Eligibility and Apply Here

The applicant must –

  1. be eligible to represent Hong Kong in competitions that are sanctioned by the respective international federation either before or at the time of the deadline for applications; and
  2. satisfy at least one of the following criteria (and with good performance in interview):
    i) be nominated by Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI); or
    ii) be a senior current elite athlete of a recognised National Sports Association (NSA) and has achieved Elite Vote (EV) Point 3 or above according to the EV Level of Elite Athletes. Results of junior championships will not be considered.

Self-nominated student-athletes are also eligible to apply if both criteria (1) and (2) ii) above are met. Retired athletes are also eligible to apply.

Please read this document for more details on eligibility and Elite Vote Level of Elite Athletes.


Student-athletes who are eligible for the SALSA Scheme may submit an initial application here, indicating their interest in up to 3 programme choices.

The Physical Education Unit of the University will contact eligible student-athletes who have submitted a complete initial application to provide counselling and advice on application and programme selection.

Please click here for a list of CUHK undergraduate programmes participating in the SALSA Scheme for 2024 Entry.

Prospective applicants whose initial applications have been reviewed and who are eligible for the SALSA Scheme will be invited to submit a formal application.

Programmes may schedule interviews with eligible student-athletes.

Successful applicants will receive admission offers from programme(s) on a rolling basis.