Frequently Asked Questions

Cambridge certificates are highly ranked universities in the UK, US and many other countries. Having an A Level certificate from Cambridge is an advantage for students when applying to college/university but they still have to meet the entry requirements in the application process according to the criteria of each college/university like other applicants worldwide.

The selection of students for the Cambridge program is very thorough and the standards are very high, students must already excel in their major subjects as well as English language in order to be eligible, which means not every student can enter. If for some reason a student cannot keep up with the program, teachers will assess their weaknesses and the school will provide support to help students catch up with the program.

Passing the admission test is a must to become a Vinschool student. In the event that a student does not pass the admission test and is eligible to apply for a review of his test result, his/her parents may submit the test result review request to Vinschool Admissions Department. Whether the student is officially enrolled after acquiring his reviewed test result depends on the School’s admission quota.

Entry requirements for Grade 10 Vinschool students are specified in the Admissions Policy. For more details, please click HERE

The English placement test requirements for the Cambridge program include:

  • Assessment and comment from the ESL teacher who is currently teaching the student (for students studying at Vinschool)
  • An interview in English
  • A paper-based or online English test (for 2nd grade or higher):
    An English reading test for grades from 2 to 6
    An English reading & writing test for 7th grade or higher

Entry requirements for students applying for Vinschool’s Cambridge program are specified in the Admissions Policy. For more details, please click HERE

For more details, please click HERE

Vinschool’s admission period normally starts in January, especially for Kindergartens. Priority enrollment is in accordance with the Admissions Policy announced every year on the School’s official website.

Parents can register their child now by installing the VinschoolOne app, then creating a visitor account and filling in all the information needed.

For more details about the admission schedule, kindly visit our website or contact Vinschool Admissions Department:

  • Northern region: 18006511, select your prefered language and dial extension 1
  • Southern region: 18006511, select your prefered language and dial extension 2

Students who wish to try out what it’s like to study at Vinschool can register to participate in our Admissions workshops and a program specially designed for prospective Vinsers according to the notice from the Admissions Department. In addition, to give parents a better understanding of the school and prepare students well for a new setting and the teaching and learning methods being practiced at Vinschool, we offer the Preschool Club (for pre-first graders) and the Summer Club (for first graders and older).

  • The Preschool Club takes place between January and late May (2 courses).
  • The Summer Club takes place between mid June and late July.

Parents can contact Vinschool Admissions & Customer Care Department for more information:

  • Northern region: 18006511, select your prefered language and dial extension 1
  • Southern region: 18006511, select your prefered language and dial extension 2

Vinschool is a Vietnamese school system following the curriculum framework of the Ministry of Education & Training (MoET) and teaching localized international education programs like Science, ICT, ESL, Global Citizenship Education (GCED), Character & Life Skills Education (CLISE), and Physical Education (PE) to all students. If, for some reason, a student has to transfer to another school, they can continue their learning at a public school or a private/billingual school.

International schools or other schools have their own entry requirements, and we believe that Vinsers can meet those requirements given the current advanced testing model.

Vinschool works directly with Cambridge in the UK. E.g. The Cambridge school codes of Vinschool Times City, Vinschool The Harmony and Vinschool Central Park are VN181, VN280 and VN240 respectively.

With a holistic education approach and an inclination towards combined teaching and learning methods, Vinschool aims to build diverse extracurricular programs for students that support their classroom-based learning and promote their talents and skills.

Our extracurricular programs, focusing on English, physical education, life skills, arts and giftedness, are developed and organized by Vinschool experts and teachers. Now Vinschool offers dozens of after-school extracurricular clubs.

For more details about these clubs, please contact Vinschool Admissions Department:

  • Northern region: 18006511, select your prefered language and dial extension 1
  • Southern region: 18006511, select your prefered language and dial extension 2

Based on what Vinsers’ profile aims to achieve, the School has designed a comprehensive curriculum to ensure students’ attainment of learning outcomes. We seek and apply prestigious programs which have been proven successful in different countries and cooperate with leading education experts in the world and in Vietnam to develop unique programs for us.

Our curriculum is comprised of 6 learning areas and core competency development subjects. Vinschool’s programs are aligned with international programs and MoET’s new curriculum framework.

