Open University of Hong Kong

The Open University of Hong Kong
Type Public, Self-financing
Established 1989 (as Open Learning Institute of Hong Kong)
1997 (granted full university status)
Chancellor CY Leung
President Wong Yuk-shan
Administrative staff
1446 (2006)
Students 17,276 (2006)
Location Hong Kong
Campus Ho Man Tin Campus
30 Good Shepherd Street, Homantin, Kowloon
Affiliations ICDE, AAOU
Open University of Hong Kong
Traditional Chinese 香港公開大學
Simplified Chinese 香港公开大学
OUHK viewed from Good Shepherd Street.
OUHK viewed from Fat Kwong Street.
The second phase of OUHK campus.
The Open University of Hong Kong - Jockey Club Campus viewed from Chung Hau Street.

The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK, OpenU, Chinese: 香港公開大學) is a Hong Kong university providing sub-degree, degree and postgraduate courses leading to awards and qualifications principally through a system of open access and distance education.


The university was initially named Open Learning Institute of Hong Kong (OLIHK, 香港公開進修學院). Under the expansion of education in the 1990s in Hong Kong, the establishment of institute introduced distance learning to Hong Kong and set an alternative path of continuing education for its working force. Students are able to adjust the pace of learning according to their own conditions.

As programmes of study are self-financing, there are no financial subsidies from the Hong Kong Government for the university itself. However, full-time students may get grants and loans from the scheme "Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students" (FASP), while other distance learning students are able to make special loan arrangements with a bank.

The OUHK has designed many non-distance learning courses, including full-time courses. In 2006-2007 academic year, they also participated the Joint University Programmes Admissions System, which mainly target at secondary school graduates, marked as the only self-financed university under the scheme.

Hong Kong Baptist Hospital became affiliated with the Open University of Hong Kong, which enables nurses to be trained up to the university degree standard. The Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital has a School of Nursing, also affiliated with The Open University of Hong Kong.[1]


Ho Man Tin Campus

The Open University of Hong Kong's main campus is located at Ho Man Tin in Kowloon. The Phase II Construction in main campus was completed in 2008.

Jockey Club Campus

The Jockey Club Campus was constructed on Chung Hau Street in close proximity to the OUHK's Ho Man Tin campus. This campus will be opened in 2014.[2]

Homantin Plaza Learning Centre (HPLC)

Kwai Hing Learning Centre (KHLC)

OUHK - CITA Learning Centre (OCLC)

OUHK Course Materials Distribution Centre

OUHK Consultants (Shenzhen) Limited

List of academic units and schools

See also



  1. "OUHK partners with Baptist Hospital to train nurses"
  2. "New campus and auditorium named after Jockey Club". OUHK - Public Affairs Unit. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  3. "Kwai Hing Learning Centre". The Open University of Hong Kong. 13 August 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
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