Skip to main content

EdUHK Launches Elite Athlete Friendly University Fund

The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) announced today (31 August) the establishment of the Elite Athlete Friendly University Fund, which provides scholarships for EdUHK’s Olympians, including the medallists in Tokyo. As an extension to the University’s pledge in 2018, the Fund’s aim is to promote the long-term development of local sports by proactively engaging stakeholders and canvassing wider community support. It also includes a scholarship for University ambassadors to promote a friendly environment in support of athletes' pursuit of a dual career.


At the Tokyo Olympics, two EdUHK students and one graduate were among the seven medallists who won a gold, two silver and three bronze medals for Hong Kong. The following are the recipients of the new scholarships in recognition of their contributions to sports and athlete-friendly initiatives:





Maximum amount (HKD) awarded

Full Scholarship for postgraduate studies at EdUHK

EdUHK students who won medals at the Olympics

Doo Hoi-kem

Lee Ho-ching


Half Scholarship for postgraduate studies at EdUHK

EdUHK student athletes who competed at the Olympics

Michael Cheng Chun-leung

Leung Bo-yee

Shek Wai-hung


Continuing Education Fund

Elite Athlete Friendly University Ambassadors

Lee Chun-ho

Wong Kam-po



The table tennis pair, Doo Hoi-kem and Lee Ho-ching, received the scholarships at a ceremony presented by President Professor Stephen Cheung Yan-leung with the presence of Mr Carlson Tong, Chairman of the University Grants Committee (UGC), and Dr Trisha Leahy, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Sports Institute.


“Our athletes have endured hardships and made sacrifices in representing Hong Kong. We are delighted to support their further studies, as part of our commitment to promoting the rounded development of sportspeople. I believe they will benefit from university education in their pursuit of career paths,” said Professor Cheung.


“As President, I am pleased to see the many achievements of EdUHK’s elite athlete students and graduates after retiring from sport. Perseverance has made them successful in their different endeavours, which include sports coaching and promotion, entrepreneurship, university teaching, and furthering their studies,” he added.


Since 2010, the University has admitted close to 100 elite athletes to its different academic programmes, especially the Bachelor of Health Education (Honours) programme. In 2014, EdUHK was the first UGC-funded institution to sign a collaborative agreement with Hong Kong Sports Institute, followed by a memorandum of understanding with The Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC) in 2021, which introduced a special admission scheme for athletes who have retired or are planning to retire. Over the years, medallists who have enrolled through the University’s special admissions route include Olympic bronze medallists Lee Wai-sze, Doo Hoi-kem and Lee Ho-ching, as well as three-time Asian Games cycling champion Wong Kam-po and two-time Asian Games gold medal gymnast Shek Wai-hung.


- Ends -