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Introduction and Mission of Residential Colleges

In order to achieve the whole-person education for our students, the University of Macau (UM) will fully implement the Residential College (RC) scheme. A Residential College is a small on-campus staff-student learning community that integrates students’ learning and life and that aims to promote their whole-person development. In 2014/2015 academic year, 8 Residential Colleges have been put into operation while each Residential College can accommodate 400-500 students. New undergraduate students admitted in 2015/2016 academic year will be placed to stay at the Residential Colleges for one academic year.

Students who are admitted in 2014/2015 and onwards will not only need to achieve 2.0 (cGPA) in academic performance, but also to fulfil the requirements specified by the Residential College system and the affiliated Residential College as graduation requirement. For details of requirement, please click into “Residential College Requirements”.

Complementing the formal curricula and classroom instruction, the Residential College living experience provides a unique opportunity for students to acquire all sorts of soft skills, such as ability to self-manage, self-discipline, self-reflect, to work as a team player, to serve as a leader, to read the world with a global perspective and to integrate knowledge from different disciplines.

Equally important is the opportunity for students to live, to play, to interact, to compete and to grow with other members of the college from various backgrounds in culture, language, family, education and personality, which will result in an ability to tolerate, respect and embrace differences, all of which are essential to harmonious and successful career development in the 21st Century.

As one of the four components of the 4-in-1 education at the University of Macau– disciplinary education, general education, research and internship education, peer and community education – the experiential residential college living and learning experience as embodied in the peer and community education will be successfully enhanced if new students actively participate and engage in such opportunities.  Hence, the University sincerely invites new students to join and live in our Residential College.


Residential College Allotment

The allotment of RC will be arranged by the University and all new students must observe to regulations concerned. The allotment result of RC will be notified individually before mid August 2015 by the your RC (please check your email accordingly). Information or updates of the RC can be found at website

New students who have siblings studying at UM may apply to live in the same Residential College. Applications can be sent by email to Registry at by assigned deadline. Please click [ here ] for details.


Residential College Waiver Application

The UM Four-in-One Educational model requires all freshmen to reside in the college to which they are assigned. Under certain rare circumstances it is possible to apply for waiver of RC requirements, either a "full waiver" or a "partial waiver". A "full waiver" will include both RC residence and RC requirements.

A "full waiver" may apply to adults who fall into one of the categories below:

  • above 25 years of age: or
  • a bachelor's degree holder; or
  • married students with dependents; or
  • certain extreme medical conditions.

A "partial waiver" can be given for the residential requirement only. This may be for one of the following:

  • medical conditions; or
  • certain pressing family commitments.

Please note that once a "partial waiver" is approved a student does not have to reside in the College, but he or she remains a non-resident member of the college and must fulfill four years of "RC requirements" before graduation will be possible.

Application should be made through Registry before assigned deadline by filling in below form with supporting document to be sent via email to For application enquiries, you may phone to Registry at 8822 4007.

Application Form of RC Waiver


Residential College Fee in 2015/2016

Macao students*

Non-local students




Room type is double occupancy for two semesters. The fee will include 15 meals per week, residential college facilities, activities, high table dinner, workshops and seminars.

*Holder of valid Macao SAR I.D. card


Names of Residential Colleges

Eight Residential Colleges in use in 2014/2015 are:

Residential College



Chao Kuang Piu College (CKPC)

8822 4156

Cheng Yu Tung College (CYTC)

8822 9363 / 8822 9364

Choi Kai Yau College (CKYC)

8822 9267 / 8822 9263

Henry Fok Pearl Jubilee College (HFPJC)

8822 4922 / 8822 4921

Lui Che Woo College (LCWC)

8822 4946

Moon Chun Memorial College (MCMC)

8822 9266 / 8822 9264

Shiu Pong College (SPC)

8822 9626

Stanley Ho East Asia College (SHEAC)

8822 9319

Residential College System Enquiry


Campus map and location of all Residential College


:: Last Modified on 2015/12/15 ::