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The Open University of Hong Kong


Bachelor of English Language Studies with Honours 英語研究榮譽學士

BEng Lang (Hons)

Short Description

This programme aims to develop a high level of English proficiency and in-depth knowledge and understanding of key aspects of the English language.

The degree is recognized by the Education Bureau as a language major degree, and graduates who also complete a teacher's qualification specializing in English language will become fully qualified English language teachers in Hong Kong and will be exempted from the English Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers.  Graduates will be eligible to take up general administrative and executive work in the civil service, non-government organizations, the business or industry sectors and other positions for university graduates.



  • 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 Fee

HK$ 74,394

Estimated Programme Fees
1st year: HK$74,394
Whole Programme: HK$308,924

Estimated Programme Fees after deducting NMTSS subsidy (HK$30,800/year), if applicable
1st year: HK$43,594
Whole Programme: HK$185,724


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. The estimated composite tuition/programme fee for the whole programme has taken the Composite Consumer Price Index (CCPI) projected by OUHK for the second to fourth year, i.e. 2020/21 to 2022/23, into account but the annual adjustment of tuition fee will be capped at the actual CCPI to be announced by the Government or the CCPI projected by the University, whichever is lower.
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 2018/19 academic year is HK$30,800. The annual subsidy amount for the 2019/20 academic year will be announced by the Government later.
6. Only local students are eligible for subsidy under NMTSS.


Dr. Danny LEUNG


Tel: 27685812


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2018 151 245 255 292 325 1268
2017 202 246 292 300 380 1420
2016 316 372 293 398 488 1867
2015 241 351 429 477 621 2119
2014 437 587 488 573 622 2707
2013 276 527 484 619 686 2592
2012 163 297 410 531 586 1987

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2018 43 21 14 18 31 127
2017 67 32 18 20 25 162
2016 117 63 31 34 0 245
2015 107 56 11 0 1 175
2014 96 8 4 6 6 120
2013 59 71 0 0 0 130
2012 21 45 10 0 0 76