Open University of Hong Kong

The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) is certainly a success story, not only as a provider of quality higher education, but also as a well-managed self-financing entity. From a small institution with humble beginnings, the OUHK has evolved from primarily a distance learning institution to become a full-fledged university providing full-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.



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.


The University responds dynamically to market trends by tailoring our professional programmes to industry needs and in turn providing our students with clear, reliable career paths. Our signature programmes include areas in high-demand such as Nursing, Physiotherapy, Creative Arts, Testing and Certification, and many more.


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.


Students’ employability is always our priority. Through schemes like our Career HeadStart Programme, internship lab on campus and other career opportunities, students can gain valuable work experience and increase their marketability. Our Open InnoChallenge programme cultivates students’ creativity and entrepreneurial spirts while allowing them to learn from industry mentors.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

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Library services

OUHK Library has been set up to provide quality information service and a convenient environment for information access to both students and staff, with a view to supporting the learning, teaching and research activities of the Open University of Hong Kong.

Student Life

Campus life

The OUHK Ho Man Tin campus is equipped with modern study facilities, including a library, lecture theatres, language laboratories, Multimedia Laboratory, computer and science laboratories and tutorial rooms. Specially designed facilities are also available for students with disabilities.

Sports facilities

To provide opportunities for students to play sports, the University has recently rented 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 Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It is a pt course, so I took a relatively long time to finish it. Also, the course is not have a tutorial every week, and due to the COVID-19, it further slow down my study. However, the school and teachers gave me a great support overall.

Best teachers+best facilities+best program=best of me!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My experience in my university is well rounded, with the right mix of classroom training and hands-on experiences. This I believe enabled me to qucikly develop my skills in the chosen filled, and made me sure that I really want to pursue the course and make a carrer out of it in the future. I was surrounded with very passionate teachers and mentors. They really encouraged...

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

My experience at the University was interestingly challenging. Firstly, I enjoyed the calm environment and building healthy relationships with few persons. Secondly, I was faced with financial challenges to pay some of my bills on time.

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