K1 Admission Arrangements Flowchart

"2020/21 K1 Admission Arrangements" Flowchart








Applicants apply to the EDB for 
the “Registration Certificate for KG admission” (“RC”) from September to November 2019


KGs process
2020/21 K1 admission applications




Upon receipt of the applications with

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




KGs inform applicants of the application result before 20 December 2019


   If application is successful    If application is not successful  


 Applicants register with one KG during the “centralised registration dates”  
(i.e. 9 to 11 January 2020)
by submitting the “RC” / “AP” 
and paying registration fee2


  Applicants refer to the K1 vacancy information released by the EDB after the “centralised registration dates”
(i.e. from early February 2020)









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 application to the 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.