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The Open University of Hong Kong


Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Language Studies and Translation 語言研究與翻譯榮譽文學士

BA(Hons) LangStud & Tran

Short Description

This programme aims to enable students to learn a range of language phenomena and translation skills. While the former comprises various language systems of English such as sound, word, grammar, meaning and usage, the latter encompasses practical skills in dealing with the cultural dimension of translation, accounting for the differences between the English and Chinese languages and handling translated texts in specialized areas, including law, business, public administration and media. This programme intends to bring students to a level of proficiency that will enable them to be linguistically and analytically equipped to be language professionals and translators. Graduates are able to complete extended translation assignments and deal with linguistically and culturally-related problems in translation, and to comprehend, analyse and explain complicate language phenomena and to perform various language tasks confidently as other practising language professionals.



  • 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. Unless otherwise stated in the Programme-specific subject requirements, 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 can be counted 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. In addition to the General Entrance Requirements, individual programme may require specific subject requirements. Also, some programmes may give higher weighting to certain subjects, core and/or elective, and some may also grant preference to certain elective subjects in admission selection.  Please refer to the ‘Programme-specific subject requirements’ for details or click here.

  4. The University accepts combined results of HKDSE examination. The best results will be counted for meeting the entrance requirements and for the calculation of admissions scores.

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 Fee

HK$ 78,120

Estimated Programme Fees
1st year: HK$78,120
Whole Programme: HK$312,480

Estimated Programme Fees after deducting NMTSS subsidy (HK$32,100/year), if applicable
1st year: HK$46,020
Whole Programme: HK$184,080


  1. The estimated composite tuition/programme fees listed above are 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. 2022/23 to 2024/25 (or 2025/26) 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. The NMTSS subsidy amount of HK$32,100/year set out above is for the 2020/21 academic year (AY).  The amounts for the 2021/22 cohort will be subject to review with reference to the CCPI in Hong Kong.
  6. A student’s eligibility for the NMTSS and the annual subsidy amount allocated in an academic year is subject to EDB’s final approval.
  7. Only local students are eligible for subsidy under NMTSS.



Dr. Venus CHAN


Tel: 27685797


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 197 303 336 397 525 1758
2019 205 302 460 571 651 2189
2018 317 522 583 687 801 2910
2017 292 468 537 649 799 2745
2016 235 586 577 809 938 3145
2015 390 746 881 1005 1134 4156
2014 468 874 1066 1194 1343 4945
2013 370 785 996 1279 1396 4826
2012 273 528 911 1150 1292 4154

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 62 35 13 12 18 140
2019 53 28 33 17 22 153
2018 127 73 45 25 0 270
2017 119 61 0 0 0 180
2016 103 82 0 0 0 185
2015 80 70 0 0 0 150
2014 66 19 8 0 0 93
2013 15 49 30 0 0 94
2012 11 24 24 0 0 59