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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 and translation skills. 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 complete extended translation assignments and deal with linguistically and culturally-related problems in translation, and to enhance their language awareness, ability, as well as confidence, 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. 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. Eden Li


Tel: 27685907


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
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
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