Nomination Rights

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

Individual Nomination Rights (INRs) for Discovery College

Are available for purchase by parents.

Corporate Nomination Rights (CNRs) for Discovery College

Are available for purchase by companies

Please see below to find out about Discovery College Corporate Nomination Rights.

Information and procedures for INRs for Discovery College

  1. Priced at HK$400,000 per Discovery College Individual Nomination Right
  2. Series of 300 Individual Nomination Rights issued.
  3. INR Nominees gain priority for admission (after children of full-time DC Teachers, Corporate Nominees, children of full-time RCHK and ESF School Teachers and children of full-time DC Support Staff).
  4. The INR entitles the holder to a one time nomination of one child for a place at Discovery College.
  5. Non-refundable Building Levy 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 assessment/ interview.
  7. The remaining balance of HK$350,000 is payable immediately when a place is accepted.
  8. Sibling rights apply once the first child is accepted into and paid the remaining balance, and attending Discovery College.
  9. Application may be made to any year group, with a limited number of places being reserved for Year 1 Central Applications.
  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 Discovery College (Attn: Admissions Manager), 38 Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Applications received will be date and time stamped.
  12. Interview priority is allocated once deposit cheque is banked and INR certificate is issued.
  13. The offer of a place will be conditional on passing the English proficiency test/interview. The final decision whether to offer a place rests with Discovery College.
  14. The final offer of a place will be conditional upon the relevant visa proof being provided.
  15. The INR fee is not set against school tuition.
  16. 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.

Individual Nomination Rights – Terms and Conditions

  1. This Nomination Right is one of a series of 300 Nomination Rights issued. The Directors of ESF Educational Services Limited] (the “Board”) may at any time resolve to issue further Nomination Rights on such terms as it may consider appropriate in its absolute discretion.
  2. The rights under this Nomination Rights expire immediately upon the Nominee being admitted to the College.
  3. The Nomination Rights Holder may nominate one Eligible Child (the “Nominee”) for a place at the College. For this purpose the term Eligible Child shall mean:
    1. a son or daughter or adopted son or daughter of the Nomination Rights Holder,
    2. who is deemed by the Principal of the College to be suitable, and
    3. who otherwise satisfies the admissions criteria as set out by the Board from time to time.
  4. For the avoidance of doubt, if the Nominee is removed from the College for any reason then no further nomination may be made by the Nomination Rights Holder.
  5. This Nomination Right may not be transferred. However, if the Nomination Rights Holder changes [its] name, then the Board may (on submission of such evidence as it may reasonably request concerning the bona fide nature of the transaction necessitating the changes) deliver to the Nomination Rights Holder (or his/her successor) a Nomination Right in the new name against surrender of this Nomination Rights.
  6. The College will keep a Register of Nomination Rights Holders in which to record the name of each Nomination Rights Holder against the number of the relevant Nomination Right.
  7. The College shall recognise and treat the person in whose name this Nomination Right is registered in the Register of Nomination Rights Holders as the sole absolute owner of such Nomination Rights and as alone entitled to receive and give effectual discharge for the monies hereby secured. The College shall not be affected by notice of any right, title or claim of any person to this Nomination Rights other than the person in whose name this Nomination Rights is so registered.
  8. If the Nomination Right shall be lost, stolen, destroyed or defaced in whole or in part so as to be incapable of use, the College shall, on such terms as to evidence, identity, indemnity and expenses incurred by the College in investigating and verifying title as the Board shall require, deliver to the Nomination Rights Holder a new Nomination Right in lieu of this Nomination Right and in the case of defacement, against the surrender of this Nomination Right.
  9. Notices under this Nomination Right may be served by the Nomination Rights Holder or by the Board by posting the same in a prepaid letter addressed to the College at its registered office or to the Nomination Rights Holder at its address as shown in the Register of Nomination Rights Holders, and shall be deemed to have been received 48 hours after the time of posting in the case of notices sent to an address in Hong Kong, and 5 days after the time of posting in the case of notices sent to an address outside Hong Kong.
  10. The Nomination Rights Holder’s order of priority for an admissions interview for the relevant Nominee as between other Nomination Rights Holders is determined by the time and date of receipt of application for the Nomination Right.
  11. This Nomination Right and the conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Hong Kong.

For the avoidance of doubt a child nominated under this Nomination Right shall receive priority in accordance to the College’s Admissions Policy from time to time but there is no assurance of whether or when a place at the College will become available. A copy of the application form can be downloaded by clicking the following link Application Form.

