Education
Services

Education consultancy, Education Talk, Scholarship Programmes and General English Courses are organised to enhance the academic qualifications of athletes. These opportunities of education advancement increases the competitiveness of an athlete entering the workforce. 

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Collaboration with Institutions

Vocational Training Council MOU

SF&OC and Vocational Training Council (VTC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Hong Kong Athletes Education Programme on 15 January 2024, to set up a special admission scheme for athletes planning to retire and retired athletes to provide comprehensive educational and career support for successful transition to post-retirement careers.

All HKACED athlete members who fulfilled the below requirement are eligible to apply:

  • must be nominated by their NSAs before applying for their admission via HKACED;
  • have been retired within the last six years, or athletes planning to retire within two years;
  • have served as members of the Hong Kong Team for at least two consecutive years or more as either full-time/part-time athletes (Definition of full-time/part-time athletes: athletes engaged in a minimum of 25/15 hours training per week. Justification of the respective athletes’ status and definition of full-time/part-time would be subject to the confirmation of respective NSA);
  • meet the general entry requirements of the respective programme; and
  • have achieved outstanding sports performance.

Athletes who are interested in 2024/25 admission, please download the application form (click hereand submit the application on or before 25 February 2024 to HKACED Office after vetting by your NSA. You may find the application guidelines (click here) for more details.

  

Saint Francis University (Formerly Caritas Institute of Higher Education)/ Caritas Bianchi College of Careers MOU

SF&OC and Saint Francis University (formerly Caritas Institute of Higher Education (CIHE))/ Caritas Bianchi College of Careers (CBCC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Outstanding Hong Kong Athletes Nomination Scheme (OHKANS) for Higher Education on 19 September 2023, to offer an exclusive scholarship for athletes who have successfully admitted to apply, in order to motivate planning to retire and retired athletes to participate in continuous learning.

All HKACED athlete members who fulfilled the below requirement are eligible to apply:

  • must be nominated by their NSAs before applying for their admission via HKACED;
  • have been retired within the last six years, or athletes planning to retire within two years;
  • have served as members of the Hong Kong Team for at least two consecutive years or more as either full-time/part-time athletes (Definition of full-time/part-time athletes: athletes engaged in a minimum of 25/15 hours training per week. Justification of the respective athletes’ status and definition of full-time/part-time would be subject to the confirmation of respective NSA);
  • meet the minimum entry requirements of the respective programme; and
  • have achieved outstanding sports performance.

Athletes who are interested in 2024/25 admission, please download the application form (click hereand submit the application on or before 2 January 2024 to HKACED Office after vetting by your NSA. You may find the application guidelines (click here) and OHKANS Scholarship (click here) for more details.

  

Education University of Hong Kong MOU

SF&OC and the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Hong Kong Athletes Education Programme on 8 January 2021, to set up a special admission scheme for athletes planning to retire and retired athletes.

All HKACED athlete members who fulfilled the below requirement are eligible to apply:

  • must be nominated by their NSAs before applying for their admission via HKACED;
  • have been retired within the last six years, or athletes planning to retire within two years;
  • have served as members of the Hong Kong Team for at least two consecutive years or more as either full-time/part-time athletes (Definition of full-time/part-time athletes: athletes engaged in a minimum of 25/15 hours training per week. Justification of the respective athletes’ status and definition of full-time/part-time would be subject to the confirmation of respective NSA);
  • meet the minimum entry requirements of the respective programme (HKACED athlete if fails to meet HSUHK’s minimum requirements, a mechanism will be placed to access, as deemed acceptable and give the approval to admit the applicant under the category of “special talents”, for special consideration); and
  • have achieved outstanding sports performance.

Athletes who are interested in 2024/25 admission, please download the application form (click here) and submit the application on or before 15 December 2023 to HKACED Office after vetting by your NSA. You may find the application guidelines (click here) and key information mentioned in HKACED x EdUHK Education Talk (2024/25 Entry) (click here) for more details.  

