Languages and Communication
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Chinese Language, Literature and Communication
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Japanese Studies
- Bachelor of Communication and Media
- Associate of Arts in Applied Chinese Studies
- Associate of Arts in Bilingual Communication Studies (Japanese and Chinese)
- Associate of Arts in English for Professional Communication
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Japanese Studies
The programme will not only provide students with a broad-based knowledge on Japanese language and culture, but also equip students with career-oriented ability and potential development. Courses on Japanese economy, business culture and tourism and hospitality will surely enhance graduates’ employability in workplaces where strong Japanese language ability and business knowledge related to Japan are needed. Students will also be given many opportunities to join cultural exchange activities with Japanese students, Japan study tours, summer internships and Japan-related cultural and language learning enhancement activities. Graduates will acquire in-depth knowledge and academic skills to further their studies at relevant higher degrees upon graduation.
4 years or
2 years (Snr yr entry)
120 CPS (4 yrs)
60 CPS (2 yrs)
Admission, entry requirements, fees
Applications can be submitted by the following methods:
- E-APP (for current HKDSE only)
- Online Application (for applicants with other qualifications)
- By Post / In Person (Application Form)
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For admission to bachelor’s degree programmes, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Year 1 Entry:
- Obtained level 3 in Chinese Language (see note 1) and English Language, Level 2 in Mathematics and Liberal Studies, and one Other Elective, which may include
- Applied Learning Subjects: “Attained”
- Category C subjects (Other Language Subjects) including French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Spanish and Urdu: Grade E or above;
- Obtained passes in AS Use of English and AS Chinese Language and Culture plus one AL subject/two AS subjects in HKALE, and passes in five subjects in HKCEE including Chinese Language and English Language; OR
- Obtained equivalent qualifications.
For non-Chinese speaking applicants who
- have learnt Chinese Language for less than six years while receiving primary and secondary education; OR
- have learnt Chinese Language for six years or more in schools, but have been taught an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not normally applicable to the majority of students in the local schools, the following language qualifications can be accepted as alternative qualifications in Chinese language
- “Attained” in Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese Speaking students) ApL(C)
- Grade E in GCE (A/AS Level)
- Grade C in GCE (O-Level)
- Grade C / Grade 4 in GCSE / IGCSE
Year 3 (Senior Year) Entry:
- Holders of an Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in a similar or relevant discipline from a recognised tertiary institution in Hong Kong with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above or equivalent.
- Mature applicants must be over the age of 25 by 1 September of the year of admission and be able to demonstrate aptitude and suitability for the programme applied for.
$150, waived for this year
- Year 1 and 2 Tuition Fee: HK$69,000 per year
- Year 3 and 4 Tuition Fee: HK$75,000 per year
*Our bachelor degree programmes are included under the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (NMTSS). Eligible students can obtain an annual subsidy up to HK$33,740 in the 2023/24 academic year. The annual subsidy may be adjusted each academic year by the Education Bureau. Please visit www.cspe.edu.hk/nmtss for details.
*Besides, our Bachelor of Aviation (Honours) in Operations and Management programme is supported by the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP). More information please visit https://www.cspe.edu.hk/en/sssdp.
A Graduation Fee of $400 will be charged upon enrolment in a programme.
# The estimated composite tuition/programme fees listed above are for reference only. Tuition fees are charged according to the number of course credits taken by a student with variation. A student will normally take 30 credits in an academic year.
Students enrolled in self-financing Bachelor/Associate Degree /Higher Diploma programmes are eligible to apply for financial assistance from the following sources:
- Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (FASP)
Provides means-tested financial assistance to needy full-time students pursuing locally-accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to needy students so that no eligible students will be denied access to post-secondary education because of lack of means.
