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British International School Hanoi

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Description of British International School Hanoi

  • Established year: 2012
  • Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Age of students: 2-18 y.
  • Number of students: 1100 people
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type: full-time school.

British International School Hanoi welcomes students from 27 countries in a multilingual learning environment where children learn English, Vietnamese, French and Spanish. An extensive curriculum and challenging tasks inspire children, extracurricular activities encourage independent thinking, leadership and teamwork, form vital skills that make children successful in the future.

The British International School is a place where children can make lifelong friends and take advantage of state-of-the-art facilities. An advanced curriculum and highly qualified teachers make British International School Hanoi one of the best British international schools in Vietnam.

Educational process

English is the primary language of communication and instruction at a school that offers support to students learning English as an optional language.

Students have the opportunity to learn additional languages (Vietnamese, French, Spanish and German) with specialist teachers from the 1st grade until the end of school.

British International School Hanoi offers several extracurricular activities that contribute to the expansion of the program: Japanese courses for beginners and learning basic Korean give the child the opportunity to learn other languages, teach the culture of different countries, learn traditional games and cooking.

Faculties and colleges

Stages of study at the British International School Hanoi:

  • Early Years Curriculum
  • Primary School Curriculum
  • Secondary School Curriculum
  • Sixth Form.

Scientific achievements

BIS students in Hanoi achieve outstanding academic results, far exceeding world averages including the IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

All IGCSE 2021 students have once again demonstrated exceptional success – both collectively and individually. In 2021, students achieved incredible results: 93% of students received A*-C grades, and 62% of students received A*-A grades in all subjects.

The school is proud of the achievements of graduates of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. In 2021, 100% of students passed the IBDP and scored an average of 38.2 points, which is significantly higher than the global average of 33.02 points. 41% of students received 40 points or more, and one student scored a maximum of 45 points.

Things to know about

The British International School Hanoi has a system of Houses – each student is assigned to a certain House, which he represents during competitions between faculties, whether sports or cultural competitions. Each House has its own color and special T-shirts.

  • Dalat – green
  • Hue – yellow
  • Saigon – blue
  • Hanoi is red.

The student receives a House Point (recorded on his House Point Card) for success in the classroom or for participating in extracurricular activities. House Points are earned during the school year with certificates being issued at the final meeting.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in British International School Hanoi

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All year round
from 23520.00 $ / year
from 23520.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
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All year round
from 30290.00 $ / year
from 30290.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 34704.00 $ / year
from 34704.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

  • Professional catering Joma prepares and serves freshly prepared lunches every day. Joma is certified by local health and safety authorities and carries out strict quality and hygiene controls.
  • Water is always available throughout campus throughout the day.
  • The lunch menu changes every week, working on a 4-week rotation.

Activities British International School Hanoi

  • British International School Hanoi works with the world's best organisations to provide students with outstanding opportunities and experiences. As part of the Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts program, the music curriculum is complemented by outstanding works of art selected by juilliard school teachers. Children master the game of keyboards, which serves as a starting point for learning music theory.
  • Through the Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Program, students will learn the history and movements underlying the most famous dance pieces, improving physical coordination and self-expression.
  • STEAM Curriculum – The school is partnering with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to introduce a new approach to steam's interdisciplinary subjects. Through in-school tests, an annual visit to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and specialized education of STEAM British International School teachers, Hanoi is shaping children's skills of the XXI century.
  • Depending on the tastes and interests of students, they can choose individual or team sports that can be played at both competitive and entertainment levels. There are activities available for all ages and ability levels. In addition to traditional sports – football, basketball, rugby, swimming, athletics, lapta, softball and volleyball – the school offers karate, fencing, rock climbing, yoga, kickboxing, dancing and golf.
  • Students who enjoy competitions can participate in regular championships between schools in football, basketball, badminton, athletics and swimming, represent the educational institution in regular matches against other international schools in Hanoi.
  • The British International School of Hanoi supports and encourages the all-round development of pupils. The school has a program of travel and visiting with accommodation, which ensures the continuity of learning in the classroom.


  • As a member of Nord Anglia Education, the world's leading organization of premium schools with 76 schools located in over 30 countries, the British International School of Hanoi (BIS Hanoi) is a selective, independent co-educational day school providing British education for international students aged 2 to 18 in Vietnam's vibrant capital.
  • BIS Hanoi employs dedicated, qualified and dedicated faculty and support staff.
  • At BIS Hanoi, a supportive community of students, parents and teachers will help make the most of the opportunities of an inclusive environment: students and teachers come together regularly to care, inspire and learn from each other.
  • The school is engaged in philanthropy on a local and global scale, students participate in a well-designed program that helps them grow up to be humble, empathetic, purposeful young people.

