Tuition Fees at Hanoi’s International Schools

Discover the Tuition fees at Hanoi’s Most Exclusive International Schools

For the upcoming school year, the highest tuition fees at international schools in Hanoi will reach VND 397 million (approximately $16,940) for preschool levels and VND 830 million ($35,350) for high school.

Hanoi is home to 13 international schools, all of which impose annual tuition fees in the hundreds of millions of Vietnamese dong, with costs gradually increasing from preschool to high school. Many of these institutions witness a steady yearly rise in tuition fees, sometimes reaching increments of several tens of millions of dong.

Notably, the United Nations International School of Hanoi (UNIS) and the British International Schools Hanoi (BIS Hanoi) consistently boast the highest tuition rates.

For the 2023-2024 academic year, UNIS has set tuition fees ranging from VND 294 million to VND 832 million, contingent on the grade level. Specifically, 12th-grade students bear the highest costs, with fees surging by 6% compared to the previous year.

While BIS Hanoi has yet to disclose its tuition fees for the upcoming school year, high school seniors currently pay VND 807 million per annum.

In contrast, the French International School, also known as Lycée français Alexandre Yersin (LFAY), maintains the lowest tuition rates among Hanoi’s international schools that have published their fee structures for the 2023-2024 academic year.

For students without French or Vietnamese citizenship, LFAY’s highest tuition stands at approximately VND 212 million per year. Vietnamese high school students studying at LFAY incur a fee of about VND 194 million.

It’s worth noting that the figures provided by these international schools pertain to the entire school year and typically fall 5-10% lower than the fees paid by semester.

Furthermore, some institutions implement policies offering 3-5% discounts to students who apply early or have siblings concurrently attending the same school.

In addition to tuition, international schools often impose fees for registration, enrollment, and reserving a place at the school, requiring parents to make deposits of around $1,000 or more.

Tuition and fees encompass various additional costs, including meal expenses.

Official statistics reveal that by 2022, Hanoi hosted over 2,800 schools, spanning from preschool to high school levels, comprising 550 non-public schools, 13 international schools, and 21 preschools with foreign investments.


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