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Designed to meet the academic and social needs of college-bound internationally-minded students, our school welcomes the enrollment of all expatriate children and qualified Lao National students willing to engage in serious academic study. To apply to VIS, please see information below. Applications for enrollment are accepted throughout the academic year.






Placement in a grade level is determined by the student’s age and/or by the last grade they completed in their previous school. A September 1st birth date is used as a guideline for placement for all grade levels. A September 1st birth date is followed explicitly for placement in the Early Years 3 (3 year old), Early Years 4 (4 year old), and Primary Preparation (5 year old) classes. Students must turn the required age prior to September 1st.

In higher grades factors such as maturity, educational background, and achievement level are also taken into consideration to ensure each child can be successful at VIS. New students from Grade 6 through Grade 12 will have a general admissions assessment which is used to place students in courses appropriately. Parents are requested to provide the school with educational records demonstrating the educational background and achievements of the student. It is particularly important that the school be given all of the records documenting any special educational needs as VIS is only able to provide a program for students with mild learning difficulties.

Refer to grade placement document below.


Grade Placement 2019 - 2020


EAL (English as as Additional Language)


In our diverse population many children speak languages other than English as their Mother Tongue. VIS provides an English as an Additional Language (EAL) support program to assist these students to be successful. Students who may require English support will be assessed during the admissions process to determine the level of support required. Enrollment at a particular time may be dependent on the availability of appropriate support within the limitations of the resources.




Application Info

Application Information

Applications can easily be completed online (see below). There are currently waiting lists for some grade levels. Also please note that we are unable to admit any child who is not toilet trained. Please check with the Admissions Manager when applying.

Our school year commences in August and concludes in June. For admissions to the new school year placement offers commence from April.

Vientiane has a transient international community and students enter the school throughout the year. We welcome your questions and inquiries about the school and our programs to help your family to have a successful admission to Vientiane International School.

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition Fees

The Vientiane International School sets its annual fees based upon projected income and expenses. Tuition fees are determined by grade level with the option of annual or semester payments. As a not-for-profit institution, tuition fees are used to provide for all annual operational costs incurred in delivering the curriculum to students.

Method of Payment

Method of Payment

All charges are quoted in US Dollars, although payments can be made in Kip. The exchange rate applied will be as per the Business Office monthly exchange rate for all transactions.

All payments must be deposited into one of the bank accounts listed below. The VIS Business Office will not accept any cash payments for tuition fees.

Please provide the VIS Business Office with a copy of the bank deposit or internet transfer document, quoting the invoice number stated on the invoice.

Preferred Bank for International or Local on-line Transfers or Deposits in $USD

Bank NameBCEL (Banque pour le Commerce Extérieur Lao)
Bank Address1 Pangkham Road Vientiane LAO PDR
Account NameVientiane International School
Account Number010-1101-0026-0621-001

For Local Deposits by KIP

Bank NameBCEL (Banque pour le Commerce Extérieur Lao)
Bank Address1 Pangkham Road Vientiane LAO PDR
Account NameVientiane International School
Account Number010-1100-0026-0621-001

2nd International Transfer Option

Bank NameBanque Franco Lao Ltd
Bank AddressLane Xang Avenue Vientiane LAO PDR
Account NameVientiane International School
Account Number001-0000-54423-010-010

Please contact the Business Office for full information of bfl intermediary bank (3rd party) as the information supplied is dependent on the origin of transfer.

Payments shall be deemed received after an authorised copy of the bank deposit or internet transfer document is forwarded to the Business Office and VIS receives confirmation of the deposit from the bank.

When transferring payments into any VIS account via internet or international transfer, including depositing of cheques, the total amount due must be credited and the payer is responsible for the payment of all fees incurred, regardless of which bank charges them (payer's bank, correspondent bank, or VIS's bank).