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I. Objective: To enrich the knowledge of Macao higher education students on the Portuguese language and culture, increase their interest in learning Portuguese, enhance their command of Portuguese, promote the training of qualified bilingual persons, as well as give play to the uniqueness of Macau as a place where the West meets the East.
II. Target participants:
Type 1 - holders of valid Macao SAR Resident Identity Card, who attend full-time bachelor programs or higher diploma programs in the academic year 2016/2017, in the higher education institutions in or outside Macao, who have no basic knowledge of Portuguese (excluding students who are attending the last year of their bachelor programs or higher diploma programs lasting 4 years or longer);
Type 2 - holders of valid Macao SAR Resident Identity Card, who attend full-time bachelor programs or higher diploma programs, in the academic year 2016/2017, in the higher education institutions in or outside Macao, and have reached level A1 (a level equivalent to 200 instruction hours in reference to the Portuguese Oriental Institute, IPOR) or higher level in Portuguese (excluding students who speak Portuguese as mother tongue, or have graduated from a Portuguese-language secondary or primary school, or enrolled in a tertiary education program with Portuguese as the main teaching language, or students who are attending the last year of their bachelor programs or higher diploma programs lasting 4 years or longer).
Note: Participants are required to be enrolled in a higher education course during the periods of registration and the activities.
III. Content of activities:
Phase I: Basic Course in Portuguese
Admission List of Lunar New Year Class
Admission List of Easter Class
Target participants:Type 1 Students
Number of participants:250
Period of course:
  1. Lunar New Year Class: From February 3 to 14, 2017 (5 classes, with a total number of 125 students)
  2. Easter Class: From March 13 to 28, 2017 (2 classes, with a total number of 50 students)
  3. Summer Class: From June 1 to 9, 2017 (3 classes, with a total number of 75 students)
Timetable
Location of class:IPOR
Hours of class:50 hours
Tuition:Free
Registration:
  1. Registration Methods:

  2. Method 1 :Registration can be made at this webpage. For the online registration, the relevant application form must be completed and the following documents must also be uploaded:
    • Photocopy of the valid Macao SAR Resident Identity Card (front and back);
    • Photocopy of the valid student card (front and back);
    • Photocopies of transcripts for the academic year 2016/2017 and previous academic years (names, majors, disciplines and scores must be shown on the transcripts while freshmen must also submit photocopies of transcripts of the 12th grade of secondary education);
    • Grounds and expectations of participating in this activity;
    • The Letter of recommendation (if any).
    • (The size of each uploaded document must be less than or equal to 1024 Kbytes.)

    Method 2: Download the registration form. Complete the form and submit it in person to “Centre for Higher Education Students” [Map of Location] with the required documents.

  3. Deadlines for registration:
    • Lunar New Year Class: January 10, 2017
    • Easter Class: February 9, 2017
    • Summer Class: April 6, 2017
Selection:
  1. Curriculum vitae of applicants will be analyzed, under which qualified students are selected on the basis of merits.
  2. The list of selected students will be announced on the website of GAES. In addition, the selected students will also be notified by email.
  3. Release dates of admission list:
    • Lunar New Year Class: January 16, 2017
    • Easter Class: February 21, 2017
    • Summer Class: April 24, 2017
Notes:
  1. Students who pass the exam with an attendance rate no less than 80% will receive a certificate issued by IPOR.
  2. From the list of students that have finished the Basic Course in Portuguese, GAES will select students with better integrated performance to take part in the interview (which will be notified individually). In the interview, the top 60 students will be selected to participate in the 2nd phase of the “Summer School in Portugal”, held in Portugal in either July or August.
  3. Due to the time needed for administrative procedures and applying for visas, students attending Summer Class can only join the Summer School in Portugal in August.
  4. Before registration, students should ensure that participating in this program will not affect his/her regular academic course arrangements.

