Vietnam: the best schools for expatriate children

Vietnam

Vietnam is the thirteenth most populous country in the world with a large majority of Vietnamese fluent in Vietnamese, the territory's official language.

It also has a small percentage of Francophones and a growing number of fluent English speakers.

The education system in Vietnam

Le système éducatif vietnamien commence lorsque les enfants ont entre 5 et 7 ans. Comme dans de nombreux autres pays, la maternelle n’est pas obligatoire, bien qu’elle soit une option choisie par de nombreux parents. Elle est suivie par l’école primaire (5 ans), le collège (4 ans) et le lycée (3 ans). En moyenne, les Vietnamiens terminent l’école entre 17 et 19 ans. L’université au Vietnam dure entre 4 et 6 ans, en fonction de la carrière choisie. Les principales universités du pays sont l’Université des sciences et de la technologie de Hanoi, l’Université nationale de Ho Chi Minh Ville et l’Université de technologie de Ho Chi Minh Ville.

Il existe des écoles privées et publiques. Cependant, les écoles publiques ne sont pas entièrement gratuites, les étudiants doivent payer un droit d’entrée très faible. Il en va de même pour les universités et surtout celles publiques qui ont beaucoup de prestige mais il n’est pas facile d’y entrer. Pour accéder à l’enseignement supérieur, les Vietnamiens doivent passer un examen national pour obtenir leur diplôme puis passer divers examens d’entrée pour étudier dans n’importe quel établissement.

Despite the great challenge of education for a large number of people in this country, the coverage of the system is good, even in rural areas. However, the country still faces the challenge of educating a large part of its population since 37% have no education. To this end, Vietnam has defined a long-term strategy and invested 21% of its GDP in education in order to improve the situation in this area.

Several schooling options are available for the children of expatriates in Vietnam. In particular, there are several French schools and English and American international schools and even an Australian university. Choosing the best school for your child will depend on their academic ability, their age, the number of months or years of expatriation and the choice of language aimed at choosing a French or English-speaking school.

International schools in Vietnam

There are different French schools in Ho Chi Minh which is a very young and dynamic city with a more favorable climate than in Saigon. The International French Lycée Marguerite Duras is approved by the French Ministry of National Education, Saint Ange school, Antonia school and much more.

You will find a comparison of schools and complete file on movetoasia.com that will help you make the right choice for your child's education.

They are very popular there. Students earn university degrees that are recognized and respected around the world. Vietnam is a welcoming and dynamic society which offers students a unique cultural experience in a beautiful environment.

In the world ranking published by the OECD Four years ago, based on science and math, Vietnam was ranked 12th while the United States was tied for 28th.