NEW  Student-Athlete Learning Support and Admission (SALSA) Scheme

The Student-Athlete Learning Support and Admission (SALSA) Scheme is initiated by the University Grants Committee (UGC) to offer university education opportunities to elite athletes of Hong Kong in quest of their dual career development in sports and in academics. There is no minimum academic or age entrance requirement for elite athletes under the SALSA Scheme.

Objectives

  • • To recognize elite athletes with outstanding sports achievements.
  • • To provide elite athletes with various opportunities for tertiary education at CityU.
  • • To enrich the campus life of elite athletes and enhance their personal development.
  • • To promote sports excellence.

Eligibility

The applicant must be satisfying the following criteria:
  1. A senior current elite athlete:
      i. nominated for admission by Hong Kong Sports Institute; or
      ii. of a recognised National Sports Association and has achieved Elite Vote (EV) Point 3 or above according to the EV Level of Elite Athletes
    .
    • Competitions include in Elite Vote (EV) Point 3 or above (Extracted from EV Level of Elite Athletes)
    • The highest level of sports achievement ever attained at senior events of the below competitions:
    • Ranking 4-8 (>24 entries) or Top 1/3 (≤24 entries) Medal (>9 entries) or Top 1/3 (≤9 entries)
       Asian Championships
       National Games
       Word University Games / Championships
       Asia Cup (Finals)
       World Cup Series
       Asian Games
       World Cup (Finals)
       Olympic Games
       World Championships
        Asian Cup Series
        National Championships
        Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
    • The highest level of sports achievement ever attained by an athlete with disability at senior events of the below competitions:
    • Ranking 4-8 (>24 entries) or Top 1/3 (≤24 entries) Medal (>9 entries) or Top 1/3 (≤9 entries)
       Asian Championships
       National Games
       Asia Cup (Finals)
       IPC World Cup Series
       Asian Para Games
       IPC World Cup (Finals)
       Paralympic Games
       IPC World Championships

       Non-IPC:
       World Cup (Finals)
       INAS Global Games
       World Championships
        Asian Cup Series
        National Championships
        Special Olympics
    • Legend: IPC – International Paralympic Committee; INAS – International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability

          Results of junior championships will not be considered; and
  2. The student-athlete is eligible to represent Hong Kong in competitions that are sanctioned by the respective international federation.
  3. The applicant should be able to demonstrate their aptitude and suitability for study.

Programmes Offered under the Scheme (2022 Entry)

  • College of Engineering
    • • BEng Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering
    • • Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering (options: BEng Architectural Engineering, BEng Civil Engineering, BSc Surveying)
    • • BEng Biomedical Engineering
    • • BSc Computer Science
    • • Department of Electrical Engineering (options: BEng Computer and Data Engineering, BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering, BEng Information Engineering, BEng Microelectronics Engineering)
    • • BEng Materials Science and Engineering
    • • Department of Mechanical Engineering (options: BEng Aerospace Engineering, BEng Mechanical Engineering, BEng Nuclear and Risk Engineering)
  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
    • • BSocSc Asian and International Studies
    • • BA Chinese and History
    • • BA English
    • • Department of Media and Communication (options: BA Digital Television and Broadcasting, BA Media and Communication)
    • • BA Media and Communication
    • • BA Digital Television and Broadcasting
    • • BSocSc Public Policy and Politics
    • • BA Linguistics and Language Applications
    • • Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences (options: BSocSc Criminology and Sociology, BSocSc Psychology, BSocSc Social Work)
    • • BSocSc Criminology and Sociology
    • • BSocSc Psychology
    • • BSocSc Social Work
  • College of Science
    • • BSc Chemistry
    • • BSc Computing Mathematics
  • Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences
    • • BSc Biological Sciences
  • School of Data Science
    • • School of Data Science (options: BSc Data Science, BSc Data and Systems Engineering)
    • • BSc Data Science
    • • BSc Data and Systems Engineering
  • School of Energy and Environment
    • • School of Energy and Environment (options: BEng Energy Science and Engineering, BEng Environmental Science and Engineering)
  • School of Law
    • • Bachelor of Laws
  • College of Science and School of Law
    • • Bachelor of Laws and BSc Computing Mathematics

  • Note: The programme list is subject to update and University approval.

Application

  • Period: March - June 2022
    Programme: Select up to 3 programme choices from the list above
    Document: Prepare sports achievement proof for Elite Vote (EV) Point 3 or above


Selection Criteria

  • • Level of sports
  • • Interview / Test Performance
  • • English Language Proficiency

Sports Scholarships

  • Student-athletes admitted through SALSA will be awarded an “Outstanding Student Athletes Entrance Scholarship” up to HK$90,000 annually. Besides, the needy student-athletes may also receive a “Student Residence Scholarship” of $14,000 per annum, and over 40 various Sport Scholarships offered by donors and departments of the University.

Enquiries

NamePostContact No.Email
Dr. Clara WONG PE Officer 3442-7291 choiki.wong@cityu.edu.hk
Mr. Peter WU Senior PE Officer 3442-8149 p.wu@cityu.edu.hk
Mr. Sunny CHAU Associate Director of SDS (PE) 3442-8048 s.chau@cityu.edu.hk


Last Revision Date: 11 March 2022