The Open University of Hong Kong
The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) was established by Government legislation in 1997, having served the community since 1989 to provide higher education opportunities at the degree level by means of open learning. The University extended its service to offer full-time face-to-face undergraduate programmes to secondary school leavers in 2003.
The University’s four Schools – Arts and Social Sciences, Business and Administration, Science and Technology, and Education and Languages – offer a range of degree programmes including social sciences, arts, creative arts, business administration, languages, education, computing, engineering, nursing, testing and certification. Most programmes are taught in English while some programmes have Chinese as the medium of instruction. Our full-time face-to-face undergraduate programmes are primarily taught by the University’s full-time academics, most of whom are doctoral degree holders, active in research with many years of teaching experience. The University takes pride in its stringent quality assurance system which is applied to all of its academic programmes.
OUHK has for a long time, been offering 4-year full-time bachelor’s degree programmes. Under the 3-3-4 curriculum, students would pursue the major area of studies, complemented by general education as well as outside discipline courses. In this way, their education experience in OUHK is well-balanced, with a broad foundation and a strong in-depth coverage of their chosen areas of specialization, to meet the challenges in the forever changing knowledge based society and community.
The Education Bureau of HKSAR has introduced the ‘Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP)’ for three cohorts of students, starting from the 2015/2016 academic year. The OUHK, selected as one of the participating institutions, has offered four designated programmes in the disciplines of testing and certification, health care and the creative industries. Under the subsidy scheme, qualified students of the OUHK will receive HK$70,000 worth of yearly subsidies if they are admitted to one of these SSSDP programmes.
To cope with the growing demand, the OUHK has established the Jubilee College on Chung Hau Street, Ho Man Tin. The OUHK Jubilee College offers full-time programmes in cultural and creative arts, testing and certification, and health care.