Admissions Policy

I.  ADMISSIONS POLICY:

  • Priority enrollment:
    • (1) Students who are biological children, paternal/maternal grandchildren of owners of condos/villas in Vinhomes urban areas and are living in such condos/villas will be entitled to priority enrollment at the Vinschool campuses in such urban areas in case of vacancy;
    • (2) Students who are children of leader, teachers and staff members working in the Vinschool system or Vingroup subsidiaries (if not belonging to the first priority group mentioned above) will be entitled to priority enrollment at Vinschool campuses with vacancies;
    • (3) Vinschool students who meet transition requirements (if not belonging to the first priority group mentioned above) will be enrolled at appropriate campuses based on the available slots;
    • (4) Others will be enrolled depending on the available slots.
  • Requirements for Vinschool alumni:
    • Students enrolled at Vinschool campuses during the 2020-2021 school year will be eligible to attend the next grade within the same educational stage for the 2021-2022 school year, provided that they complete their current curriculum and their parents fulfill all financial obligations in accordance with the Financial regulations for both the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years;
    • Students who transition to the next educational stage within the Vinschool system will be entitled  to priority enrollment, including: Alvin students to Grade 1, Grade 5 students to Grade 6, and Grade 9 students to Grade 10, according to the Student Transition policy;
    • Students who wish to study at another campus will have their request answered based on the aforementioned priority enrollment principles and the availability of slots and ESL classes matching their levels.
  • Application, screening, and Cambridge program entrance exam fees:
    • For students who make a first-time or re-enrollment application:
      • Kindergarten: application and screening fees of VND1,500,000
      • Primary, Secondary and High schools: application and screening fees of VND2,000,000
    • For students who transition from Kindergarten to Primary school:
      • Standard program: application fee of VND300,000
      • Advanced (Cambridge) program: application and entrance exam fees of VND700,000
    • For students who wish to switch from Standard to Advanced (Cambridge) program at Primary, Secondary and High schools:
      • Entrance exam fee of VND700,000
    • Application, screening, and Cambridge program entrance exam fees are non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances.

II. ENROLLMENT AGES:

In the 2021-2022 school year, students in the following age groups will be eligible to enroll at Vinschool:

  • Kindergarten: children born between 2016 and 2019, and between January and June 2020 (at selected campuses);
  • Primary school: students born between 2011 and 2015;
  • Secondary school: students born between 2007 and 2010;
  • High school: students born between 2004 and 2006.

In case a student’s age does not appropriately match the grade or educational stage, Vinschool reserves the right to accept or reject his/her application according to the regulations applicable to Kindergartens and to Primary, Secondary and High schools.

III. CLASS SIZES

Vinschool sets class size limits as follows:

  • Kindergarten: capped at 20-30 students per class, depending on the age group and program;
  • Primary, Secondary and High schools: capped at 25 students per Advanced class and 30 students per Standard class.

In special cases, the regular class size may have a standard deviation of 02 but will not fall below the national standards in order to ensure the best possible conditions for teaching and learning.

IV. ENROLLMENT APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

1. First-time applicants:

  • Kindergarten applicants must not have infectious diseases, severe congenital anomalies, or special educational needs (since our current care services and facilities are unable to support young students with special needs).
  • Primary school applicants must have acheived at least a Pass in both academic performance and personal conduct.
  • Secondary school applicants must have completed the Primary Curriculum acheiving at least a Very Good in personal conduct and a Good in academic performance for every academic year or for Term 1 in Secondary school for students who apply for Term 2. 
  • High school applicants must have completed the Secondary Curriculum acheiving at least a Very Good in personal conduct and a Good in academic performance for every academic year or for Term 1 in High school for students who apply for Term 2.
  • Students who are foreigners living in Vietnam or Vietnamese people living overseas will be considered for enrollment on a case-by-case basis with respect to the regulations prescribed by the Departments of Education & Training in the cities or provinces where Vinschool campuses are located.

