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Careers & University

University of Sydney Open Day in Hanoi

You are invited to attend the University of Sydney Open Day in Hanoi at the Pan Pacific Hotel on 13th January. Sydney offers undergraduate courses in these areas:
Architecture, design and planning

Arts and social sciences


Education and social work

Engineering and information technologies


Medicine and health


Science, agriculture, environment and veterinary science

Register for the event via this link

French Cultural & Educational Coffee Morning

HIS will host a special event in conjunction with the French Embassy on Monday 10th December. Grade 10 & 11 students will explore French culture and learn about English-speaking study options in French universities. All parents are invited to attend this event. More details soon.

Welcome Back!

We love it when ex-HIS students drop in to say hello. Last week we were paid visits by Jae Ho, Chin Ha & Ju Ho

British Roadshow Visits HIS

Last Friday we welcomed the annual British Roadshow to HIS. Our Grade 9,1011 & 12 students met with over 15 universities from the UK to learn about study options, visa requirements and pathways into the UK.

French Connection

We met with the Education France team from the French Embassy to establish a working relationship in order to promote French tertiary options to our secondary students. Our aim is a French university fair in 2019. Watch this space!

Linden Tour

Our Grade 9 students experienced their first US university fair when the Linden Tour visited our school.

University of British Columbia Visit

This week we welcomed Bianca Kwan, international admissions officer at Canada's University of British Columbia.

The Japan Student Services Association Briefing

Last week, Yoshiko from the Japan Student Support Association briefed our Japanese parents on the latest university entrance news.

Nagoya Visit

We welcomed Nagoya University from Japan last week. A new feature of our university visit program this year is that members of the wider community are invited to attend workshops and briefings. Please feel free to bring along your friends when we next host a university fair or seminar.

Australian Embassy Briefing

Last week we held our first-ever Australian Embassy Tertiary Education Briefing at HIS. Topics covered included scholarships, entrance tests, admissions processes, visa regulations and work permits. We thank the Australian Embassy in Hanoi for allowing Miss Huong to lead this very informative briefing.

Education USA

This week the Guidance Counselors from a number of Hanoi's international schools welcomed Mrs Kellee Farmer, the new Cultural Affairs Officer at the US Embassy. We look forward to forging an even closer relationship with the US Embassy this year in order to assist our students to access the very best universities in the USA.

Canadian Scholarships

The Canadian government is offering special entrance scholarships to Vietnamese passport holders. Memorial University in Newfoundland is offering bursaries of between $3000 and $4400. For application details look here

Congratulations to Jennifer

We are delighted to announce that the Dux (highest-scoring student) of HIS for the 2017-2018 academic year is Jennifer (Chae Rin) Oh, who achieved the amazing IB Diploma result of 44/45. Jennifer has been accepted by a number of prestigious universities, including the National University of Singapore and she has chosen this as her destination.

The National University of Singapore is currently ranked #1 in Asia and #12 in the world. We're proud that 2 HIS students from the Graduating Class of 2018 were accepted to study at this prestigious institution - more news on this in the next edition.

Yuna Gets an Offer from Hong Kong University

Yuna adds to her growing list of university offers and acceptance from Hong Kong University, #1 in Hong Kong and #27 in the world on the QS ranking table. Hong Kong University only accepts one in twelve applicants, making Yuna’s offer very special!

Kun Ho’s Unconditional offer!

Kun Ho has received an unconditional offer to study at the University of Sydney. Offers like this in Australia are as rare as hens’ teeth!

Aussie University Fair

Our first ever Australian University Fair was very successful. Our Grade 9 and 11 students all had an opportunity to meet with selection officers and we were pleased to see a number of HIS parents at the event. The British International School also joined the fair, so it was busy! We’d like to thank the staff at the Australian Embassy in Hanoi for helping to organise this event and look forward to forging even closer ties next year.

Sofia's Canadian Adventure is About to Start

We recently received news that graduating student Sofia has been accepted to study Film Studies at Canada’s Ryerson University. This was Sofia’s first choice, so we are absolutely delighted for her!

