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The Open University of Hong Kong


Bachelor of English Language Studies with Honours 英語研究榮譽學士

BEng Lang (Hons)

Short Description

This programme aims to develop a high level of English proficiency and in-depth knowledge and understanding of key aspects of the English language.

The degree is recognized by the Education Bureau as a language major degree, and graduates who also complete a teacher's qualification specializing in English language will become fully qualified English language teachers in Hong Kong and will be exempted from the English Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers.  Graduates will 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$ 78,320

Estimated Programme Fees
1st year: HK$78,320
Whole Programme: HK$313,280

Estimated Programme Fees after deducting NMTSS subsidy (HK$33,100/year), if applicable
1st year: HK$45,220
Whole Programme: HK$180,880


  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 87 139 145 192 209 772
2019 86 128 186 255 292 947
2018 151 245 255 292 325 1268
2017 202 246 292 300 380 1420
2016 316 372 293 398 488 1867
2015 241 351 429 477 621 2119
2014 437 587 488 573 622 2707
2013 276 527 484 619 686 2592
2012 163 297 410 531 586 1987

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 16 4 0 4 56
2019 12 13 7 9 12 53
2018 43 21 14 18 31 127
2017 67 32 18 20 25 162
2016 117 63 31 34 0 245
2015 107 56 11 0 1 175
2014 96 8 4 6 6 120
2013 59 71 0 0 0 130
2012 21 45 10 0 0 76