In Grade 10, students will study all the subjects. From Grade 11, they will be classified based on their future aspirations – whether they wish to study abroad or attend a domestic university, then trained and guided accordingly to achieve their goals. Students can opt for the subjects that support their career orientations and study some college-level courses. Each has their own schedule and an academic counselor who accompanies them every step of the way, helping them develop effective learning strategies, suitable university and career pathways and boost their learning and self-study skills, etc.

Students enrolled in the Advanced program at Vinschool will study the following subjects:

  • From Grade 1 to Grade 10: 5 Cambridge courses taught entirely in English by well-qualified and Cambridge certified expat teachers, namely Math, Science, ICT, Global Perspectives and ESL. These courses take up at least 20 periods per week, depending on the educational stage.
  • Grades 11 & 12: Students can choose 3-4 courses from a list of 10 Cambridge courses offered at Vinschool.
  • Vietnamese subjects following MoET’s curriculum (excluding subjects already taught in English): Vietnamese Language/Literature, History, Geography, etc.
  • Imported/localized/Vinschool-specific programs: Physical Education (PE), Vietnamese Studies, Character & Life Skills Education (CLISE), etc.

From the 2018-2019 school year, Vinschool increases the number of offered Cambridge courses from 2 to 5 (Math, Science, ESL, ICT and Global Perspectives) and removes Math, Science and ICT in MoET’s curriculum, ensuring that the Advanced program is comprised of 6 learning areas (Languages, Math, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Personal Education and Arts). Vinschool also guarantees instructional time according to the original design (e.g. Math and Science according to Cambridge programs; History, Geography and Literature according to MoET’s curriculum).

The Advanced (Cambridge) program is offered in the following Vinschools:

  1. Hanoi:
    – Vinschool Times City Primary, Secondary and High school
    – Vinschool The Harmony Primary, Secondary and High school
    – Vinschool Green Bay Primary school
    – Vinschool Metropolis Primary and Secondary school
    – Vinschool Ocean Park Primary, Secondary and High school
    – Vinschool Smart City Primary, Secondary and High school
    – Vinschool Gardenia Primary school (tentatively from the 2022-2023 school year)
  2. Hai Phong
    – Vinschool Imperia Primary and Secondary school
  3. Ho Chi Minh City:
    – Vinschool Central Park Primary, Secondary and High school
    – Vinschool Golden River Primary and Secondary school

The number of ESL periods per week is allocated as follows:

  • For Kindergarten students enrolled in the Standard program: 5 ESL periods/week (3 with Vietnamese teachers; 2 with expat teachers);
  • For Kindergarten students enrolled in the Advanced program: 10 ESL periods/week (50% with Vietnamese teachers; 50% with expat teachers);
  • For Primary students enrolled in the Standard program: 12 ESL periods/week (50% with Vietnamese teachers; 50% with expat teachers);
  • For Primary students enrolled in the Advanced program: 17 periods of Cambridge courses/week (Grade 1); 19 periods of Cambridge courses/week (Grades 2-5) (100% with expat teachers for Cambridge courses);
  • For Secondary and High school students enrolled in the Standard program: 12 ESL periods/week (Grades 6-9); 10 ESL periods/week (Grade 10); 7 ESL periods/week (Grades 11-12) (50% with Vietnamese teachers; 50% with expat teachers);
  • For Secondary and High school students enrolled in the Advanced program: 17 periods of Cambridge courses/week (Grades 6-8); 20 periods of Cambridge courses/week (Grades 9-10); 28-32 of Cambridge courses/week, depending on student choices (Grades 11-12) (100% with expat teachers for Cambridge courses).

The recruitment requirements for Cambridge teachers at Vinschool are:

  • Cambridge teachers for Primary school must have a bachelors degree in teaching primary school students.
  • Cambridge teachers for Secondary/High school must have a bachelors degree in teaching their major subject (for example, Maths teacher must have a bachelors degree in teaching Math). Teachers must have a certificate of teaching students by age group.
  • Teachers should have a Cambridge program teaching certificate granted by Cambridge. Teachers who have not received this certificate upon recruitment by Vinschool will have to participate in a training course organized by Cambridge during summer break in order to get a certificate.

