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Application Procedures

Before you begin your application, please check the application deadlines, review tuition fees and entry requirements.

Documents Required

The following documents should be submitted with your application. Original documents will need to be presented for verification upon request by the University. Applicants graduating in 2021 may still apply for the programme. They can submit the copies of transcripts and certificates later.

I. Identity Document
  • For local applicants:
    - a copy of HKID card
  • For overseas applicants:
    - a copy of passport or other identity proof
  • For mainland applicants:
    - a copy of PRC identity card and passport/ exit-entry permit for travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao
II. Academic Qualifications
  • For academic qualifications obtained in mainland China:
    - a copy of transcript, graduation certificate (本科畢業證書), award certificate of Bachelor’s Degree(學士學位證書)and Online Verification Report of Higher Education Qualification Certificate《教育部學歷證書電子註冊備案表》issued by the China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC) (學信網)
  • For academic qualifications obtained in local intuitions or non-local institutions excepting mainland China:
    - a copy of transcript and graduation certificate of qualifications
III. Proof of English Language Proficiency (if applicable)
  • a copy of supporting document proving that your Bachelor’s Degree adopted English as medium of instruction
  • a copy of IELTS / TOEFL / CET-6 score report
IV. Professional Qualifications / Scholarships / Work Experience (if applicable)
  • a copy of supporting documents
V. Additional Documents Required by Specific Programmes
  • Master of Arts in Chinese Literature (MACLF):
    - a research statement in Chinese (around 1,000 words)
  • Master of Arts in Creative Writing (MACWF):
    - a portfolio of art, design, media or written work
  • Master of Nursing (Chinese Medicinal Nursing) (MNCMNF) / Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Chinese Medicinal Nursing) (PDNCMNF):
    - a copy of Practising Certificate and Certificate of Registration / Certificate of Enrolment issued by the Nursing Council of Hong Kong

Application Fee

For local applicants: HK$ 300 per programme
*For non-local applicants: HK$ 515 per programme
  • *Non-local applicants are those who (1) require a student visa to study in Hong Kong, or (2) hold a visa under the “Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates” (IANG), or (3) hold a dependent visa and aged 18 years old or above when they were issued with such visa by the Director of Immigration.
  • Application fee is not refundable or transferable to another term or another use.
  • OUHK or LiPACE higher diploma graduates will benefit from an application fee waiver.

Online Application

Apply online.

Application fee can be made by VISA, MasterCard, UnionPay, AliPay/AlipayHK, WeChat Pay or PPS (Online Instant Payment) if you are a PPS registered user.

Interview or Notification of Application Results

Interview may be required for admission. Applicants will be informed whether they are being shortlisted for interview and the interview arrangements. Applicants will receive notification via the ‘Online Admission Application System’. It is important that applicants check their application status regularly and make available to attend the interview.

Notification of results of the applications will normally be sent to successful applicants 2 weeks after the interview. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified in writing.

Notes to Applicants

1. Applicants should submit their applications early as applications will normally be processed on a rolling basis. Once the quota is exhausted, further applications will not be accepted.
2. To comply with the requirements of the HKSAR Government’s Office of the CEF, the University will not offer any tuition fee discounts or reduction to students applying for ‘CEF reimbursable courses’.
3. OUHK does not forbid its students to study in another institution at the same time (except for non-local applicants whose student visa is sponsored by the OUHK). However, you should check with your current institution if it has any restriction on ‘double registration’.
4. Please refer to OUHK website for the latest programme information. The University reserves the right to make any necessary changes.

Guidance Notes for Course Registration

Applicants who receive an offer letter should pay the tuition fee indicated on the offer by the stipulated deadline. Once accepted, course registration will be confirmed before term starts and students will register courses on term basis.

Credit load

  1. Full-time students shall normally take 20 credits in a term, or 40 credits in an academic year.

  2. New part-time students shall normally be allowed to take a maximum registration value of 15 in the first term, and may take more in subsequent terms. Registration value represents study load per term. A total registration value of 20 is equivalent to the normal study load of a full-time student.

    Calculation of Registration Value = credit value ÷ no. of terms it takes to complete the course

  3. Normally, a 5-credit course (registration value: 5) lasts for one term; a 10-credit course (registration value: 5) or 20-credit course (registration value: 10) will last for two terms.

Approval from the concerned School is required if students wish to take courses with lighter/heavier credit load.

Course and course code

  1. Programmes that are taught in Chinese or English are independent. Courses under a Chinese programme cannot be used to replace courses under an English programme, and vice versa.

  2. Courses may not be offered in every term. Please refer to this website for courses on offer.

  3. Course code with a suffix ‘W’ indicates that the course is delivered in e-learning mode.
    Course code with suffix ‘F’ indicates that the course is delivered through face-to-face mode.
    Courses without suffix ‘F’ or suffix ‘W’ are delivered by distance learning.

    If the course code is the same but only differ in the suffix “F”, “W”, or without, that means the course contents are the same. Students cannot take courses with the same course code but only differ in delivery modes (e-learning, distance learning or face-to-face).

  4. Sometimes two different courses contain such a high proportion of common material that they form an excluded combination. You should not take courses that form an excluded combination, as only one of them can be counted towards a single award. Please click here for details on excluded combinations.

Maintained by: Admissions & Enrolment Office (Part-time & Postgraduate) ( regae@ouhk.edu.hk )
Modified Date: Mar 29, 2021