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Programmes
Q1

What courses does MPI offer for undergraduate admission?

MPI offers a variety of undergraduate programmes in the areas of Business and Management, Information Technology, Languages and Translation, Arts, Sports, Public Management and Health Sciences. Please refer to the undergraduate programmes page for details.

Q2

What is the duration of your undergraduate programmes?

All undergraduate programmes are four years in duration.

Q3

What languages are your programmes taught in?

The medium of instruction varies across programmes. Please refer to the undergraduate programmes page for details.

Q4

Are any of your programmes open to students from the arts/science stream only?

We welcome students from all streams to apply to our undergraduate programmes.

Admission Requirements
Q1

What are your admission requirements?

  1. Six-year secondary school graduates* and
  2. having passed a medical examination.
*
This requirement will be waived for applicants aged 25 or above
Admission Routes
Q1

How do I apply for admission?

We welcome applications for admission via admission exams, admission scheme for local talents and professionals* or direct admission.

*
for Macao residents only
Applications
Q1

When can I apply for undergraduate admission?

Applications are accepted from December every year. Please refer to the exact dates under each respective admission route.

Q2

How do I apply to undergraduate programmes at MPI?

Candidates should apply online and pay their application fees within the application period.

Q3

How much is the application fee?

MOP250 (subject to adjustments; please refer to our latest announced rates).

Q4

How can I pay my application fees?

You may settle your application fees by:

  1. credit card online;
  2. paying in-person at MPI’s Treasury with cash, cheque, bank draft or credit card (cheque/bank draft should be payable to ‘Macao Polytechnic Institute’);
  3. bank draft payable to Macao Polytechnic Institute which should be mailed to MPI’s Treasury;
Q5

Can I ask for a refund of my application fees?

We are sorry that applications fees are non-refundable.

Q6

After I have submitted my online application, can I still make changes to my programme choices or personal information?

Yes. Candidates may login to the online portal anytime during the application period to update their programme choices or personal details.

Q7

Am I required to submit additional documents after I’ve submitted my application and paid the relevant application fees?

Candidates applying for entry by admission exams are not required to submit any additional documents. Those applying through our admission scheme for local talents and professionals should bring the required documents to MPI’s Registry during the application period. Candidates applying for direct admission should email or post the required document to us. Details of these procedures and documents required are available on the admission scheme for local talents and professionals and direct admission pages.

Q8

If I am not admitted to MPI through the Principals’ Recommendation scheme, can I apply for admission in the same year by taking your admission exams?

Yes. Unsuccessful candidates of this scheme may still gain admission via admission exams without the need to make a separate application. They are simply required to download the ‘Admission Examination Notice’ and/or ‘JAE Permit’ from the MPI website and attend the examinations as scheduled.

Q9

Can I apply for admission to MPI’s programmes if I hold a secondary qualification from a school outside Macao?

We welcome students holding non-local secondary qualifications to apply to our programmes. Once admitted, students are required to submit these documents for the recognition by MPI’s relevant Committee before they can officially register for classes.

Q10

I am staying in Macao under the investment immigration scheme and hold a residency permit issued by IPIM. Can I apply to MPI’s programmes?

Yes. Candidates who are admitted are requested to provide a valid Macao ID card when they officially register at MPI.

Admission exams
Q1

I have already submitted my application and paid the relevant application fees. What are the next steps?

Please download the ‘Admission Examination Notice’ and/or ‘JAE Permit’ from the MPI website once they are available and attend the examinations as scheduled.

Q2

Which exams do I need to attend?

Admission exams include one or more of the following: written exams (JAE), interviews and specialised exams. For details of exam requirements of each programme, please refer to the undergraduate programmes page.

Q3

When are admission exams held?

Admission exams are generally held between March to May every year. The specific schedules can be found on the admission exams web page.

Q4

Can I apply for exemptions from admission exams?

Candidates who meet certain criteria may apply for exemption from admission exams. They are required to bring the required documents to MPI’s Registry during the application period. Details can be found on the admission exams web page.

Q5

Do you award bonus points to candidates?

We award bonus points to Macao candidates who are high achievers in debating and sports. Bonus points apply to students who sit for admission exams (except specialised exams) and will be awarded upon assessment. Details can be found on the admission exams web page.

Q6

What language will admission interviews be conducted in?

Interviews are generally conducted in the same language as that of the medium of instruction. However, final decisions will be at the discretion of the respective programme’s assessment panel.

Admission scheme for local talents and professionals
Q1

What is the admission scheme for local talents and professionals?

This scheme is targeted at Macao residents applying to some of our programmes. Candidates applying for admission under this scheme will be exempted from written exams and will stand a chance of gaining early admission after passing an interview. Details can be found on the admission scheme for local talents and professionals web page.

Q2

Can I apply for admission through this scheme if I am a non-local candidate?

No. This scheme is exclusively for Macao residents only.

Q4

What are the requirements that I have to fulfill in order to be considered for admission under this scheme?

Please refer to the admission scheme for local talents and professionals web page for more details.

Q5

I have already submitted my application and paid the relevant application fees. What are the next steps?

Candidates should bring the required documents to MPI’s Registry during the application period after they have submitted their online applications. Shortlisted candidates are required to attend interviews as scheduled. Information regarding important dates and required documents can be found on the admission scheme for local talents and professionals web page.