Enquiries: 2152 9000
- Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (NLSPS)
The NLSPS is used to complement the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) to provide loan(s) to eligible students to settle tuition fees of locally-accredited, self-financing full-time post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree
Enquiries: 2150 6222
- HKICPA New QP Examination Sponsorship 2021 for students enrolled in Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) programme
This sponsorship aims to support the graduates from Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) programme (BACC) who have enrolled in the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (HKICPA) New Qualification Programme, a pre-requisite for HKICPA’s full membership, and successfully complete modules of the programme. Regulations for the sponsorship are as follows:
- The sponsorship will be offered to 2021 BACC graduates who complete the reimbursement process before 30th December 2026.
- BACC graduates after successfully completing the HKICPA’s New Qualification Programme will be sponsored HK$9,700.
- BACC students should complete the HKICPA Application Form and submit their applications on or before 30th December 2021 with a proof of enrollment in the HKICPA’s New Qualification Programme. Late applications will not be considered.
- Successful applicants will be informed via email by the end of January 2022.
Programme structure and outcomes
- Learning outcomes
- Main subject areas
- Minors in Degree programmes
- Programme structure
- Career opportunities
- Graduate Profile and Employment Pathway
- Programme enquiry
Programme Intended Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this programme will be able to:
|1.||Communicate in spoken and written Japanese at a high level of competence in professional, academic and employment-related contexts;|
|2.||Critically analyse and evaluate social, cultural and economic issues in contemporary Japan;|
|3.||Deploy business knowledge and Japanese language skills to perform various tasks confidently and effectively in business sectors;|
|4.||Demonstrate skills and sensitivity in cross-cultural communication in everyday, academic and professional contexts;|
|5.||Apply innovative thinking, appropriate analytical, evaluative, problem-solving and IT skills, and multi-disciplinary knowledge to conduct relevant academic as well as workplace research;|
|6.||Develop a sense of ethical standard, responsible citizenship and respect for diversity in their daily life.|
Japanese Language courses
- Business Japanese
- Introduction to the Structure of Japanese Language
- Integrated Japanese
- Japanese-Chinese Translation
- Japanese-English Translation
- Japanese Listening and Oral Skills
- Japanese Reading and Writing
- Japanese for Tourism and Hospitality
Japanese Culture courses
- Issues in Contemporary Japanese Society
- Japanese Corporations in Hong Kong
- Japanese Culture
- Japanese Economy
- Japanese Media and Popular Culture
To qualify for this award, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 120 credit points, or 60 credit points for 2 year senior entry, by satisfactory completion of the following programme requirements:
|Degree requirements||4 year CPs||2 year senior entry CPs|
|Course Code||Course Name|
|JAP1101||Introduction to the Structure of Japanese Language|
|JAP1102||Integrated Japanese 1|
|JAP1103||Japanese Listening and Oral Skills 1|
|JAP2101||Integrated Japanese 2|
|JAP2102||Japanese Reading and Writing 1|
|JAP2103||Integrated Japanese 3|
|JAP2104||Japanese Listening and Oral Skills 2|
|JAP3101*||Japanese Reading and Writing 2|
Japanese for Tourism and Hospitality
Japanese Media and Popular Culture
|JAP4201*||Issues in Contemporary Japanese Society|
|JAP4202*||Japanese Corporations in Hong Kong|
|* for two year senior entry only|
- Administration and management
- Tourism and hospitality
- Interpretation and Translation
This programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.
QR Level: 5
QR Registration No.: 19/000923/L5
QR Reg. Validity Period: 01/09/2019-31/08/2024
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Telephone: (852) 2707 3113
Fax: (852) 2707 3114
Address: 3/F, UOW College Hong Kong, 18 Che Kung Miu Road, Tai Wai, New Territories, Hong Kong
(adjacent to The Phase 3 of Pavilia Farm)
Telephone: (852) 2707 3111
Fax: (852) 2707 3222
Address: 1/F, UOW College Hong Kong, 18 Che Kung Miu Road, Tai Wai, New Territories, Hong Kong
(adjacent to Phase 3 of Pavilia Farm)