There are currently 31
academic programmes based on full-time studies offered by the four schools
of the University: School of Arts and Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of
Business and Administration, School of Education and Languages, and School of
Science and Technology.
In the 2012/2013
academic year, there are about 6,000 students studying for a degree in the
full-time face-to-face mode at the OUHK.
Programme Offerings in 2013
In the 2013/2014
admission cycle, there are 19 honours degree programmes on offer to students
taking the HKDSE examinations via JUPAS; two higher
diploma programmes, as well as a number of ordinary degree programmes admitting
students by direct application outside of the JUPAS system.
History of Full-time Programmes at the Open University
of Hong Kong
The Chief Executive’s policy
speech in 2000 initiated the objective of enabling sixty percent of Hong Kong’s
senior secondary school leavers of the relevant age group to receive full-time
post-secondary education by 2010.
In response to the policy, the University launched the first full-time
academic programmes at the associate degree level in 2001. By 2003, the Open University of Hong
Kong started to offered 4-year full-time honours degree programmes, providing
first-year-first-degree places to students completing Secondary 6. At the same time, the honours degree
programmes also offer senior year places to the associate degree and higher
diploma holders for articulation to a full bachelor’s
In 2005 the University celebrated
the graduation of the first cohort of full-time honours degree students. Then in 2007, the University joined
JUPAS, opening another channel of admission to a number of 3-year honours degree
programmes, designed specifically to admit students based on their Hong Kong
Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) results.
the last few years, the University adopted the outcome based approach to
teaching and learning for full-time face-to-face programmes. We have revamped our full-time degree
offering in preparation for the 3-3-4 New Academic Structure at the tertiary
education level in 2012. The new
full-time programme degree structure was finalized in June 2011, and we are
ready to admit students under the new system.