We ask interested operators to meet a specific set of requirements before starting an international school with a view to maintaining education standard and ensuring quality of international schools.

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School Registration

All schools in Hong Kong must be registered under the Education Ordinance (Chapter 279 of the Laws of Hong Kong).  The registration process of a school usually takes a few months.  School operators should kick-start the application process early.  The actual time needed for registration of a school varies on a case by case basis.  A Certificate of Provisional Registration of A School would normally be issued within 10 working days when all required information and documents are received and found in order.

Please visit the Education Bureau’s website for requirements and procedures on school registration.