Former Taiwan politician Melody Chu Mei-feng, who shot to notoriety in one of the island's biggest sex scandals, is rumoured to be moving to Shanghai to study at the city's prestigious Fudan University. Shanghai newspapers said the TV reporter sat for examinations to study for a doctoral degree in economics starting this year, although school administrators have declined to confirm or deny the media reports. An official of the graduate students recruiting office said: 'We can't reveal information regarding candidates. We don't know if this person has taken the examinations and we can't say.' Reports of Ms Chu's plan began to surface about a week ago and the latest reports said she had completed the exams needed to qualify for the Fudan programme. She could not be reached for comment yesterday. Ms Chu, 36, became famous after a video of her having sex with a married lover taped by a hidden camera was widely circulated. A Taiwan court has convicted five people for their roles in the scandal, including an estranged friend who installed the camera and four employees of a tabloid magazine that gave away copies. The possibility that Ms Chu might enter one of the mainland's leading universities sparked a lively debate among Fudan students on the main computer bulletin board. One supporter said: 'As long as her marks meet requirements, then there is no reason to refuse her.' But another student said: 'This will blacken the atmosphere of Fudan.' Ms Chu disappeared from the public eye immediately after the scandal nearly two years ago but later emerged to give singing concerts in Singapore and Hong Kong, and promote a tell-all book. She now hosts a radio show in Taiwan.