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British Vietnamese International School Hanoi

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Description of British Vietnamese International School Hanoi

  • Established year: 2013
  • Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Age of students: 3-18 y.
  • Number of students: 1000+ people
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of education: private day school. 

The British-Vietnamese International School in Hanoi, founded in 2013, provides a world-class education in Vietnam for students between the ages of 3 and 18. BVIS offers a combination of british National Curriculum, International Primary and Primary curriculum models up to Grade 6. In grade 10, students receive the CAIE International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). In the 12th and 13th grades, students study the international A-Levels program, which allows them to enter the best universities in the world.

BVIS provides bilingual instruction to all students. Elementary and primary school students study several subjects such as mathematics, literature, IPC (history and geography) in Vietnamese. At the same time, the ratio of English and Vietnamese is 50/50, for junior classes and 58/42 for primary classes. For junior and senior secondary school students, lessons taught in Vietnamese account for 17 per cent (grades 7-9) and 7 per cent (grades 10-13) of the entire curriculum.

The Vietnam Studies program (including Vietnamese language and literature, geography, and history) helps students maintain their national identity. At the end of the 11th and 13th grades, respectively, students take the IGCSE and International A Levels exams.

Educational process

The curriculum ensures that BVIS students are more than ready for future challenges. Through collaborations with well-known organizations such as MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Juilliard and UNICEF, the school enriches students with skills that have an impact far beyond the classroom.

Students benefit from a unique international perspective supported by an extensive network of schools around the world. This winning combination sets students up for success in higher education and beyond.

Scientific achievements

A-Levels scores of 45% either A* or A:

  • 24% of students received grades A* or A in all their subjects, while 3 students received grades A* for each work.
  • Two students received best in Country awards for the AS level in English literature and economics respectively.

According to IGCSE, the number of students who received A*-A grades increased to 43%:

  • 78% of students received A*-C ratings.
  • 16 excellent students received A*-A grades in all subjects.
  • 100% of 10th grade students in higher mathematics received an A*-A grade.

Things to know about

Students of all ages can also access the Global Campus, Nord Anglia's dedicated online platform that enhances their learning opportunities outside the classroom.

Students from all over the world can come together to support, learn and develop each other from the comfort of their homes. Whether it's collaborating remotely to create solutions to UNICEF's sustainability goals or interacting with experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Juilliard School, BVIS students in Hanoi can take part in unique events.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in British Vietnamese International School Hanoi

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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 20749.00 $ / year
from 20749.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 20749.00 $ / year
from 20749.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

The school engages children in menu selection questions and works with food service provider Epicure to add variety, color and flavor to the menu.

All staff, teaching and administrative, eat the same meals in the school canteens as the students.

Canteens do not provide a choice of menu, a 4-week cycle is practiced. The diet for the day varies depending on seasonality and the availability of ingredients.

Activities British Vietnamese International School Hanoi

The British-Vietnamese International School in Hanoi uses the Nord Anglia Share A Dream educational portal to record all community service activities with detailed descriptions of time/effort, gifts and money donated to charity. This is a new initiative: over time, each student will have their own access code to this portal so that they can keep a record of their personal contributions and growth with the support of a community service coordinator. Through this portal, students will be able to participate in volunteer projects, record actions for pre-approval, write reflections, and send feedback to supervisors for documentation.

The schoolhouse system provides ample opportunities for events and supports the philosophy of the strong house system. Faculty captains may participate in competitions or choose charitable foundations to support, as well as refer faculty members from all annual groups to earn faculty points, among others, for behavior, academic work, participation in school activities that result in a semester victory.

  • Home events are held throughout the year: the annual Christmas Charity Fair leverages students' entrepreneurial skills and culminates in a donation to local charities.
  • The system of houses is managed by students – they choose captains and leadership teams who implement creative tasks and activities between the faculties and the whole school. These leadership groups mentor students and gather feedback, using it to regularly analyze and amplify the positive impact of the home system.

