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)
Important announcement: Effective from August 2017, all general applications, including the Year 1 and Year 7 Central Admissions process for August 2018 entry, will be a ‘one form’ application system for ESF primary and secondary schools including Discovery College and Renaissance College. Parents may only submit one online application per child with their selected preference of schools. Subject to final approval by the Education Bureau, the application fee will be HK$2,000. School zoning (www.esf.edu.hk/esf-zones) applies for ESF primary and secondary schools based on residential address at the time of application. Discovery College and Renaissance College remains zone free.
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.
ESF/PIS 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