Corporate Nomination Rights – Terms and Conditions

  1. The Directors of ESF Educational Services Limited (the “Board”) may at any time resolve to issue Corporate Nomination Rights on such terms as it may consider appropriate in its absolute discretion.
  2. This Corporate Nomination Right is one of a series of five (5) Corporate Nomination Rights.
  3. A total of five (5) Corporate Nomination Rights will be issued for each academic year (August to August).
  4. A Corporate Nomination Right is non-interest bearing, non-depreciating, non-refundable, non-transferable (save as provided for in these Terms & Conditions) and unsecured on any property, asset or undertaking of the College.
  5. This Corporate Nomination Rights shall be registered in the name of a company (the “Company”) incorporated in Hong Kong under the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 32).
  6. The College at its sole discretion may register a Corporate Nomination Right to a company incorporated in another jurisdiction, in which case that company shall be the Company for the purposes of these Terms & Conditions.
  7. The rights under this Corporate Nomination Right expire five (5) years immediately after the date on which the College has received both a completed application form for a Corporate Nomination Right and payment of HK$2,000,000 for such Corporation Nomination Right.
  8. The Company shall be entitled to nominate one Nominee (as defined in paragraph 10 below) for one place at Discovery College for each Corporate Nomination Right held.
  9. The Company is to provide to the College such proof as the College may reasonably require of the directorship or employment of its director or employee whose Nominee is nominated under this Corporate Nomination Right.
  10. For this purpose the term “Nominee” shall mean:
    1. A son or daughter or adopted son or daughter of a director or employee of the Company (a copy of the birth certificate or evidence of adoption must be supplied to the College);
    2. Who is deemed by the Principal of the College to be suitable; and
    3. Who otherwise satisfies the admissions criteria as set out by the Board from time to time.
  11. A Nominee under a Corporate Nomination Right will receive first priority on the waiting list and will have priority over all other applicants.
  12. The order of priority for an admissions interview is determined by the time and date that the Company informs the College of the identity of the Nominee (CNR Form B).
  13. Should a Nominee leave the college for whatever reason, the Corporate Nomination Right remains in effect until the expiry of the five (5) year term as defined in paragraph 7 above.
  14. Where a Nominee fails to meet the entry requirements at interview/assessment, the Company retains the use of the Corporate Nomination Right for the remaining length of its term (or until earlier expiry).
  15. A Corporate Nomination Right may not be transferred. However, if the Company changes [its] name, then the Board may (on submission of such evidence as it may reasonably request concerning the bona fide nature of the transaction necessitating the changes) deliver to the Company a Corporate Nomination Right in the new name against surrender of this Corporate Nomination Right.
  16. The College will keep a Register of Corporate Nomination Rights Holders in which to record the name of each Corporate Nomination Rights Holder against the number of the relevant Corporate Nomination Right.
  17. The College shall recognise and treat the Company in whose name the Corporate Nomination Right is registered in the Register of Corporate Nomination Rights Holders as the sole absolute owner of such Corporate Nomination Rights and as alone entitled to receive and give effectual discharge for the monies hereby secured. The College shall not be affected by notice of any right, title or claim of any company or person to this Corporate Nomination Rights other than the Company in whose name this Corporate Nomination Rights is so registered.
  18. If the Corporate Nomination Right shall be lost, stolen, destroyed or defaced in whole or in part so as to be incapable of use, the College shall, on such terms as to evidence, identity, indemnity and expenses incurred by the College in investigating and verifying title as the Board shall require, deliver to the Company a new Corporate Nomination Right in lieu of a Corporate Nomination Right and in the case of defacement, against the surrender of the Corporate Nomination Right.
  19. Notices under the Corporate Nomination Right may be served by the Company or by the Board by posting the same in a prepaid letter addressed to the College at its registered office or to the Corporate Nomination Rights Holder at its address as shown in the Register of Corporate Nomination Rights Holders, and shall be deemed to have been received 48 hours after the time of posting in the case of notices sent to an address in Hong Kong, and 5 days after the time of posting in the case of notices sent to an address outside Hong Kong.
  20. The Corporate Nomination Right and the conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Hong Kong.

For the avoidance of doubt, a child nominated under a Corporate Nomination Right shall receive priority in accordance to the College’s Admissions Policy from time to time, but there is no assurance of whether or when a place at the College will become available. A copy of the application forms can be downloaded by clicking the following link Corporate Nomination Rights Application Form A and Corporate Nomination Rights Application Form B.