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Optometry (Honours)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

60 months
18684 USD/year
5425 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Students in this Optometry (Honours) from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University become primary eyecare practitioners with expert knowledge of the eye and the visual system. They gain the knowledge and skills that are necessary to diagnose visual problems and offer treatment options, which may be in the form of optical lenses or visual training.


The journey to becoming an eyecare practitioner begins with a strong foundation in basic life sciences, followed by a thorough grounding in the optometric sciences. In the second half of the Optometry (Honours) from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, students acquire clinical skills that enable them to effectively manage a wide variety of visual problems. 

The five semesters of supervised clinical training with real patients in our Optometry Clinic and our satellite clinics give students many opportunities to learn to care for patients and consolidate their clinical skills and knowledge.


Optometrists are the main providers of vision care in the community. Most of our graduates initially enter optometric practice as employees. Many subsequently establish their own practices. Some of them work in government agencies such as the Hospital Authority and the Department of Health.

Apart from optometric practice, there are also opportunities in the optical industry, particularly in the area of professional services. A small number of our graduates pursue postgraduate research studies locally and overseas.

Programme Structure

  • The programme comprises General University Requirements (GUR) and four main areas of study: basic sciences, optometric sciences, clinical sciences and clinical and professional training.
  • Years One and Two concentrate on general education and basic sciences to establish a sound base of knowledge.
  • Years Three and Four develop students' optometric clinical techniques for clinical practice.
  • Years Four and Five focus on clinical training (a total of 5 semesters). Students examine patients and gain valuable clinical experience.
  • A research project is conducted in Years Four and Five.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


160 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subject(s) with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include(s):

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics (Extended part - Calculus and Statistics)
  • Mathematics (Extended part - Algebra and Calculus)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Combined Science: Biology + Chemistry
  • Combined Science: Biology + Physics
  • Combined Science: Physics + Chemistry

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18684 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    5425 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5425 USD per year during 60 months.
  • HK$42,100 per academic year for local students. 
  • For non-local students, the tuition fee is HK$145,000

Living costs for Hong Kong

13720 - 23419 HKD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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