From CCISP to MPI
Students from the institutions of higher education in Portugal which are members of the CCISP (hereinafter the “Associated Institutions”) are eligible to apply for this exchange programme, subject to the course prerequisites for certain degree programmes offered by the Macao Polytechnic Institute (hereinafter “MPI”) as detailed in Item 4 below.
MPI’s Degree Programmes
MPI offers a number of degree programmes including programmes of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Applied Sciences, School of Business, School of Health Sciences and Sports, School of Arts and School of Languages and Translation (hereinafter “MPI’s Programmes”) for students from the Associated Institutions. For further information of MPI’s Programmes, please refer to this link.
Submission of Applications
Eligible students who are interested in joining this exchange programme can contact their respective programme coordinators of the Associated Institutions in order to submit their applications. When submitting their applications, the applicants should indicate which courses and subjects of MPI’s Programmes they would like to study.
An applicant must be able to produce an academic transcript with the previous course plan issued by the Associated Institution for evaluation, and must possess a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above, and good command of English.
When a student makes a successful application to this exchange programme (hereinafter “the Exchange Student”), the respective programme coordinator of the Associated Institution will send a copy of the study agreement, which is signed by the programme coordinator and the Exchange Student, to MPI. When the application is accepted, the Exchange Student will need to complete a pre-departure “Overseas students online application” on this link. Upon completion, the Exchange Student will receive a registration number, which he or she should email to MPI at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Exchange Students may also choose to complete the MPI medical check-up form online，Upon registration, the Exchange Students have to show to Registry that they have taken the Tetanus Vaccine in Portugal.
At least 3 months before classes begin, MPI should receive all the information and documents of the Exchange Students' information, such as application form, study agreement, transcript, passport copy, identification copy and one color photo. These documents must include all relevant signatures and chops (official rubber stamps), and may be submitted by email in scanned soft copy such as pdf to to the Student Affairs Office, Ms Isabel Rosa Duque (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Moreover, they should bring with them to MPI the original hard copies of all the required documents, such as the completed application form and related information, as well as other necessary documents, including the medical check-up form and the original records of vaccinations, which are to be submitted to Registry upon their arrival at MPI. (Please see Point 20 for more information about documents you are required to bring.)
MPI will inform the Exchange Student if there is a time-clash between the selected courses. The Exchange Student will then need to consult with the respective programme’s coordinator and revise his or her course selection and resend the study agreement to MPI.
VISA for Entry to Macao
Exchange Students holding Portuguese passports do not need a visa to enter Macao. For other passport holders, please consult the Corpo de Polícia de Segurança Pública of the Macao Special Administrative Region about their visa requirements, Nationals of a number of countries are exempted from applying for a visa before entering Macao. For the list of exempted countries, please visit.
After your arrival in Macao, the MPI Student Affairs Office (SAO) will guide you through the application of the “Special Authorization to Stay”, which is a necessary document for your stay in Macao as students. If you would like to visit Mainland China while studying at MPI, the SAO staff can also give you the necessary guidance on applying for a Mainland tourist visa. (Please note that the visa requirements for Mainland China are different than for Macao.)
Note: Students are responsible for preparing their own travel documents, identification cards, and other required documents to support their applications for the VISA.
Please refer to MPI’s website for the current academic calendar
Exchange Students should arrive in Macao at least four (4) working days before the first class begins. This is to ensure that they have enough time to complete all the formalities, such as student registration, opening a bank account, and to familiarize themselves with the new environment.
When Exchange Students arrive at MPI, they should submit to MPI’s Registry the originals of their Registration Documents, including the application form, study agreements and transcript endorsed by the respective Associated Institutions’ programme coordinator, MPI medical check-up form, passport and identification card for completing their post-arrival registration.
Those who are unable to present any of the Registration Documents to MPI’s Registry may be declined to be officially registered. Furthermore, they may not be allowed to attend classes and / or take part in assessments, and will not be provided with any insurance coverage.
If, during the registration process of change of day/night classes, an Exchange Student would like to amend any of the selected courses, the Exchange Student must obtain the respective Associated Institution’s endorsement again and submit the revised course selection and resend the study agreement to MPI’s Registry.
Exchange Students are required to meet a minimum percentage of class attendance for each course they study in MPI. In general, that percentage is 70%, while the Nursing Programme and Biomedical Technology Programme require a higher percentage of 90% for their internship courses.
