Open University of Hong Kong: Statistics

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#2176 of 14,160In the World
#647 of 5,829In Asia
#246 of 960In China
#9 of 11In Hong Kong
#829 of 1,123For Multimedia

Quick Review

Enrollment
17,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Languages
English;Chinese
Acceptance rate
33%*

* The Open University of Hong Kong is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsDistance-learning programmes: Anyone aged 17 or above. No academic entry requirements, except for postgraduate and professional programmes. Full-time face-to-face programmes: Requirements vary according to different degree programmes: Form-6 school leavers, Associate Degree holders, Hong-Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) and its equivalents
Academic CalendarDistance - learning programmes: April to March, (April-September; October-March); Full-time face-to-face programmes: September to August
Enrollment17,500
Full time employee1,750
Student:staff ratio10:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,448
Citations
21,841

Open University of Hong Kong majors

by publication & citation count

Computer Science
358 / 3,101
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
328 / 5,873
Business
255 / 6,110
Medicine
252 / 3,049
Psychology
193 / 3,574
Engineering
172 / 1,088
Mathematics
149 / 5,693
Art & Design
146 / 864
Economics
111 / 2,937
Sociology
104 / 2,758
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
101 / 796
Math Teachers
87 / 3,034
Biology
73 / 1,067
Environmental Science
70 / 976
Multimedia
65 / 333
Health Science
62 / 768
Marketing
59 / 2,856
Social Psychology
57 / 1,004
Political Science
56 / 214
Education Majors
56 / 1,534
Chemistry
56 / 378
Communications and Public Relations
49 / 1,325
Physical Therapy
47 / 207
Computational Linguistics
41 / 237
Management Information Systems
41 / 1,234
Nursing
35 / 1,011
Linguistics
34 / 261
Computer Networking
31 / 250
Demography
29 / 611
Hospitality and Hotel Management
29 / 415
Finance
29 / 298
Investment Banking and Stock trading
28 / 862
Sports Medicine
28 / 90
Human-Computer Interaction
28 / 100
Gerontology
27 / 372
Physics
25 / 105
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
24 / 1,584
Data Science
23 / 63
Human Resource Management
23 / 498
Clinical Psychology
23 / 379

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1998124
19991325
20001640
20012489
20022491
200331176
200435244
200544275
200627516
200736603
200828752
200931848
2010401041
2011371230
2012491259
2013591429
2014711573
2015761483
2016641415
20171171450
20181111321
20191141636
20202462526

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students$6,250$6,250
International students$6,250$6,250

The Open University of Hong Kong has on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities+++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences++++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics+++
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine++
Engineering | IT++
Maths | Natural Sciences+++
Bachelor's DegreeChild Care and Development, Education, English, Preschool Education, Special Education
Bachelor's Degree HonoursChinese, English, Foreign Languages Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education
Master's DegreeEducation, Foreign Languages Education
Doctor's DegreeEducation

Notable alumni

  1. Joshua Wong

    Photo
    Joshua Wong
    Years
    1996-.. (age 25)
    Occupations
    civil rights advocatepolitician
    Biography

    Joshua Wong Chi-fung is a Hong Kong activist and politician. He served as secretary-general of the pro-democracy party Demosistō until it disbanded following the implementation of the Hong Kong national security law on 30 June 2020. Wong was previously convenor and founder of the Hong Kong student activist group Scholarism. Wong first rose to international prominence during the 2014 Hong Kong protests, and his pivotal role in the Umbrella Movement resulted in his inclusion in TIME magazine's Most Influential Teens of 2014 and nomination for its 2014 Person of the Year; he was further called one of the "world's greatest leaders" by Fortune magazine in 2015, and nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017.

  2. Scud

    Photo
    Scud
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Scud is the professional name of Guangzhou, China-born Hong Kong film producer, screenwriter and film director, Danny Cheng Wan-Cheung (Chinese: 雲翔). He says that he chose the name "Scud" to match his Chinese name, which translates in English as "Scudding Clouds". His films explore somewhat taboo themes within Hong Kong cinema, including same-sex relationships and drug-taking. His film-making style eschews cynicism or gritty realism, and embraces an acceptance of the life choices made by his characters, rather than a search for "solutions". Scud has cited Pier Paolo Pasolini, Pedro Almodovar and Peter Greenaway as directors who have influenced his work.

  3. Luk Chung-hung

    Photo
    Luk Chung-hung
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    trade unionistpolitician
    Biography

    Michael Luk Chung-hung is a Hong Kong politician. He is a member of the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions (HKFTU) and the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB). He is also member of the Yuen Long District Council since 2003 for Tin Heng and member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong for Labour functional constituency elected in the 2016 Hong Kong Legislative Council election. He lost his district council seat in 2019 following a rout of pro-Beijing candidates amidst the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests.

  4. Ken Chow Wing-kan

    Photo
    Ken Chow Wing-kan
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Chow Wing Kan, was a member of the Hong Kong Progressive Alliance and the Liberal Party, and is currently a political figure of the Hong Kong Pro-Beijing camp. He has been working in the district of Tin Shui Wai, Yuen Long District for many years. He has served as a member of the Yuen Long District Council since October 1994 and has been re-elected five times until his re-election failed in 2019.

  5. Zhong Shanshan

    Photo
    Zhong Shanshan
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurbusinessperson
    Biography

    Zhong Shanshan is a Chinese billionaire businessman.

  6. Honcques Laus

    Photo
    Honcques Laus
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    2001-.. (age 20)
    Occupations
    journalistwriterpolitician
    Biography

    Honcques Laus is a Hong Kong pro-independence activist, utilitarian, and writer. He is the founding and current chairperson of the Hongkonger Utilitarian Party and former Ming Pao Student Reporter. In 2017, he displayed a slogan showing 'Hong Kong independence' during a Ming Pao student event attended by the Chief Executive Carrie Lam. In 2020, he fled to the United Kingdom due to the controversial national security law passed in June, and was wanted by the Hong Kong Police Force later after.

General info

Alternative namesOUHK
香港公開大學
Founded1989
AccreditationEducation Bureau
MottoEducation for All
Colorsblue, green

Location and Contacts

Address30 Good Shepherd Street, Homantin, Kowloon
Hong Kong
China
City population7,501,000
Phone+852 2711 2100
Fax+852 2715 0760

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