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About OUHK's Undergraduate Programme

The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) was established by the Government in 1989. With the mission of providing Education for All, the OUHK started out as a provider of distance education. In order to more completely realize its mission, the University extended its services by offering its first full-time face-to-face Associate Degree programme in 2001. This was followed by full-time Bachelor’s Degree programmes in 2003. The University has also joined the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) since 2007.

The University’s five Schools — School of Arts and Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, School of Science and Technology, School of Education and Languages, and the Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education — offer a range of programmes to choose from, including, among others, social sciences, humanities, creative arts, business administration, computing, engineering, nursing, testing and certification, statistical analysis and data science, applied science, education and languages. Most programmes are taught in English though programmes in the Chinese medium are also available. Our undergraduate programmes are primarily taught by the University’s full-time academics, most of whom hold Doctoral Degrees and are active in research and publishing, as well as having many years of teaching experience. All of our programmes go through stringent quality assurance mechanisms.

The Education Bureau of HKSAR (EDB) has introduced the ‘Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP)’ in 2015/2016 academic year at which four OUHK programmes wereincluded in the scheme to offer 350 subsidized places in the disciplines of testing and certification, health care and the creative industries. More OUHK programmes have been selected under the expanded and regularized Scheme to cover a wider range of academic disciplines such as financial technology, creative arts and film arts, and sports management. The number of subsidized places offered by the University has been significantly increased to 1,040. From 2017/18 academic year onwards, EDB also provides a non-means tested annual subsidy of $30,000 for eligible students pursuing full-time locally-accredited local self-financing undergraduate programmes in Hong Kong (excluding those from SSSDP) offered by eligible participating institutions including the OUHK. More local students are gaining benefits from these new developments.

Currently, there are over 9,500 students on undergraduate programmes at the OUHK. To cope with increasing demand for space as a result of the rapid growth of the student population, the OUHK has established the Jockey Club Campus to train professionals in the cultural and creative arts, testing and certification, and healthcare services. Besides, another campus development project is underway at Sheung Shing Street as we look forward to training up more healthcare professionals to meet the needs of the community.


Maintained by: Admissions & Enrolment Office (Undergraduate) ( regadmug@ouhk.edu.hk )
Modified Date: Sep 06, 2017