2016-2017 Tuition and Fees

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   2016-2017 Tuition and Fees

Parental financial obligation

1. Tuition:

Parents of students enrolled at the United Nations International School of Hanoi (UNIS Hanoi) are required to pay tuition fees as detailed in the Tuition and Fees Schedule. Parents have the option of paying fees annually in advance, or on a quarterly instalment basis. Fees applicable under the quarterly payment plan are subject to a four percent (4%) finance charge.

2. Tuition Deposits:

All students are required to pay a mandatory deposit to secure a placement at the United Nations International School of Hanoi (UNIS Hanoi) for the next academic year. A debit note will be prepared for the required tuition deposit of USD1,000 and payment is due by 1 April 2016. UNIS Hanoi will prepare a debit note for all newly accepted students who have agreed to accept an offer of placement for the coming school year, which must be paid by the due date specified in the debit note. This payment guarantees a seat for the student listed in the debit note, provided all other requirements are met. Failure to make payment by the due date may result in the loss of the student’s seat. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable if a student is unable to attend UNIS Hanoi. The deposit will be credited against tuition in the first debit note for the 2016-2017 school year.

3. Tuition and Fees Schedule:

* Discovery full-day students finish each Wednesday at 12:00 noon.

** Or at date of enrolment if in the first quarter.

*** Please see the explanation regarding payments for students beginning after Quarter 1 in the section entitled "Enrolment after 17 August for the 2016-2017 academic year" below.

4. Payment Options

For students enrolling at the beginning of the school year, 2 options apply:

i) Option 1: A full academic year’s tuition is due on or before 5 August 2016, or at the date of enrolment if in the first quarter.

ii) Option 2: A quarterly payment plan with no refund option. A four percent (4%) finance charge will be levied on the annual tuition fee. Please refer to the tuition fee schedule outlined above, which specifies the percentage of total tuition fee paid each quarter.

5. Compulsory Fees

The following fees are compulsory, non-refundable and non-transferable:

i) Enrolment Fee: USD900 per student. This fee is payable when a student is offered a place at UNIS Hanoi and must be paid before attending classes. This fee is paid only once, as long as a student is continuously enrolled. If a student leaves UNIS Hanoi for a period of more than two years and subsequently re-enrols, the Enrolment Fee is applicable.

ii) Annual Capital Fee Kindergarten 2 to Grade 12: USD2,000 per student. This fee is payable when a student is enrolling at UNIS Hanoi and must be paid before attending classes. This fee may be paid annually or in two USD1,000 instalments, one per semester. Annual Capital Fee Kindergarten 1: USD1,000 per student. Parents have the option of paying this fee annually or in two USD500 instalments, one per semester. (No Capital Fee will apply for Discovery students).

6. Other Fees

The following fees may be applicable:

i) School bus fee: USD925 per year (one-way USD555) or USD250 per quarter (one-way USD150) for those students who elect to use transport contracted by UNIS Hanoi which may be paid either annually or on a quarterly basis. There will be no pro-rata refund for withdrawal from the bus service during a particular quarter. All parents requesting bus transport on the tuition and fees agreement will be contacted by the school and must register for this service.

ii) Community supported alternative languages and Home languages: To be determined

iii) Miscellaneous expenses: Students may incur costs during the school year that are not outlined in the Tuition and Fees Schedule such as optional field trips, t-shirts, lunches and sporting events, etc.

7. Special Discounts

Students enrolled at UNIS Hanoi may be eligible for the following discounts:

i) Families with three or more children simultaneously in attendance at UNIS Hanoi will receive a ten percent (10%) discount on tuition fees for the third child and a fifteen percent (15%) discount on tuition fees for the fourth and subsequent child/ren. These discounts will be applied to the youngest child/ren in attendance. These discounts are not applicable to any other fees payable to UNIS Hanoi.

ii) For children who have attended UNIS Hanoi for four consecutive years, a discount of USD500 of the Annual Capital Fee will be applied, beginning with the fifth year of attendance.

8. Enrolment after 19 August for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

i) For students enrolling during the first quarter, but after the first day of school, the tuition payment options apply as shown in the tuition fees schedule above (3).

ii) For students enrolling during the second, third or fourth quarters, tuition will be payable as follows:



  • Second quater

85% of annual tuition

35% + 25% + 25% as per table
  • Third quarter
60% of annual tuition

35% + 25% as per table

  • Fourth quater
35% of annual tuition 35% as per table

iii) If Option Two (the quaterly payment plan) is chosen, the first payment is due before the beginning of the following quarters with the following due dates:

  • First quarter
Due by 5 August 2016
  • Second quarter
Due by 21 October 2016
  • Third quarter
Due by 13 January 2017
  • Fourth quarter
Due by 24 March 2017

 iv) Pro-rata tuition fees: For students that only attend the first 10 days or last 10 days of any particular quarter, tuition fees will be pro-rated according to the school's policy and the specific amount will be shown in an invoice sent to parents. The policy requires 6 weeks prior notice of withdrawal.

9. Refund Procedures for Tuition

For students withdrawing during the 2016-2017 academic school year, refunds will only apply if Option 1 is chosen. Refunds will be facilitated if written notification of a student’s withdrawal is submitted to the school in accordance with the following schedule:

  • On or before 21 October 2016:   65% of annual tuition refunded
  • On or before 13 January 2017:    40% of annual tuition refunded
  • On or before 24 March 2017:      15% of annual tuition refunded
  • After 24 March 2017:                   No refund provided

10. Payments

Tuition and fees are payable by the due date indicated on the debit note. Payments received after the due date will incur a financing charge of 2% per month or part thereof, unless arrangements acceptable to UNIS Hanoi and agreed in writing have been made. Continued failure to pay tuition and fees may result in the suspension of students. All fees are subject to change without notice at the discretion of the Board of Directors of the United Nations International School of Hanoi.

For further information, please contact the Financial Manager, Hoang Thu Thuy .


  • United Nations International School of Hanoi
  • G9 Ciputra
  • Tay Ho
  • Hanoi, Vietnam
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