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The Open University of Hong Kong


Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Psychology 心理學榮譽社會科學學士

BSSc (Hons) Psychology

Short Description

The Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Psychology programme is a 4-year full-time programme offered by the School of Arts and Social Sciences. The programme aims to equip students with an in-depth knowledge in exploring human behaviour and experience in Psychology and applying the psychological knowledge in daily lives. Upon successful completion of the programme, students should be able to understand the self and others with a psychological perspective. Graduates can pursue a career in the private and public sectors, as well as the non-government organizations in psychology-related positions. Graduates can also further pursue postgraduate studies in different specialties of Psychology.


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  • 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. Vera Hau


Tel: 27685860


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2019 665 1005 1233 1478 1547 5928
2018 780 1016 1333 1541 1697 6367
2017 642 927 1335 1575 1773 6252
2016 762 1148 1545 1938 2150 7543
2015 667 1244 1896 2353 2567 8727
2014 730 1460 2242 2790 2905 10127
2013 623 1311 2199 2792 3068 9993
2012 542 1019 1849 2570 2799 8779

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 173 93 62 53 63 444
2018 217 108 0 0 0 325
2017 208 67 0 0 0 275
2016 145 0 0 0 0 145
2015 138 1 0 0 0 139
2014 33 33 0 0 0 66
2013 8 33 26 0 0 67
2012 2 24 40 0 0 66