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Vietnam-Finland International School (VFIS) was founded in 2016 as the first Finnish IB school in South-East Asia. There are two programmes available in the school, an international one, which is based on the Finnish Curriculum with local adaptations and a Bilingual one, which is based on the Vietnamese Curriculum. Both programmes include Grades 1-12.  On the international side Grade 10 is a pre-IB class and Grades 11 & 12 follow the IB Diploma programme.

VFIS became an IB World School in 2021, authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation to offer the IB Diploma Programme. We are excited to be the first Finnish IB school in Asia. With a new Finnish Director General of the IB organisation we hope for yet greater alignment between Finnish and IB curricula. 

IB World Schools share a common philosophy, a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education-that we believe will encourage our students to lead rewarding personal and professional lives.

Our Students

The Class of 2022 has 400 students. The total enrollment of VFIS is 400 students representing over 10 nationalities, with the largest numbers identifying as Vietnamese (370), Korean (8), Japanese (5), American (3), Chinese (3), Australian (2), Finnish (2), Taiwanese (2), German (1), Swiss (1). Over 7 native languages are spoken within the school community.  In Grades 9-12, the current students are 58 students with approximately 15 students per grade level. 

VFIS Grade 9-12 Curriculum

At VFIS Vietnamese students strengthen their cultural identity through the study of Vietnamese language, literature, ethics, geography and history. 

There are three pathways at VFIS:

  1. Full Diploma: Students must complete all core requirements and take three or four of their six subjects at higher level and the others at standard level.
  2. Courses: Students have the freedom to take any number of their chosen subjects at either standard or higher level.
  3. High School certificate: Students take the same classes as students in other two pathways, but with a modified programme.

Extra-Curricular Activities and After-School Activities

Students have a rich variety of co-curricular opportunities, including visual arts, organised clubs, and Model United Nations.

The scholarship programme at VFIS

Scholarships are offered to students who excel in secondary school. VFIS looks for students who are skilled, ambitious, energetic and prepared to contribute to school life whilst enjoying world class teaching and facilities. 

Studies after High School

Graduates from both VFIS High School programmes have a range of choices available around the world and in Vietnam when considering their tertiary education choices. Our guidance counselor helps High School students to know their talents and interests and helps them choose the best-fit option for them.  


Finland has two types of higher education institutions: universities and universities of applied sciences (UAS). The mission of universities is to conduct scientific research and provide education based on it. Universities of applied sciences offer more practical education that aims to respond to the needs of the labour market. Finland's world-leading higher education system offers more than 500 English-taught bachelor's and master's degree programmes in 13 universities and 22 universities of applied sciences (UAS). The universities also offer English-taught doctoral degree options. Finnish higher education institutions have over 20 000 international students studying in several locations around Finland. All universities and universities of applied sciences have scholarship opportunities for international students.

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