Admissions Overview



ESF primary and secondary schools currently receive a subsidy from the Hong Kong Government, which will be phased out for new entrants to Year 1 and Year 2 for August 2017. Please click here for fees information.
ESF schools are not selective: admission depends above all on the student’s ability to benefit from an ESF education. Please click here to see our Admissions Policy.


General applications for ESF primary and secondary schools and Private Independent Schools (PIS)

Parents may submit application through our Online Admissions System for the 2017/2018 and for 2018/2019 from 1 September 2017 academic year. There are waitlists at each of our schools and interview for placement is dependent on places being available.

Applications are valid for one academic year. Applicants on waiting lists at the end of the academic year may carry forward their waitlist position by reapplying for the following academic year. Waitlist applicants will be contacted by email before April each year for reapplication.


Central applications for 2018/19 Year 1 (children born in 2013) and Year 7 (children born in 2007)

Application period: 1- 30 September 2017.

Please click Year 1 or Year 7 for information and key dates.


 ESF Y6 students transferring to secondary school for August 2018

Please click here for information and key dates.


Nomination Rights Scheme

Applicants through the scheme gain accelerated interview priority. Please click here for details.



Application to ESF International Kindergartens

For Application details and information on admissions to ESF International Kindergartens, please click HERE.

Click here to see the FAQs on admissions and the Online Application System.


Updated on: 28 June 2017