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University of Macau (UM) International student Admissions  & Application
University of Macau (UM)

University of Macau (UM)

University of Macau (UM) international student admissions & applications
University of Macau
About the University of Macau (UM)
The city of Macao is one of the most dynamic and popular tourism destinations in the world. With more than 500 years of history, a unique fusion of Chinese and European cultures, a cosmopolitan outlook and charming ambiance, and UNESCO World Heritage designation combined with ultra-modern resorts and leisure entertainment facilities, Macao is visited by more than 30 million tourists per year

Founded in 1981, the University of Macau (UM) it is the only comprehensive public university in Macao. Its predecessor was the private University of East Asia. Through thirty years of development, UM has become a leading local university and achieved global ranking and recognition for its research output and academic credentials.

UM now offers over 150 bachelor, master, PhD and other programmes, conducted mainly in English (though with some in Chinese, Portuguese or Japanese), through its Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, and Honours College, to more than 9,300 students including 6,100 bachelor’s degree students.
University of Macau Campus
The Campus
In August 2014, UM relocated to a spacious and beautiful new campus located conveniently on Hengqin Island, Guangdong province,. The new campus covers more than 1 square kilometre, is 20 times larger than the former UM campus, and can accommodate 10,000 students. The university’s world-class Residential College system is unique in the region, and emulates similar arrangements at such universities as Harvard and Oxford. An underwater tunnel ensures convenient, 24-hour access to the new campus from Macao without the need to going through immigration clearance.
 
Why Study in the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS)?
Studying at the University of MacauThe Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) has a diverse team of highly trained, English-speaking, international academic staff, and offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programmes that emphasize excellence in teaching and research. However, FSS prides itself on being a student-centred faculty, where students find numerous opportunities for extra-curricular learning and socialization. These include student exchange programmes with global universities (see list below); internships with businesses and media companies in Macao and neighbouring regions; speaking and debate competitions; magazine and newspaper publications; clubs and organizations; and participating in professional projects. FSS has state-of-the-art facilities devoted to student development, including a new cutting-edge digital Communication Lab and Studios; Psychology Services Lab; Russian Centre; and Institute for Global and Public Affairs. These projects and facilities provide students with real world experience, practical skills, and exciting opportunities for intellectual development and career training. FSS prepares students to be knowledgeable and sophisticated global citizens, capable of working, living and becoming leaders in an increasingly complex and dynamic world.
 
FSS is composed of the following departments:

•  Department of Communication
•  Department of Economics
•  Department of Government and Public Administration
•  Department of History  
•  Department of Psychology
•  Department of Sociology
 
FSS operates student exchange programmes with the following universities (among others):
       
Asia

  • Peking University (China) 北京大學(中國)
  • Nankai University (China) 南開大學(中國)
  • Ritsumeikan Asia-Pacific University (Japan) 立命館亞洲太平洋大學(日本)
  • Fu Jen Catholic University (Taiwan) 輔仁大學(台灣)
  • National Cheng Chi University (Taiwan) 國立政治大學(台灣)
  • Shih Hsin University (Taiwan) 世新大學(台灣)
Europe
  •  Institut des Hautes Etudes des Communications Sociales (IHECS) (Belgium) 比利時社會傳播研究學院(比利時)
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) 布魯塞爾自由大學(比利時)
  • Sciences Po Toulouse (France) 圖盧茲大學(法國)
  • Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli (LUISS) (Italy) 國際社會科學自由大學(意大利)
  • Hanze University Groningen (the Netherlands) 荷蘭漢沙大學(荷蘭)
  • Leiden University (the Netherlands) 萊登大學(荷蘭)
  • Maastricht University (the Netherlands) 馬斯垂克大學(荷蘭)
  • ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal) 里斯本工商管理大學(葡萄牙)
  • The Catholic University of Portugal (Portugal) 葡萄牙天主教大學(葡萄牙)
  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) 里斯本新大學(葡萄牙)
  • Linkoping University (Sweden) 林雪坪大學(瑞典)
  • Linnaeus University (Sweden) 林奈大學(瑞典)
North America
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) (US) 南伊利諾大學(美國)
  • Susquehanna University (US) 薩斯克漢納大學(美國)
 
