Q & A

Application Requirements

1. I have applied for the Admission Examination and I am also qualified to apply by Direct Admission, can I apply through both admission channels?

Yes, you may. You must follow the application periods and requirements of the two admission channels. However, the applicant must choose to enroll in one programme only if he/she receives more than one admission offer.

2. If I am an unsuccessful applicant of Principals’ Recommended Admission (PRA) and I want to apply for the Admission Examination, when should I apply?

Unsuccessful PRA applicants can apply for the Admission Examination during the scheduled application period. Applicants can refer to website at for application schedule.

3. Is there any stream requirement of secondary school study for particular Bachelor programmes?

There is not, except for the programme of “Bachelor of Science – Biomedical Sciences” – that applicants must have studied Chemistry and Biology during senior secondary school study.

4. If I am currently studying Form 6 in Hong Kong, which admission channel should I apply?

You can choose to apply either by the Admission Examination or Direct Admission with the results of Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination.

You can apply by Direct Admission with HKDSE results as below:
Examination Result
English Language (core subject)
Level 3
Chinese Language (core subject)
Level 3
Mathematics (core subject)
Level 2
Liberal Studies (core subject)
Level 2
Elective Subject
Level 2 in one subject

5. I wish to apply by Direct Admission but my results of Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) wouldn’t come out till July.  Should I apply within the application period of Direct Admission in April?

Yes, you need to submit the application in April together with proof of your HKDSE application (e.g. the exam permit). You should also submit your HKDSE results once they are released.

6. If I am currently studying Form 6 on mainland China, but I am holding Macao I.D. card, can I apply by the Admission Examination?

Yes, you can. An applicant being a current Form 6 student and holds a valid Macao I.D. card can submit on-line application during the application period of the Admission Examination. Applicants may also visit the Registry’s website for Examination Syllabuses and Past Papers for reference.

7. If I am only holding recognizance (not a valid Macao I.D. card) during the application period, can I apply for the Admission Examination?

No. Applicants need to hold a valid Macao I.D. card while both permanent and non-permanent card holders are acceptable.

Application Process

1. How can I submit my application for Admission Examination, exemption from taking Admission Examination subjects and Preferential Admission Scheme?

Application period
Paper/On-line application
Admission Examination
19 Jan – 24 Feb 2015
On-line application
Exemption from taking Admission Examination subjects
12 Jan – 13 Feb 2015
Download and fill in the paper application form and submit it to Registry
Preferential Admission Scheme
19 Jan – 27 Feb 2015
Level 2On-line application

2. I wish to apply for exemption of Chinese subject in the Admission Examination, what should I prepare?

Applicants need to fill in an application form first which can be downloaded on Registry’s website. Then submit the completed form together with certified true copies of academic transcripts showing that he/she did not study basic education in Chinese Language and Literature for the last three years of studies of secondary education to the Registry office during 12/01 – 13/02/2015. After receiving email notification of confirmation on exemption, applicants can complete the application procedures for on-line application.

3. I wish to apply for exemption of English I subject in the Admission Examination, what should I prepare?

Applicants need to fill in an application form first which can be downloaded from the Registry’s website. Then submit the completed form together with certified true copies of TOEFL or IELTS results to the Registry office during 12/01 – 13/02/2015. After receiving email notification of confirmation on exemption, applicants can complete the application procedures for on-line application.

4. Can I submit paper application?

No, we will only accept on-line application except for exemption from taking Admission Examination subjects. The On-line Application System will be available on Registry’s website during the application period.

5. How can I get my login number and password after I have registered on the On-line Application System?

A notification email with your login number and password will be sent to your registered email account and an SMS message will also be sent to your mobile phone after you have successfully registered as a new user. You can always refer either the email or SMS message to login the system.

6. How many choices of programme can I apply?

Applications via Admission Examination channel will be allowed to apply for a maximum of 3 choices of programme, while applications via Direct/Transfer Admission channel can apply for a maximum of 2 choices of programme. Each applicant can submit one application only in different application channels.

