Recognized qualifications The OUHK was established by the Hong Kong Government. Its qualifications are widely recognized by educational institutions and employers in Hong Kong and overseas.
Quality assurance The OUHK has been granted self-accrediting status by the Hong Kong Government. All of our programmes go through stringent quality assurance mechanisms, and exit standards are strictly controlled
High-quality academic staff The full-time programmes are mainly taught by the University’s full-time staff, the majority of whom hold doctoral degrees and have extensive teaching experience.
OUHK direct application programmes provide a combination of flexibility and quality that makes them attractive to prospective students with a variety of educational backgrounds and previous qualifications.
The OUHK’s programmes operate under a credit unit system, where students earn credits for each individual course completed and obtain degree and other academic awards after accumulating the required credits. This gives students flexibility in setting their own pace of studies.
Multiple entry points*The undergraduate programmes provide multiple entry points suitable for persons who have completed Secondary 6 or above or a Pre-associate programme, or holders of an Associate Degree or Higher Diploma (or equivalent).
Bachelor’s Degree holders can also further their study in a full-time Master’s Degree programme. For more details, please visit our website at www.ouhk.edu.hk/enrol.
Flexible exit points* Some undergraduate programmes offer three types of award: Associate Degree, Bachelor’s Degree and Bachelor’s Degree with Honours. Students who are admitted to the Bachelor’s Degree and Bachelor’s Degree with Honours programmes and have earned the credits required may choose to receive the award of Associate Degree prior to embarking on the Bachelor programmes.
The OUHK has for a long time been offering four-year full-time Bachelor’s Degree programmes. We are fully committed to and prepared for the 3-3-4 New Academic Structure which began in 2012. Under the new curriculum, students will pursue a major area of studies complemented by General Education as well as outside discipline courses. In this way, their educational experience at the OUHK will be well-balanced — with a broad foundation and strong in-depth coverage of their chosen area of specialization — to meet the challenges of our rapidly changing world.
Students taking the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary School (HKDSE) exam in 2013 can apply for admission through Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS). Students with equivalent qualifications can apply for admission through non-JUPAS application.
* The requirements for entry and exit points are different for some programmes. Please see the Programmes section.