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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 two 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. 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$ 98,300

Estimated Programme Fees
1st year: HK$98,300
Whole Programme: HK$393,200

Estimated Programme Fees after deducting NMTSS subsidy (HK$33,100/year), if applicable
1st year: HK$65,200
Whole Programme: HK$260,800


  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.


Programme Admissions Officer


Tel: 27685811


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 116 139 137 149 198 739
2019 100 126 184 215 252 877
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
2020 27 5 0 0 0 32
2019 28 5 1 0 0 34
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