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The Open University of Hong Kong


Bachelor of Education with Honours in English Language Teaching and Bachelor of English Language Studies with Honours 英語教學榮譽教育學士及英語研究榮譽學士


Short Description

This programme aims to develop a good understanding of the structure and use of the English language, the sound professional knowledge and skills required of a fully qualified English language teacher.  The programme leads to the award of two Honours Degrees - by including studies in summer terms, the equivalent of five years of studies can be completed within four years.

Graduates will be recognized by the Education Bureau as having a language (English) major degree and a teacher qualification specializing in English language, and will be exempted from the English Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers.  Graduates will also 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

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$ 74,768

Estimated Programme Fees
1st year: HK$74,768
Whole Programme: HK$373,842

Estimated Programme Fees after deducting NMTSS subsidy (HK$31,300/year), if applicable
1st year: HK$43,468
Whole Programme: HK$248,642 (study 200 credits)


  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.


Prof. Cynthia Lee


Tel: 27685821


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2018 189 188 207 240 269 1093
2017 194 220 184 247 313 1158
2016 97 175 221 284 312 1089
2015 160 262 308 375 400 1505
2014 490 531 531 516 593 2661
2013 694 696 572 526 576 3064
2012 109 205 258 306 357 1235

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 36 5 1 0 0 42
2017 30 3 0 0 0 33
2016 15 7 5 0 0 27
2015 25 6 0 0 0 31
2014 23 0 0 0 0 23
2013 48 0 0 0 0 48
2012 21 10 0 0 0 31