“Portuguese Level Test”
Interview List
Target participants:Type 2 Students
Registration:
  1. Registration Methods:

  2. Method 1 :Registration can be made at this webpage. For the online registration, the relevant application form must be completed and the following documents must also be uploaded:
    • Photocopy of the valid Macao SAR Resident Identity Card (front and back);
    • Photocopy of the valid student card (front and back);
    • Photocopies of transcripts for the academic year 2016/2017 and previous academic years (names, majors, disciplines and scores must be shown on the transcripts while freshmen must also submit photocopies of transcripts of the 12th grade of secondary education);
    • Grounds and expectations of participating in this activity;
    • Supporting documents on the basic level of Portuguese: Upload the certificate of level A1 or higher, or the certificate for a course period of above 200 hours for learning Portuguese;
    • The Letter of recommendation (if any).
    • (The size of each uploaded document must be less than or equal to 1024 Kbytes.)

    Method 2:Download the registration form. Complete the form and submit it in person to “Centre for Higher Education Students” [Map of Location] with the required documents.

  3. Deadline for registration: February 28, 2017
Selection:
  1. Curriculum vitae of registered students will be analyzed, under which qualified students are invited to an interview.
  2. The admission list for interview will be announced on the website of GAES. The selected students will also be notified by email, while 40 of them will be selected to take the “Portuguese Level Test”.
  3. Among the students selected to take the test, 20 of them with better integrated performance can participate in the Summer School in Portugal.
Portuguese level test:
  1. Content of examination: Written and oral exams.
  2. Dates of the exam: April or June (depending on the actual situation)
  3. Entity that organizes the exam: IPOR
Note Due to the time needed for administrative procedures and applying for visas, Type 2 students can only join the Summer School in Portugal in August.

Phase II: Summer School in Portugal
Target participants:
  1. Type 1 Students who have completed the “Basic Course in Portuguese” in Phase I and passed the interview.
  2. Type 2 Students who have passed the “Portuguese Level Test” with better integrated performance.
Durations: Summer School in July: July 1 to 30, 2017 (4 weeks)
Summer School in August: July 31 to September 1, 2017 (4 weeks)
The dates of the courses are subject to the arrangements of the institutions which organize the summer schools.
Location:Lisbon or Porto
Number of participants:
80

  1. 60 Type 1 Students who have completed and passed the “Basic Course in Portuguese” in Phase I and passed the interview.
  2. 20 Type 2 Students who have passed the “Portuguese Level Test” with better integrated performance.
  3. If the number of students who have passed the “Portuguese Level Test” cannot fulfill the quota of Type 2 students, the remaining quota will be filled by Type 1 students according to the order in the admission list.
Organization of activities:
  1. Participants will be offered by the Government, a round-trip airline ticket between Macao and Portugal, valid for three months. Students must depart on the date determined by GAES, and return to Macao at least one day after the end the course.
  2. The arrangement of housing, food and extracurricular activities will be the students’ responsibility.
Sharing session:
  1. Students must form groups among themselves and set a theme for the report.
  2. Students must submit grouping list and the title of the report in the first week of the Summer School, while presenting the report with representatives of GAES via the internet in the last week of the School.
  3. All groups must submit the report within 10 working days after the end of the course.
  4. After returning to Macau, all groups may need to attend a sharing session held in the Centre for Higher Education Students, for the purpose of promoting this program.
Activity fee:
  1. Participants must pay an activity fee in the amount of MOP3,000.00.
  2. The Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region shall be responsible for the following costs:
    • A round-trip airline ticket between Macao and Portugal, valid for three months; participants can request to change a later return date to Macao on their own;
    • A round-trip ferry ticket between Macao and the Hong Kong International Airport, according to the flight schedule to/from Portugal. The time of the ferry tickets cannot be changed once it is confirmed. Students who want to change the set time of the ticket will be responsible for the charges caused;
    • Part of the activity fees;
    • A food and accommodation allowance of MOP4,000.00 for the period of the activity;
    • Travel insurance for the period of the activity. Students who will extend their stay in Portugal should buy travel insurance for the respective period of extension at their own cost. At the same time, it is also the responsibility of the students themselves to ensure their personal safety and meet their obligations in any accidents and incidents during the time of their extension. Students may arrange extra insurance on their own if necessary;
    • A transport pass for public transport in Lisbon or Porto during the period of the activity.
Obligations:
  1. Before their departure, participants must sign a “Commitment Agreement”, promising to comply with the regulations and related rules of this program.
  2. Students will be allowed to pay the activity fee and deliver the required documents only after they sign the “Commitment Agreement” so as to confirm their participations.
  3. After the confirmation, students must attend the preparatory meeting, the closing meeting and other related sessions organized by GAES.
    Preparatory Meeting:Summer School in July: June 26, 2017
    Summer School in August: July 25, 2017
    Closing Meeting:Summer School in July: August 17, 2017
    Summer School in August: September 7, 2017
  4. Students must attend all classes as scheduled by the teaching institutions, complete all specific requirements (including assignments, reports and presentations, etc.) and participate in all the activities organized by GAES (including the networking and sharing sessions, etc.) . Any unjustified absence is unacceptable.
  5. In case of any absence (due to illness, emergency or special circumstances), the students or his / her trustee shall immediately notify GAES by telephone or e-mail (no later than 12 hours afterwards) so that the Office can follow up the situation. Besides, students must submit the supporting documents (issued by the respective competent authority or, in the case of special situations, documents required by this Office have to be provided) to both the institution and to GAES within 3 working days. as well as to complete the necessary formalities for the absence. Any absence due to personal activity or itinerary is unacceptable. The attendance rate of the students must not be less than 75%, even if his/her absences are justified.
  6. Students must attend the sharing session in Portugal and submit the group report within 10 working days after the end of the course.
  7. Aside from the group report, each student must submit an individual report to GAES, with at least 2,000 characters in Chinese or at least 2,500 words in English or Portuguese, within 10 working days after the end of the course.
Violation of the obligations
  1. If (1) participant violates the laws of Portugal; (2) participant do not attend all classes as scheduled by the teaching institutions, or do not participate in all the activities organized by GAES (including the networking and sharing sessions, etc.) without submitting the required supporting documents mentioned in obligations; (3) participant’s attendance rate is less than 75%, even if he/she has completed the formalities for the absence, he /she will NOT be awarded the certificate and needs to reimburse the following expenses paid by the Macao SAR Government:
      a. The total food and accommodation allowance of MOP4,000.00;
      b. Part of the activity fee (to be determined according to the teaching institutions);
      c. Part of the cost of the airline ticket in the amount of MOP8,000.00.