Vinschool provides a bus service for students in two forms, namely picking students up at their home or at a bus stop. The School will always try its best to meet the transport needs of its students and to ensure that students are transported by the shortest route. Parents may find up-to-date information on bus stops for student pick-up/ drop-off on the school’s website at: http://vinschool.com/vi-vn/cuoc-song-hoc-duong/dich-vu-xe-buyt.aspx?child=lo-trinh-cac-tuyen-xe-buyt

If a student needs to be picked up at home, the school can only provide such a service if it is in line with a bus route and may only pick the student up at the top of an alley (if the bus cannot enter the alley).

Parents may contact the Customer Care Officer at the School Admission Office to fill in the registration form for the bus service, or to cancel registration. The School Administration Division in charge of arranging the bus routes will consider the list of registrants and inform parents of the bus placements.

With its state-of-the-art facilities, Vinschool can meet all needs to provide a daycare service.

Classrooms are well-ventilated, the canteen is well maintained, the campus is clean and green and the functional rooms and the library are spacious. All of this contributes to a comfortable learning environment and daycare service for students, which operates from Monday to Friday. Moreover, Vinschool is one of the very few schools which has security guards on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Every campus is equipped with security cameras to ensure student safety.

As part of our daycare service, Vinsers will take a rest at the school after lunch. Students’ personal belongings are their own property, so parents are advised to prepare a pillow and a blanket for their child, or get them a sleeping bag at https://uniform.vinschool.edu.vn/.

Vinschool has a one-way kitchen process that ensures food safety and hygiene standards. We have daily and weekly menus. These menus are well-developed according to the advice of nutritionists.

To keep parents informed of the menus and help protect the environment, we do not print them out and send to parents on a weekly basis but publicize them on Vinschool’s website HERE or post the menus in our communication channels with parents:

  • For Kindergartens: KidsOnline
  • For Primary, Secondary and High schools: VinschoolOne

At Vinschool, the average class size is 30 students (Standard program) and 25 students (Advanced program), with a standard deviation of 2.

After-school extracurricular activities are optional, so if parents wish to register their child, they will have to pay the additional fee according to the School’s notice.

School excursions are extracurricular activities held annually for students, which allow them to put their acquired knowledge into practice. Parents will need to pay a fee for school excursions at the beginning of the school year according to the School’s fee payment notice. If a student cannot participate in the school excursions, his parents will need to send a written request to the homeroom teacher before the school excursions are organized to obtain approval from the School Management Team. Unused school excursions fees will be refunded to parents in this case

The School will refund the daycare and bus service fees (if applicable) to students during the Lunar New Year holiday according to our schedule and finalize and refund the daycare service fees at the end of the school year. Tuition fees will not be refunded during this time off from school.

Parents need to submit a leave application to their child’s homeroom teacher first and get the permission of the homeroom teacher and the School Managers. Refunds will be released according to Vinschool’s financial regulations.

The notice sent to parents saying that their child has passed the admission test for a Vinschool Primary/ Secondary/ High school also mentions the deadline for completing the enrollment procedure and a list of fees to be paid. Parents can pay these fees:

  • In cash (if the total amount is less than VND2,000,000)
  • By card at Vinschool Admissions Department
  • By bank transfer (to the individual school’s account)

When making a bank transfer, please include the following details: Payer’s full name – pays enrollment fees for – Student’s full name – Student’s DOB – Student ID.

Parents who pay by bank transfer are required to show the transfer receipt when performing the enrollment procedure.

If parents wish to use a Vingroup’s customer appreciation coupon, please submit it together with the enrollment application with their child registered as the beneficiary.

The value of customer appreciation coupons will not be refunded by cash under any circumstances. If a student does take a short leave of absence during the school year, with consent from their homeroom teacher and the School Management Team, then the value of the customer appreciation coupons will not be reserved or refunded.

For any questions, kindly contact Vinschool Admissions Department on phone number 18006511, then select your preferred language and dial extension 2, or via email at: tuyensinh@vinschool.edu.vn.

For families with more than one biological child enrolled at Vinschool, the tuition fee discounts will be applied as follows:

  • The second child is eligible for a 5% discount
  • The third child onwards is eligible for a 15% discount
    (according to the order of birth in the family).