Education services for non-Chinese speaking (NCS) students


The Government ensures equal opportunities in school admission for all eligible children (including non-Chinese speaking (NCS) children) in public sector schools, regardless of their race. The Government is committed to encouraging and supporting the early integration of NCS students (notably ethnic minority students) into the community, including facilitating their adaptation to the local education system and mastery of the Chinese language.  EDB provides various education services for NCS students and supports the work of school administrators, teachers and parents.

* What's new? News 


Acceptance of alternative qualification(s) in Chinese Language for JUPAS admission
* Provision and Support

Initiatives in the 2014 Policy Address - Support for Ethnic Minorities

Versions: English, Chinese, Bahasa, Hindi, Nepali, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu

2018 Policy Address – Leaflet on Strengthening Support for Ethnic Minorities

Versions: English, Chinese



For schools
  * For teachers 
  * For parents and students
 * Early Integration

Non-Chinese Speaking Parent Information Package: Your Guide to Education in Hong Kong

Versions: English , Chinese , Bahasa Indonesia , Hindi , Nepali , Tagalog , Thai , Urdu



Free Quality Kindergarten Education Policy - Support for Non-Chinese Speaking Children

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


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

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


Helping Your Children of Kindergarten Age – Parental Booklet

Versions: English Chinese Bahasa Indonesia Hindi Nepali Tagalog Thai Urdu

* School Profiles
  * Kindergartens and Kindergarten-cum-child Care Centres
  * Primary Schools
  * Secondary Schools
  * List of Aided Special Schools
* Brief on Education Support Measures for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) Students

Versions : English , Chinese , Bahasa Indonesia , Hindi , Nepali , Tagalog , Thai , Urdu 

(October 2016)



Useful Information
  * Summary of support services 
(examples: Initiation Programme, Induction Programme etc.)

Existing and planned measures on the promotion of equality for ethnic minorities: Education

  * International Schools in Hong Kong
  * Special Education: Overview
  * List of service provided for NCS school children by social service agencies  
  * Useful school lists
  * Placement assistance 
  * Useful circulars
  Contact Us



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