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Native-speaking English Teacher (NET) Scheme


To enhance the teaching of English Language and increase exposure of students to English, a Native-speaking English Teacher (NET) Scheme has been implemented in public-sector secondary and primary schools since the 1998/99 and 2002/03 school year respectively.


The Education Bureau conducts NET recruitment exercise annually to recruit qualified candidates for the selection and appointment by public-sector schools.


For application for the NET positions, please click the following:

(Application Forms for the NET positions for the 2019/20 school year have been uploaded)




NET Appointment Matters 

[EDB Circular Memorandum / Forms / Information on Appointment and Re-appointment, Letter of Appointment, Employment Visa, Recruitment Subsidy, Teacher Registration and other related matters] 


Remuneration Package

[EDB Circular / Application Forms / Information on Salary Matters, Fringe Benefits, Retention Incentive and Payment of Contract Gratuity]


Letters to School


  Extension of Service of NETs beyond the Retirement Age in Aided Secondary/Primary Schools in the 2019/20 School Year

   [Letter of 16 November 2018] [Application form: ] 


•  Letters of 6 July 2018

   [Primary Schools] [Attachment: Notes for Applications for Payment of Contract Gratuity, Fringe Benefits and Retentive Incentive]

   [Secondary Schools] [Attachment: Notes for Applications for Payment of Contract Gratuity, Fringe Benefits and Retentive Incentive]


[Reply Proforma of Teachers Employed under the NET Scheme in Primary Schools / Reply Proforma of Teachers Employed under the Enhanced NET Scheme in Secondary Schools / Teacher Registration / Measures for Strengthening the Protection of Students: Appointment Matters of Schools/ Sexual Conviction Record Check (SCRC) Scheme / Employment Visa / Letter of Appointment / Application for Fringe Benefits / Appointment of Temporary NET / Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)]



Frequently Asked Questions 



Useful Links 

[Immigration Department / Hong Kong Police Force, Home Affairs Department / Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications / Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) Scheme Authority / Inland Revenue Department]



For further enquiries on the above, please contact the NET Administration Team at:
Tel No.: (852) 2892 6495 or (852) 3540 6933
Fax No.: (852) 2123 1239
E-mail address:


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Latest News

Newsletter Issue 34

RNCT School-based Support Brochure

Regional NET Coordinating Team (RNCT) School-based Support 2018/19 APPLICATION FORM

Primary Centralised Professional Development

Enhanced Centralised Professional Development

"Story to Stage" 2018/19

Filmit 2018: A New Student Film Competition

e-Platform on the professional support for the NET Scheme in Hong Kong

August 2018

August 2018

August 2018

August 2018

August 2018

July 2018

July 2018

December 2017 




*  Introduction

NET Scheme in Primary Schools
Enhanced NET Scheme in Secondary Schools
  • School-based Support

RNCT School-based Support Brochure pdf


Application Form pdf











'Speak Out - Act Up!' Improvised Drama Competition
'Hands on Stage' Puppetry Competition
'Stories on Stage' Drama Competition
'Shorts on Stage' Drama Competition
'Science on Stage' Drama Competition

Deployment Guidelines  (2018) (English and Chinese version)

 The Primary NET Scheme 15th Anniversary Conference

 The Primary NET Scheme 10th Anniversary Conference



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Last revision date: 16 November 2018
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