For Students

Secondary and Primary School Nomination 2020/21

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.  

One nomination will be arranged to be completed within a school year annually.  





Stage 1               

HKAGE Online Learning Programmes for Screening

22 Sep 2020 Step 1  Briefing Sessions: Overall Arrangements for the Nomination Scheme
7 Sep 2020
(9:00 a.m.)
to 30 Oct 2020
(12:00 noon)

extended to
4 Nov 2020 (12:00 noon)

Step 2  Apply for the HKAGE Online Learning Programmes for Screening

16 or 17 Nov 2020 Application Result Announcement (with Online Screening Programme login details) to School Coordinators and Students’ Legal Guardians via Email
16 Nov 2020 (for Primary Schools) / 17 Nov 2020 (for Secondary Schools)
19 Nov 2020
(9:00 a.m.)
26 Jan 2021
(12:00 noon)
Step 3  Complete the HKAGE Online Learning Programmes for Screening with a Pass to be Entitled for Nomination
Late Feb 2021 Online Screening Programme Result Announcement and Nomination Invitation

Stage 2

Submit Nomination Profiles 

Mar 2021 Step 4  Briefing Sessions: Arrangements for Submission of Nomination Profiles and Operation of the Online Nomination Platform

Feb 2021
Mar 2021

Step 5  Submit Nomination Profiles for Further Screening through the Online Nomination Platform
Jun 2021 Step 6  Check Nomination Results and Register as Student Members through the Online Nomination Platform


1. Briefing Sessions for School Representatives

Briefing sessions will be held for school representatives to familiarise them with the nomination scheme. Schools are strongly encouraged to send representatives to the briefing session to make sure that schools have followed the proper procedures in school nomination to avoid misunderstandings. Please register via online platform before the deadline.

Date and Time Venue Language Registration Registration Deadline
Cantonese Session
22 September 2020 (Tuesday)
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Online real-time briefing session Cantonese Online application
(Click here)
16 Sep 2020

Please click here for the briefing powerpoint (English).

(Cantonese with no subtitles)

2. HKAGE Online Learning Programmes for Screening

Important Documents

Please read the documents below before you start the application

Details and documents have been posted to all secondary and primary schools (including government schools, aided schools, schools under DSS and ESF, non-profit making private schools and international schools) on 28 August 2020. Related documents are available for download at the links below:

  1. Letter to School Principal
  2. Preparation Work by Schools (with School Login Account) 
  3. Timeline for School Nomination
  4. Important Notice
  5. Frequently Asked Questions [Stage 1: Online Learning Programmes for Screening]
  6. Identification tools available at EDB website

Programme Application

School Coordinators apply for ONE appropriate Online Screening Programme according to each student's outstanding performance or potential from 7 September (9:00 a.m.) to 4 November 2020 (12:00 noon) via online application with the School Login Account.

For programme details about medium of instruction, reference duration, system requirement and other important remarks, please click “Programme Details” below for downloading the programme poster.

Programme Date and Time Programme Title (Course Code) Application Details Closing Date for Application
19 Nov 2020
(9:00 a.m.)
26 Jan 2021
(12:00 noon)
  1. 小學中文網上甄選學習課程 (2020-21) (NCLLO1121)
  2. Primary English Online Learning Programme for Screening (2020-21) (NELLO1222)
  3. 小學人文學科網上甄選學習課程 (2020-21)(NHUMO1611)
  4. Primary Mathematics Online Learning Programme for Screening (2020-21) (NMATO2920)
  5. Primary Science Online Learning Programme for Screening (2020-21) (NSCIO1391)
  6. 學中文網上甄選學習課程 (2020-21) (NCLLO1111)
  7. Secondary English Online Learning Programme for Screening (2020-21) (NELLO1212)
  8. Secondary Mathematics Online Learning Programme for Screening (2020-21) (NMATO3930)
  9. Secondary Science Online Learning Programme for Screening (2020-21) (NSCIO1301)

Programme Details (Click here)

Online application
(Click here)

User manual for online application (Click here)

30 Oct 2020
(12:00 noon)
extended to
4 Nov 2020
(12:00 noon)

3. Taking the Online Screening Programme

Students should complete the Online Screening Programme with a pass to be entitled to nominate as a student member. 

Programme Date and Time: within 19 November 2020 (09:00 a.m.) to 26 January 2021 (12:00 noon).

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





For enquiries, please contact Student Services Team at 3940 0101 (after language selection, press "2") or email to