University of Macau / マカオ大学


Number of students

1 *Updated September 9, 2022

Eligibility ・Students enrolled in an undergraduate program.
・Student of Chinese nationality are not eligible to apply.
Period of study August - May
Location Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, P.R. China
University profile
The University of Macau (UM) was founded in 1981. Its predecessor was the private University of East Asia. Through 36 years of development, UM has become a leading university in Macao, with marked progress in teaching, research, and community service. The only public comprehensive university in Macao, UM has produced many outstanding graduates for society since its founding.
The UM community currently consists of more than 10,414 students, including 7,141 undergraduates and 3,273 postgraduates. Through its various faculties and institutes, namely the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the Faculty of Business Administration, the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science and Technology, the Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, the Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering, the Institute of Collaborative Innovation, and Honours College, the university offers high-quality academic programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels that are distinctive and cover a variety of fields, including literature, language, business administration, marketing, accounting, finance, international integrated resort management, science, education, biomedical sciences, law, history, economics, psychology, sociology, communication, engineering, computer sciences, and Chinese medical sciences.
The academic programmes adopt a credit system and a collegiate system, with equal emphasis on Chinese, English, and Portuguese. There are around 130 degree programmes at bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. English is the main medium of instruction. Some disciplines, such as English, Portuguese, Chinese, microelectronics, and Chinese medical sciences, enjoy a competitive advantage.
UM has earned recognition for its high degree of internationalisation. It boasts an outstanding international faculty team. 80 per cent of the faculty members are from overseas. The fact that English is the main medium of instruction at UM has attracted outstanding students from around the world, which in turn has helped to create a vibrant, multicultural campus. The university continuously expands its international network and actively builds platform for international collaboration in order to broaden the students' horizons. It has established collaboration agreements with over 220 institutions of higher learning in over 30 countries and regions. UM students can choose from over 150 institutions around the world for exchange programmes or overseas studies. The university also provides students with many internship opportunities, both local and overseas, in order to enhance their employability upon graduation.
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) N/A
Minimum GPA (G) N/A
Minimum language proficiency (UG)
Students who wish to take classes in English: TOEFL iBT 70 or IELTS 5.5
Students who wish to take classes in Chinese: A2
Minimum language proficiency (G) N/A
Academic calendar FIRST SEMESTER:
  Orientation date: Mid-August
  Classes begin: August
  Exams end: December
  Classes begin: January
  Exams end: May
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. Ten residential colleges on the campus. Dormitory is assigned on random basis.