Family and education are highly valued in Hong Kong, making for an abundance of public and private kindergartens and schools. While all of them offer great educational quality, it is not always easy to get a place at one of them. The same applies to Hong Kong’s universities.
In Hong Kong, high quality education and hard work are considered essential for a successful career. However, this also leads to a high competition when it comes to securing a place at the best kindergarten, school, or university in Hong Kong. Once you’ve successfully enrolled your children into a local school, they have to face a rather competitive education system with a hefty work load. Fortunately, recent education reforms have eased the situation a little bit and International schools offer a somewhat relaxed curriculum in comparison. However, as Hong Kong is an expat hot spot, the admission process is often a strenuous one. On the upside, children who receive their education in Hong Kong are usually well-prepared for a successful, international career.