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The Open University of Hong Kong


Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Politics and Public Administration 政治及公共行政榮譽社會科學學士


Short Description

The politics and public administration curriculum guides students to develop knowledge and skills in the study of political science and public administration. Specifically, the curriculum aims to equip students with an in-depth knowledge of politics and public administration; to arouse their interest in studying global and public problems and issues pertinent to the management of the government; to familiarize them with the knowledge and skills of conducting research within the discipline; and to analyze public problems of the world and their society. Politics and public administration graduates will be capable to further study or pursue a career in a wide range of fields, especially in the public sector.


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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. 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. Mathematics Extended Part (i.e. Module 1 (Calculus and Statistics) / Module 2 (Algebra and Calculus)) will be counted as an elective subject. If applicants have taken both Module 1 and Module 2, only the module with best result will be taken into consideration.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 FeeUpdated

HK$ 78,120

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

Estimated Programme Fees after deducting NMTSS subsidy (HK$33,100/year), if applicable
1st year: HK$45,020
Whole Programme: HK$180,080

  1. The composite tuition/programme fees listed above have included laboratory/practicum/immersion course fees, etc., if applicable.
  2. Non-local students will be charged at a higher rate.
  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$33,100/year set out above is for the 2021/22 academic year (AY).
  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. Wai-man LAM


Tel: 27685741


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 149 259 350 436 484 1678
2019 196 289 359 463 562 1869
2018 240 367 366 510 603 2086
2017 245 382 398 532 647 2204
2016 286 400 524 608 739 2557
2015 362 570 710 816 917 3375
2014 242 540 800 875 1028 3485
2013 362 672 902 1100 1200 4236
2012 232 434 672 829 1005 3172

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 32 18 9 8 15 82
2019 49 25 12 9 18 113
2018 63 39 28 26 24 180
2017 83 47 0 0 0 130
2016 103 27 0 0 0 130
2015 125 0 0 0 0 125
2014 54 38 0 0 0 92
2013 11 25 24 0 0 60
2012 10 27 29 0 0 66