As part of the Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts program, music is complemented by a repertoire of famous works of art hand selected by Julillard, as well as keyboard , which serves as a starting point for studying music theory.

Solving real problems in natural sciences, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM), the child will develop skills such as flexibility, creativity and sociability. Children experiment, learn that collaboration and critical thinking can solve even the most complex problems.

Nord Anglia Education also works with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to introduce children to innovative ways of learning STEAM subjects, encourages creativity, experimentation and teaches them to apply the acquired skills in real-life situations.


  • The curriculum of the British-Vietnamese International School in Hanoi is based on the British National Curriculum of England+ includes a number of Vietnamese subjects.
  • Children gain a unique student experience through extracurricular activities, clubs and societies where pupils and students deepen knowledge, gain new skills as part of their studies.
  • The school offers students to take part in the International Duke of Edinburgh Prize, public works and charity projects, eco-projects, creative initiatives.

Facilities and equipment at British Vietnamese International School Hanoi

BVIS is located on a purpose-built campus in the multi-family, shopping and entertainment complex Royal City in the Thanh Suan district of Hanoi.

The school complex includes three separate but closely related buildings: one each for the primary and secondary schools.

The school has:

  • Performing Arts Center
  • Open-air stage
  • Two libraries
  • Two auditoriums (one with full stage and lighting/sound system)
  • Two sports halls
  • Climbing wall
  • 25-metre indoor swimming pool
  • Playground.

All classrooms are equipped with ViewSonic Smart Screen, interactive whiteboard, projectors, and learning software. The school also has special kits for science, music, ICT, art and drama. School buildings are equipped with a wireless Internet access network. Outdoor playgrounds meet international standards of safety and flexibility.

Admission dates and extra charges

Additional costs:

  • Non-refundable registration fee – $150.
  • Non-refundable registration fee – $3030 (seat reserve).
  • The registration fee at the Foundation stage is $1010. When a child moves from primary school to primary school, the difference in the registration fee at the time of enrollment is refunded.
  • Deposit – 1515$. This deposit will be refunded when the child leaves school, subject to 90 calendar days' written notice.

Enrolment process

Step 1 – Information before admission:

  • NAME
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Estimated date of receipt.

After that, the school will confirm the annual group and availability.

Step 2 – Application and Payment.

Scan and email. Fill in the application form and attach:

  • 2 actual passport photos
  • Birth Certificate
  • Recent school documents translated into English for grades 1-12 (if applicable)
  • Current Health Insurance Card (copy)
  • SEN Assessment Documentation (if applicable)
  • Medical record signed by a doctor
  • Bus Service Request Form (if required)
  • Payment of the registration fee.

Step 3 – Other test information or reports.

Step 4 – Placement Offer. BVIS Hanoi issues an official offer letter.

Step 5 – Payment.

  • Payment of the registration fee (a one-time payment that guarantees a place for the student) is paid within 1 week from the date of issue.
  • Payment of the refundable security deposit and tuition fees – paid before the student enters the school.


Thanks to excellent learning outcomes, graduates of the British-Vietnamese International School in Hanoi enter the best universities in the world, such as:

  • London School of Economics and Political Science (UK),
  • University of Warwick (UK),
  • King’s College London (UK),
  • City University (UK),
  • University of Richmond (US),
  • University of Wisconsin (US),
  • Monash University (Australia),
  • Melbourne University (Australia),
  • Yonsei University (Korea),
  • Sogang University (Korea).

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

  • It is required that candidates pass an introductory assessment before they are offered a seat.
  • The school may request exam certificates, school reports, recommendations, or a transcript.
  • Candidates may also be required to undergo an oral interview with the director or head of department.
  • Accommodation is subject to availability, so applicants are advised to submit all application documents as soon as possible to minimise the chance of being placed on the waiting list.

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  • Student supervision

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