Timeline (Year 2021)

1. Enrolment information(From 1st January onwards)

  • Parents visit the webpage of the “Central Registration for Children Entering Kindergarten for the First Time” or “A Guide to School Admission” on the DSEDJ website at www.dsedj.gov.mo to consult the enrolment information of schools in Macao.
  • The admission regulations of different schools can be consulted through the links provided on the DSEDJ website.


2. Central Registration(Between 6th and 20th January)

Central Registration allows parents to choose and register at the preferred schools online and input the “basic information” for enrolment as well as the “supplementary information” as requested by the selected schools.

* Prepare the child’s recent digital photo with correct specification before registration. Photograph specifications

Children who are Macao residents

Parents can register online



1 Visit the website at www.dsedj.gov.mo → select “Central Registration for Children Entering Kindergarten for the First Time”Central Registration
2 Input the information of the child and that of his/ her parents/ guardian. An SMS with a verification code will be sent as notification after the submission of the information. Input the verification code and click the button “Submit”.
3 A maximum of 6 schools can be selected.
Parents should learn about the missions, characteristics and admission regulations of different schools before registering with the school(s).
4 Input the “basic information” according to that on the identification document(s) and upload the child’s recent photo which meets the requirements. Then, click the button “Submit”.
5 Input the “supplementary information” as requested by the registered school(s). Then, click the button “Submit”.
6 An SMS will be sent within 24 hours to confirm the registration after submitting the information.

If they need assistance, they must bring the following documents to the DSEDJ counters for registration.
Documents:
− 1 recent photo of the child, which meets the requirements
− The child’s and his/ her father’s/ mother’s/ guardian’s original and photocopy of identification document(s)



Children who are non-Macao residents



Parents must bring the following documents to the DSEDJ counters for registration.
Documents:
− 1 recent photo of the child, which meets the requirements
− The child’s and his/ her father’s/ mother’s/ guardian’s original and photocopy of identification document(s)
− The “Slip of Authorisation to Stay” issued by the authorised entity of the Macao SAR or proof document(s) related to the child’s application for a stay or residence permit from the authorised entity of the Macao SAR

iconGuidance notes for registration:

  • Schools set no limit to the number of registrants and interviews. There is also no priority for early registration in the Central Registration System. Therefore, parents need not rush to be the first to register.
  • It must ensure that all the registration information is complete and correct. Incorrect registration information may lead to the cancellation of interview(s) by the school(s).
  • If parents register their children at foreign language school(s), parents should input the relevant information in the language as required by the school(s).
  • Parents must take note of the admission regulations released by the schools selected for their children to attend, pay attention to the interview dates and time of different schools before registering with the schools to reduce the chance(s) of time clash between interviews.
  • Specifications of the child’s recent photo: ID photo taken in full face, without wearing a hat. (For sample, please refer to the related guidelines on the website at www.dsedj.gov.mo. )
  • For twin/ multiple birth children, parents are recommended to register them with the same valid Macao mobile phone number.
  • The name, gender, date of birth and identity card number of the child will be verified by the Identification Services Bureau.
  • Parents must agree that the personal information provided will be transferred to the school(s) selected for registration for the purpose of processing enrolment.
  • If the registration information must be amended, it must be updated by 20th January, 2021.
  • If Central Registration is completed through “General login”, parents have to keep the verification code sent by an SMS, so that they can log in to the DSEDJ website later to consult, amend and confirm the registration information online.
  • If Central Registration is completed through the electronic platform of “Common Access to Public Services of the Macao SAR”, the registration information must be consulted, amended and confirmed through the platform.


3. Schools release the interview dates and time (Between 4th and 9th February)

Parents should follow the interview dates and time released or informed by schools. If parents request to change the interview schedule for special circumstances, consent must be obtained from the school. The school(s) can rearrange the interview date(s) and time in accordance with the actual situation.


