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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1989
    • Size:
    • Medium (5000~15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • 30 Good Shepherd Street, Homantin, Kowloon City District, Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong
    • Phone:
    • +85227112100
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of Open University of Hong Kong 

A statutory university located in Ho Man Tin, Hong Kong. Established by the Hong Kong Government in 1989,  the OUHK consists of five schools, namely the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, School of Education and Languages, School of Nursing and Health Studies, and the School of Science and Technology. The OUHK is the only self-financing university set up by the Hong Kong Government. It began as a distance-learning-based university, but is now in effect two universities in one. It has started to offer full-time programmes since 2001 and has participated in Hong Kong's centralized joint university admission system (JUPAS) since 2007.

Academic Highlights

The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) is a statutory university located in Ho Man Tin, Hong Kong. Established by the British Hong Kong Government . The OUHK consists of five schools, namely the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, School of Education and Languages, School of Nursing and Health Studies, and the School of Science and Technology.

Life in Open University of Hong Kong

The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) always encourages its students to form societies and organise student activities. The University provides student organisations with assistance and help by Student Affairs Committee and Student Affairs Office. By planning and participating in various activities, students can improve their knowledge and enhance their organisational skills. Currently, there are near 50 student societies[45] and various alumni associations accredited by the University and granted for subsidy. The associations provide students with various kinds of activities, including sports competitions, academic discussions, seminars, outdoor activities and rehearsal exercises.

School Ranking

Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) rank as 9th place in the whole Hong Kong.

Admissions

Applicants with Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) qualifications are required to obtain Level 3 or above in Chinese and English, as well as Level 2 or above in Mathematics, Liberal Studies and an elective subject (or equivalent). (Bachelor's Degree with Honours programmes for Year 1 admission via JUPAS [i.e. programmes marked with an asterisk *, see 'Programme List'] are open only to non-JUPAS applicants via direct application.)

Notable Alumni

Dr Chiang Chen  is a Hong Kong industrialist who is the founder and chairman of the Chen Hsong Holdings Limited since 1958. As a pro-Beijing entrepreneur, Chiang maintained good relations with the Chinese government, and was appointed as a Hong Kong affair advisor. He was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal, the highest award under the Hong Kong honours and awards system on 1 July 2005 for his contributions in Hong Kong's industry. The Chaing Chen Studio Theatre in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University was also named after him. He is the father of Hong Kong legislator Ann Chiang. Dr. Cheng Hon-kwan, GBS, OBE, JP (Chinese: 鄭漢鈞; born 16 May 1927) is a Hong Kong engineer and politician. He was the member of the Executive Council and Legislative Council of Hong Kong in the 1980s and was chairman of the Hong Kong Housing Authority from 2000 to 2002. Federico Mayor Zaragoza (born 27 January 1934 in Barcelona) is a Spanish scientist, scholar, politician, diplomat, and poet. He served as director-general of UNESCO from 1987 to 1999. He is currently the chairman of the Foundation for a Culture of Peace and member of the Honorary Board of the International Decade for the Promotion of a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World as well as the honorary chairman of the Académie de la Paix.

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