Key Dates

Year 1 (For children born in 2014 and for entry in August 2019)

Date

Event

1-30 September 2018

Central application period for parents to submit application: www.esf.edu.hk/application-form

 

Acknowledgement email containing applicant’s reference number will be sent upon submission.

3 September 2018

Nomination Rights applications open:

www.esf.edu.hk/esf-nomination-rights  

7 October 2018

Deadline for receipt of supporting documents at ESF Centre.

26 October 2018

Acknowledgement email sent to parents to advise admission process.

Week of

19 November 2018

Parents receive interview status notification letters.

  • Invitation to interview; or
  • Confirmation of wait listing for possible future interview opportunity

7 January 2019 to

13 February 2019

First round interviews conducted at Discovery College.

20 February 2019

Parents receive letter with interview result

27 February 2019

Deadline to confirm places offered by payment of deposit equivalent to two months fees.

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March to August 2019

Further interviews conducted by Discovery College as necessary.

 

Primary Years 2-6

Applicants who have applied for Years 2-6 will be waitlisted in order of priority status and application date. Invitations for interview and assessment are sent as and when a position becomes available. This process also applies for Year 1 applications received outside the central application period.

Secondary Years 7-13

Applicants who apply for Years 7 to 13 will be waitlisted in order of priority status and application date. Invitations for interview and assessment are sent as and when a position becomes available.

Year 6 to Year 7 at Discovery College

All Year 6 students enrolled in Discovery College are guaranteed a place in secondary school Year 7 on completion of Year 6.

Application Timetable other than Year 1 (children born in 2014)

2018-19 Academic Year

2019-20 Academic Year

Year Group

Application Date

Year Group

Application Date

PYP

Year 1 (2013)

Year 2 (2012)

Year 3 (2011)

Year 4 (2010)

Year 5 (2009)

Year 6 (2008)

Applications open
Sept 2017

Applications close
May 2019

PYP

Year 2 (2013)

Year 3 (2012)

Year 4 (2011)

Year 5 (2010)

Year 6 (2009)

Applications open
Sept 2018

Applications close
May 2020

MYP

Year 7 (2007)

Year 8 (2006)

Year 9 (2005)

Year 10 (2004)

Year 11 (2003)

Applications open
Sept 2017

Applications close
May 2019

MYP

Year 7 (2008)

Year 8 (2007)

Year 9 (2006)

Year 10 (2005)

Year 11 (2004)

Applications open
Sept 2018

Applications close
May 2020

DP/CP

Year 12 (2002)@

Year 13 (2001)*

Applications open
Sept 2017

Applications close
Aug 2018

DP/CP

Year 12 (2003)@

Year 13 (2002)*

Applications open
Sept 2018

Applications close
Aug 2019

@ A student has to be in the IB Diploma Programme / Career-related Programme for the full 2 years of the programme and should start school in Year 12 in mid-August of the beginning of the academic year. There is some flexibility in the starting date, but a student will not be able to start after 4 weeks from the beginning of the academic year.

* Applications for Year 13 will be considered where a student has completed the first year of the IB Diploma Programme / Career-related Programme in another school. All cases will be examined on an individual basis, and the College reserves the right to accept or reject any application at its discretion, the final decision being that of the Principal. Applications for Year 13 will not be considered for students who have not completed the first year of the IB Diploma Programme / Career-related Programme.