International Schools in Vietnam
This is the online directory with the main schools in the Vietnam that offer an Education in English. The programmes vary from the International Baccalaureate (I.B.) programme, which includes PYP, MYP and Diploma to the British GCSE and GCE examination systems. All schools are required to satisfy the requirements of the Vietnamese national system.
In Vietnam, about 94 percent of the population age 15 and over is literate. Education is free and is compulsory for 5 years of primary school. Nearly all children receive primary schooling. Less than half of young Vietnamese receive a secondary education, however, partly because there is a shortage of adequate facilities, particularly in the mountainous areas.
In 1993 the government reorganized higher education to improve the systems
overall ability to educate students in the principles of a market economy
and train them to meet the changing needs of the labor market. In 20002001
just 10 percent of the people of relevant age were expected to attend
schools of higher education. Major universities are located in Hanoi,
Hue, Thai Nguyen, Da Nang, and Ho Chi Minh City, and the provincial capitals
have smaller institutes.
The International Baccalaureate Organizations Diploma Programme was created in 1968. It is a demanding pre-university course of study that leads to examinations. It is designed for highly motivated secondary school students aged 16 to 19. The programme has earned a reputation for rigorous assessment, giving IB diploma holders access to the worlds leading universities. The Diploma Programmes grading system is criterion-referenced, which means that each students performance is measured against well-defined levels of achievement. These are consistent from one examination session to the next and are applied equally to all schools.The IBO has shown, over the course of 30 years, that students are well prepared for university work. They are accepted by universities in more than 110 countries.