Facilities and equipment at British International School Hanoi

The campus is distinguished by exceptional amenities:

  • Large library
  • Theatre
  • Auditorium
  • Indoor 25-metre swimming pool
  • Gym
  • Grass playing fields.

All classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, there are special kits for science, music, ICT, art and drama. In the primary classes there are special "rest rooms" for individual work in small groups.

Children in primary school have access to:

  • Private plunge pool
  • Sandbox
  • Outdoor playground with climbing equipment
  • Games room.

The entire building has access to wireless Internet, external gaming equipment meets international security standards.

Admission dates and extra charges

Classes are held daily on weekdays from 8:30 to 15:05, from Monday to Friday, the day is divided into 6 periods with morning and lunch breaks.

Tuition fees include lunch, uniforms, local trips, school materials, most tests.

Additional fees:

  • non-refundable registration fee at the application stage – 150$
  • non-refundable registration fee upon acceptance of the offer – 3043$
  • security deposit, which will be returned when the child leaves school - $ 1014.

Enrolment process

  • Step 1: Request

Parents fill out a short request form. The reception team will contact them within 24 hours (local time, Monday to Friday) to answer questions and share additional information.

  • Step 2: School Tour

A visit to a modern campus will allow you to see learning in action, meet with the academic team and explore the possibilities of the educational institution. The school also offers virtual campus tours for parents who are unable to visit the school in person. Parents will meet with team members and visit classes to learn what and how children study.

  •  Step 3: Online Application

Fill out the online application form.

  • Step 4: Assessment and Interview

After receiving the documents, the child will be invited for an assessment and a personal interview with the principal of the primary or secondary school. This ensures that the school will meet the child's learning needs and offer an appropriate level of support and learning difficulty. The assessment that the child will undergo depends on the age:

  • Elementary school students (grades 1-3) take part in observation
  • Grade 1 students take the EAL test and observation
  • Grade 2 students take the EAL test and a personal interview with the head of the primary school
  • Students in grades 3-6 take a written test, a CAT computer-based test, an EAL test, and a face-to-face interview with the primary school principal
  • Students in grades 7-9 take a written test, a CAT computer-based test, and a personal interview with a high school principal.
  • Students in grades 10–12 take a written test, a math test, a CAT computer-based test, and a personal interview with a high school principal.

If you reside abroad, assessments and interviews will be conducted online. 

  •  Step 5: Offer

A place for the child will be offered only after submitting all the necessary documents to the admissions office and paying the registration fee. You will receive an official letter with a seat offer – it must be accepted within two weeks. Upon enrolment, parents must pay a non-refundable registration fee.

If the school is unable to offer your child a place (classes are crowded), it offers to join the waiting list for the appropriate age group.


Over the past five years, graduates of British International School Hanoi have been admitted to more than 200 prestigious universities around the world, with most of them enrolled in the first or second university of their choice.

The most popular destination is the United States - it accounts for 48% of admissions to universities, which are among the top ten universities according to the QS World University Rankings: USA 2021. For example:

  • Stanford University
  • University of California
  • Berkeley (UCB)
  • University of California
  • Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Columbia University
  • Princeton University
  • New York University (NYU).

The UK is the second most popular destination with 22% of all university admissions. Graduates have been accepted into a number of prestigious Russell Group universities, including:

  • Imperial College London
  • UCL (University College London)
  • University of Manchester
  • King’s College London (KCL)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Warwick.

In Europe, students received places in France, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

Australia and Canada are two more popular destinations among graduates who enter leading universities, including:

  • University of Sydney
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Toronto.

In addition to these destinations, options remained popular in Asia, accounting for about 9% of revenues, including elite institutions:

  • University of Hong Kong (HKU)
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
  • Korea University
  • Yonsei University
  • Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
  • National University of Singapore (NUS). 

IBDP's broad and balanced curriculum sets students apart when applying to universities around the world. Universities regularly recognize that this breadth of knowledge, combined with the core of IB (Knowledge Theory, Extended Essay and CAS – Creativity-Activity-Services) prepares graduates for university life.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

List of documents:

  • Application fee
  • Signed admission agreement
  • 2 actual passport photos of the student
  • Copy of student passport or birth certificate
  • Medical and vaccination record
  • Physical evaluation signed by a doctor
  • Recent school records in English (translation).

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
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