Vietnam-Finland International School Hanoi Bound

The Vietnam-Finland International School campus will be in Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) headquarters in Hanoi, with the first enrolment scheduled for June 2019.

A new Vietnam-Finland International School (VFIS) is being built in Hanoi.

It's a first for an international school, approved by the government, to be built in a university.

The construction of the school began in November 2017. The campus has a basement, a ground floor and three floors with a total construction area over 40,000m2 on a 2-hectare site in Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) headquarters in Hanoi, reported.

VFIS aims to establish an educational system from primary to high school based on the Finnish education model.

A Finnish architect team has designed the school with Finnish experts constructing the P-12 education programme. The programme is in two folds:

  1. The whole programme is Finnish, taught in English by 100% Finnish teachers. The students will obtain International Baccalaureate Certificate upon graduation
  2. The programme is regulated by the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam with 50% Vietnamese and 50% English for Vietnamese Baccalaureate; as well as designing cognition, mission, goals and pedagogical environment

The first enrolment is scheduled for June 2019 and will accept students from grade 1 to 9 with 5-6 classes per grade. Each class will have 20-25 students.

Finnish teaching is widely admired and its methodologies considered to be among the most advanced in the world.