Will Kun Ho Study In Australia?

This week Kun Ho has received 2 amazing offers from the BEST & oldest universities in Australia - the University of Melbourne & the University of Sydney. He also met with selection officers from the prestigious Australian National University last Monday and they have convinced Kun Ho to apply there too!

Australian University Fair Soon!!

Hanoi International School will hold its first Australian University Fair on Friday 11th May from 9:30am to 10:30am in the school Library. Here's the list of participating institutions:

Blue Mountains Hotel School

University of Sydney

University of Wollongong

Victoria University

Laureate Hospitality

Edith Cowan University

University of New South Wales

Southern Cross University

Deakin University

SP Jain School of Global Management

Australian Institute of Music

Monash University

Swinburne University

Japanese University Admissions

This week we heard the news that Kun Ho has made it through to the interview stage at Japan's prestigious Waseda University. He will fly to Seoul for the interview & we feel sure that Kun Ho's passion for science & technology will win him a place at Waseda!

Yonsei University Visit

On Monday 23rd April HIS was very fortunate to host Korea's number 2 university - Yonsei! The admissions staff gave our Korean community vital information about the application process as well as some predictions about the job market over the next decade. Yonsei University has accepted many of our top students in the past and we hope that they offer places to our current graduating class.

Happy News for Bach

This week we received the news that graduating student Bach has been accepted to study at Fulbright University Vietnam, where he has received a 100% scholarship for the first year of study. Only 50 students were selected to join the inaugural class at FUV so we feel especially proud of Bach's achievement. FUV is a non-profit institution affiliated with Harvard University.

So Gang University Visit

On Wednesday 11th April HIS welcomed Korea's So Gang University. Our Korean students and parents enjoyed meeting Mr Kang, the Admissions Officer & found out just what it takes to enter this prestigious university.

Japanese Alumni

Last week eight HIS Japanese alumni met up in Tokyo, including Shotaro & Reina (pictured above).

Shotaro recently landed a job as a web manager at HR Solutions, and Reina is working at Nissan in Yokohama

Grade 11 Work Experience Program

This year, our Grade 11 Work Experience Program will be held from:

Monday 4th to Friday 8th June 2018

Graduating Class News

It is with great pleasure that we announce Yuna's unconditional offer from Japan's uber-prestigious Keio University. Yuna is the first student from HIS to have been accepted by Keio - the selection criteria are very rigid!

Graduating Class News

We are extremely proud to announce that graduating student Finn has been accepted to study Philosophy at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. The 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities conducted by Shanghai University ranks Utrecht University as #1 in the Netherlands, #13 in Europe and in the world top 50.

Graduating Class News

More news from our graduating class: Jennifer & Yoo Jin both received offers from Hong Kong's 2 highest ranking universities - Hong Kong University & HKUST. Both universities make it to the QS Global Top 50 list !!!!

Japanese University Fair

This week Miss Ai from the Embassy of Japan and Miss Yoshiko from Japan Students Services Organization visited HIS to discuss the idea of holding a Japanese tertiary fair at our school later this year. Stay tuned for news about this exciting event!!

HIS is Now an SAT Testing Centre

We are delighted to announce that Hanoi International School is now an official SAT testing centre. We hope this will encourage more students at our school to sit the SAT, especially those seeking tertiary scholarships. Stay tuned for the announcement of our first test date!!!

Graduating Class News

We are delighted to announce that graduating student Sofia has been accepted to study at the Paris College of Art. We’ve included a few shots from Sofia’s impressive art folio. If you'd like to read more about our graduating class & their university acceptances, visit here

University of Sydney Briefing

Last Friday the University of Sydney held a briefing in Hanoi for guidance counselors. It was pleasing to hear that the university can make unconditional offers to IBDP students based on predicted grades. One of Australia’s most prestigious universities and a member of G8, the University of Sydney has a collegiate system similar to the Oxford & Cambridge models & is located right in the heart of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Visit