Admission Information

Application Procedure and Notes
1. Applicant must be permanent residents of Hong Kong; or have the right of residence and permission of receiving education in Hong Kong.
2. The majority of programmes offered by LiPACE (except those with specified entry requirements) are open to everyone. Applicants should note, however, that the Institute maintains strict exit standards.
3. Generally a single consolidated fee will be applied to each course. For some part-time programmes, overseas degree programmes and all full-time programmes, applicants are required to pay an application fee of HK$300 which is non-refundable and non-transferable unless the programme chosen has been cancelled by the Institute. This will be clearly stated in the programme brochures / programme website.
4. To apply for LiPACE's part-time programmes (except for part-time mode of the same full-time programme(s))


(a) Please submit the following documents by post or in person:


  • A completed Enrollment Form (available in the prospectus and on our website);
  • A set of photocopies of relevant documents (for programmes that have admission requirements only) and copy of HKID card; &
  • Tuition fee (EPS, credit card or cheque will be accepted).
(b) Please visit for online enrollment.


Applicants will receive an official receipt for their tuition fee payment and will be notified of their enrollment results before course commencement.
5. To apply for LiPACE's full-time programmes, any part-time mode of the same programme(s) (except Yi Jin Diploma) and full-time/part-time Overseas Degree Programmes


(a) The applicants can submit their application by one of the following methods:


  1. On-line Application (if applicable)
    Applicants can pay the application fee by credit card (Visa or MasterCard) or online PPS through the Institute's online application platform.
  2. Paper Application
    Applicants can pay the application fee by:
    • direct deposit or ATM transfer at any branch of the Hang Seng Bank (Account number: 024-262-269269-002); or
    • a cheque payable to "The Open University of Hong Kong".
    Applicants are required to mark their full name on the original customer copy of the Deposit Slip or the ATM advice or the cheque and stick it onto the application form. They are also advised to keep a photocopy of it as proof of payment. The application will only be processed when the application fee is paid.

    The completed application form with a set of photocopies of academic qualifications should be sent to the following address by mail or in person :
    8/F-11/F, Tower 2, Kowloon Commerce Centre, 51-53 Kwai Cheong Road, Kwai Chung, N.T. (Exit E of MTR Kwai Hing Station, via platform of Tsuen Wan Line towards Central)
    (Attention: The Registry Unit)
(b) Applicants for certain programmes may be invited for an admission interview.


