Corporate Nomination Rights

This page was revised for clarity in April 2019. However, be aware that there has been no change to the CIS CNR programme or to any of the school’s CNR policies or procedures.


Students admitted to the Chinese International School may be nominated under a Corporate Nomination Right (CNR), but a CNR is NOT mandatory for admission.

Status of CNR Programme

The school is currently issuing no new CNRs.

Any existing CNRs are a legacy of prior issues.

In 2012, the school began to redeem existing CNRs, through a process that included an option for existing holders to acquire a replacement CNR. It should be noted that whereas the original CNRs (“old CNRs”) were transferable, the replacement CNRs (“new CNRs”) are non-transferable. For this reason, as the “old CNRs” are redeemed, availability to the general public will be extremely limited.

CNR Use

This section applies to all CNRs, whether “old” or “new”.

Please be aware that there is an Annual Capital Levy requirement for all students admitted from school year 2018-19 and students admitted under a CNR are not exempt from this requirement.

The exercise of a Corporate Nomination Right is subject to (a) the availability of a place, and (b) the candidate's satisfying the school's standard admission requirements.

Ownership of a CNR confers the following rights:

    • The company may nominate one child at a time for a place at the school under each CNR.

    • The school will guarantee that such child will be given an interview when a space becomes available.

    • Priority is given in the admissions procedure. A CNR does not guarantee the admission of an applicant. All candidates must be assessed and must meet the school's entry criteria.

CNR Redemption

This section applies to all CNRs, whether “old” or “new”.

Redemption of all CNRs will take place at the end of a ten-year period starting from the issue date of the CNR (as shown on the certificate) or, if the student designated under the CNR is attending the school at the end of such ten-year period, after the completion of the studies of such student at the school, whichever is later. The price payable by the school on the redemption of a CNR is the original issue price for that CNR, as shown on the certificate.

CNR Transfer & Replacement

This section only applies to “old”-type transferable CNRs.

A CNR will be issued to a company which has been approved by the school.

Upon redemption, the holder of the old CNR has the option (exercisable only once) to acquire a replacement non-transferable new CNR at a cost of HK$5 million (revised price, effective 1 Dec 2017). The CNR cost may be reviewed and adjusted from time to time. Apart from their issue price, the main difference between the old CNRs and the new CNRs is that the new CNRs are non-transferable.

Learn More

For general inquiries, including requirements for transfer of an old CNR:

Business Office

Chinese International School
1 Hau Yuen Path
Braemar Hill
Hong Kong

Tel: 2512-5914
Fax: 2512-5957



For inquiries about the redemption programme:

Office of Community Relations

Tel: 2512-5862