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 to Year 3 for August 2018. 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.


New ‘one form’ application system

Effective from the academic year 2018/19, Year 1 and Year 7 Central Admissions process for August 2019 entry, as well as all General Applications, will be a ‘one form’ application system for ESF primary and secondary schools including Discovery College and Renaissance College.

Click here for more information.


General applications for all year groups throughout the year

Parents may submit application through our Online Admissions System for the 2018/2019 and for 2019/2020 from 1 September 2018 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.

Click here to see immediate or expected vacancies at ESF schools.

Central applications for 2019/20 Year 1 (children born in 2014) and Year 7 (children born in 2008)

Application period: 1 to 30 September 2018.

Please click Year 7 for information and key dates.

ESF/DC/RCHK Year 6 students transferring to secondary school for August 2019

Please click here for information and key dates.

Nomination Rights Scheme

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

Application to ESF International Kindergartens

Application details and information on admissions to ESF International Kindergartens.

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


Updated on: 29 Oct 2018