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Admission Arrangements for Nursery (K1) Classes in Kindergartens for the 2020/21 School Year




Circular Memorandum 



Guidelines on Kindergarten Admission Arrangements



"2020/21 K1 Admission Arrangements" Flowchart



Reference Documents for Admission Arrangements for Nursery (K1) Classes in Kindergartens



Parent Seminars



Related Support for Non-Chinese Speaking Children



Frequently Asked Questions












1. Circular Memoramdum  pdf


The Education Bureau (EDB) will continue to implement the admission arrangements for K1 classes in kindergartens (KGs) for the 2020/21 school year (hereafter referred to as "2020/21 K1 Admission Arrangements") with a view to facilitating the smooth operation of the admission process of KGs and helping parents confirm early a KG place for their child. The EDB Circular Memorandum (EDBCM) No. 102/2019 was issued on 4 June 2019 to all KGs.



2. Guidelines on Kindergarten Admission Arrangements  pdf




3. "2020/21 K1 Admission Arrangements" Flowchart








Applicants apply to the EDB for
the “Registration Certificate for KG admission” (“RC”) from September to November 2019


KGs process
2020/21 K1 admission applications




Upon receipt of the applications with

all necessary information and documents provided, the EDB will generally take six to eight weeks to complete processing of the applications and issue the “RC” / “KG Admission Pass” (“AP”) to applicants1  by post




KGs inform applicants of the application result before 20 December 2019


   If application is successful    If application is not successful  


 Applicants register with one KG during the “centralised registration dates” 
(i.e. 9 to 11 January 2020)
by submitting the “RC” / “AP”
and paying registration fee2


  Applicants refer to the K1 vacancy information released by the EDB after the “centralised registration dates”
(i.e. from early February 2020)









1  If parents cannot present the “RC” / “AP” to the KG their child has been admitted to during the “centralised registration dates”, the KG concerned may not be able to complete registration for their child. Hence, parents are required to submit application to the EDB within the designated period.

2  If an applicant is admitted after the “centralised registration dates”, he/she is still required to submit the “RC” / “AP” for registration.  If an applicant wishes to change school after registering with a KG, he/she is required to get back the “RC” / “AP” from the KG with which he/she has registered.  Upon getting back the “RC” / “AP” from a KG, the KG concerned will no longer reserve the place for the applicant.  Normally, the registration fee paid to the KG with which the applicant has registered will not be refunded.




4. Reference Documents for Admission Arrangements for Nursery (K1) Classes in Kindergartens

(For reference only)


According to the EDBCM No. 102/2019, KGs joining the KG education scheme should read carefully and comply with the admission guidelines issued by the EDB for KG admission, including provision of bilingual application forms and related information for parents’ reference.  The guidelines have been uploaded to the EDB’s website alongside EDBCM No. 102/2019.  When preparing the bilingual version of the related documents, KGs may make reference to the following templates which are for reference only.  Individual KGs should prepare their school-based admission documents based on their operational needs.


1.  Application form for admission pdf
2.  Information on admission to K1 classes in the 2020/21 school year pdf
3.  Notification for interview for K1 classes pdf
4.  Notification for result on admission to K1 classes pdf
5.  Acknowledge receipt of “Registration Certificate for Kindergarten Admission” by KGs pdf
6.  Acknowledge receipt of "Kindergarten Admission Pass” by KGs pdf
7.  Acknowledge receipt of "Registration Certificate for Kindergarten Admission" by parent/guardian pdf
8.  Acknowledge receipt of “Kindergarten Admission Pass" by parent/ guardian pdf

 Template of notice on “Arrangements for Repeat Study/Extension of Kindergarten Education for More Than 3 Years” pdf




5. Parent Seminars 


The understanding and co-operation of parents are vital to the smooth implementation of the admission arrangements.  Therefore, we organized 25 identical seminars for parents in July 2019 to explain the workflow and points to note regarding the "2020/21 K1 Admission Arrangements".  For details, please visit the EDB webpage at .


Poster on Parent Seminar  pdf



6. Related Support for Non-Chinese Speaking Children


Leaflet on "Support for Non-Chinese Speaking Children"

Versions: English , Traditional Chinese , Bahasa Indonesia , Hindi , Nepali , Punjabi(Indian) , Tagalog , Thai , Urdu 

Poster on Parent Seminar
  July 2019

Bilingual Version (Traditional Chinese and English)


7 Ethnic Minorities Languages Version

(Bahasa Indonesia , Hindi , Nepali , Punjabi(Indian) , Tagalog , Thai and Urdu)


Communication Cue Cards for Non-Chinese Speaking Families in Kindergartens

Please refer to item 8 of "Kindergarten Education Scheme" webpage


Templates of general kindergarten circulars for parents in eight languages (for reference only)

Please refer to item 9 of "Kindergarten Education Scheme" webpage





7. Frequently Asked Questions pdf

    (Updated as of June 2019)



8. Enquiry


Parents may call the EDB’s Regional Education Offices, the Joint Office for Kindergartens and Child Care Centres or the EDB hotline for enquiry. 



 Hong Kong Regional Education Office 2863 4646
 Kowloon Regional Education Office 3698 4108
 NT East Regional Education Office 2639 4876
 NT West Regional Education Office 2437 7272
 Joint Office for Kindergartens and Child Care Centres 3107 2197
 EDB Hotline 2891 0088

 Hotline on admission to Kindergartens

  • For "2020/21 K1 Admission Arrangement"
  • For parents of non-Chinese speaking children


3540 6808 / 3540 6811

2892 6676



9. Link


Kindergarten Education Scheme











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