Nomination Rights

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The proceeds raised under the Nomination Rights scheme are exclusively reserved for the funding of capital projects.

Application Arrangements for Year 1 (children born in 2014)

Submission of Individual Nomination Rights applications for ESF, Discovery College and Renaissance College for Year 1 (children born in 2014) will commence at 10:00 am on Monday, 3 September 2018, at ESF Centre offices.

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Application form and links:

Individual Nomination Rights Scheme — Application Form with Terms and Conditions

Supporting documents to be submitted with Nomination Rights application

Information and procedures for ESF/Discovery College/Renaissance College

  1. Priced at HK$400,000 per Discovery College (DC) Nomination Right.

  2. A series of 300 INR applications may be made to any year group, with a maximum of 30 places being reserved for Year 1 Central Applications every year.

  3. INR Nominees gain priority for admission (after Corporate Nominees, children of full-time staff and siblings of students attending an ESF primary or secondary school/PIS).

  4. The INR entitles the holder to a one time nomination of one child for a place at Discovery College.

  5. The Non-refundable Building Levy (NBL) payment is still applicable to the children joining Discovery College under the scheme.

  6. INR deposit of HK$50,000 is only refundable if a child is unsuccessful at interview.

  7. The remaining balance of HK$350,000 is payable immediately when the place is accepted.

  8. Sibling rights apply once the first child is enrolled into and attending Discovery College.

  9. Application may be made to any year group, with a small number of places being reserved for Year 1.

  10. Applications will be considered in strict order of receipt.

  11. Please hand or courier delivery the INR Application Form, cheque and supporting documents to the English Schools Foundation, Nomination Rights, 25/F, 1063 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, marked for the attention of the Admissions Manager. Applications received will be date and time stamped. Applications can be lodged at Discovery College outside of the Year 1 Central Application processing period.

  12. The INR applicant may indicate up to 3 schools in order of preference at which the Nominee can be considered. Waitlist placement will be considered for each school listed in turn. The schools identified in respect of any Nominee can only be changed with the consent of ESF.

  13. If all available Individual Nomination Rights for selected school(s) are taken, application and deposit cheque will be returned and name and contact details placed on the central interest list for the first choice school. Interest list applicants will be contacted if and when an INR becomes available.

  14. Confirmation of INR interview priority is dependent on the clearance of the deposit cheque.

  15. The offer of a place will be conditional on passing the English proficiency test/interview held at Discovery College. The final decision whether to offer a place rests with Discovery College.

  16. INR Nominees from overseas must have been studying in an English medium school or kindergarten for a minimum of two years prior to application.

  17. The final offer of a place will be conditional upon the relevant visa proof being provided as noted at: http://applications.edb.gov.hk/circular/upload/EDBC/EDBC12020E.pdf.

  18. The INR fee is not set against school tuition.

  19. The INR fee is forfeited if the above conditions are not met or if the student withdraws after an Individual Nomination Right has been issued.

  20. A child joining in Year 6 will have a guarantee of Year 7 place at Discovery College.

  21. As there is a different admission process for allocation of ESF Learning Support Centre places and entry to Jockey Club Sarah Roe School, children with special educational needs are not eligible for nomination through the Nomination Rights scheme.

 

Application Arrangements for Year 1 (children born in 2014)

Discovery College INR applications for students seeking admission to Year 1 in August 2019 may be made from 10:00 am on 3 September 2018.  Click here for details.

Application form and links:

Individual Nomination Rights Scheme — Application Form with Terms and Conditions

Supporting documents to be submitted with Nomination Rights application

Admissions Policy and Procedures

Click here to see FAQs on Individual Nomination Rights.

Click here to find out about ESF Corporate Nomination Rights. 

About Discovery College Nomination Rights Schemes

  1. If I plan to apply for an Individual Nomination Right, do I need to complete an online application form?
    Yes. Applicants will need to complete an online application form and also an Individual Nomination Rights Scheme — Application Form with Terms and Conditions, which is available for download from the ESF website. The INR application and cheque is submitted in hard copy to ESF Centre.
  1. When can I make an INR application and where do I submit the form?
    INR applications may be made at any time. Exceptionally, INR applications for Year 1 entry in August 2019, can only be made on or after 3 September 2018. Applications should be submitted to ESF Centre, 25/F, 1063 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. All Nomination Rights applications will be handled by the ESF Centre.
  1. In what order are the NR applications processed?
    INR applications are processed according to the date and time when the application form, together with the deposit of HK$50,000, is received at the ESF Centre.
  1. How are the INR Nominees prioritised for admissions into ESF schools?
    INR nominees are the fourth priority after Corporate NR nominees, staff’s children and siblings of ESF students.
  1. Can a company apply for a Nomination Right?
    No. The nominee has to be a named individual on the application form. The INR holder must be a parent of the nominee. However, a company can apply for a Corporate Nomination Right.
  1. How many INR places will be available?
    As a series of 300 INRs, applications may be made to any year group In any academic year, with a maximum of 30 places being reserved for Year 1 Central Applications.
  1. Is the HK$50,000 deposit refundable?
    The HK$50,000 deposit is refundable only if the child fails the admissions assessment.
  1. When is the HK$350,000 balance due?
    If the child passes the assessment, the HK$350,000 must be paid when the place is accepted.
  1. Is the HK$400,000 refundable or transferable?
    No, the HK$400,000 is for a named individual and is non-transferable and non-refundable once paid for a confirmed place.
  1. Is placement guaranteed for INR Nominees?
    Placement is subject to success at interview/assessment and place availability. Priority is accorded to waitlist placement and consequent timing of consideration for interview/assessment.
  1. Can I choose the school where I apply for an INR?
    Yes, placement is subject to availability at the school and a commitment to remain at the school for a defined period. INR applicants may indicate up to three schools in order of preference at which the Nominee can be considered. Waitlist placement will be considered for each school listed in turn. Nominees must be prepared to attend any of the schools indicated. Transfer is possible after a period of time, but it is applicable only if the family resides in the school zone. Nominees must undertake to make their own travel arrangements if living outside the area covered by the school bus service.
  1. What kind of admissions interview/assessment do INR applicants need to go through? How will an overseas family be assessed?
    As all other applicants, the INR Nominees will go through the standard interview assessment procedures.
  1. How much in total do I need pay if my child is finally enrolled to Discovery College via the INR process?
    After confirmation of a school place, INR applicants will have to pay the INR balance of HK$350,000 and the admissions deposit equivalent to two months tuition fees.
  1. The HK$50,000 deposit is refundable only if the child fails the admissions interview. What about if the child does not show up for the interview, or they give up the place after paying the deposit?
    There will not be any refund in these cases.