Q & A

 
Q: Of the higher education institutions in Macao, which institutions are public and which are private?
A: The four public ones are the University of Macau, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Institute for Tourism Studies, and Academy for Public Security Forces of Macao. The private ones include the City University of Macau, University of Saint Joseph, Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau Institute of Management, and Macau Millennium College.
   
Q: What are the application requirements for higher education institutions in Macao?
A: Applicants must meet general academic requirements, such as Form 6, holder of Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree or equivalent, and apply for the admission exam according to the application period.
   
Q: Is there any joint admission system for higher education institutions in Macao? And when is the application?
A: There is no joint admission system in Macao. Each institution has its own registration time; for details, please refer to the announcement of each institution.
   
Q: What subjects do I need to take to apply for undergraduate programmes in Macao higher education institutions?
A: Students are required to take an entrance examination in Chinese, English and Mathematics for undergraduate programmes in Macao’s higher education institutions. For details, please refer to the website of each institution.
   
Q: What are the eligibility requirements for local residents to apply for entrance to the higher education institutions in Macao as students by recommendation?
A: Generally, students are required to hold a valid Macao I.D Card and to be recommended by schools if applying for admission by recommendation.
   
Q: Are non-permanent residents of Macao with high school certificates from the Mainland eligible to study in Macao’s higher education institutions?
A: Yes, as long as the applicant meets general academic requirements, which are Form 6 graduate or equivalent, and apply for admission exam according to the application periods of the respective higher education institutions.
   
Q: Are non-permanent residents of Macao with a local school certificate eligible to apply for student loans?
A: If applicants are non-permanent residents of Macao, they can file their application for the Interest Loan Subsidy Scheme of the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau. For details, please visit official website.
   
Q: Where can I find programme information released by higher education institutions in Macao?
A: In addition to visiting official websites of higher education institutions, you can visit our website for details.
   
Q: Do higher education institutions in Macao offer a double-degree system?
A: There is no double-degree system in Macao as yet.
   
Q: Are there any scholarships or grants for students to apply for if they would like to study in local higher education institutions?
A: In addition to the scholarship schemes offered by the higher education institutions, the Macao SAR Government and private organisations offer scholarships and grants that students may apply for. For details, please visit our website.
   
Q: Can I register in a number of higher education institutions in one academic year?
A: In accordance with Article 25 of Decree Law No. 11/91/M of 4th February, ‘in addition to exceptional circumstances that require individual concern, a student cannot apply or register for more than one higher education programme in one academic year. For relevant decree, please refer to our website.