If you're relocating to Hong Kong with children, you're likely to have plenty of questions about the education system and the options available for your family. Known for its rich cultural diversity, Hong Kong is a popular destination for international students who seek high-quality education.
Hong Kong offers a high quality learning environment for students from preschools to top universities.
With a stellar global reputation for higher education, Hong Kong is a great place for your kids to complete their education, or for you to embark on academic studies once more, whether it’s enrolling on that MBA to sharpen your business knowledge and management skills or completing an MA in something that’s always interested you. At present, there are 22 local degree-awarding institutions, including 9 publicly-funded and 13 self-financing ones, in Hong Kong.
If you’re planning to come to Hong Kong after graduation, why not reconsider your plans and get a degree here first? The city offers some of the finest universities in the world, with English being the language of instruction across all fields of study save for literature studies.
Hong Kong’s public schools are renowned for their students’ academic achievements thanks to a rigorous approach to learning. An international study ranked Hong Kong students among the world’s best, singling out their cognitive understanding, knowledge, and skills in the Global Competence (GC) domain in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018.
Extra-curricular activities are a big part of Hong Kong school life, and these provide the opportunity for children to pursue a variety of interests, be that brushing up on their language skills, learning a new instrument, getting to grips with cooking, or finding their inner Picasso in a painting class.
Weekend pastimes can be educational and entertaining if you spend some time acquainting yourself with the city’s many museums with the family, and familiarise yourself with the place your children live in! Oh, did we mention that a LCSD museum family pass costs just HK$100, and it works year-round across most government-run museums? Here are our picks of LCSD museums to start your learning journey.
Hong Kong has a cosmopolitan population, and the wide variety of international schools in the city reflects that, with schools following British, American, Canadian and Singaporean curriculums among others. In the 2022/23 school year, there are 54 international schools and 7 Private Independent Schools (PISs) offering non-local curriculum in Hong Kong according to the Education Bureau.