School Vietnam is a not-for-profit international school that blends the best of a traditional British independent school education and Vietnamese values and principles, within the dynamic culture of the city of Hanoi, for pupils aged 3-18.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: 360,000,000 ₫
to: 880,000,000 ₫
Reviews
(4 reviews)

Japanese International School

Japanese International School is a multi-disciplinary school from pre-school to secondary school based on the Japanese education model and the combination of the Japanese education curriculum and the Cambridge International curriculum. This is the first advanced educational model that takes personality education as a core value with the desire to gradually spread in Vietnam. At the same time, the School is one of the bridge for cultural, scientific, technical and socio-economic exchanges between Vietnam and Japan and the international community.
Curriculum
British, International, Vietnamese, Japanese
Languages of instruction
English, Japanese, Vietnamese
Ages
3 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.

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