    The calculation of the repayment amount is made based on the following:
    I. If it belongs to situation (1), the student shall reimburse all expenses of items a, to c, and shall immediately return to Macao after assuming the legal responsibilities, and have to be responsible for all the expenses derived.
    II. If it belongs to situations (2) or (3), the student shall reimburse the expenses of the item b.

    Tertiary Education Services Office reserves the rights to make the final decision.

  2. If the attendance rate of a student is less than 75% due to serious illness, accident or special cases of force majeure, he/she must submit the relevant supporting documents issued by the competent authority. The organizer will decide whether to accept this as special cases according to the actual situations.
  3. No certificate will be issued to a student who fails to meet the basic requirements of the course (including attending all the classes and passing the evaluation), or fulfil the above-mentioned obligations within the assigned periods of time.
  4. Students who are not able to attend the closing meeting must inform GAES by email in advance. GAES will decide whether to accept his or her sharing video (no shorter than 3 minutes ) as representing his/ her presence of the closing meeting according to the reason of absence. The sharing video shall be submitted within 5 days after the closing meeting. GAES will decide whether to issue the certificate to the student depending on the content of the sharing video.
Notes:
  1. Type 1 students will be allocated to Lisbon, or Porto, while Type 2 students will be allocated to Lisbon only.
  2. Type 1 students attending Lunar New Year Class and Easter Class will be arranged to Portugal Summer School in July and August respectively depending on the actual situation; while Type 1 students attending Summer Class and Type 2 students can only join the Summer School in Portugal in August.
  3. After notified by GAES, participants have to pay for the activity fee, submit the necessary documents, and complete the registration at the teaching institution within the assigned period of time.
  4. Participants must apply for the necessary visa to Portugal and bear the relevant costs. (Supporting documents required for applying Schengen visas)
  5. Participants must submit the information of the accommodation during the period of the activity at least 10 working days before the day of departure.
  6. Before registration, students should ensure that participating in this program will not affect his/ her regular academic course arrangements.
  7. The activity fee of MOP3,000.00 will not be refunded once it is paid upon students’ confirmation of participating in this program.
4. Enquiry Email: studentblog@gaes.gov.mo
Tel: 2834-5403
Fax: 2832-2340
Tertiary Education Services Office reserves the rights to interpret the Regulations.

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