Part-time (distance learning) programmes/courses

Application Period & Important Date

Term 2020 Autumn term (Term start date: 21 September 2020)
Application Period 15 June 2020 - 20 September 2020

Application for admission to the 2020 Autumn term is closed.

Application for the 2021 Spring term will begin on 16 November 2020. Please visit our website again nearer to the time for more up-to-date information.


Admission Requirements

The OUHK does not have any academic entry requirements for most of its part-time (distance learning) first degree programmes. Admission is open to anyone in Hong Kong over the age of 17.

You should note, however, that some of the OUHK programmes, especially those in the areas of education and nursing, are designed for people already holding certain qualifications. Besides, each programme in postgraduate level stipulates its own programme-specific entry requirements (see details here).


Application Fee HK$ 300
  • Application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to another term or another use.
  • The application fee is applicable to new students (except students who have studied at the University before or LiPACE higher diploma graduates), or new/ continuing students applying for programmes with specific entry requirements (except graduates of the University or LiPACE higher diploma).
Course fee Please refer to this page for course fee

Payment Methods

Course fees and the application fee (if applicable) payment could be made by the following methods:


Credit Card




PPS (Online instant payment)


Tuition Fees Payment by
Installment offered by CMB Wing Lung Bank


Make payment at a bank


1 Not applicable to application fee. Applicants are required to settle the application fee first by credit card or PPS (Online instant payment).
2 Only applicable to holders of valid OUHK Mastercard.
3 Debit note will be sent to you by post within 10 working days, please pay tuition fee before the stipulated deadline. Besides, the University will only reserve for you a place in the course but not the specific class section. Specific class section will only be assigned to you upon receiving payment from your bank. If there is no place left in the class section that you choose, you will be allocated in a different class section.
4 Only applicable to applications submitted on or before 6 July 2020.
5 For application forms submitted by post or in person, cheque will be accepted.

Apply Now

Step 1. Select your programme and course

  1. Select your programme (See the programmes on offer here)
  2. Select the course under your selected programme
  3. Ensure the course will be offered in this coming term
  1. Check your Programme Regulations to ensure the course meets the requirements of the programme you intend to graduate (See Programme Regulations here)
  2. Select the course under your programme (See the courses on offer here)

Step 2. Prepare your documents

You are required to include the following documents when you apply, please have such documents ready.

  • A copy of your HKID card with the word 'copy' written across the face; or
    A copy of your passport if you are an overseas applicant; or
    A copy of your PRC Resident ID card if you are a mainland applicant;
  • Additional supporting documents for the programme with entry requirement:
    • The completed "Admissions Supplementary Form for Programmes with Specific Entry Requirements";
    • A copy of academic transcript(s) with examination results;
    • A copy of certificate(s) to prove that you have fulfilled the entry requirements;
    • Additional document(s) to prove that you have fulfilled the entry requirements, e.g. proof of working experience as required for certain programme(s).

Step 3. Start your application

  1. Applications and registrations 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. Persons living overseas are welcome to pursue studies at OUHK through distance learning. Please read FAQ before submitting applications.
  5. Please refer to OUHK website for the latest programme information. The University reserves the right to make any necessary changes or cancel a programme/course/class if there is an insufficient number of enrollments. In every case, the University will make every effort to minimize the inconvenience caused and will give notice to the affected students of any such changes as early as possible.
  6. Starting from 2017 Autumn term, students studying in the part-time (distance learning) mode may also choose to take certain courses in face-to-face mode. You can contact our Admissions & Enrolment Office (Part-time & Postgraduate) of the Registry for details.

The Enhancement Measures for Continuing Education Fund (CEF) has been implemented on 1 April 2019. According to the Enhancement Measures, persons who attend CEF reimbursable course(s) are required to submit “Consent for CEF Course Participant upon Enrolment (Consent Form)” to the Course Provider before attending the course(s). Otherwise, the Office of CEF would be unable to process the application for fees reimbursement.

[Important: How to check CEF eligibility]

CEF course participants irrespective of whether they will apply for fee reimbursement are required to submit the Consent Form in person or by mail to the Admissions & Enrolment Office (Part-time & Postgraduate) of the Registry. (Click HERE to download the Form)

For more details about CEF, please visit CEF website:

Most of the programmes/courses accept ONLINE applications. You are strongly encouraged to submit applications online to select programme, course(s), class section and make payment.


Apply Online (Without OUHK Student ID)Apply Online (With OUHK Student ID)


Lists of programmes that do not accept online applications

Please note that the following programmes only accept online course registration from continuing students who are studying the programmes. If you are a CONTINUING student, you are strongly encouraged to apply courses online via the link above.

If you are a NEW student and wish to be considered for admission to these following programmes, please submit hardcopy application forms together with supporting documents. You are strongly encouraged to submit your application form and documents by post:

    • School of Nursing and Health Studies
      • Higher Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
      • Higher Diploma in Mental Health Nursing (through Pathway 1)
      • Higher Diploma in Nursing
      • Higher Diploma in Nursing (through Pathway 1)
      • Diploma in Health Studies (Community Health Care)
      • Certificate in Health Studies (Community Health Care)

    • School of School of Education and Languages
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Primary)(Pathway 1)
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Primary)(Pathway 4)
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)(Pathway 1)
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)(Pathway 4)

Maintained by: Admissions & Enrolment Office (Part-time & Postgraduate) ( )
Modified Date: Oct 20, 2020