General Rules and Regulations
Normative Study Period of PhD Programmes (Applicable to Students Admitted in or after AY2016/2017)
Please be informed that in accordance with the notice of the University of Macau published on the Official Gazette (aviso da Universidade de Macau no Boletim Oficial) of Macau SAR on 3 August 2016, no. 31 - 3-8-2016, the normative study period of all PhD programmes will be set at 4 years and will be applicable to PhD students admitted in or after academic year 2016/2017.
For maximum study period of PhD programmes, it is calculated in accordance with the Macau SAR Higher Education Law (diploma regulador do ensino superior), Decree Law no. 11/91/M of 4th of February, governing the maximum period of studies of higher education degree programmes in Macau, which will be 6 years for non-working students or 8 years for working students in this case.