    

The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong MOU

SF&OC and The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK) signed a MOU to set up a special admission scheme for athletes planning to retire and retired athletes on 11 November 2022.

All HKACED athlete members who fulfilled the below requirement are eligible to apply:

  • must be nominated by their NSAs before applying for their admission via HKACED;
  • have been retired within the last six years, or athletes planning to retire within two years;
  • have served as members of the Hong Kong Team for at least two consecutive years or more as either full-time/part-time athletes (Definition of full-time/part-time athletes: athletes engaged in a minimum of 25/15 hours training per week. Justification of the respective athletes’ status and definition of full-time/part-time would be subject to the confirmation of respective NSA);
  • meet the minimum entry requirements of the respective programme (HKACED athlete if fails to meet HSUHK’s minimum requirements, a mechanism will be placed to access, as deemed acceptable and give the approval to admit the applicant under the category of “special talents”, for special consideration); and
  • have achieved outstanding sports performance.

Athletes who are interested in 2024/25 admission, please download the application form (click hereand submit the application on or before 28 January 2024 to HKACED Office after vetting by your NSA. You may contact HKACED staff for HSUHK Admission Talk powerpoint (click here) for more details.

HKACED Scholarship Programme

HKACED provides Education Scholarship Programmes for retiring and retired athletes, in various areas of Language Enrichment, University and Post-Secondary Education, Vocational Skills Training and Academic Enhancement. 

HKACED Scholarship Programme
HKACED New Education Scholarship Enhancement Programme

HKACED Education Scholarship plays an important role in provision of support to retiring or retired athletes for pursuing better academic qualifications. In order to effectively utilise the resources and to encourage more devoted athletes to join the programme, HKACED relaxed the sports achievements of application requirements and included the postgraduate or master course into the scholarship programme.  The new application requirements are listed as follows: 

Application Requirements

  • Retiring and retired athletes up to 6 years after their athletic retirement; and
  • Athletes nominated by their respective NSAs*; and
  • Full-time athletes**/ Part-time*** as members of Hong Kong Team who have served for at least 4 years or more; and
  • Athletes as members of Hong Kong Team, who have achieved the following results: (i) Top 8 places at Olympic Games (Summer or Winter), World Championship, World Cup (Finals) and Asian Games (Summer or Winter) or (ii) Medalist at Asian Championships, East Asian Games (1993-2013), National Games, World University Games/ Championships, Asian Cup (Finals) and World Cup Series.

 

(For athletes who do not meet the above requirements, HKACED Committee may take into consideration on case by case basis.)

 

Athletes who meet the above requirements are eligible to apply for the following 4 scholarship programmes:

Scholarship Programme  Ceiling amount of subvention
 1. Scholarship Programme for Vocational Skills Training (C-03)

Short-term programme (less than 1 year) : HK$20,000 

Long term programmes (1 to 2 years) : HK$120,000

 2. Scholarship Programme for Post-Secondary Education (E-03)
 3. Language Enrichment Course (E-04)  HK$12,000
 4. Scholarship Programme for Undergraduate,
Postgraduate and Master Course (E-05/05M)
Undergraduate programme (max. 5 years for full-time or part-time programme): HK$240,000
Postgraduate or Master programme (max. 4 years for full-time or part-time programme): HK$150,000
Athletes can only enjoy the benefit of this scholarship programme for either their first undergraduate / postgraduate / master programme.

 (Updated on 28 May 2024)

For more information, please contact us at 2504 8188.

 

* NSAs shall be interpreted as the Member National Sports Associations of SF&OC HK, China.

