ESF schools are not selective: admission depends above all on the student’s ability to benefit from an ESF education.  Please click here for ESF Admissions Policy in details.

General Information

Renaissance College is a Private Independent School (PIS) run by ESF Educational Services Ltd.

We are a fully accredited, through-train IB World School, offering all four IB programmes on one campus.
Renaissance College is an English medium school. Mandarin Chinese is offered as a specialist language subject mandatory for all students in PYP and MYP.

The following conditions apply to Private Independent Schools:

  • At full capacity, 70 per cent of the students enrolled must have the status of Hong Kong Permanent Resident.
  • Renaissance College has no catchment area; Any students legally residing in Hong Kong can apply.

Priority for Admissions Assessment/Interview

When demand for enrolment in any year group exceeds the number of places available, students may be placed on an active applications list await for assessment/interview. Priority for an admissions assessment/interview will be based on the following criteria and a random number scheme applies.

  1. The children of full-time teaching staff at ESF or ESF Educational Services Limited*;
  2. The children of full-time support staff at ESF or ESF Educational Services Limited*;
  3. The siblings of students already attending an ESF primary or secondary school, private independent school (PIS) or Jockey Club Sarah Roe School;
  4. Individual Nomination Rights Nominees. Please see the “Nomination Rights” section for details.
  5. Current students requesting internal transfer;
  6. Children of former students who have attended an ESF/PIS school for a minimum of three years or are former ESF/PIS students returning from a period overseas or siblings of former students who have attended for a minimum of three years and graduated from an ESF/PIS secondary school in Year 13;
  7. Children nominees from universities with the collaboration agreement with ESF; and
  8. Other applicants who can benefit from an English-medium education.


  1. * Staff are given priority according to employment terms for ESF or the Private Independent schools.
Admission Assessment/Interview Leads to the Enrolment & Waiting List

Applicants for Renaissance College will undergo age-appropriate writing and reading assessments (except for Year One) to demonstrate that they are capable of engaging with RCHK’s English medium IB curriculum.

In addition, secondary school applicants will attend an individual interview. This interview is designed to explore each student’s potential for learning and their ability to engage with the IB MYP and Diploma curriculum.

Applicants’ academic background, previous school reports and supporting documents will also be taken into consideration. Applicants must be able to demonstrate behavioural responsibility and the principles of good citizenship.

Applicants who pass the assessment/interview will be offered a place or be placed on the waiting list if the vacancies are not available immediately.

Application Fee 

A non-refundable application fee of HK$2,000 per applicant and per application is required to offset administrative costs. The collection of the application fee constitutes NO assurance that an assessment/interview or a school place will be offered.

Tuition Fees 2021-22  (Frozen at 2019/20 rate) 

Primary Years Programme (Years 1 to 6): HK$124,000 per annum

Middle Years Programme (Years 7 to 11): HK$166,000 per annum

Diploma Programme / Career-related Programme (Years 12 &13): HK$167,900 per annum

(Financial aid may be available for families in need.)

Deposit (Pre-pay School Fees)

The College collects a 2-month pre-paid school fee (‘deposit’) when students are offered a place. This ‘deposit’ for 2021/22 school year is HK$24,800 for Primary Year Programme, HK$33,200 for the Secondary Year Programme and HK$33,580 for Diploma Programme.

Half of the ‘deposit’ is to offset against the first month’s fees. The remainder will be credited against the fees for the last month of enrollment, subject to two-month advance notice of withdrawal in writing. Please note that THE TWO-MONTH DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE IF THE SCHOOL PLACE IS NOT SUBSEQUENTLY TAKEN BY THE APPLICANTS.

Non-refundable Building Levy (NBL)

Beginning with 2013-14 school year, the

ONE-OFF, non-refundable building levy payable by all new incoming Year One students is HK$50,000.  New students entering Year Two to Year Twelve will be required to pay a pro-rated contribution.

Nomination Rights

See Nomination Rights Terms and Conditions.


Admissions enquiries should be sent to admissions@rchk.edu.hk.

Year of Birth to Year Group Table

Renaissance College places students in the year group primarily according to their year of birth (January – December). Please refer to the chart below before applying. If in any doubts, please contact us via Admissions for clarifications.

Programme Year 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
Primary Years Programme
1 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
2 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
3 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
4 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
5 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
6 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Middle Years Programme
7 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
8 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
9 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
10  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
11 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Diploma Programme (DP) &
Career-related Programme (CP)
12 2004/2003 2005/2004 2006/2005 2007/2006 2008/2007
13 2003/2002 2004/2003 2005/2004 2006/2005 2007/2006


Policy Review

Renaissance College’s Admissions Policy is subject to regular review. It is the responsibility of individual applicants to check the college website for any updates to the policy.