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Jockey Club Elite Athlete Education Support Programmes - Elite Athlete Continuing Education Subsidy (Level 1 & 2)



  The Elite Athlete Continuing Education Subsidy (EACES) aims to provide eligible athletes with educational support at secondary and tertiary levels, helping them pursue dual career pathways while also fostering vocational training and personal development skills.


Eligibility for Application


To be eligible for application, applicant must meet the following requirements -

    1. Current Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI) scholarship athletes; or
    2. Retired athletes who have withdrawn from the HKSI Sports Scholarship Scheme and submitted application within 1-year of support grace period following the withdrawal date; and
  1. Application has to be endorsed by Head Coach to support your application; and
  2. Study programme for application have been completed (e.g. by year/term/period).


Criteria of Subsidy for Eligible application

Level of Support Sporting Results Criteria Max. level of Subsidy
Level 1 Medallist (> 9 entries) or top 1/3 (≤ 9 entries) at an Elite Vote point 3 level, or equivalent or above, in Junior competition
(according to the Elite Vote Scoring Table)
40% of tuition fees will be reimbursed, subject to a max. sum of HK$10,000 (whichever is the less), on successful completion of the reimbursable course
Level 2 Medallist (> 9 entries) or top 1/3 (≤ 9 entries) at an Elite Vote point 3 level, or equivalent or above, in Senior competition
(according to the Elite Vote Scoring Table)
80% of tuition fees will be reimbursed, subject to a max. sum of HK$20,000 (whichever is the less), on successful completion of the reimbursable course



Eligibility of Study Programme/Course

  1. Eligible scope of courses:
    1.1 Local or overseas recognised courses at primary, secondary and higher education (i.e. Degree/Associate Degree/Higher Diploma/Diploma/Certificate levels).
    1.2 Sport related courses (e.g. NSCA-CPT and HKPFA), exam preparation courses for language (i.e. TOEFL, SAT, IELTS etc.) and professional training courses (e.g. LCCI and ACCA).
    1.3 Virtual school (e.g. master degree course) and distance learning courses.
    1.4 Other courses directly related to applicants’ vocational training/personal development.
  2. The course to be applied for education subsidy have been completed and obtained a passing grade.
  3. Eligible course for application must have been completed within the previous year (i.e. between the first date of the previous year and the application deadline of 1st/2nd application period).
  4. Applicants who have received financial support from other organisations/institutions to cover in full the tuition fee of the applied course, these courses are not eligible for this education subsidy, for example, grants and loans are received from the Student Finance Office, University Sports Subsidy Scheme, the Local Education Allowance from the HKSAR Government and Hong Kong Athletes Fund (HKAF) etc..
  5. If applicants whose programmes/courses have already been partially subsidised by other funding sources, they can only submit application for remaining courses that had not been subsidised. Please note that applicant needs to declare at the time of application (if any) and provide supporting information.
  6. HKSI reserves the right to accept or reject any application.


Application Procedures

  1. EACES is open for application two times a year and applicants could only submit application during either ONE of two application periods, usually in July or January. (Amendment effective form 2018/19)
  2. 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, applicants should submit their application after completing at least one semester’s study.
  3. Completed application form (with endorsement of Head Coach), 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.
  4. Application details and forms are obtainable from the Athlete Affairs Department.


Regulations on Reimbursement

  1. Applicants should be eligible HKSI Sports Scholarship athletes currently (or who has withdrawn from the HKSI Sports Scholarship Scheme but not exceed more than 1 year) at the time of application.
  2. Applicant should be a HKSI Sports Scholarship athlete during the study period of the course applied for EACES subsidy.
  3. Applicants can only receive support through the Subsidy for ONE programme/course ONLY and ONCE A YEAR for each successful application. The reimbursement would be calculated based on the course/tuition fee paid for the study programme for application, other study-related expenses, for example, registration fee, course materials fee and examination fee etc., are not eligible.
  4. To be eligible for subsidy, study programme/year of study should be completed within the previous year at the time of application. If a study programme/year of study was completed NOT in the previous year but EARLIER, applicant needs to provide a written justification for special consideration.
  5. Regarding the reimbursement for a particular school term/semester of the year of study, only the subjects/modules that are completed with a passing result would be eligible for reimbursement. For such applications, the reimbursement would be calculated on pro-rata basis of the modules completed in that school term/semester of that study year (for example, by subjects/credit points).


Important Note

The EACES is made on the basis of actual reimbursement of tuition fees. It is the responsibility of applicants to notify the HKSI if they have received any other financial support from the Student Financial Assistance Agency and other organisations for the programme/ course to be claimed by EACES.


[ Application Guideline & Form (PDF) ]

** The above criteria and procedure are subject to review periodically