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Welcome Message from Founder

Welcome to Vietnam Finland International School (VFIS). I am pleased to invite you to visit VFIS, meet my staff and see our world-class facilities for yourself. When you visit you will see our learning community with the philosophy ‘For Human Development and a Peaceful World’.

At VFIS we deliver a world vision that blends the elite education system of Finland with the proud culture of Vietnam to attract, inspire and educate every student. VFIS teaching methods prioritise innovation, development and creativity for students and teachers. Our mission goes beyond academic excellence, as each student develops KINDNESS, WISDOM and COURAGE whilst embracing ENLIGHTENMENT, HUMANITY and MODERNITY.

VFIS is part of Ton Duc Thang University and is the first International School established under a state university in Vietnam. Over the past 21 years, Ton Duc Thang University has gained a first class reputation for pioneering comprehensive ethical education in Vietnam. Our enlightened leadership, skilled teaching staff and excellent facilities have produced graduates with successful track records across the world. We are now offering that pioneering spirit of achievement to students at VFIS.

The principle of VFIS is: “We identify and develop the unique potential of every student”. That journey of discovering and developing potential requires effort from each student. VFIS teachers ensure that no child is left behind: We recognize that students study in many different ways and need a balance between learning, playing and life activities to develop comprehensive skills.

A unique feature of  VFIS is the concept of Open Learning Spaces. Designed and built by architects and engineers from Finland, Open Learning Spaces offer a multi-faceted environment in which students learn not only in classrooms and science laboratories, but also in arts and crafts rooms, kitchen practice rooms, an inspirational library, and well-equipped indoor and outdoor playgrounds. 

Perhaps most importantly, VFIS is proud to employ highly qualified and experienced teachers from Finland, and many other countries. All our teaching staff are committed to the Finnish educational philosophy to develop our students and invite you to join our  international education community in which ENLIGHTENMENT, HUMANITY and MODERNITY allow young people to develop KINDNESS, WISDOM and COURAGE and become ambassadors for the Peaceful World we all desire.  

With our whole-hearted commitment!

Prof. Le Vinh Danh 

The President of Ton Duc Thang University

The Founder of Vietnam-Finland International School


Clip: VFIS Grand Opening Ceremony