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Application Process

3-Step Admissions Process

As we offer admissions on a rolling basis, please consider that we may receive more applications than we have spaces for. Before applying, we strongly encourage families to first check for availability of places in their child's grade by contacting the Admissions Team on +852 2500 8688 or by emailing admissions@sais.edu.hk. Admissions meetings are available by appointment only. Please note that Stamford is opening for Pre-Primary to Grade 9 students only for the 2018-2019 academic year. We will introduce Grades 10 through 12 in the following academic year(s).

Step 1

Prospective students need to submit an online application form and all required forms. A non-refundable Application Fee must be paid in order to be considered for admissions. To submit an application click here. Each application is reviewed individually and independently.

Step 2

Once the required forms and documents are complete have been submitted and the Application Fee has been received, the Admissions Team and the appropriate school administration will review the application file. A time will be scheduled to meet your child to conduct an assessment (view our assessment process here).

For overseas applicants: If a face-to-face assessment is not possible, we may arrange an online assessment via Skype. Overseas applications wil be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Step 3

The application will be reviewed by Stamford's Review Committee. Families will then be notified by email of the outcome within 2 weeks of the assessment. When a place is offered, the Deposit must be paid within seven (7) calendar days of receipt of the acceptance letter. If the Deposit is not received within seven (7) calendar days, priority will be given to other applicants. Before students start they must also complete a Medical Form and have a valid Hong Kong visa to be eligible for a place at Stamford American School. A visitor visa does not entitle the holder to attend any school in Hong Kong.

Personal Data Collection Statement

By submitting an application, you confirm that you have read, understood and accepted Stamford’s Personal Data Collection Statement.

To apply, please submit the following necessary items:

  • Completed and signed Application for Admission*
  • Application Fee for each applicant*
  • Letter of Guarantee (if applicable)*
  • Completed Mandarin/English Bilingual Form (if applicable)*
  • 1 passport size photograph
  • Photocopy of applicant’s Birth Certificate
  • Photocopy of applicant’s Passport* (personal information page only)
  • Photocopy of Hong Kong visa
  • Photocopy of Hong Kong Identity Card (if applicable)
  • Photocopy of Parent 1 Passport* (personal information page only)
  • Photocopy of Parent 1 Hong Kong visa
  • Photocopy of Parent 1 Hong Kong Identity Card
  • Photocopy of Parent 2 Passport* (personal information page only)
  • Photocopy of Parent 2 Hong Kong visa
  • Photocopy of Parent 2 Hong Kong Identity Card
  • Student Questionnaire (Grade 6-8 only)*
  • Teacher's Recommendation
  • Official transcripts or report cards for the current year and two years prior to current grade level (translated into English)*
  • Standardized achievement test  (ITBS, ERB, CAT, MAT and PSAT) scores (if available)
  • Educational assessment or specialist reports (if applicable)
  • Stamford Medical Form

*Required at the time of application.

Wait Pool

If a place is not available at the time you wish to join, your child’s name will be placed in the wait pool and you will be notified as soon as a vacancy is anticipated. Please notify the Admissions Office of any changes of address or other contact details or if your circumstances change.

Admissions Priority

Stamford gives admissions priority in the following circumstances:
(a) Child nominated by Platinum Corporate Debenture
(b) Child nominated by Standard Plus Corporate Debenture
(c) Child nominated by Standard Corporate Debenture
(d) Child nominated by Individual Debenture
(e) Siblings of existing students attending Stamford
(f) U.S. citizens
(g) Students who have attend other Cognita schools
(h) All others

Specialized Support Program

Stamford offers a Specialized Support Program for students who require support for learning differences. The needs of eligible students will be assessed on an individual basis and parents should discuss their situation with the Admissions Office prior to making an application for enrollment.

For full information on Fees please download our Admissions Handbook.

All forms, documents and a non-refundable Application Fee must be received before application can be reviewed for admission. Please note that Stamford is opening for Pre-Primary to Grade 7 students only for the 2017-2018 academic year. Stamford will introduce Grades 8 through 12 in the following academic year(s).