ADMISSION INFORMATION AND PROCEDURES
Notes to ALL Applicants and Parents:
1. General Notes
(ii) The average class sizes are shown in the table below:
|Form 1 to Form 4||About 24 - 29|
Form 5 to Form 6
(HKDSE & GCE)
|About 17 - 26|
Most 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 may be offered.
(iv) All new F.1 students are required to bring a MacBook for lessons.
2. Second & Third Language
(i) All students are required to study Chinese from Form 1 to Form 6 as a second language. The School-based Chinese Programme caters for the needs of students with different Chinese language learning backgrounds. The aim of this programme is to help students to gradually master the Chinese language skills needed for their future lives and for higher education, as well as developing a deep appreciation of Chinese culture.
(ii) Please refer to the School-Based Chinese Programme Information Sheet for more details.
(iii) All new students in Forms 1 and 2 are required to study Spanish or French as a third language.
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
After considering the impact of the pandemic on parents and receiving the agreement from the Parent-Teacher Conference on 9th Mach 2022, the proposed annual school fees for the 2022 – 2023 school year have been updated and are shown in the table below. (Please note that these fees are subject to approval by the Education Bureau.)The proposed annual school fees for the 2021 – 2022 school year are shown in the table below. (Please note that these fees are subject to approval by the Education Bureau.)
|Form||Local Students 1||Non-local Students2||Payment Terms|
|Form 5 DSE||HKD$42,000||HKD$124,525|
|Form 6 DSE||HKD$42,000||HKD$124,525||5 installments
(from September to January)
|Form 5 GCE||HKD$59,000||HKD$141,525||10 installments
(from September to June)
|Form 6 GCE||HKD$59,000||HKD$141,525||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. (NB. The approximate amount of the differential fee shown in the table above is 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
An Advance Payment of $3,000 is collected every year to cover miscellaneous fees, including the Student Handbook, Life-wide Learning Camp Fee, Enrichment Week and the cost of student activities incurred during the school year. When a student graduates or withdraws from the school, the remaining amount with be refunded to parents.
The Advance Payment is collected when students register for the next school year. This payment is usually collected in June.
Please note that the part of the Advance Payment is used to cover the cost of activities during Enrichment Week in July. There are lower cost options available during this week, but it is unlikely, however, to be sufficient to cover the cost of overseas trips or activities. Students usually need to pay between HKD500 and HKD6,000 for trips and activities, depending on the destination.
(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 www.yhkcc.edu.hk. 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:
NB. The YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College requires an Academic Reference and Confirmation of Second Language Learning Background for all applicants.
(ii) Enclose photocopies of all of the following documents:
(iii) Payment of the 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) Submit the completed application form and supporting documents by hand or post it to the General Office of the YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College, 2 Chung Yat Street, Tung Chung, Lantau, Hong Kong.
(v) Please write ‘Application for Admission’ on the outside of the envelope.
Only shortlisted applicants will 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:
Students applying for admission to Forms 2 – 6 are required to meet the expected standard in all admission entry tests.
6. Notification of Result
The result of the application is usually released within a month after the interviews. 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 2022. 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 will not be returned to applicants. The personal information of unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed after one year.