Since becoming Hong Kong’s first tertiary institution to admit elite athletes through a flexible study arrangement in 2010, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) has led the way in enabling sportspeople in Hong Kong to achieve their dream of graduating university and stretch their potential beyond the sporting arena.
In 2014, it became the first University Grants Committee-funded institution to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI). In 2018, it established the EdUHK Postgraduate Degree Programme Scholarship for Elite Athletes and made a pledge to promote an athlete friendly culture.
The 74 elite athletes who have been admitted to EdUHK since 2010 demonstrate that with the support of institutions and family, elite athletes can shine in different sectors. At the book launch of Dual Career Pathway of Elite Athletes, EdUHK President Professor Stephen Cheung Yan-leung praised their unswerving determination and highlighted the successful transformation of several athletes, including a karate medalist-turned-lecturer and a world champion cyclist-turned-entrepreneur.
As an Elite Athlete Friendly University, EdUHK will step up its efforts to support athlete’s all-round development through four main areas. These include comprehensive support with an Elite Athlete Development Officer to provide guidance on academic life and career opportunities; special admission scheme; scholarships; and special study arrangements.