4. School admission interviews (Between 27th February and 28th March)

Parents must read the interview requirements of the school(s) in advance, and bring all the required documents to the school(s) for interview.


5. Release of the admission lists and the period for online confirmation (Between 9th and 12th April)

 

Release of the admission lists on the DSEDJ website and by schools.
9th April

For parents who have completed the Central Registration, they have to log in to the DSEDJ website:
To check the admission status of their child
To confirm which school to enrol their children in online

  • Parents of admitted students must confirm which school to enrol their children in on the DSEDJ website within the designated period. School places will not be reserved if parents fail to comply with that.
  • If parents want to transfer their children to another school, it must be completed by 12th April, 2021.

6. Schools release the admission list of waitlisted students (From 14th April onwards)

  • Parents have to pay attention to the way of releasing the admission list by the school which they selected for their children to attend.
  • If waitlisted children receive an admission notification, from 19th April onwards, parents are requested to bring their child’s identification documents(s) and register at the preferred school in accordance with the requirements of the school.

7. Parents of admitted students register at the school in person (Between 15th and 17th April)

  • Within the designated period, parents have to bring their children’s identification document(s) and register at the preferred school in accordance with the requirements of the school.
  • “School place reservation fee” for all new students should not be submitted before 15th April.

8. Parents of waitlisted students go in person to process registration / school transfer procedures (Between 19th and 30th April)

  • If a waitlisted child is admitted, his/ her parents should register within the period designated by the school.
  • If parents want to transfer their child to another school, they can, between 19th and 30th April, take the child’s identification document(s) and go to the preferred school to complete the school transfer procedures. After successful registration, the parent will receive an SMS about the confirmation of the registration, if the parent has provided a valid Macao mobile phone number. Meanwhile, the school with which the child was originally registered will receive a message about the cancellation of the child’s enrolment.

9. Enrolment at other schools (From 19th April onwards)

  • If a child has not yet been admitted to any school by 19th April, that is, after schools have released the admission lists of waitlisted students, or parents want to enrol their child in other schools, parents can visit the DSEDJ website to check the status of K1 places available at different schools, and go to the schools that still accept enrolment for enquiries and registration.
  • Parents in need can apply for the service of “Consultation and arrangement of school places for students” provided by the DSEDJ, so that school-age children’s access to education is ensured. They can contact the DSEDJ for enquires by phone or go to the DSEDJ headquarters in person to apply for the service during office hours.

Other notes

  • If a parent needs to authorise others to complete the procedures of Central Registration at the DSEDJ counter, he/ she must fill in the letter of authorisation in advance (a sample letter of authorisation can be collected at the DSEDJ counter or downloaded from the DSEDJ website). The person authorised must take the completed letter of authorisation, his/ her original identification document(s), the child’s and his/ her father’s/ mother’s/ guardian’s original and photocopy of identification document(s) to the DSEDJ counter(s) in person to complete the procedures of Central Registration.
  • In accordance with the provision of Clause 3 of Article 7 of Law No. 9/2006 - the “Fundamental Law of Non-tertiary Education System”, “Unless requested by the parent(s), students at infant education level should not be required to repeat any grade level”.
  • In view of the characteristics of physical and mental development of children and the features of their age, parents should not request the school to have their child repeating a grade unless for very special reasons, such as poor health.
  • If parents want to apply for grade repetition for their child at infant education level, they can make application to the school from 1st March onwards. The school will evaluate the student’s need for grade repetition in accordance with the application letter and related evidential documents as well as the actual situation.
  • The enrolment of students of different grades at primary and secondary education levels and non-first time infant education students will start from 1st March onwards, parents can register at the school(s).
  • For application for admission to special education schools, children under 6 years old have to take the educational placement assessment arranged by the Children Comprehensive Assessment Centre. If a child is suspected to have inclusive or special educational needs, please scan the QR code for relevant information.
Information about inclusive and special education Details and registration of the explanatory sessions
Information about inclusive and special education Details and registration of the explanatory sessions

 

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