Study as a Local

New regulations for those with BN(O) status brought in by the UK government in 2020, means many Hong Kong students are now thinking about moving to the UK. This is a great opportunity to experience a different culture and access to world-famous schools.

What does the Hong Kong British National (Overseas) Visa policy statement say?
BN(O) citizens and their dependants ...will have the following entitlements...
access to education including:
  • schooling for under 18 child dependants
  • education and training for young people aged 16-19
  • the ability to apply for higher education courses
What does this mean for you?
Children of Hong Kong BN(O) visa holders who meet the relevant requirements are eligible to:
  • Enjoy free state education up to the age of 18
  • Apply to grammar schools and independent schools as local students
  • Apply for further education and training for young people aged 16-19
  • Enjoy local fees for university education. (Students must be able to demonstrate at least 3 years of UK residency to qualify. British Citizens living outside the UK are required to pay international fees.)
Why consider the UK?

The UK has one of the most highly-respected education systems in the world. It regularly features near the top of international rankings based on perception and academic scores.

What really sets the British education system apart from others is the method of teaching which combines academic rigor with critical thinking. Students are taught to work collaboratively, to interrogate and question the work with an analytical mind. This not only prepares them for higher education and university, but also a life beyond education.

For parents considering relocation to the UK, the government’s official search engine allows you to compare and review the performance of state schools according to your search criteria and desired location.

Official Grading of Schools in the UK (search by region, by type……)