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The Open University of Hong Kong


Bachelor of Language Studies with Honours (Applied Chinese Language Studies) 語言研究榮譽學士(應用中國語言)

BLang(Hons) Applied Chin

Short Description

This programme aims to develop a high level of Chinese proficiency, with in-depth knowledge on the Chinese language and its application, including its cultural and social implications, its literary and language structures and its uses in various bilingual working contexts.

Graduates will contribute to the fields of Chinese education, publishing and media, creative industries, and general administration in the civil service, non-government organizations and business sectors.


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$ 73,350

Estimated Programme Fees:
First year: HK$73,350
Whole Programme: HK$293,400


  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.


Dr. Jack Shu


Tel: 27685818


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 168 224 261 324 416 1393
2016 172 254 323 422 457 1628
2015 434 497 489 508 601 2529
2014 216 292 348 414 441 1711

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 35 9 12 21 29 106
2016 60 27 29 57 42 215
2015 68 14 11 11 0 104
2014 60 19 3 0 0 82