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Application Procedures

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

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.

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 2020 may still apply for the programme. They can submit the copies of transcripts and certificates later.

i. a copy of your HKID card with the word ‘copy’ written across the face;
ii. a copy of your passport if you are an overseas applicant;
iii. a copy of your mainland ID card and exit-entry permit for travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macau (if any) if you are a mainland applicant;
iv. a copy of academic transcript(s) with examination results;
v. a copy of certificate(s) to prove that you have fulfilled the entry requirements;
vi. additional document(s) to prove that you have fulfilled the entry requirements, e.g. proof of working experience as required for certain programme(s).

Online Application

Apply online.

Application fee can be made by VISA, MasterCard, UnionPay, 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.

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Modified Date: Jul 17, 2020