Admissions Process

AIS provides a premium international education to students between the ages of 18 months and18 years from 40 different countries. English is the language of instruction and primary language of communication throughout the school. 

AIS Admissions Process

Australian International School

Applicants to AIS must demonstrate that they have the academic ability, skills, and knowledge to follow the curriculum successfully. As part of the enrolment process, all students are tested for their English language ability. A compulsory English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme will be provided to students who are offered a place at AIS and require this support. This important supplementary course is charged as an additional fee to parents. Additionally, all prospective students will meet the Principal or the Deputy Principal as part of the enrolment process. Children with learning difficulties will meet with the Principal and Learning Support co-ordinator before a place at the school can be confirmed. The fee for the learning support services is additional to the standard tuition fees. 

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Admissions Process at AIS 

Applying for a place at AIS involves the following steps: 

Complete Enrolment Application Form either online or in person at the Admissions Office located at your nearest AIS campus’ in Ho Chi Minh City. 

Submit the following documentation to the Admission Office at any of the campus locations. If you filled the form in online, please upload soft copies instead. 

  • Enrolment Application Form 
  • Previous Year’s School Reports 
  • Birth Certificate (for Vietnamese students) or Passport (for non-Vietnamese students) 
  • Student's 4x6 size photograph 
  • Copy of Parents' passports or Identity cards (for Vietnamese students) 
  • All Educational Psychologist’s Report (for students with learning difficulties).  

Due to Covid-19, the school now require applicants from overseas to provide the following: 

Copies of Entry Visa to Vietnam and Quarantine Approval Documentation (for non VN students relocating to Vietnam) 

Pay Application Fee

Following submission of the documents in Step 2, prospective students will be required to undertake an entrance exam. A letter will be sent to parents detailing further information. 

Please note the following: 

An offer will be made once all steps in the application letter have been completed and criteria for enrolment is met. The school will usually place a new student in the appropriate year level according to the date of birth guidelines set out in the Fees Schedule. In some circumstances, a student may be placed a year ahead or a year behind.

When making this decision, The AIS enrolment team will take into consideration: 

  • Student's current/prior learning history 
  • Results from the entrance exam 
  • Student’s maturity level 
  • English language ability of student at the time of application. If the school is not able to offer a place to a student due to capacity constraints, the student will be placed on a waiting list. 

In cases where the school is not able to offer a place to a student following assessment of the student’s academic ability, maturity and/or English language ability, or other reasons considered significant to the students' ability to progress at AIS at the time of application the student may re-apply and be re-tested 3-6 months after the initial test. 

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