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Student-Athlete Learning Support and Admission Scheme

To further step up the regime for supporting outstanding Hong Kong student-athletes, the University Grants Committee (UGC) has launched the Student-Athlete Learning Support and Admission Scheme (SALSA Scheme) to support outstanding athletes who aspire to pursue dual-track career developments in the eight UGC-funded universities in the 2022/23 to 2024/25 triennium, with a commitment of up to $100 million for allocation among the eight UGC-funded universities.

Building on the successful outcome of the Memoranda of Understanding signed between the Hong Kong Sports Institute and the UGC-funded universities over the past few years, the SALSA Scheme will facilitate the admission of outstanding Hong Kong athletes and provide support to them at UGC-funded universities as follows:

  • Admission: The UGC-funded universities will introduce direct admission schemes or streamline existing admission channels targeted for prospective students with remarkable achievements in sports; and
  • Learning support: The UGC-funded universities will offer personalised support to student-athletes at central and individual levels, such as the appointment of Student-Athlete Support Coordinators for one-stop guidance and support from admission to graduation, as well as additional personal teaching assistants to enhance academic support for student-athletes at the individual level.

Funding is provided to universities in the form of (i) Central Support Grant of $1 million for each university per academic year (AY); and (ii) Individual Support Grant at a rate of $150,000 per student-athlete, with exact amount to be disbursed to each university based on the actual enrolment number of student-athletes in active study for undergraduate programmes in each AY.

Admission schemes provided by universities
The eight UGC-funded universities have established direct admission schemes for prospective student-athletes with details announced through their websites. The contact information of their Student-Athlete Support Coordinators (SASCO) is listed below:

Websites SASCO
City University of Hong Kong Mr Sunny CHAU
Associate Director of Student Development Services (Physical Education),
City University of Hong Kong
Email: sope@cityu.edu.hk
Tel no.: 3442 8025
Hong Kong Baptist University Dr HON Sze-sze
Lecturer I,
Hong Kong Baptist University
Email: butadas@hkbu.edu.hk
Tel no.: 3411 8034
Lingnan University Ms NG Wai Ming, Irene
Director of Student Affairs,
Lingnan University
Email: osa@ln.edu.hk
Tel no.: 2616 7405
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Ms Jennifer CHIU
Assistant Registrar (Registration and Examinations Section, Registry),
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Admissions
Email: ugadm@cuhk.edu.hk
Tel no.: 3943 1520 / 3943 8949
Other matters
Email: ugsalsa@cuhk.edu.hk
Tel no.: 3943 9888
The Education University of Hong Kong Dr TSE Choi-yeung, Andy
Associate Professor & Acting Head of Department of Health and Physical Education,
The Education University of Hong Kong
Email: andytcy@eduhk.hk
Tel no.: 2948 8074
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Dr WU Ka-yu, Florence
Head (Counselling and Wellness),
Student Affairs Office,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Email: sports.development@polyu.edu.hk
Tel no.: 3400 3759
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Mr YEUNG Wai-kei
Head (Sports Development),
Dean of Students' Office,
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Email: sports@ust.hk
Tel no.: 2358 8586
The University of Hong Kong Ms Esther KWOK
Director of Admissions Office,
The University of Hong Kong
Email: tadas@hku.hk
Tel no.: 3917 5886

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