(c) Successful applicants will receive notification of admission.
6. Updated class timetable information can be downloaded one week before commencement on
7. If the programme/course you have applied for is already over-subscribed or cancelled, you will be informed in writing for transfer/deferral/refund.
8. No applicant will be deemed to be an enrolled student of the Institute until such time as his/her application has been processed by the Institute and full payment of fees has been cleared at the Bank.
9. All course enrollment applications will be dealt with on a first-come-first-served basis unless otherwise specified.
10. The Institute reserves the right to make any alterations about the Programme/Course that are considered to be necessary without prior notice (e.g. changes in teaching venues, time, instructors or tuition fee, etc.). The Institute also reserves the right to cancel a course if there is insufficient number of enrollments. In any case, the Institute will make every effort to minimize the inconvenience caused and will give notice to all affected students of any such changes as early as possible.
11. The Institute may send SMS message or email for urgent notice. Students should fill in their mobile number and email address on the enrollment form.
Application for Exemptions
12. Some of our Certificate and Diploma programmes allow exemptions to students who have completed study of comparable content and standard at a recognized tertiary institution or through a professional examination. Application for exemption must be submitted with supporting evidence (e.g. copies of certificate of academic or professional qualification) before course commencement. Late applications made after the course commencement will not be accepted. Exemptions can only be granted up to a maximum of 50% of the courses in any circumstances. However, individual programme(s) may allow less than 50% of exemptions.
13. Applicants are required to fill in the “Course Issues Application Form” which is available from the Institute office or website. A fee will be charged for each individual course exemption. This fee is non-refundable regardless of whether the application is approved or not. If you are thinking of applying for exemption, you are strongly advised to discuss your application in advance with the responsible Programme Coordinator.
Payment Methods
14. You can pay by cheque, credit card or EPS. For cheque payment, please prepare a cheque made payable to “The Open University of Hong Kong” and send it to our Institute with your completed Enrollment Form. Please ensure that you clearly write your name, HKID number and the course code on the back of the cheque. Please note that POSTDATED CHEQUES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. For EPS or credit card payment, please make use of our online enrollment platform or come to our Institute with your Enrollment Form. In addition, online PPS is also available for payment.
15. Holders of The Open University of Hong Kong MasterCard can pay the tuition fees by credit card and gain extra benefits provided by the Wing Lung Bank, or can apply for the Wing Lung Bank Tuition Fees Payment by Installment. For details please refer to the credit card and Application Form, which can be obtained from the ‘Wing Lung Bank’ branches, the Open University of Hong Kong, OUHK-CITA Learning Centre and Island Learning Centre.
16. The full fee liability must be paid at the time of application, unless otherwise stated in the particular course description.
17. Except for unsuccessful applications and programme/course cancellation, tuition fees paid are not refundable. The Director of the Institute reserves the right to waive this condition and consider partial refund under extreme circumstances. However, a HK$250 administrative fee per course will be charged upon application for refund.
Student Identification
18. Except for those on short courses and individual subjects, students (including students of diploma, certificate, overseas degree, full-time programmes, Elder Academy and Capacity Building Mileage Programme) will be issued with the Institute student card for identification purpose.
19. Students are requested to use their official receipts and student card as a means of student identification, particularly for class commencement, course materials distribution and access to class venues.
Library Service
20. Students of our full-time diploma/ advanced or higher diploma and overseas degree programmes will have access to the OUHK Library to borrow books and use online databases (in the Library only). Pre-Associate Degree students can also have online access to the e-library via the Internet. Moreover, students of Certificate/Diploma programmes may pay an annual fee of $900 (or $800 if not attending the tutorials) for the following e-library services:
  • One-year online access to e-library
  • Enrollment in the course "Mining Information in the Internet Age" (SB010) for information-searching techniques
  • Four hours of face-to-face tutorials
Programme Award and Transcript
21. Generally our programmes have no articulation to any of the credit-bearing courses of the OUHK undergraduate programmes unless otherwise specified.
22. Unless specified otherwise, generally, students who have attended at least 70% of classes can apply for a Certificate of Attendance at a fee of $100.
23. For those programmes where there are assessment requirements, relevant Certificates or Diplomas will be awarded to those students who satisfactorily meet the requirements. All results will be kept for 4 years.
24. Students of overseas degree programmes will be awarded the relevant degree from the overseas universities. There will be no additional awards granted by our Institute.
25. Application for results appeal must be submitted using the "Course Issues Application Form" with a HK$250 administrative fee within 2 weeks of the announcement of results. The fee will not be refundable regardless of whether the cases are supported. Requests will be submitted to the Institute's Programme Management Committee to determine the results and students will be notified within one month of the date of the application.
26. Course result will be generally uploaded on the student portal within 4 weeks after examination. For the purpose of quality assurance, the assessment results are subject to the moderation and approval of the Programme Management Committee.
27. If a graduate of a programme repeats the same programme, the Institute will not issue the programme award again. However, an updated transcript, which lists out all previously completed courses in the programme, will be issued after the successful completion of the whole programme.
Administration Charges
Due to the administrative costs in handling the requests below, a non-refundable administrative fee will be charged and payable at the time of submission of the "Course Issues Application Form".

For details, please refere to the "Course Issues Application Form"

* Your application will only be processed after the administration fee is settled (which is non-refundable regardless of whether your application is approved or not).

Quality Assurance
29. Being a responsible education provider, the Institute has a rigorous Quality Assurance mechanism in place to ensure programme quality and continuous improvement. Details are available on the webpage:
30. Launched by the Government on 5 May 2008, the Qualifications Framework (QF) is a 7-level hierarchy designed to order and support qualifications of academic, vocational and continuing education. QF sets out the competences that qualification holders should possess and aims to clearly define the standards of different qualifications, ensure their quality and indicate the articulation ladders before different levels of qualifications. Education providers can apply for registering their programmes under the QF subject to a quality assurance assessment. At LiPACE, a majority of certificate/diploma programmes have been registered under the QF. More works are underway. Those QF registered programmes will have the QF Level and Registration Number displayed on the programme webpage. For details, please visit the Institute's website, or visit the website of QF:
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Disclaimer of Responsibility of Published Information
1. This information on the LiPACE webpage was correct as at the date of last update.
2. The Institute reserves the right to alter procedures, fees, programme contents and regulations should the need arise. Students should carefully read all official correspondence and other sources of information (such as the website) to be aware of changes to the information contained in the Prospectus.
3. While every effort is made to ensure the timeliness and accuracy of information, no express or implied warranty is given by the Institute as to the accuracy of the information published, or the proper transmission or display of the information on the intended receivers through electronic means.
4. The Institute does not accept any responsibilities for any loss or damage arising from any cause of use in connection with its websites. It is also not liable for any malcontent of weblinks and webpages on the LiPACE websites.

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Modified Date: Aug 21, 2017