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Admission Arrangements for Nursery (K1) Classes in Kindergartens for the 2019/20 School Year




Circular Memorandum 



Guidelines on Kindergarten Admission Arrangements



"2019/20 K1 Admission Arrangements" Flowchart



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



Parent Seminars



Briefing Sessions for Kindergartens



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 2019/20 school year (hereafter referred to as "2019/20 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. 87/2018 was issued on 8 June 2018 to all KGs.  



2. Guidelines on Kindergarten Admission Arrangements pdf





3. "2019/20 K1 Admission Arrangements" Flowchart








Applicants apply to EDB for
the “Registration Certificate for KG admission” (“RC”) from September to November 2018


KGs process
2019/20 K1 admission applications




Upon receipt of the applications with

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




KGs inform applicants of the application result before 21 December 2018


   If application is successful    If application is not successful  


 Applicants register with one KG during the “centralised registration dates” 
(i.e. 10 to 12 January 2019)
by submitting the “RC” / “AP”
and paying registration fee2


  Applicants refer to the K1 vacancy information released by EDB after the “centralised registration dates”
(i.e. from the end of January 2019)









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 “RC” application to 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


According to the EDBCM No. 87/2018, 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. 87/2018.  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 2019/20 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




5. Parent Seminars


The understanding and co-operation of parents are vital to the smooth implementation of the admission arrangements.  Therefore, we will organize 25 identical seminars for parents in July 2018 to explain the workflow and points to note regarding the "2019/20 K1 Admission Arrangements".  For details, please visit EDB webpage at .


        Poster on Parent Seminars pdf



6. Briefing Sessions for Kindergartens


Powerpoint of EDB powerpoint




7. 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 2018

Bilingual Version (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 "Free Quality Kindergarten Education" webpage


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

Please refer to item 9 of "Free Quality Kindergarten Education" webpage




8. Frequently Asked Questions pdf


       (Updated as of June 2018)





9. 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 for "2019/20 K1 Admission Arrangement" 3540 6808 / 3540 6811 




10. Link


Free Quality Kindergarten Education










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