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The Open University of Hong Kong


Bachelor of Science with Honours in Physiotherapy 物理治療學榮譽理學士

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Short DescriptionUpdated

The aim of the Physiotherapy Programme is to equip the students with the best theoretical and practical skill, competence and confidence to qualify as professional physiotherapists. The curriculum is being developed in compliance with international standards and the Physiotherapists Board’s requirements for programme accreditation. Professional courses will be delivered in small classes/groups. In addition to the state-of-the-art equipment in specially-designed practical rooms, advanced technology such as web-based resource hub, simulation experience and digital dissection pedagogy will be used to facilitate teaching and learning. Clinical placements of over 1000 hours will be arranged in hospitals, clinics, NGOs, and community-based settings.

Upon successful accreditation of the Programme by the Physiotherapists Board, graduates will be eligible for registration to practise as physiotherapists in Hong Kong.

Programme Website


  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements

1. Applicants must be able to communicate effectively in Chinese and English.

2. The elective subject should preferably be a science subject, i.e. Biology, Physics, Combined Science with Biology and Physics.

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.

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:
    • ‘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.

  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$ 160,000

Estimated Programme Fees
1st year: HK$160,000
Whole Programme: HK$640,000

Estimated Programme Fees after deducting NMTSS subsidy (HK$32,100/year), if applicable
1st year: HK$127,900
Whole Programme: HK$511,600


  1. The estimated composite tuition/programme fees listed above are subject to the University’s approval and 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. 2021/22 to 2023/24 (or 2024/25) 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 2020/21 academic year is HK$32,100.
  6. Only local students are eligible for subsidy under NMTSS.


Department of Physiotherapy, School of Nursing & Health Studies


Tel: 27686289