Click on the diagram for an overview of the Admissions procedure with links

ESF schools receive a subsidy from the Hong Kong Government to provide an education for English speaking children who can not access the local system. Our 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

Parents may submit application for admissions through our Online Admissions System for the 2014/2015 academic year. There are waitlists at each of our schools and 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.

You may submit an application to ESF primary / secondary school and also to one or both Private Independent Schools (PIS). Parents are permitted to apply to both systems. For statistical purposes parents are asked to indicate schools applied to by ticking the box(es) on the online application form.


Central Applications for 2014/15 Year 1 (children born in 2009) and Year 7 (children born in 2003)

Application period: 1- 30 September 2013.

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

ESF Y6 students transferring to secondary school for August 2014

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 Private Independent Schools (PIS)

Applications to ESF Private Independent Schools - Renaissance College and Discovery College need to be completed on separate application forms located on the individual school websites.

Application to ESL Kindergartens

Application and information on admissions to ESL Kindergartens is available on the Kindergarten website. Please visit the website for further information on admissions procedures.

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