** Definition of full-time athletes: athletes engaged in a minimum of 25 hours training per week. Justification of the respective athletes’ status and definition of full-time would be subject to the confirmation of respective NSAs

*** Definition of part-time athletes: athletes engaged in a minimum of 15 hours training per week. Justification of the respective athletes’ status and definition of part-time would be subject to the confirmation of respective NSAs

 

Remark:

  1.  Junior Category sports achievement would not be considered.
  2.  Athletes can only enjoy the benefit of each scholarship programme once   

 

Programme Notes

  • Applicants are required to submit their applications 3 months before the commencement of the course. All approved grants will be released based on a pro-rata basis subject to the date of course commencement.
  • The subvention amount is subject to the applicant’s training mode (Full-time /Part-time), training years, competition results and number of participants in that event. HKACED committee has the right of final decision.

 

Ceiling of Course Fee Subvention (% of total course fee):   

Training Years Full-time athlete (minimum
of 25 hours training per week)
Part-time athlete
(
minimum of 15 hours training
per week)
8 years or above 100% 70%
7 years 92.5% 62.5%
6 years 85% 55%
5 years 77.5% 47.5%
4 years 70% 40%
  • It is the responsibilities of athletes to notify the Education Bureau, her/his respective NSA or relevant organisations of tuition grants received through the HKACED Scholarship Programme.
  • Installments will be paid upon presentation of official receipt and proof of satisfactory completion of the previous term of study (i.e. courses are completed with a passing mark).

  • For the courses that must be re-taken for whatever reason as required by the academic institution, upon request by the applicant, the fees incurred may be recovered by the Scholarship Programme subject to the prior approval of the HKACED Committee to be granted on case by case consideration and each applicant can only enjoy this special grant once.

  • Athletes who fail to complete the course successfully will not be required to refund grants. However, subsequent grants will be terminated and Scholarship for further studies will not be considered unless valid reason in writing is submitted by the athlete and subsequently approved by the HKACED Committee.

  • Applicants may be required to attend an interview by the HKACED Committee. The personal data provided by means of the application form will only be used by the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China internally.

  • Subject to exemptions under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, applicants have the right of access and correction with respect to her/his data.

  • Applicants should be obligated in contribution to sports development.

 

Application Procedures

  • Applicants are required to submit their applications 3 months before the commencement of the course via email to hkaced@hkolympic.org with applicant’s name, sports, full time/part time training years, retiring date, sports achievement, education scholarship programme (C-03/E-03/E-04/E-05/E-05M), course information (course name, institution, course fee, commencement date, course duration, course content, course website etc.) and reason for applying the course.

  • The application will be vetted by HKACED Committee.

  • After vetting, the application result will be announced via email. If the application is approved, applicant should complete the undertaking form and submit the original to the HKACED Office within 1 month.

  • Applicant should present official receipt and proof of satisfactory completion of the previous term of study ( i.e. courses are completed with a passing mark) to HKACED for subvention reimbursement.
Integrated General English Course

EF English Centers One Year Integrated General English Course
With an aim to enhance the English level of Hong Kong athletes’; EF English Centers has sponsored over 10 million dollar worth of Integrated General English Courses to over 200 athletes through the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China since 2007. 

Athletes who are interested in the Integrated General English Course, please download the application form and email to hkaced@hkolympic.org.

Integrated General English Course Integrated General English Course
Ontario eSchool Athlete Scholarship Program
HKACED joins hands with Ontario eSchool (OeS) to launch the Ontario eSchool Athlete Scholarship Program, which will provide a one-year free Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) online program to Hong Kong athletes. This program will provide a multi-pathway for athletes by helping them balance their academic work and sports and thus their long-term career development. Upon completion of OSSD program, students will be awarded OeS credits and Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) which is recognized by Universities in Hong Kong, as well as all North American Universities, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. OeS credits can also be transferred to any high schools in Canada or the USA. With OSSD, athletes can pursue their studies in Hong Kong, North American and Worldwide Universities.

For more information, please visit the Scholarship Program Website: https://www.oesasia.org/athlete-scholarship-program

Athletes who are interested in the Scholarship Program, please download the application form and email to hkaced@hkolympic.org.

Ontario eSchool Athlete Scholarship Program