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Fees, Financial Assistance, Scholarships and Prizes

Programme Fees

The programme fees payable for each academic year will be determined by the number of credits of the courses taken by the student. A student is normally required to take 40 credits in an academic year.

The programme fees for Self-financing Programmes in 2018 intake, please click “here”. Students, who fulfilled the stipulated requirements set by the Education Bureau, are eligible for the Government’s non-means-tested annual subsidy.


Financial Assistance

Non-means-tested annual $30,000 subsidy


From 2017/18 academic year onwards, the Government provides a non-means-tested annual subsidy of about $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. For details of the scheme and eligible programmes, please visit http://www.cspe.edu.hk/content/nmt-annual-subsidy.

Students of the OUHK’s full-time programmes may also apply for the following Government financial assistance schemes administered by the Student Finance Office (SFO) under the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency. For details, please contact SFO directly (FASP: 2152 9000 / NLSPS: 2150 6222/ 24-hour hotline: 2802 2345), or visit their website at http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo.

  • Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP). The assistance will be in the form of tuition fees grant (up to HK$80,810)*, academic expenses grant (up to HK$5,580)* and living expenses loan (up to HK$49,430)*.
  • Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS). Loans are available to cover the tuition fees payable (up to annual tuition fee payable for the course under application).
  • Continuing Education Fund (CEF). Many of our courses have been approved as reimbursable courses under the CEF set up by the Hong Kong Government. To be eligible for consideration of fee reimbursement, the applicant must have completed the CEF-approved course in compliance with CEF regulations, having passed it at the threshold prescribed by the Office of the CEF, which may not be the same as the University’s pass threshold set for the course. Having satisfied the above and all other requirements of the Office of the CEF, which it may prescribe from time to time, eligible applicants will be reimbursed 80% of their fees, subject to a maximum sum of HK$10,000 (whichever is the lesser) on successful completion of a reimbursable course.

    For the latest list of CEF-approved courses, you can visit http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef. Applicants can also call the CEF hotline at 3142 2277 (24 hours).

In addition, students who are OUHK MasterCard holders can apply for the Wing Lung Bank’s six-month or ten-month Interest Free Tuition Loan (IFTL) to pay for their tuition fees. Enquiries can be made to the Wing Lung Bank (3711 6688) or you can refer to http://www.ouhk.edu.hk/sao/ft/iftl.

* Applicable for 2017/2018 academic year

Scholarships and Prizes

The University is offering entrance scholarships of up to $40,000 to outstanding students who study in the OUHK. Successful students may continue to receive the scholarship in subsequent years of study subject to achieving outstanding academic performance.

Apart from the Entrance Scholarships, a number of scholarships donated by various benefactors of the University are awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement at the OUHK. They are normally awarded through nominations on the basis of academic merits.

The HKSAR Government has set up a Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme (SPSS) to offer scholarships and awards to students pursuing full-time locally-accredited self-financing sub-degree or Bachelor’s Degree programmes. In 2016/2017, more than 600 OUHK students are awarded various scholarships including the Outstanding Performance Scholarship, Best Progress Award, Talent Development Scholarship, Reaching Out Award and Endeavour Scholarship, totalling over HK$11 million.


Maintained by: Admissions & Enrolment Office (Undergraduate)( regadmug@ouhk.edu.hk )
Modified Date: Jan 12, 2018