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The Open University of Hong Kong


Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Applied Economics 應用經濟學榮譽社會科學學士

BSSc (Hons) Applied Econ

Short Description

The economics curriculum aims to equip students with a solid foundation in economics with applied orientation so that they can serve at the managerial/administrative level in commerce, industry, education and the financial sectors as well as government agencies. On successful completion of the programme, the graduates are expected to be able to (a) demonstrate broad knowledge in economics, (b) apply economic theories to analyse real world situations and problems, (c) apply relevant methodology and quantitative skills in economics analysis, and (d) think analytically and critically about economics and related issues. It also prepares graduates to further their studies in economics and related disciplines in local and overseas universities.

After the completion of the first year study, students who find mismatch between the chosen major and their aptitude/interest can apply to switch to other desired social sciences major, subject to the required academic achievement and available quota.



  • 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  
    • GCE (A-Level /AS-Level) Chinese: Grade E or above  
    • GCE (O-Level)/ GCSE/ IGCSE Chinese: Grade E or above

    For programmes with specific entrance requirements on the Chinese Language proficiency, please click here for details.

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

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 FeeUpdated

HK$ 73,070

Estimated Programme Fees:
First year: HK$73,070
Whole Programme: HK$292,280

Estimated Programme Fees after deduction of the Government’s non-means-tested subsidy in the amount of HK$30,800 per year, if applicable:
First year: HK$42,270
Whole Programme: HK$169,080


  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., if applicable.
  3. Students, who fulfilled the stipulated requirements set by the Education Bureau, are eligible for the Government’s non-means-tested (NMT) annual subsidy. For details of the scheme and eligibility, please visit
  4. A student’s eligibility for the NMT subsidy and the subsidy amount (HK$30,800) allocated in an academic year is subject to EDB’s final discretion.


Dr. NG Chi Man Michael


Tel: 27686458


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 124 264 383 523 573 1867
2016 179 398 504 662 715 2458
2015 247 508 679 841 921 3196
2014 263 587 830 977 1126 3783
2013 235 510 836 1093 1231 3905
2012 211 447 727 977 1177 3539

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 22 20 20 22 35 119
2016 45 36 19 41 8 149
2015 73 52 0 0 0 125
2014 53 39 0 0 0 92
2013 15 29 16 0 0 60
2012 7 24 35 0 0 66