The Costs Of Getting Into International Schools

Your guide to understanding what you need to pay upfront to apply to an international school in Hong Kong – and what is the cost of securing a school place. Expect to pay anywhere between HKD 11,000 up to as much as HKD 500,000 to secure a primary or secondary place...
The Costs Of Getting Into International Schools
By Carli Allan
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Table Of Admission Fees At International Schools in Hong Kong

View the table below for a snapshot of admission fees at international schools Hong Kong. This includes application fee, deposit, and annual or one-off capital levy, which must all be paid to secure a child’s place.

Please scroll across the table to view all columns. 

All fees listed are in Hong Kong Dollars (HKD) and apply for the 2019/2020 academic year for primary and secondary school; nursery registration fees may be lower.

School

Application fees

Tuition fee deposit

Annual capital levy (Non refundable)

Compulsory debenture

Option to buy a debenture 

Total

American International School 1,500   12,000 (Annual) No No 13,500
American School Hong Kong (ASHK) 900   39000 (Then 26,500 annually) No Yes 39,900
Australian International School Hong Kong 1,500 10,000 21,000 (Annual) No Yes 32,500
Canadian International School of Hong Kong 2,350 plus 1,650 assessment fee) 20,000 36,000 (Annual) No Yes 60,000
Christian Alliance International School 1,800 11,340-18,010 28,000 (Annual) No Yes 41,140-47,810
Discovery Bay International School 1,500 11,330-18,550 60,000 (One-off) No Yes 72,830-80,050
ESF Discovery College  2,000 25,950 - 35,080 7,530 (Annual) No Yes 35,300-44,610
ESF Primary Schools 2,000 10,000 28,000 - 38,000 (One-off) No Yes 40,000-50,000
ESF Renaissance College 2,000 23,620 - 31,980 50,000 (One-off) No Yes 75,620-83,980
ESF Secondary Schools 2,000 16,000 3,800 - 26,000 (One-off) No Yes 21,800-44,000-plus
French International School 2,800 25,000 No 90,000 (Redeemable) No 117,800
German Swiss International School. 3,700 plus 4,300 (assessment fee)   No  500,000 (Redeemable) No 508,000
The Harbour School 2,500   33,000 (First child exempt) 450,000 (Per family, redeemable, exempts one child from paying capital levy) No 452,500
Harrow International School, Hong Kong 1,500   60,000 (Annual) No Yes 61,500
HKCA Po Leung Kuk School 800 10,200 No No No 11,000
International Christian School 1,500 1,200 (Book deposit) 1,000 (Annual) 250,000 (Redeemable) No 253,700
Invictus International School    15,000 (Enrolment fee) No No No 15,000
Kellett School 2,000 17,260 No 120,000 (Redeemable) No 139,260
Kingston International School 2,000   60,000 - 120,000 (One-off) No No 62,000-122,000
Malvern College Hong Kong 3,000   38,000 (Annual) No Yes 38,000
Nord Anglia International School, Hong Kong 3,000   100,000 (One-off) No Yes 103,000
Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong 2,800   50,000 (Annual) No Yes 52,800
Stamford American International School 3,000   30,000 (Annual) or 150,000 (One-off) No Yes 33,000-153,000
Yew Cheung International School (YCIS) 1,000 Yes No 350,000 - 470,000 (Redeemable) No 351,000-471,000

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