Open University of Hong Kong: Statistics



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#2085 of 14,131 In the World
#612 of 5,830 In Asia
#229 of 960 In China
#8 of 11 In Hong Kong
#428 of 1,851 For Multimedia
Top50% For 49 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The Open University of Hong Kong is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete 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 RequirementsFor undergraduate programmes, students should hold the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education or equivalent. For postgraduate programmes, students should have an undergraduate degree.
Academic CalendarSemesters

Research profile

Open University of Hong Kong has published 3,695 scientific papers with 46,503 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, Political Science, Law, Sociology, Environmental Science, Engineering, Philosophy, Psychology, and Biology.


Open University of Hong Kong majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
2,585 / 33,116
Computer Science
1,746 / 23,094
Political Science
1,739 / 25,975
1,572 / 24,521
1,452 / 21,706
Environmental Science
1,410 / 18,731
1,343 / 18,416
1,321 / 17,107
1,234 / 17,752
1,210 / 20,105
1,146 / 18,251
1,106 / 16,573
1,100 / 15,648
968 / 14,800
Geography and Cartography
946 / 11,314
907 / 8,818
841 / 14,599
737 / 12,154
Art & Design
703 / 7,817
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
693 / 7,689
690 / 8,303
Quantum and Particle physics
684 / 10,210
656 / 7,634
612 / 8,537
579 / 9,354
546 / 10,262
501 / 7,198
Education Majors
480 / 6,154
Social Psychology
478 / 8,059
Math Teachers
473 / 5,932
Machine Learning
448 / 6,210
Development Studies
430 / 6,198
377 / 6,561
364 / 7,338
338 / 6,287
Materials Science
337 / 5,090
335 / 5,808
Organic Chemistry
314 / 6,091
309 / 6,259
Mechanical Engineering
281 / 4,052

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 14 47
1991 23 47
1992 26 62
1993 16 62
1994 24 74
1995 25 74
1996 40 120
1997 41 179
1998 44 152
1999 32 190
2000 56 219
2001 55 235
2002 57 299
2003 78 480
2004 73 497
2005 94 579
2006 72 802
2007 91 903
2008 108 1109
2009 83 1280
2010 90 1537
2011 77 1711
2012 101 1868
2013 93 2003
2014 118 2084
2015 136 2118
2016 125 2003
2017 178 2182
2018 180 2394
2019 215 2882
2020 369 3652
2021 418 5627
2022 232 5961
Academic rankings


The tuition table for Open University of Hong Kong gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (HKD) Academic Year
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Language Studies with Business 3,600 per credit 2021-2022
Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) in Accounting and Finance 3,600 per credit 2021-2022
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing and Data Analytics 3,600 per credit 2021-2022
Master of Business Administration 4,800 per credit 2021-2022
Master of Science in Applied Psychology 4,800 per credit 2021-2022

All tuition costs are in Hong Kong Dollars (HKD).

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

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Open University of Hong Kong.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Associate Degree Business Administration, Education, Information Technology, Natural Sciences
Higher Diploma Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Criminology, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Japanese, Media Studies, Preschool Education, Psychology, Tourism
Bachelor's Degree Child Care and Development, Computer Science, Education, Electronic Engineering, English, Management, Nursing, Preschool Education, Special Education
Bachelor's Degree Honours Accountancy, Administration, Artificial Intelligence, Banking, Biological and Life Sciences, Business Computing, Chinese, Communication Arts, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, E-Business/Commerce, Education, Educational Administration, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Finance, Food Science, Foreign Languages Education, Human Resources, International Business, Management, Marketing, Nursing, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Psychology, Public Administration, Real Estate, Sports Management, Taxation, Tourism, Translation and Interpretation, Transport Management
Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education
Master's Degree Accountancy, Applied Linguistics, Business Administration, Education, Environmental Studies, Finance, Foreign Languages Education, Literature, Management, Marketing, Multimedia, Natural Resources, Nursing, Real Estate, Social Sciences, Tourism, Translation and Interpretation, Writing
Master of Philosophy Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
Doctor's Degree Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Philosophy, Social Sciences

Notable alumni

  1. Joshua Wong

    Joshua Wong
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    1996-.. (age 27)
    politicianschoolchildcivil rights advocate

    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

    Born in
    China Flag China
    1967-.. (age 56)
    film directorscreenwriter

    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, Yukio Mishima, Pedro Almodovar and Peter Greenaway as directors who have influenced his work.

  3. Luk Chung-hung

    Luk Chung-hung
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    1978-.. (age 45)
    trade unionistpolitician

    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

    Ken Chow Wing-kan
    1966-.. (age 57)

    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.

Open University of Hong Kong faculties and divisions

School : Arts and Social Sciences Arts and Humanities, Chinese, Economics, English, Film, Law, Literature, Performing Arts, Psychology, Public Administration, Regional Studies, Social Sciences, Translation and Interpretation, Writing
School : Business and Administration Accountancy, Business Administration, E-Business/Commerce, Finance, International Business, Law, Management, Management Systems, Marketing
School : Education and Languages Education, Foreign Languages Education, Preschool Education
School : Nursing and Health Studies Nursing, Physical Therapy
School : Professional and Continuing Education Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Criminology, Fashion Design, Health Sciences, Interior Design, Japanese, Multimedia, Natural Sciences, Preschool Education, Psychology, Tourism
School : Science and Technology Applied Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Industrial Design, Information Technology, Mathematics, Nursing

General information

Alternative names OUHK
Founded 1989
Accreditation Education Bureau
Motto Education for All
Colors blue, green

Location and contacts

Address Homantin
City population 7,501,000

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