7. If I am a current Form 6 student, what kind of documents do I need to upload to the on-line application?

You only need to upload your Macao I.D. card copy and your most updated transcript to the On-line Application System.

8. If I change my personal contact information, do I need to report to the Registry?

Applicants have the responsibility to report changes of personal contact information such as telephone number or address and these can be updated through the On-line Application System.

9. How do I know that I have successfully completed my on-line application?

An application number (AP-B5-XXXX-X) will be automatically generated once you have completed your application successfully. The notification SMS message and email will be sent to your registered email account and mobile number.

10. Can I change my choices of programme after my application submission?

Yes, even if you have submitted the application or paid the application fee, you can always revise the personal information (including choices of programme) before 23:59 on the day of the application deadline. No request for change will be allowed after that time.

11. Do I need to submit certified true copies of my academic certificates and transcripts to the Registry after completing the on-line application?

No, you just need to upload all the required documents according to the instructions on the On-line Application System. Certified true copies of the documents will be requested for verification only if you are offered admission at the University.

12. After completion of my on-line application, what should I do next?

Applicants should always check Registry’s website at for updated admission information.

Offer Process

1. What are the offer criteria if I apply by the Admission Examination?

Candidates’ Admission Examination results, admission quotas of each programme and the sequences of programme choices are offer criteria. For some programmes, interview will also be taken into account.

2. If I apply for the programmes that require interview, do I need to attend the interview after the Admission Examination?

Only those qualified candidates will be notified in around the second week of May, by email and SMS message to attend an interview.

3. What are the selection criteria if I apply by Direct/Transfer Admission?

Admission selection will be based on the academic documents submitted, admission quotas of each programme as well as the interview performance (whereas applicable).

4. What language will be used during interview?

Interview candidates should prepare the interview to be conducted in accordance with the language of instruction for their applied programme; however, the final decision will be made by the selection panels of the programme concerned.

5. When will be the admission results announced?

The Admission Examination results and offer status will be announced via the On-line Application System in early June. While the offer results for Direct/Transfer Admission will be released via the On-line Application System in around mid-late June.

6. If I am not offered admission, does it mean that all my choices of programme are not offered?

Correct. Selections have been made for all choices applied.

7. Can I change my choices of programme after admission result is released?

No. Each undergraduate student can have only one approved transfer of programme during his/her undergraduate study at UM. All applications must be approved by the academic units concerned and students can start to study the programme they have transferred to in the following semester.

8. If I am offered admission, what I have to do next?

You should refer to the procedures as listed on the offer letter for confirming your acceptance. That is to submit the ‘Statement of Acceptance’ and to settle the advance payment before a prescribed date. If you fail to complete the required admission procedures, you will be disqualified for admission.

9. If I can only get my transcript and certificate from my secondary school after the prescribed date, what should I do?

Applicants may apply for a testimonial of qualified graduation from your own secondary school and submit it to the Registry before the prescribed date.  Once the official transcript and certificate are ready; applicant should submit them to Registry as soon as possible.

10. If I apply for the result rechecking of Admission Examination result(s), how will I be notified the final result?

The Registry will inform the candidate by email, within 8 working days after the deadline for result rechecking applications, of the Chief Examiner’s decision in each case.

11. Will there be a second phase application of the Admission Examination?

Should there be a second phase application for rejected Admission Examination candidates in the first phase, further information will be notified by email and SMS message accordingly in late June.

12. If there will be a second phase application, can I choose a programme choice which is not the same as that in the first phase?

Applicants may only need to choose from choices of programme available for second phase application while applicants’ scores must reach the listed scores of required subjects as well as total scores.

13. If I fail my ‘Summer Bridge Programme’, what will happen?  How about insufficient attendance?

Applicants will be disqualified from admission under both circumstances.

Scholarship and Financial Aid

1. Will the University provide scholarships for Admission Examination candidates? Do applicants need to apply?

The University offers scholarships to Admission Examination candidates with outstanding performance in Admission Examination. For more details, please visit  Applicants do not need to apply for this kind of scholarship; the University will notify scholarship recipients by phone individually upon release of the Admission Examination results.

