Guidelines for Subject Equivalence

Subject Equivalence Application Forms

0. General

According to decree law 11/91/M dated April 2, item 27 of article 27 and article 30, the tuition fee must be settled during registration in the higher education institute. For studying purposes, the higher education institutes can grant course exemptions and subject exemptions to students of the study plans.

1. Application procedure

  • 1.1 For the sake of study convenience, MPI can grant subject exemption towards itself, local and non-local courses with equivalence to the higher education level.
  • 1.2 The subject exemption requests must state clearly the subjects for which the request applies and the subjects which the student is studying.
  • 1.3 The requests must be submitted to the Head of SAA. Students must fill in the specific forms and attach the supporting documents for processing the applications; the applicants also need to submit the admission requirement of the applied subject, regulations, course outline, credit and academic level. If applicants submit any document printed in a foreign language, the Institute has authority to request one official (Chinese/Portuguese) language translation copy. The total applied subjects cannot exceed half of the total subjects in the student’s study plan.
  • 1.4 Insufficient documentation will result in rejection of the application.
  • 1.5 The exemption cases will be submitted to the Pedagogic and Scientific Committee to study.
  • 1.6 After studying, the applications will be sent to the Technical and Scientific Committee for confirmation. The Technical and Scientific Committee possesses the authority to decide the subject exemptions.
  • 1.7 An “x” grade will be shown for the exemption subjects, subjects from the higher education institutes or from the internationally recognised standard will be considered starting from academic year 2001/2002.

2. Payment

  • 2.1 After approval of the courses or subjects exemption, students must pay the relative fee, with the exception of the courses, subjects and the recognised equivalence short courses which are offered by MPI as follows:
  • 2.1.1 the student has completed the computer diploma course from School of Public Administration and continues the Higher Diploma course of Computer Studies;
  • 2.1.2 transfer among the schools;
  • 2.1.3 changes to other programmes within the same school;
  • 2.1.4 short courses which possess the same level and which are offered by MPI;
  • 2.1.5 complete the courses which have the same subject level and the courses are jointly organized by the governmental organisation and MPI;
  • 2.1.6 complete the courses which have the same subject level and the courses are stated in the protocol which are agreed by the other organisations and MPI.
  • 2.2 The students must settle the tuition fee before applying for the subject exemption. Tuition fee refund to the students after the approval of the subject exemption is based on points 2.1.1 to 2.1.6. The tuition fee will be refunded to part-time students. If the approval of the subject exemption leads to changing the student status from full-time (day or night) to part-time, the tuition fee can be refunded by subjects.

3. Omitted

Any omitted items including implementing the said regulation, they will be resolved by the Management Board of MPI.

Subject Equivalence Application Forms

  • Course Equivalence Requisition Form (not language courses) – Download Acrobat PDF Format
  • Course Equivalence Requisition Form (language courses) – Download Acrobat PDF Format

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