The Education Bureau (EDB) will continue to implement the admission arrangements for K1 classes in kindergartens (KGs) for the 2021/22 school year (hereafter referred to as "2021/22 K1 Admission Arrangements") with a view to facilitating the smooth operation of the admission process of KGs and helping parents secure a KG place for their children in a timely manner. The EDB Circular Memorandum (EDBCM) No. 73/2020 was issued on 19 June 2020 to all KGs.
Applicants apply to the EDB for
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 applicants (Note 1) by post
KGs inform applicants of the application result before 18 December 2020
If application is successful
If application is not successful
Applicants register with one KG during the Centralised Registration Dates
Applicants refer to the K1 vacancy information released by the EDB after the Centralised Registration Dates
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
According to the Education Bureau Circular Memorandum (EDBCM) No. 73/2020, KGs joining the kindergarten education scheme should read carefully the EDBCM and comply with the admission guidelines issued by the Education Bureau for KG admission, including provision of bilingual application forms and relevant information for parents’ reference. The guidelines have been uploaded to the EDB’s website alongside EDBCM No.73/2020. When preparing the bilingual version of the relevant documents, KGs may make reference to the following templates which are for reference only to prepare their school-based admission documents based on their operational needs.
|1.||Application form for admission|
|2.||Information on admission to K1 classes in the 2020/21 school year|
|3.||Notification for interview for K1 classes|
|4.||Notification for result on admission to K1 classes|
|5.||Acknowledge receipt of Registration Certificate for Kindergarten Admission by KGs|
|6.||Acknowledge receipt of Kindergarten Admission Pass by KGs|
|7.||Acknowledge receipt of Registration Certificate for Kindergarten Admission by parent/guardian|
|8.||Acknowledge receipt of Kindergarten Admission Pass by parent/ guardian|
(to be provided by late Jan 2021)
Seminars on "Admission Arrangements for K1 Classes in Kindergartens" for the school years of:
Relevant materials / Application method
PowerPoint Slides of ''2021/22 K1 Admission Arrangements'' (with English narration)
PowerPoint Slides of ''Kindergarten Education Curriculum'' (provided by Curriculum Development Institute)
Sept - Oct 2020
(Updated as of June 2020)
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
3540 6808 / 3540 6811