The Open University of Hong Kong
, ) 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
, 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.
Recently, 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.
Ho Man Tin Campus (OUHK)
Its main campus is located at Ho Man Tin
. Additionally, an Island Learning Centre in Sheung Wan
, on Hong Kong Island
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