2. Students formerly enrolled at Vinschool:

  • Their applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

V. ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES:

1. Admissions procedure for first-time applicants:

2. Admissions procedure for transition students:

VI. SCREENING:

  • All first-time applicants must pass the screening organized by Vinschool. Each student has only one chance per term to succeed.
  • Students who are attending Standard classes at Vinschool Primary, Secondary and High schools must pass the ESL entrance test in order to switch to the Advanced (Cambridge) program. Students in Grade 10 or higher who wish to switch to the Advanced program must pass the Math and Science tests in English in addition to the ESL entrance test. Each student has only one chance per term to succeed.
  • For Kindergarten: the Kindergarten screening aims to record children’s characteristics and abilities for their future homeroom teachers so that appropriate care and education can be provided for their development. Vinschool refuses to accept students who have infectious diseases, severe congenital anomalies or special educational needs as our current care services and facilities unable to support young students with special needs. The Kindergarten screening at Vinschool takes the form of a teacher-student conversation which employs words, gestures and body language. During the conversation, teachers may use appropriate teaching tools, toys and games to engage children and create scenarios to observe their reactions, thereby identifying their skills. Children need to demonstrate basic knowledge as well as fundamental cognitive and motor skills (holding, grasping, stacking, walking, running, jumping, etc.) expected of their age.
  • For Primary, Secondary and High schools: students will be evaluated in the following subjects:
    • Standard program: Math, Vietnamese Language/Literature, ESL, Logical thinking;
    • Advanced program: Math, Vietnamese Language/Literature, ESL, Logical thinking. Students who enter Grade 10 or higher must also take Math and Science tests in English (these students are exempt from taking the Math test in Vietnamese). Those who apply for lower grades may take the Math test either in English or Vietnamese;
    • Students will be directly interviewed by teachers;
    • Students who wish to attend Grade 10 at Vinschool from the beginning of the school year can choose between the following 2 options:
      • Submitting their scores on the 10th grade entrance exam organized by the local Department of Education and Training, with the passing conditions as follows:
        • For students applying for Grade 10 at high schools for the gifted: their combined score of 3 subjects (x 1) must be 18 or higher, with no grade lower than 5.
        • For students applying for Grade 10 at other public high schools:
          • Students in Hanoi must achieve a combined score of at least 45 across 4 subjects, with no grade lower than 6.
          • Students in Ho Chi Minh City or Hai Phong must achieve a combined score of at least 37.5 across 3 subjects, with no grade lower than 6.
          • Students in other cities or provinces must achieve a combined score of at least 15 on Math and Literature tests (x 1), with no grade lower than 6.
        • Taking Vinschool tests as instructed above.
  • The screenings for the first grades of each educational stage are in line with the regulations prescribed by Departments of Education & Training.

VII. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

1. For application and enrollment at Kindergarten:

No.List of required documentsFor
application
For enrollment
101 4×6 photo of the student taken within the past monthxx
201 health certificate of the student with doctor’s confirmation and seal of the health facility, issued within the past month (original)x
301 copy of birth certificate of the student (with red seal)

Parents are to confirm that the copy perfectly matches the original and must sign the back of copy.

x
401 4×6 photo and 01 copy of identity card of the student’s biological father (soft copy)x
501 4×6 photo and 01 copy of identity card of the student’s biological mother (soft copy)x
601 4×6 photo and 01 copy of identity card of the student’s guardian (soft copy)x

2. For application and enrollment at Primary, Secondary or High school:

No.List of required documentsFor
application
For enrollment
101 4×6 photo of the student taken within the past monthxx
2Transcripts for all years at the current educational stage (originals)x
301 copy of birth certificate of the student (with red seal)

Parents are to confirm that the copy perfectly matches the original and must sign the back of copy.

x
4School transfer recommendation letter (original) verified by:

  • The Principal (for all students)
  • Head of the local Office for Education and Training(for Secondary students moving from another city/ province)
  • Director of the local Department of Education and Training (for High school students moving from another city/ province)
x
5Copy of diploma or temporary graduation certificate for students entering Grade 10 (with red seal)x
6Copy of valid compulsory health insurance card or parent’s military card if the student’s parent serves in the military (soft copy)x
701 4×6 photo and 01 copy of identity card of the student’s biological father (soft copy)x
801 4×6 photo and 01 copy of identity card of the student’s biological mother (soft copy)x
9Other documents as requested (depending on the time of enrollment)x

VIII. ENROLLMENT APPLICATION SCHEDULES:

  • For Kindergarten: Vinschool accepts enrollment applications from January until there are no available slots left.
  • For Primary, Secondary and High schools: 02 application periods:
    • Application for the whole school year: from January to August, official enrollment in August.
    • Application for Term 2: from November to December, official enrollment in January.

IX. ONLINE REGISTRATION AND COUNSELING:

  • Online registration form is available HERE.
  • For more information, please contact: