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Nomination and Student Membership

How to become a student member of the HKAGE?

The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE) endeavours to secure appropriate learning and development opportunities for gifted students aged 10 to 18 in Hong Kong.

HKAGE admits student members of appropriate ages mainly through the “School Nomination” and “Self Nomination” schemes every school year. Gifted students interested in being members of HKAGE are required to pass “Stage 1: HKAGE Online Learning Programmes for Screening” before they can submit their nomination profiles in “Stage 2: Submit Nomination Profiles” for further screening.

Besides, HKAGE invites students of appropriate ages with outstanding performance at “Nurturing the Gifted Scheme” and “Web-based Learning Courses for Gifted/More Able Students (jointly administered by the EDB and the HKAGE)” to join the screening for HKAGE student membership.

EDTV, Part 1 of Epi 2, Mostly asked questions about nomination exercise (Cantonese with no subtitles)

EDTV, Part 2 of Epi 2, Mostly asked questions about nomination exercise (Cantonese with no subtitles)

Scheme Details Useful links
School Nomination The HKAGE invites schools to nominate their students of appropriate age to the HKAGE every year. 

Secondary and Primary School Nomination 2021/22

Self Nomination This is a nomination channel for parents to nominate their gifted children of appropriate age to the HKAGE.

Self Nomination for Secondary and Primary Students 2021/22

Nurturing the Gifted Scheme

The HKAGE invites students of appropriate age with outstanding performance at the Hong Kong Physics Olympiad, International Mathematical Olympiad Preliminary Selection Contest – Hong Kong, International Junior Science Olympiad – Hong Kong Screening and the Hong Kong Budding Poets (English) Award to join the screening for HKAGE members.

Please go to the respective webpages of the competitions through to see the competition details and regulations.
Through Web-based Learning Courses for Gifted/More Able Students (jointly administered by the EDB and the HKAGE) From 2016/17 school year, the HKAGE and the Education Bureau (EDB) will offer web-based learning courses which cover domains in Earth Science, Palaeontology, Astronomy, Mathematics and the Changing Hong Kong Economy for all gifted/more able students in primary 4 to secondary 6 in Hong Kong. Schools and students can apply for the courses via online application. Students of appropriate age who complete any one of the courses and pass the level 3 test will be invited to join the screening for HKAGE members.

About the courses
Please check out here and go to “Web-based Learning Courses for Gifted/More Able Students (jointly administered by the EDB and the HKAGE)” section.



Screening Criteria for HKAGE Student Membership

Screening by HKAGE is based on Dr Joseph Renzulli’s Three-Ring Conception of Giftedness, taking into consideration whether the student could benefit from the HKAGE programme provision.


  1. Above Average Abilities:
    General abilities: processing information, integrating experiences, and abstract thinking
    Specific abilities: the capacity to acquire knowledge and perform in an activity


  2. Creativity:
    Fluency, flexibility, and originality of thought, an openness to experience, sensitivity to stimulations, and a willingness to take risks


  3. Task Commitment:
    Perseverance, endurance, hard work, self-confidence, perceptiveness and a special fascination with a special subject



Requirements of Sustaining Student Membership

  • Only applicable for existing members

Primary student members

Secondary student members