2. Is there any other scholarship provided by the University for current students?

Students entering the second year of studies in their bachelor programme can apply for scholarship based on their academic performance in the first year. For more information on the awards and scholarships available for UM students, kindly refer to Student Affairs Office at

3. If I have financial problems, is there any financial subsidy that I can apply for?

There is no financial subsidy provided for our students. However, the Macao SAR Education & Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) offers loans and scholarships for local students. Students should contact them directly for details.

4. If I have financial problems, can I apply for tuition fee reduction?

There is no tuition fee reduction for students, but students can apply for paying their tuition fee by installments. Students with financial difficulties may refer to Student Affairs Office at for details.

Registration Process

1. When do I need to submit the medical examination report?

You must submit a completed medical examination report as to complete registration process in mid July. More details will be sent to students via SMS message and email notification.

2. If my “individual vaccination booklet” is lost, what should I do?

Students should go to the Macao SAR Health Centre of your community to reissue the ‘individual vaccination booklet’.

3. How can I get my tuition fee debit notes?

As students will need to pay their tuition fees for each semester according to the number of credits to be taken in the new academic year, all new students will settle their first semester tuition fees after the Course Add/Drop Period in around September. Students can refer to the Student Information (SI) Web Services for details.

4. If I am admitted but I’m not qualified for graduation from secondary school, is there any possibility for refund of advance payment?

If the applicant is not qualified for admission when he/she fails to meet the University’s entrance requirements of the programmes applied, he/she may apply for refund of advance payment. However, applicants should submit their request for refund together with supporting documents to the Registry within the prescribed period for refund of advance payment.

5. Do I pay the tuition fee for the whole academic year at one time?

Tuition fees per year are payable in two installments normally after Course Add/Drop Period. Students can access to the Student Information (SI) Web Services to download the debit note and settle the payment within the prescribed period.

UM Campus

1. What's the size of the UM campus?

The UM campus covers approximately 1 km2, with a building area of 800,000 m2, about 20 times larger than the old campus.

2. Will students have to go through immigration clearance to access the current campus?

No. The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China has authorized Macao SAR to exercise jurisdiction over the current campus, which means that students can travel to and from the current campus through an underwater tunnel without going through immigration clearance.

3. What kind of facilities the UM campus has?

In order to achieve the whole-person education for our students, UM has fully implemented the Residential College. In 2014/2015 academic year, 8 Residential Colleges have been put into operation. The new campus will have a library with a capacity for one million books and a scientific research based with two state-key laboratories. It will provide convenience and living needs via a central business zone, which will include banks, supermarkets, restaurants, post office, small bookshops and pharmacies. Students can also enrich their university life in the large-scale sports facilities such as a multi-purpose indoor sports complex, an indoor swimming venue, an outdoor Olympic stadium and an outdoor multi-purpose court.

4. Will all students be required to live in the residential colleges (RC)? What is the fee arrangement?

All Year 1 students will be required to live in the RC in the first academic year. For 2014/2015, RC fees are set at MOP12,500 per academic year for local students and MOP20,000 for non-locals. The fee will include fifteen meals per week, activities, overseas exchange (applicants who meet certain requirements), water and electricity subsidies etc.

5. What are the advantages of living in the residential colleges (RC)?

RC will have its own facilities including dormitories, dining halls, study rooms, small libraries, computer and recreational amenities. Being guided by the College Heads and other teachers, students and teachers of different backgrounds will live and learn in the RCs. Through peer encouragement and cooperation, students will be expected to acquire self-discipline, develop the ability to act independently, and realize whole-person development.

6. How can the students go to the UM Campus?

Students can choose to take the public transportation (bus route: 37U, 71 or MT3U) and public car parks for are provided to private cars or motorcycles.  Information of the bus route may refer to the website of Direcção dos Serviços para os Assuntos de Tráfego at for details.

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