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Open University of Hong Kong

The Open University of Hong Kong, established in 1989 by the Hong Kong Government, is the only fully accredited and recognized university in Hong Kong to deliver its programmes mainly by distance learning.

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)



The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK), formerly the Open Learning Institute of Hong Kong (OLI), is the first self-financed university established by the government offering open and distance education in Hong Kong. The change of title, in May 1997, reflects the recognition of the University's outstanding academic standing, achievements and contributions to Hong Kong’s higher education.


Established by the Hong Kong Government in 1989 as a provider of distance education, OUHK began offering full-time programmes in 2001. Over the years we have grown into a leader in open and flexible education in the Asia Pacific region, and our full-time face-to-face programmes for qualified secondary school leavers are on par with other established universities across Hong Kong. OUHK today is a young, dynamic, full-fledged university.


Research Office (RO), from the University Research Centre (URC)* of the past, is the centralized unit of the Open University of Hong Kong facilitating research activities of the University, supporting research carried out by staff of the University and coordinating development projects with external funding.


  • Graduates are equipped as management professionals and administrators for different sectors of creative and cultural industries, including but not limited to broadcasting, film and video, animation, digital entertainment, digital art, arts administration, and museum and gallery.
  • Career opportunities abound across the public sector, private art groups, non-profit cultural organizations, educational organizations, etc.
  • As creative and cultural industries continue to thrive globally, professional cultural managers are much needed, no matter in Hong Kong, the Greater China, the Asia region or around the world.

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Student services

SAO provides services to enhance the study life of students, so that they can take full advantages of the academic opportunities provided by the University. The goal of SAO is to facilitate our students to realize their full potential as they progress in their growing path at the University.

Housing services

We aim to be an excellent facilities manager that provides all staff and students with a comfortable and safe working and study environment as well as efficient and effective administrative support, so that their work and studies can be facilitated, and their sense of belonging towards the University can be reinforced.

Library services

The Active Learning Space (ALS) on Level one of the Stanley Ho Library is open to all users who can also bring their personal computers to connect to the LED displays for group work or study. The ALS is equipped with group tables and chairs, whiteboard writing surfaces and wireless LAN.

ICT services

Wireless LAN Service: Available inside the Libraries.

Student Life

Campus life

The OUHK Jockey Club Campus (JCC) commissioned in February 2014. The campus is located at 81 Chung Hau Street, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, which is within minutes walk from Main Campus. The total gross floor area of JCC is approximately 25,000 sq. m which contains an Auditorium, a Multi-purpose Hall, Lecture Theatres and Tutorial Rooms. Specially designed facilities including Library, Computer Centre, Testing and Certification Laboratories, Clinical Nursing Education Centre, Creative Arts Studios and Laboratories, etc.

Sports facilities

To provide opportunities for students to play sports, the University has recentlyrented a sports ground at King’s Park Stadium (off Wylie Road) for two afternoontimeslots a week. The University rented the main pitch (Pitch No. 1), which is astate-of-the-art all weather surface set out for both soccer and rugby, for use bystudents. Other sports may also be played there. The sports ground also includeschanging rooms for men and women, a fitness room and commercial cateringservices.

Student clubs

The CBMP Student Association was formally established jointly by the Women’s Commission and LiPACE, OUHK in October 2008. Its aims include:

  • To encourage members to build a network of fellow students in pursuit of continuous education. That way they will widen their horizon and enhance themselves in all aspects of life;
  • To find their inner-strengths, and to learn on their own or from each other in order to face challenges with a positive mindset.
  • To form interconnected groups to participate in social functions and activities, and to speak for women;
  • To learn from self-help to helping others, to exert care and concern for the needed, and to contribute oneself to the society.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

nothing much. i just studied there for 4 years, and learnt the knowledge and skills

Happy school life
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Open University would be provide the support to student

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