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Jockey Club Elite Athlete Career-Path Programmes - Elite Athletes Continuing Education Subsidy (Level 1 & 2)



  The Elite Athletes Continuing Education Subsidy (“EACES”) aims at providing different levels of financial support for eligible HKSI Scholarship Athletes to pursue education programme and training courses in recognized educational institutions. Upon receiving approval, successful athletes will be supported with reimbursement of their partial tuition fee under the Subsidy.




1. Applicants who -

  • are current HKSI Scholarship athletes; or
  • are retired athletes who have withdrawn from the HKSI Scholarship Scheme, will be considered for support. Applicants should complete the study programme and submit application within the support grace period which is 1-year at maximum following the withdrawal date; and

2. Only applications with the recommendation of Head Coach will be accepted.



Sporting Results Criteria Max. level of Subsidy
Level 1 Support   

Athletes who have achieved Elite Vote Score pt. 3 level or above at Junior Level Competitions

Reimburse 40% / max. sum of $ 10,000 of applied course (whichever is the less)
Level 2 Support  

Athletes who have achieved Elite Vote Score pt. 3 level or above at Senior Level Competitions

Reimburse 80% / max. sum of $ 20,000 of applied course (whichever is the less)



  To be eligible for application and considered for support, please carefully note the following criteria:
  • all education programmes/training courses should commence after the applicant has attained the eligibility as HKSI Scholarship Athletes AND
  • recognized courses of different levels (i.e. Degree/Associate Degree/Higher Diploma/Diploma/Certificate levels) offered by either local or overseas educational institutions; or
  • secondary school education programmes; or
  • sport related course (e.g. NSCA-CPT and HKPFA), test preparation courses (i.e. TOEFL, SAT, IELTS etc.) and professional training courses (e.g. LCCI and ACCA); or
  • virtual school (e.g. master degree course) and distance learning courses; or
  • other courses directly related to athletes’ professional career development.



  • TWO periods of time, usually in July and November each year, is open for application. (Amendment effective form 2012/13).
  • Application should be submitted in either one aforesaid application period only. 
  • Athletes can only receive support through the Subsidy for ONLY ONE course/programme and ONCE A YEAR for each successful application.
  • All applications must be endorsed by Head Coaches.
  • Only courses with successful completion will be eligible for support.  If the programme lasts less than one year, application should be submitted upon the completion of the programme.  If the programme lasts for more than one year, athletes should submit their application after completing one academic year’s study.
  • Completed application form together with annual tuition fee receipt (original copy), academic transcripts and/or further information should be submitted to the Athlete Affairs Department on or before the deadline of application specified for checking and verification.
  • Effective from 2012/13 application, each eligible athlete will be supported for a maximum of 4 years either (i) ONE long-term (more than one year) study programme or (ii) different programmes in each year. (Amendment effective from 2012/13)
  • Application details and forms are obtainable from the Athlete Affairs Department.
  • If athlete has used up his support periods (i.e 4 times) at Level Two Subsidy and would like to apply for EACES though Level One Subsidy (without any eligible result achieved at junior level competition.),application for Level One Subsidy support would be considered provided that the athlete has an additional eligible result achieved at senior level competition.



  • If athletes have already received other funding schemes to cover the tuition fee of the applied course in full (such as Full payment in Government grants and loans under the Student Finance Office, Hong Kong Athletes Fund and the University Sports Subsidy Scheme etc.) will not be considered for support.
  • Athletes do not complete the study programme (without a pass in all subjects) for their applications will not be considered.(Retake courses/course failed are also not eligible for application.)

Application form [ PDF / Word ] 


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