University of Macau / マカオ大学


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Number of students 1   2 (Updated: August 24, 2016)
Eligibility Students enrolled in an undergraduate program. Student of Chinese nationality are not eligible to apply.
Period of study August 2017 - May 2018
Location Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, P.R. China
University profile Originally established in 1981 as the University of East Asia, a private university following the British university system, the University was later restructured as a public university and renamed the University of Macau by the Portuguese Macau government prior to the transfer of sovereignty of Macau. The international history of the university, which mirrors the diverse history and culture of the city of Macau itself, is evident in such elements as the range of languages of instruction--with English as the main language, and a number of courses offered in Chinese, Portuguese, and Japanese--and the residential college system, which is set to become the largest in Asia. A leading higher educational institution in Macau, the University is making strides towards becoming internationally recognized for its excellence in teaching, research, and service to the community, as reflected by the establishment of its new campus at Hengqin Island. In recent years, the University of Macau has also achieved remarkable development as an outstanding research university, and in certain areas such as microelectronics and the Internet of Things, it ranks among the top in the Greater China region in terms of papers published at international conferences and in prestigious journals.
Undergraduate programs open to exchange students Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Business Administration and Faculty of Sciences and Technology. Student may also take English courses offered by the English Language Center.
Language of instruction is mainly English. Courses offered in English:
(Business Administration)
(Arts and Humanities)
(Social Sciences)
Undergraduate programs NOT open to exchange students Law
Graduate programs open to exchange students N/A
Graduate programs NOT open to exchange students N/A
Minimum GPA (UG) None, but students must show strong academic commitment and performance.
Minimum GPA (G) N/A
Minimum language proficiency  (UG) A sufficient command of either English or Chinese to follow lectures without difficulity is recommended.
Students who wish to take classes in English: TOEFL iBT 70 or IELTS 5.5
Students who wish to take classes in Chinese: At least A2 Level (CEFR)
Minimum language proficiency (G) N/A
Academic calendar 2016 FIRST SEMESTER:
  Orientation date: Mid-August, 2016
  Classes begin: August 22, 2016
  Exams end: December 7, 2016

  Classes begin: January 9, 2017
  Exams end: May 19, 2017
Important university website for exchange students
Scholarship information ------
Dormitory information The University of Macau (UM) implements a residential college system in order to provide a multifaceted education to the students. Eight residential colleges became operational on the new campus in 2014.