Boarding at AIS, HCMC, Vietnam

Our boarding school is open to both boys and girls from Year 7 to Year 13, the boarding facilities cater for both local and international families, and both weekly and termly boarding options are available, with students returning home for the school holidays.

A range of Inspired schools across the globe offer a premium boarding option as part of their holistic educational complement. As such, the Australian International School (AIS) is proud to announce that it has recently opened its own Boarding residence. Accommodating 50 students, the boarding facility is the first of its kind among premium international schools in Vietnam.

Offering on-campus convenience and security, the boarding facility is located within the current AIS Thu Thiem Campus (An Phu, Thu Duc City, HCMC) and has been housing students since August 2020. The students are able to enjoy and take advantage of many of the school facilities during the week and on weekends.

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Australian International School (AIS) is proud to announce that it has recently opened its own Boarding residence. Accommodating 50 students, the boarding facility is the first of its kind among premium international schools in Vietnam.

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Fees are in VND

Boarding fee Annual (Option A) Three Instalments (Option B)
Full Boarding 230,000,000 82,000,000
Weekday Boarding 200,000,000 71,000,000
  • Meals included: Breakfast + Dinner (School day) | Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner (Non school day)

  • Boarding: Except School holidays.

  • Option A is 7% less than Option B, provided the Annual Tuition Fee is paid on time by the due date. 

  • Option A is only available to students who enroll before 1 October 2021.


One Week Boarding Experience

For parents and children who are keen to find out what life is like living at AIS, we offer an opportunity for secondary school students to enjoy our boarding house experience for one week.

To register, please fill the form.


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AIS Boarding handbook

A guide on Boarding Schools in Vietnam



AIS is the only international school in HCMC that has full boarding facilities. The space opened in August 2020 and provides a safe modern and comfortable home for 50 boarding students. There are a number of factors to consider when choosing a boarding school:

Does the school provide good pastoral care for the students?
The boarding students should have access to Houseparents and counsellors who provide a safe and caring environment. They should be there to not only guide them through any challenging times but also provide academic support.

Do the students have plenty of opportunities to grow socially and academically?
Since the school is right on their doorstep students should have more opportunity to join Extra Curricular Activities, use sports facilities, and have supervised excursions outside the boarding house on weekends, plus access to tutors when required. Also consider if the school has good community where they can forge strong friendships and enjoy free time with friends.

What kind of facilities and services does the boarding school provide?
When visiting the school, check what type of facilities and services the school provides. For example, having a kitchen and common area for students helps give the students some independence. Do the students need to do their own laundry or is a service provided?

Does the boarding school develop independence?
Boarding school is a great opportunity for students to create some independence for their journey after school, and prepare for university. Check how the school encourages the students to be more independent.

AIS offers weekly boarding and termly boarding to Secondary students aged 12 and above, including international students.



Vietnam is a fantastic country for students to discover, it is instilled with a rich and diverse culture. There is a friendly and open environment which makes it welcoming country to live in. It is also great value for money since there are lower living costs. Since Vietnam is centrally located in South East Asia it is easy for students to go home during the break or families to visit. It is also a great option for families within Vietnam who want high-quality international education for their children, but do not have accommodation options in HCMC. Boarders are taken care of by experienced staff who are used to looking after local and international students.



Please contact the AIS Admissions Team at for more information and enrolment process of the top 1 boarding school in Vietnam.

The AIS Boarding House helps our students become independent young people. Teaching the importance of self-care will assist with the transition in the boarding school.



All boarders are offered the same extensive extracurricular activities as regular AIS students. AIS is committed to providing depth and opportunity so that students can have the confidence to achieve their potential. Through both the classroom and the extensive range of extra-curricular activities, AIS students can develop those skills and talents that they may have already discovered in themselves, as well as adding new strings to their bows.

At AIS, the students are given opportunities to undertake after school activities, join clubs, be part of leadership groups, compete in interschool competitions, enjoy camps and field trips, or be involved in fund raising for the community programs – and so be fully involved in the total life of the school.

AIS offers a diverse and wide range of after school activities (ASAs). These activities can range from hip-hop dancing to cooking to sports to robotics and are led by the teaching staff. The activities vary according to age and students can undertake as many as they can manage. Full details including how to register are listed on the My AIS site, and activities are rotated on a term-by-term basis, thereby increasing the number of opportunities available to students.

AIS offers both weekly boarding, where students spend the weekend with their families at home, as well as full boarding where students only go home over holiday periods. Weekly boarding is perfect for students who may have a long commute to school. During the week they have more time for study, can participate in Extra-curricular school activities and build friendships. However, on the weekends they can still enjoy time with their family. Full boarding is the perfect solution for students who do not have accommodation in HCMC or maybe coming from outside Vietnam. They have lots of opportunity to grow their independence for university and immerse themselves in school and the local Vietnamese culture.



AIS is an English medium school. All communication in our Boarding House is in English while respecting local and foreign students' native languages.



Please contact us for more information of the requirements to enter our top 1 boarding school in Vietnam. Below are some requirements that you may have if you want to enter a boarding school in Vietnam:

  • Secondary student
  • Passed entrance test and interview
  • Submitted document as requested
  • Paid tuition fee and boarding fee
  • Being 1 term boarder at least (except trial cases - 1 week only)
  • Good manners and study attitude (for current students)


Boarders at AIS follow the same rigurous international programs as the remainder of the student cohort. This includes access to AIS’s international education through Cambridge’s IGCSEs in the middle school or the IB Diploma Programme in senior school, empowering them to think critically and develop self-confidence to reach their academic potential.



AIS offers both weekly boarding and full boarding options for local and international students.



AIS boarders have access to the school's University and Careers' Counsellor. The Counsellor gets to know each student and supports them to explore career ideas and make key decisions about their future studies. They also keep students and parents up to date with university events and career session plus provide advice on university applications.



Currently we have a student:teacher ratio of 1:5 at our Boarding House