Direct admission
Q1

What is direct admission?

Candidates may apply for direct admission by submitting the results of open examinations. Please refer to the admission scheme for local talents and professionals web page for a list of accepted examinations.

Q2

I have already submitted my application and paid the relevant application fees. What are the next steps?

Candidates should email or post the required documents to MPI’s Registry during the application period after they have submitted their online applications. More information on important dates and required documents can be found on the admission scheme for local talents and professionals web page.

Q3

After submitting the required documents, do I still have to take any other assessments?

Candidates may be invited to attend a video interview or other assessments. Any candidate failing to attend interviews or any assessments will be disqualified from admission.

Q4

If I am not admitted to MPI through admission exams, can I apply for admission in the same year by direct admission?

Yes. Candidates who are not admitted to MPI after taking their admission exams may still be admitted via direct admission. There is no need to make a separate application. Candidates are simply required to email or post the required documents to MPI’s Registry within a stipulated period and attend assessments if necessary.

Offers
Q1

How do you select students for admission?

Offers are made on the basis of merit. We will also take into consideration the admission quota of respective programmes, documents submitted for evaluation as well as performance in assessments.

Q2

How do I check my offer results?

Offer results will be made available on the candidate portal. Candidates should check their results online by themselves, as we do not provide or confirm them by email or any other means.

Q3

I have been offered a place at MPI. What are the next steps?

Candidates who are offered admission to our programmes should download the offer letter and other related documents (e.g. medical check-up form and tuition fee debit note) from the candidate portal, and pay their tuition fees by the due date stated on the debit note. Otherwise their eligibility shall be forfeited. Candidates should also complete their registration within the stipulated time.

Q4

Can I postpone my admission until the next academic year?

No. Postponement is not possible.

Tuition fees
Q1

How much are the tuition fees?

Please refer to the latest fees under fees, scholarships and grants.

Q2

How often do I pay my tuition fees?

Tuition fees are generally paid every semester.

Q3

How do I pay my tuition fees?

Q4

Can I have my tuition fees refunded?

Tuition fees will be refunded in line with respective regulations. Refund requests will be verified and approved by MPI before they will be made. For details please refer to the Tuition Fee Refund and Late Payment Regulations.

Subject Equivalence
Q1

What is a subject equivalence application?

This is an application for specific courses to be exempted.

Q2

How do I apply for subject equivalence?

Students are required to submit their applications together with relevant documents at MPI’s Registry in person during the stipulated period.

Q3

What documents are required for application?

  1. Subject Equivalence Application Form, and
  2. supporting documents (e.g. transcripts, course outline)

Any application with supporting documents missing will not be accepted.

Q4

Where are the results for subject equivalence announced?

Students will be informed of their application results by email.

Registration
Q1

When do I officially register as a student of MPI?

Admitted candidates should first pay their tuition fees and then complete their registration on the dates mentioned in the new student registration guide.

Q2

What happens if I do not register on time?

Admitted candidates must first be registered before they become students of MPI. The Registry reserves the right to suspend or terminate the rights of students to attend classes.

Q3

Can I ask someone to register on my behalf?

No. Registrations must be done in person.

Q4

I do not have all necessary documents ready for registration yet. May I register first?

No. Students are required to bring all necessary documents with them for registration.

Medical check-up
Q1

Do I need to have a medical check-up before I begin my studies at MPI?

Yes. Admitted candidates are required to have completed a check-up and have their medical reports on hand before they register at MPI.

Q2

Will MPI arrange medical check-ups for students?

No. Admitted candidates should make appointments for medical check-ups by themselves.

Q3

Where can I go to have a medical check-up?

We accept medical check-ups done at the following institutions:

  1. Health Centre
  2. Kiang Wu Hospital / Macao University of Science and Technology Hospital
  3. Private Clinics recognized by the Health Bureau
Q4

What are the steps in doing a medical check-up?

Please follow "the guidelines in the new student registration guide" (Note: Medical check-ups take around 2 to 3 weeks to complete. It is advised to make appointments early).

Q5

Do all students have to take the blood test in the medical check-up?

No. Only candidates admitted to these programmes need to take the blood test: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Technology (Medical Laboratory Technology/Pharmacy Technology) and Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Therapy.

Scholarships
Q1

What scholarships are offered by MPI?

We have numerous scholarships for our students, some of which are offered over four consecutive years.

Q2

How do I apply for a scholarship?

Scholarships are awarded automatically and no application is required. Please refer to the respective pages on Fees, Scholarship and Grants and Q&A – Scholarship for details.

Grants
Q1

Does MPI offer grants to students?

Yes. Local students (holding Macao permanent resident identity cards) who have financial needs are eligible for our grants after registering for classes. Students may apply for these grants in mid-August at our Welfare and Recreation Department.

Q2

How do I apply for grants?

For requirements and regulations on grants, please refer to the respective pages on Fees, Scholarship and Grants and Q&A – Grants.

 

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Ng Kuok KunGraduate of Physical Education
The curriculum and subjects of this programme have benefited me immensely. Having a good understanding of the structure and function of the human body, I can use the knowledge acquired to manage my training schedule and come up with an optimal nutrition plan. Studying on this programme has taken my career as a professional athlete to a new level.