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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 psychology curriculum guides students to develop expertise and skills in the study of human behaviour.  Specifically, the curriculum aims to equip students with an in-depth knowledge of psychology and its place among the social sciences, to arouse students’ interest in the exploration of human behaviour and experience, to familiarize students with the process of conducting and evaluating psychological research, and to extend and apply what they have learnt to their own daily lives.  Furthermore, upon successful completion of the psychology curriculum, students should have developed the aptitude and abilities necessary to pursue postgraduate, professional studies.


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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:
    • 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

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$ 74,166

Estimated Programme Fees
1st year: HK$74,166
Whole Programme: HK$296,664

Estimated Programme Fees after deducting NMTSS subsidy (HK$31,300/year), if applicable
1st year: HK$42,866
Whole Programme: HK$171,464


  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. 2020/21 to 2022/23 (or 2023/24) 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 2019/20 academic year is HK$31,300.
  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
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
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