Cost and Fees
 
Tuition Fee for reference of foreign students for year 2016/2017
 
Category  Amount  Remarks
Undergraduate Courses Tuition Fee  MOP1,230/credit
(around $153.8 US dollars/credit)
 For the tuition fee of bachelor programmes, when a first year foreign student will normally enroll in 36 credits, the tuition fees for first year will be MOP 1,230 x 36 credits = MOP 44,280 (around $5,534 US dollars). Students can refer to the corresponding faculty webpage for the number of credits required by each bachelor programme.
Master of Social Sciences in Clinical Psychology Programme  MOP2,630/credit (around $328.8 US dollars/credit)  An academic or applied thesis of a Master programme carries 6 and 3 credits respectively. The tuition fees therefore are charged for 3 credits per semester. Where students finish their academic thesis and pass the oral defence within 2 semesters, they still have to settle the tuition fees in full amount for the 6 credits. Where on the other hand students cannot finish their academic thesis and pass the oral defence within 2 semesters, or cannot finish their applied thesis and pass the oral defence within 1 semester, they have to pay in each semester an extended Thesis Supervision Fee equivalent to 2 credits.
Other Master Programme Tuition Fee  MOP3,150/credit (around $393.8 US dollars/credit)
Doctoral Programmes Tuition Fee  MOP3,990/credit (around $498.8 US dollars/credit)  A PhD thesis carries 18 credits. The tuition fees therefore are charged for 3 credits per semester. Where students finish the thesis and pass the oral defence within 6 semesters, they still have to settle the tuition fees in full amount for the 18 credits. Where on the other hand students cannot finish the thesis and pass the oral defence within 6 semesters, they have to pay in each semester an extended Thesis Supervision Fee equivalent to 2 credits.
Notes:

University of  Macau reserves the right to amend the above fees. For updates and detailed  information please refer to:

The above  exchange rate is based on MOP1 to $8 US dollars.

Living Cost for reference of foreign students for year 2016/2017
  
 Category  Amount  Remarks
Tuition fee MOP 1,230/per credit (around $153.8 US dollars/per credit) Students need to pay their tuition fees for each semester according to the number of credits to be taken therein. For details, please refer to the website.
Dormitory Fee (Residential College) MOP 22,300/10 months (around $2,790 US dollars /10 months) Room type is double occupancy for around 10 months. The fee will include 15 meals per week, residential college facilities, activities, workshops and seminars, water and electricity subsidies etc.
Living Cost MOP 25,000/10 months (around $3,125 US dollars /10 months) Based on 10 months
Total MOP 91,580/per academic year (around $11,500 US dollars/per academic year)
Sources:
http://reg.umac.mo/admission/nonlocal/other/fees/

Notes:

  1. University of Macau reserves the right to amend the above fees. Please refer to our website for updates.
  2. For the tuition fee, when a first year foreign student will normally enrol in 36 credits, the tuition fees for first year will be MOP 1,230 x 36 credits = MOP 44,280 (around $5,535 US dollars).  Students can refer to the corresponding faculty webpage for the number of credits required by each bachelor programme.
  3. The above exchange rate is based on MOP1 to $0.125 US dollars.
About Macao
The Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) is located on the western bank of the Pearl River Delta. It has an area of 31.3 sq. km, comprised of the Macau Peninsula and connected to Mainland China, the islands of Taipa and Coloane and the COTAI. The total population is estimated at around 624,000. About 95% are Chinese. The remaining 5% includes Portuguese, European and other nationalities. Chinese and Portuguese are the official languages, Cantonese being most widely spoken. English is generally used in trade, tourism and commerce.

Macao was the original gateway for trade between China and Europe, and is a city built up on successful East-West cultural pluralism, mutual respect and tolerance between different cultures and civilizations. Its value lies not only in the completeness of the architectural and urban infrastructure, but also in the fact that these have retained their original function and spirit to the present day. As an integral part of the city’s life, the conservation of “The Historic Centre of Macau” is crucial to the local community, while on a broader context, it represents a part of Chinese and world history. “The Historic Centre of Macau” has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Over recent years, Macao has become the world’s most lucrative site of casino gaming revenue; therefore the economy of Macau has rapidly expanded and the city has built up a world-class tourist industry.

Learn more about Macao from our Macau Government Tourist Office.
Students graduating from University of Macau