1. Introduction to ePayment
Discovery College has set up an ePayment system to save parents from sending cash and or cheques to meet miscellaneous fees at the College.
Please note that the ePayment account is different from the normal school fees account set up with ESF, where you would need to deposit school fees by way of direct debt. Discovery College will not be able to transfer money paid into the ESF school fee account. Please ensure you deposit school activity fees into your ePayment account.
The miscellaneous fees cover a wide range of incidental expenses and activities such as swimming, Hong Kong based activities such as camps, field trips, LEAP, sporting trips, etc.
For overseas trips such as No Boundaries, the College will continue to collect fees separately by cheque.
The same ePayment system is already operational at Renaissance College and is currently being rolled out to all ESF schools.
Each student will be assigned a personalized ePayment account in the ESF Gateway System in which school will debit the account for the activities undertaken individually. You will be able to check the account details, balance and transaction records online via the ePayment module in the ESF Gateway System.
Parents are notified before an amount is debited from their accounts. Should your account have insufficient funds, an email will be sent to you to request for additional deposit. At any time parents can log into their own account to see the charges and to top up their balance if necessary.
You may top up the balance in the ePayment account via PPS, Internet Payment Services or by check.
Epayment System General Info and Top up instruction can be found ePayment instruction via
If you forgot your login and/or password, you may retrieve them via
2. ePayment Instructions
When your son/daughter undertakes an activity for which payment is required, the College will debit your account base on your instructions on the permission note. Should you have selected the method as “epayment”, and your account have insufficient funds an email will be sent to you to request an additional deposit. We would suggest that parents make a larger deposit than the amount due in order to save time and effort.
Parents can check the account details, balance and transaction records online via the ePayment module in the ESF Gateway System.
1. To access ePayment module, log in to the Gateway at https://dc.tg.esf.edu.hk/ using your Gateway Parent username and password.
NOTE: Password reset instructions can be found here.
2. Go to menu Admin -> ePayment
The ePayment module on Gateway allows you to:
3. Account Balance and Transaction Records tab
4. Payment Records tab
5. Add Value Records tab
6. Transfer to Another Child tab (if you have more than one child at school)
If you have more than one child attending Discovery College, you can use the form on this tab to transfer funds from on student's account to another.
7. Payment Method tab
The Payment Method tab displays important information about topping up (adding value) to students' ePayment accounts. You can see the same information in “How to Top Up (Add Value)” section.
3. How to Top-up (Add Value)
You can top up your child's ePayment account via:
Please ensure you include your child’s miscellaneous fees reference number (PPS account No/Epayment account number) for all transactions.
Student’s Miscellaneous Fees Reference Number (also known as PPS Account No) : 8-digit number (assigned to each student’s account), and can be located next to the student name in ePayment as show below:
PPS Payment by Phone or Internet
Payment can be made by funds transfer from any designated bank account in Hong Kong using a touch-tone phone or via the PPS website http://www.ppshk.com. Please call 18011 for bill registration and 18031 for bill payment. (Cut-off time: Mondays to Fridays before 7 p.m., Saturdays before 2 p.m.).
When making payment, please key in:
Usual payment processing time: 2 working days.
Please note that this method has been replaced by the Internet Payment Services – Bank Bill Payment method as suggested by many of our parents due to the convenience.
Internet Payment Services – Bank Bill Payment *
If you are a registered user of a participating bank, you may make payment through e-banking service provided.
When making payment, please select/key in:
*Payment supported by bank account and/or credit card is at the discretion of individual participating bank. See below bank payment support table for details Usual payment processing time: 2 working days.
Make your cheque payable to: Discovery College
IMPORTANT: Make sure you write down the following details on the back of your cheque:
Without the above details we may not be able to process your cheque!
Usual payment processing time: 7-10 business days.
If you are not familiar with PPS, you may visit http://www.ppshk.com/index_e.html or you may call PPS Hotline at 2311 9876 for details and information on how to open a PPS account.
For your convenience, a simplified version of PPS information as well as payment instruction can be found in Discovery College’s web site:
Any Other Problems, please report immediately
Questions regarding the account balance and transaction records
Questions regarding the ESF Gateway Login or any technical problems
*Payment supported by bank account and/or credit card is at the discretion of individual participating bank. See below bank payment support table for details
At the discretion of individual participating bank, some segments may not be allowed to settle by Credit Card.
* The cut-off time may be changed from time to time without prior notice. For details, please contact each individual bank.
4. PPS General Information
PPS General Information, details can be found in PPS website: http://www.ppshk.com
PPS is a convenient and simple phone and online bill payment solution that enables you to pay your bills anytime, anywhere. Payments can be made to an ever-increasing number of companies and organizations through any phone or Internet-linked computer, from your pre-registered bank accounts of 21 different banks, around the clock.
Provided jointly by EPS and Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) Limited, PPS was launched in 1993 and currently records millions of transactions monthly for a wide variety of merchants ranging from public utilities, government/ statutory organizations, banks, telecommunications companies to educational institutions and charity organizations. There are hundreds of PPS registration terminals all over Hong Kong, including most Circle K convenience stores, PCCW Shops, Aeon counters in all Jusco stores and some major banks, to provide you with the convenience of setting up a PPS account, changing password, updating mobile phone & other related services.
How to open a PPS Account
Open a PPS Account is fast and simple. Bring along your ATM card or credit cards with ATM function to one of our easily accessible PPS Registration Terminals to open your PPS Account, set up a phone and internet password.
Demo on how to open an account is available at http://www.ppshk.com
There are over 200 Circle K convenience stores installed with PPS registration terminals, also in most major areas: PCCW shops and Aeon counters in all JUSCO stores. Full location list is available at: http://www.eps.com.hk/eng/company_ppsreg.asp
PPS Payment by Phone
PPS Payment by Internet
Internet Payment Services
When making payment, please select/key in:
Participating Member Bank List