Frequently Asked Questions
For all Applicants
What is Physiotherapy?
The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) defines Physiotherapy as services provided by Physical Therapists to individuals and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan.
Question: What do Physiotherapists do?
Physiotherapists perform assessment, physical diagnosis, evaluation, and treat patients with dysfunction caused by musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular, or respiratory conditions. To achieve their treatment goals, Physiotherapists may use appropriate physical or non-pharmaceutical agents, such as electricity, sound, lights, hot or cold agents, and mechanical interventions in the form of therapeutic exercise, massage, hydrotherapy, manual technique and mechanical resistance or traction. With the advancement of technology, assistive or computer-based devices have widely been utilized to facilitate treatment and care to patients and clients.
Registered Physiotherapists usually work in hospitals, rehabilitation centres, public and private health organizations, non-governmental organizations, private clinics, sports and fitness institutions, elderly homes, community centers, and special schools.
Question: What are the Programme code and JUPAS catalogue number?
Bachelor of Science with Honours in Physiotherapy
  • Programme code: BSCHPTJ1
  • JUPAS catalogue number: JS9790
Question: Will I be invited to attend any admissions interview?
Answer: Admissions interview will be arranged for selected applicants.
Question: What is the format and language of the admissions interview?
Answer: Bilingual individual and/or small group interviews will normally be scheduled for selected applicants.
Question: When does the programme commence?
Answer: The programme commences in September at each academic year.
Question: What are the Basic Entry Requirements?
1. Students can apply through JUPAS and should normally have attained in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination results of Level 3 or above in Chinese and English, as well as Level 2 or above in Mathematics, Liberal Studies and an elective subject from Category A. The elective subject should preferably be a science subject, i.e. Biology, Physics, or Combined Science with Biology and Physics Components.
2. Students who do not possess HKDSE qualifications are eligible to apply for direct admission if they possess other qualifications equivalent to the HKDSE. Students should submit their applications directly to the University under the NON-JUPAS route.
Question: Where can I get the general information about the full-time degree programmes at the OUHK?
Answer: ou can get the information from the University’s website for all full-time degree programmes and from our programme’s website for the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Physiotherapy programme.
Question: What is the duty pattern when a student is having practicum?
Answer: Students are required to complete more than 1000 hours of full-time clinical practicum in different Physiotherapy settings.
Question: Is it accepting combine certificates?
Answer: For NON-JUPAS applicants, consideration will be given on individual basis. For JUPAS applicants, combined DSE results are allowed.
For JUPAS Applicants
Question: Which JUPAS band should I place the programme so that I can have a relatively higher chance to receive invitation for admissions interview?
Answer: Band A.
Question: When will the admissions interview take place?
Answer: The interview will normally take place after the release of HKDSE results for selected JUPAS applicants.
For NON-JUPAS Applicants
Question: Where can I get the updated information such as the procedures for direct application, tuition fee and financial assistance?
Answer: The information can be viewed from the University’s website for full-time degree programmes.
Question: Can I apply before my academic result will be released?
Answer: Yes, you can consider submitting your application form beforehand. Once your academic result will be released, please send it to the University as soon as possible so that your application can be proceeded, if applicable.

Modified Date: Dec 07, 2019