Twenty HKSI Scholarship Athletes Admitted to Local Universities
A total of twenty athletes have been offered university places this year under the Sport Scholarship Scheme set up by the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI) and various local academic institutions. Of them, eleven athletes have been accepted through JUPAS while nine are non-JUPAS candidates.
Among them, four athletes who have obtained the best results in this year's Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination have finally confirmed their university offers. Yu Chui-yee (wheelchair fencing) decides to take the Bachelor of Geography and Resource Management in the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Cheng Yuen-yee (windsurfing) and Hui Wai-ho (badminton) have also been accepted by the CUHK in Psychology and Professional Accountancy respectively, and Wan Lap-tsun (athletics) will further his study in the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) in Policy Studies and Administration in the coming September.
With the assistance of the HKSI, four more athletes has been offered universities places including Chan Wing-suet and Liu Ka-lei (swimming), Choi Man-shan (squash) and Ling Tsz-him (tennis).
Swimmer Chan will take the Hotel, Catering and Tourism Management course in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) while swimmer Liu has been accepted by the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) in Physical Education and Recreation Management. Squash player Choi will enter the CityU to study the Chinese Business while tennis player Ling has been enrolled in the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in the University of Hong Kong (HKU).
In overall, eight athletes have been accepted by the PolyU. Four will enter the HKU and another four will go to the CUHK. Three athletes have been admitted to the CityU while one will go to the HKBU.
Amy Chan, Athlete Affairs Manager of the HKSI, appraised the effort of the juniors, saying, "Athletes have to pay extra effort in order to achieve good results in examination. They only have limited time to study and most were done after long hours of intensive training. In fact, they are the role models of local juniors. I do hope the HKSAR Government, local universities and tertiary institutions, as well as all related organisations will continue to support our athletes, offering more chances to local athletes in the quest of their sporting and academic excellence."
The Summary of Athletes Admitted to Local Universities 2005 (PDF)