Notes to ALL Applicants and Parents:

1. Application Information

(i) The school uses English as the Medium of Instruction (EMI ). Only Chinese-related subjects are taught in Chinese.

(ii) The average class sizes are shown in the table below:

Level Class Size
Form 1 to Form 4 About 24 - 29
Form 5 to Form 6
About 17 - 26

More subjects, however, are taught in smaller groups of about 20 students because classes are divided into sets.

(iii) The school does not participate in the Government’s Form 1 or Form 4 Secondary School Place Allocation (SSPA) System. The school admits students directly. After applicants have been interviewed, confirmed places can be offered.

2. Choice of Second Language

(i) The YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College offers the following second language options:

(ii) The Education Bureau has specific requirements regarding the language that students learn in secondary school. Students who have studied the regular local Chinese language curriculum for 6 years or more in primary school must study the local Chinese language curriculum in secondary school. It is also a requirement of many local colleges and universities and it is a condition for employment in the Hong Kong Government. Non-local students can take Elementary Chinese as their secondary language.

(iii) All students must study one of these second languages and will study the same second language from Form 1 to Form 6. The choice of second language must be made when making the application and will be confirmed at the interview. Please note that once the choice of second language has been confirmed by the school, no changes will be made.

(iv) Please refer to the ‘Choice of Second Language Information Sheet’ for more details.

3. Information about School Fees

(i) Application Fee
An Application fee of HKD$100 must be paid when applying for a place in the YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College.

(ii) School Fees
The proposed annual school fees for the 2020 – 2021 school year are shown in the table below. (Please note that these fees are subject to approval by the Education Bureau.)

Form Local Students 1Non-local Students2Payment Terms
Form 1 HKD$48,000 HKD$118,310

10 installments
(from September to June)

Form 2 HKD$45,000 HKD$115,310
Form 3 HKD$42,000 HKD$112,310
Form 4 HKD$42,000 HKD$124,333
Form 5 DSE HKD$39,500 HKD$121,833
Form 6 DSE HKD$39,500 HKD$121,833 5 installments
(from September to January)
Form 5 GCE HKD$59,000 HKD$141,333 10 installments
(from September to June)
Form 6 GCE HKD$59,000 HKD$141,333 5 installments
(from September to January)

1 Local Students
Students holding a dependent visa are classified as 'Local Students'

2 Non-local Students
'Non-local Students’ are defined as those who require a student visa to study in Hong Kong. According to EDB policy, non-local students are not eligible for the government subsidy. Non-local students are required to pay a differential fee, which is composed of the regular school fee and an additional fee equal to the amount of government subsidy. (The figures shown in the table above are for the current year. The differential fees for all forms will be adjusted upwards once the EDB announces the exact amount of the subsidy.)

(iii)The school fee for Form 1 students will remain unchanged for 2 years (i.e. Forms 1 and 2). The school fee will be adjusted upwards approximately 6% - 9% in Form 3 and then again in Form 5.

(iv) Other fees
In addition to payment of school fees, students studying at the YHKCC are also expected to pay fees for a stationery package, photographs, a student card, Life-Wide Learning Camp and the PTA membership fee. The total amount of the additional fees is approximately $2,000. Also, during Enrichment Week in July, students need to pay between $500 and $6,000 for trips and activities, depending on the destination. There are lower cost options available during this week.

(v) Payment Methods
School fees must be paid via Direct Debit between the fifth and the tenth day of each calendar month from the parents’ designated local bank account. A message containing the date of bank transfer will be sent to parents’ registered E-mail address at the beginning of each month.

(vi) School Fee Remission
The school is able to provide some assistance for families who may have financial difficulties. More information can be downloaded from the school website Alternatively, please contact the teacher-in-charge, Mr. Alchian Au, on 29882032.

4. Making an Application

(i) To apply for a place please complete the following documents:

(ii) Enclose photocopies of all of the following documents:

(iii) Include a non-refundable application fee of HK$100 by bank transfer. (NB. The YHKCC does not accept cash or cheques.) Please attach the bank-in slip to the applicaiton form.

(iv) Deliver the application by hand or post it to:
YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College
2 Chung Yat Street, Tung Chung, N.T. Hong Kong

(v) Write ‘Application for Admission 2020 – 2021’ on the outside of the envelope.

(vi) Please also include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

5. Interview

Only SHORTLISTED applicants may be arranged for interviews. Students applying for a place in Form 2 or above are also required to take tests in English and Mathematics. The admission criteria (and the weightings for Form 1 applicants are as follows:

6. Notification of Result

The result of the application is usually released within one month. To accept the offer a non-refundable and non-transferable registration fee must be paid. The registration fee will be offset against the school fee for September. Parents of successful Form 1 Applicants will be asked to sign an undertaking declaring that their child will not participate in the Secondary School Place Allocation System.

7. Important Information

Prior to making an application to join the school, parents of applicants are required to agree with all the terms and conditions stated in these Application Notes and the Enrollment Agreement. School places are only given to students and parents who are able to perform the following:

8. Personal Data

All personal information provided will only be used for admission related purposes and will be treated in strict confidence. Documents submitted will not be returned to applicants. The personal information of unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed after one year.