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The Open University of Hong Kong


Bachelor of Education with Honours in English Language Teaching & Bachelor of English Language Studies with Honours 英語教學榮譽教育學士及英語研究榮譽學士


Short Description

This programme aims to develop a good understanding of the structure and use of the English language, the sound professional knowledge and skills required of a fully qualified English language teacher.  The programme leads to the award of two Honours Degrees - by including studies in summer terms, the equivalent of five years of studies can be completed within four years.

Graduates will be recognized by the Education Bureau as having a language (English) major degree and a teacher qualification specializing in English language, and will be exempted from the English Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers.  Graduates will also be eligible to take up general administrative and executive work in the civil service, non-government organizations, the business or industry sectors and other positions for university graduates.


Programme Website


  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
One of the following elective subjects:
  1. HKDSE Category B subjects (Applied Learning) with attainment at “Attained” or above; or Category C subjects (Other Languages) with attainment at grade E or above will be considered as elective subjects.

  2. Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) applicants, who have met the specified circumstances as announced by the Education Bureau (EDB), can use the following qualifications to replace HKDSE Chinese Language level 3 to meet the entrance requirement for Chinese Language:
    • HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese: Attained with Distinction  
    • GCE (A-Level /AS-Level) Chinese: Grade E or above  
    • GCE (O-Level)/ GCSE/ IGCSE Chinese: Grade C or above

  3. Some programmes may give higher weighting or preference for certain elective subjects in admission selection.  Please refer to the ‘Programme Information’ for details.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

The University will calculate the best grades attained by an applicant from the most current two sittings of HKDSE taken by the applicant.  There is no grade penalty for multiple sittings.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 73,815

Estimated Programme Fees:
First year: HK$73,815
Whole Programme: HK$369,030


  1. The estimated composite tuition/programme fees listed above are for reference only. The rate is subject to approval. Tuition fees are charged according to the number of course credits taken by a student. A student will normally take 40 credits in an academic year.
  2. The composite tuition/programme fees listed above have included laboratory/ practicum/immersion course fee etc.
  3. Students, who fulfilled the stipulated requirements set by the Education Bureau, are eligible for the Government’s non-means-tested annual subsidy.


School of Education and Languages


Tel: 27685806


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 194 220 184 247 313 1158
2016 97 175 221 284 312 1089
2015 160 262 308 375 400 1505
2014 490 531 531 516 593 2661
2013 694 696 572 526 576 3064
2012 109 205 258 306 357 1235

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 30 3 0 0 0 33
2016 15 7 5 0 0 27
2015 25 6 0 0 0 31
2014 23 0 0 0 0 23
2013 48 0 0 0 0 48
2012 21 10 0 0 0 31