UNIVERSITY OF MACAU
This friendly and welcoming university located in an economic metropolis is an intriguing option for students interested in studying in Asia. The university was founded in the sixteenth century as a religious institute with ties to its European influences. Not until the late nineteenth century did the University of Macau become the modern chartered institute that is widely recognized as today. University of Macau now serves over 7,400 students and has over 400 internationally diverse faculty. As the university grows, the surrounding community of Macua advances and benefits with the support of its prepared young workforce.
At present, the major academic studies at University of Macau (UM) include: Business Administration, Education, Law, Science and Technology, Social Sciences and Humanities, as well as the Center for Macau Studies. At the beginning of the term, students will attend a week long orientation where they will register for classes.
Courses Offered in English:
Faculty of Business Administration
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Science and Technology
Faculty of Education
Upon arrival, students will be asked to procede to the student affairs department to get information about their housing appointments. The university offers on and off campus, dormitory style housing.
On campus, dormitory housing is in the East Asia Hall, composed of a main and an annex building, which provide a total of 1020 beds. The majority of rooms are double rooms, equipped with 2 single beds, desks, chairs, bookshelves, wardrobes, cabinets, air conditioner, refrigerator, telephone and internet ports. For more information, visit their website.
NO study visa (stay permit) at Macau is needed before arrival. The Student Affairs Section (SAS) will arrange the study visa (stay permit) application for all students as a group after your arrival at Macau; but you an "Entry Visa" is required.
You must enter Hong Kong or Macau with an Entry Visa (Tourist Visa). This Letter will be sent to you after you are confirmed to be accepted by the corresponding faculty. The IUP Program Coordinator will discuss these immigration requirements with you prior to studying abroad.
Students can apply for the Study Visa on their own. Following the arrangement of the Student Affairs Services, you have to prepare the following documents and go to the Macau Immigration for the application:
- Testimonial issued by the Registry of the University of Macau.
- 3 passport photos (white background, 1.5 inch)
- Photocopies of all the pages with stamps or visas on your passport.
Macau is a dynamic city with diverse history and culture. Once a portuguese colony, Macau has a unique mix of Mediterranean essence with the self-styled Las Vegas flare. Students will be in awe of the fusion of Asian and Mediterranean people, lifestyles, temperaments and food. The peninsula of Macau is a site to see with its art deco buildings and restful parks and gardens blended with the modern bright lights of the casinos and hotels.