Your Guide to Applying for the HK EDB NET Scheme: Step-by-Step Process

Your Guide to Applying for the HK EDB NET Scheme: Step-by-Step Process

6 Steps to getting Approved by the Hong Kong EDB NET Scheme

Are you passionate about teaching and eager to explore new horizons in education? The Hong Kong Education Bureau Native English-speaking Teachers (EDB NET) Scheme might just be the perfect opportunity for you! This scheme offers an incredible chance to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Hong Kong while making a meaningful impact in classrooms across the region. If you're ready to take the first step towards becoming an EDB NET teacher, here's your comprehensive guide on how to apply:

Step 1: Research and Prepare Before diving into the application process, it's crucial to research the requirements and responsibilities of an EDB NET teacher. We have created the most comprehensive guide available which is available for download HERE. Familiarize yourself with the eligibility criteria, including educational qualifications and teaching experience. Additionally, gather all necessary documents such as academic transcripts, certifications, and identification proofs.

Step 2: An Online TEFL Course and Teaching Practicum is one of the prerequisites for the EDB NET Scheme and obtaining a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate. At Global English, we have created two bundles for our Hong Kong EDB NET teachers.

The first bundle is our 120 Hour Level 3 TEFL certificate bundle, this bundle includes the following items :

  • 120 Hour Level 3 TEFL Course Certificate
  • 10 Hour Teaching Practicum (own school)
  • Global English Course Transcript

The bundle total value is over £400 / $4 000 HK Dollars and we are offering it all for just £200 / $2 000 HK Dollars. You can buy the bundle by clicking HERE

Our second bundle is for our more advanced students aiming at the Secondary School teaching positions which is our HK EDB NET Scheme 250 Hour Secondary School Teaching Bundle, this bundle includes the following items :

  • 250 Hour Level 5 TEFL Course Certificate
  • 20 Hour Teaching Practicum (own school)
  • Global English Course Transcript

The bundle total value is over £800 / $8 000 HK Dollars and we are offering it all for just £395 / $3 950 HK Dollars. You can buy the bundle by clicking HERE

Global English offers a convenient online TEFL course that is widely recognized and accepted. Navigate to our courses and explore their range of TEFL certification programs. Choose the course that best suits your schedule and learning preferences.

Once enrolled, you'll embark on a transformative journey to enhance your teaching skills and gain invaluable insights into English language pedagogy. The online platform provides engaging modules, interactive assignments, and expert guidance to ensure a rewarding learning experience. Moreover, Global English offers a teaching practicum component, allowing you to apply your newfound knowledge in real classroom settings.

Step 3: Complete the Online Application With your TEFL certification in hand, it's time to proceed with the EDB NET Scheme application. Visit the official EDB website and locate the application portal for NET teachers. Carefully fill out the online form, providing accurate information regarding your personal details, academic background, and teaching qualifications.

Step 4: Submit required documents alongside your application, you'll need to submit supporting documents to verify your eligibility for the EDB NET Scheme. This typically includes copies of your TEFL certificate, academic transcripts, teaching credentials, and a valid passport or identification card. Ensure that all documents are scanned and uploaded in the specified format to expedite the review process. Should you require any further information, you are welcome to contact us.

Step 5: Attend Interviews and Assessments Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in interviews and assessments conducted by the EDB NET Scheme selection panel. Be prepared to showcase your teaching abilities, communication skills, and cultural awareness during these sessions. Emphasize your passion for education and enthusiasm for enriching the learning experiences of students in Hong Kong.

Step 6: Await Placement and Visa Processing Upon successful evaluation, candidates will receive notification of their acceptance into the EDB NET Scheme. You'll be assigned a school placement based on your qualifications and preferences. Additionally, the EDB will assist you in obtaining the necessary work visa and residence permit to legally teach in Hong Kong.

You are now ready to Teach and Travel in Hong Kong

Embark on an exciting journey and congratulations! You're now well on your way to embarking on an exciting journey as an EDB NET teacher in Hong Kong. With dedication, perseverance, and the right qualifications, you'll have the opportunity to make a profound impact on the lives of students while experiencing the rich cultural heritage of this dynamic city. Embrace this unique opportunity to expand your horizons and shape the future of education in Hong Kong!

  • Author: Annine
  • Date: 08/03/2024

Return back to listings

Search Blog

Blog Archive

Want the Latest TEFL jobs & information? Sign up to our e-newsletter now

Privacy Policy

Country Guides
See where your TEFL can take you - just type a country:

View all countries

Which TEFL course is best for me? Read our handy guide now.

Employers - have you got a position to advertise on our website and through our fortnightly newsletter? Click here.

Employer enquiry form

We offer online and weekend TESOL courses from 20 hour to 350 hours. If you will accept our graduates from one of these courses to fill your vacancy, (you can decide which courses you will accept) we can display your job advert for free.

Please enter your details address below and we will email you a job vacancy form to complete:


"For the past two years I have worked here in Tuscany teaching all levels. I have already recommended your courses to one of my prospective teachers..."

Alison Salmon, English World, Italy