The University of Macau (UM) was founded in 1981 as a private institution, and became a public university in 1991. Through thirty years of development, UM has become a leading university and also the only public comprehensive university in Macao.
UM has exchange programs with 100 institutions around the world and recruits international staff to create a multi-lingual learning environment for students. In recent years UM has educated students through a multi-pronged, whole person education approach including general education, research and internships, and community education, to meet students’ varying needs. Learn more about UM.
In Fall 2012, UM opened up a brand new campus in Guangdong, twenty times larger than the current campus, housing a new research base and 10 Residential Colleges.
UM’s academic calendar is built around Chinese New Year – the biggest holiday in China. The fall semester generally starts in September and lasts 16-20 weeks, and the spring semester usually begins after the start of Chinese New Year and ends in June. Anticipate upcoming semester dates by referring to the Chinese New Year Calendar.
Macau is tiny, only 30 square kilometers, with a small population of half a million. Macau had been a Portuguese colony for 400 years before becoming an SAR (Special Administrative Region) of the People’s Republic of China in 1999. Since becoming an SAR, Macau has made enormous strides in economic development. Its gaming industry has grown exponentially – many times larger than its closest competitor – Las Vegas. It is only a short ferry ride to Hong Kong, and a bus ride to mainland China. Its average annual temperature is 72.9°F. Click HERE
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UM programs are conducted mainly in English, with some in Chinese, Portuguese or Japanese.
UM now offers over 130 degree programs, conducted mainly in English, with some in Chinese, Portuguese or Japanese, through its Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science and Technology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, and Honors College, to more than 8,500 students.
The Faculty of Business Administration offers the following business courses:
Business Economics with specialization in Service Economics
Global Business Management
Human Resource Management
Retail and Services Marketing Accounting
Financial Services Gaming and Hospitality Management
The Global Affairs Office (GAO) works closely with the Students Affairs Office, Faculties, consulates and official foreign representatives in organizing campus cultural activities to enrich university life. Some popular cultural events in UM are: the EU and US Film Festival, International Fair, International Orientation Week and Japan Week.
Students may choose to live on- or off-campus and are responsible for their own housing arrangements.
In 2013, UM will relocate to its new campus, with 10 new residential colleges (RC). Students admitted in 2013/2014 academic year may choose to live in a RC. RC fees are set at MOP20000 (around US$2,532) for non-local students. The fee will include fifteen meals per week, activities, water and electricity subsidies, etc. Each RC will house around 500 residents and includes dormitories, dining halls, study rooms, small libraries, computer and recreational amenities. Students and teachers of different backgrounds will live and learn in the RCs.
Because this exchange program is part of Bowling Green State University study abroad options, financial aid that could be applied to study on BGSU’s main campus can usually be applied equally to study in the program abroad. If contacting via email please include your name and ID number along with the program name and semester you are planning to study abroad. For appointments, please also include several days and times that work for you.
To determine eligibility for Financial Aid, please contact:
In addition to financial aid, there are International Travel Grants and general Education Abroad scholarship opportunities that are available for students on the Education Abroad WEBSITE.
Students participating in BGSU exchange programs will pay their regular tuition and fees as if they were studying at Bowling Green State University. No tuition or fees associated with studying are paid to the University of Macau. Students are responsible for their own housing, room and board, health insurance, and incidental expenses. In addition to the instructional, general, and non-resident (if applicable) fees paid through tuition, the following are estimated program costs to the student:
BGSU Tuition and Fees information can be found on the bursar’s WEBSITE.
Costs billed directly through BGSU Bursar's Office*
*Fees listed are estimates and are subject to change at any time
Students will be required to submit a non refundable $100 deposit to the Education Abroad Office
*Please note that these costs are estimated and should be used as guidelines only!
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***We will follow university payment/refund policies and schedules
|Possible Additional Expenses (not billed through BGSU)*
|Room & Board
|Books & Supplies
|Visa (if required)
|International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
|Other Transportation (metro, taxis, trains, etc)
|ESTIMATED ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ACADEMIC ADVISING, COURSES, AND EQUIVALENCIES
Tim Chambers, Director of Undergraduate Studies
253 Business Administration Building
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR APPLICATION PROCESS AND PROGRAM DETAILS
Education Abroad, International Programs and Partnerships
301 University Hall