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The Open University of Hong Kong


Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Chinese 中文榮譽文學士

BA (Hons) Chinese

Short Description

This programme aims to equip students with an in-depth understanding of Chinese language and literature. Training in communication skills will be provided to enhance students' language proficiency. In the area of Chinese literature, this programme will help students to develop the ability of literary criticism. Both classical and modern literary works from a range of genres and relevant literary theories will be covered. To enable students to gain a comprehensive understanding of Chinese language and literature, basic knowledge in Chinese culture will also be introduced.


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:
    • ‘Attained’ or above in HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese
    • Grade E or above in GCE (A-Level / AS-Level / O-Level) Chinese
    • Grade E / Grade 3 or above in GCSE / IGCSE Chinese   
    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

OUHK will consider the best grade attained for a particular subject from any sittings of HKDSE examination taken by the applicant. There is no grade penalty for multiple sittings.

First Year Tuition FeeUpdated

HK$ 75,920

Estimated Programme Fees
1st year: HK$75,920
Whole Programme: HK$303,680 

Estimated Programme Fees after deducting NMTSS subsidy (HK$32,100/year), if applicable
1st year: HK$43,820
Whole Programme: HK$175,280


  1. The estimated composite tuition/programme fees listed above are subject to the University’s approval and for reference only. 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. Non-local students will be charged at a higher rate.
  2. The composite tuition/programme fees listed above have included laboratory/ practicum/ immersion course fees, etc., if applicable.
  3. There will be an annual adjustment of tuition fees which will be capped at the actual Composite Consumer Price Index (CCPI) to be announced by the Government. The estimated composite tuition/programme fees for the whole programme has not yet taken the CCPI for the second to fourth (or fifth) year, i.e. 2021/22 to 2023/24 (or 2024/25) academic year, into account.
  4. Students, who fulfilled the stipulated requirements set by the Education Bureau (EDB), are eligible for the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (“NMTSS”) provided by the Government. For details of the scheme and eligibility, please visit
  5. A student’s eligibility for the NMTSS and the annual subsidy amount allocated in an academic year is subject to EDB’s final approval. The annual subsidy amount of NMTSS for the 2020/21 academic year is HK$32,100.
  6. Only local students are eligible for subsidy under NMTSS.


Dr. Wong Chi Hung


Tel: 27685718


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2019 169 250 290 467 522 1698
2018 275 358 396 502 603 2134
2017 252 361 419 502 644 2178
2016 305 488 483 663 730 2669
2015 388 599 696 743 801 3227
2014 508 739 896 924 1055 4122
2013 346 622 897 1026 1084 3975
2012 303 567 772 960 983 3585

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2019 33 31 23 28 20 135
2018 92 73 35 25 0 225
2017 96 72 2 0 0 170
2016 111 29 0 0 0 140
2015 80 0 0 0 0 80
2014 39 26 11 0 0 76
2013 27 29 16 0 0 72
2012 5 33 13 0 0 51