Those who fail to meet the class attendance requirement of a particular course will not be allowed to take its final assessment and will receive a failing grade thereof. For more information, please visit.
Booklist and Class Timetables
MPI’s E-mail Accounts
Each Exchange Student will be provided with an e-mail account and is obliged to check his or her e-mail on a daily basis. For the regulations on the use of e-mail accounts, please refer to this link.
Regulations, Guidelines and Legislations
All Exchange Students must comply with the MPI’s regulations and guidelines, as well as the laws of Macao. For more information, please visit this link.
Exchange Students are required to register with MPI’s registry their local mobile phone numbers in order to receive important information sent via SMS (short messages service) by MPI.
MPI issues student notices from time to time. Exchange Students are reminded to check the following regularly to receive the latest information.
Online Student Services
Important information, including final grades, absence rates, enrollment confirmation, class and examination tables, debit notes and receipts, electronic database, etc., will be disseminated via the Internet on the Student Information Web (SIWeb).
Exchange Students who have failed the final assessment of any MPI course must attend its supplementary assessment as scheduled in MPI’s academic calendar. Please refer to MPI Examination Regulations on taking supplementary examinations in this link.
Cheating and Other Violations of Examination
All MPI students must comply with MPI Examination regulations.
Students' non-compliance with examination regulations, disobeying the arrangements or instructions of invigilators/working staff, will be considered to be violation of examination regulations. For more information, please visit this link.
What are the likely items of expenditure for the Exchange Students in Macao? How much are they approximately?
Tuition fees: No additional tuition fee payable to MPI.
(Exchange Students pay only the tuition fees of their Associated Institutions for the semester(s) when they are studying in MPI).
Registration fees: Exchange Students are exempted from paying MPI’s registration fees. Accommodation: MPI will provide free hostel accommodation for Exchange Students in one of the MPI hostels, when they are in Macao under this exchange programme, provided that a caution fee of MOP1,030.00 is payable upon checking-in. When the Exchange Students check out, the caution fee is refundable on the condition that all accounts have been settled and no damage to the hostel rooms found. For more information, please visit MPI website information on Check-In / Check-Out Matters in this link. Living subsidy: Each Exchange Student will receive from MPI a monthly living subsidy of MOP3,000.00 for any month in which they stay at MPI for 15 days or more. The subsidy can be used for paying meals and other basic expenses. Electricity fees: Each Exchange Student will receive from MPI a monthly electricity subsidy of MOP200.00 for any month in which they stay at MPI for 15 days or more. Any outstanding amount will be payable by the Exchange Students themselves. Transportation expenses: MPI will provide the Exchange Students with free transportation (a) from the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal, the Taipa Ferry Terminal or the Macao International Airport to the student hostel when they first arrive in Macao for this exchange programme; and (b) from the hostel to the terminals or the airport at the end of the programme.
Public bus services are normally available from 6 am till midnight. You may purchase the student version of “Macau Pass”, a rechargeable smartcard for making electronic payments, with which you can enjoy concessionary fares on public buses. For more information, please visit.
Meal expenses: Exchange Students are responsible for their meal expenses. They may choose to dine in one of MPI’s student canteens or any off-campus restaurant. For reference, a set lunch with soup costs at least MOP30.00 at the student canteens, while a restaurant charges around MOP50.00 or above for one dish. Health care and insurance: Upon registration with MPI, an Exchange Student should pay around MOP300 as his or her insurance premium. For more information, please visit MPI website information on student insurance in this link.
Only pharmacies sell medicines in Macao. Some medicines can be bought only upon the presentation of a prescription while others can be purchased without one.
It is recommended that Exchange Students carry with them a sufficient amount of the medications which they take on a regular basis, if any, for the duration of their stay in Macao.Note: The above fees are only for reference and subject to change. In the event of discrepancy, the fees published by MPI or the relevant authorities will prevail.
What documents do I need to bring with me?
Note: Exchange students must bring along the original documents of the above items to Macao, and are also advised to carry with them at least three photocopies each of items 1 and 2, i.e. passport and ID, so as to facilitate fast processing.
- Your passport (with a minimum validity period of one year) together with a VISA, if necessary;
- Your citizen identification card (with a minimum validity period of one year);
- Six (6) recently taken passport-type photographs of you (with a white background);
- Your health insurance card and the corresponding insurance policy;
- Your personal hospitalization insurance and the corresponding insurance policy;
- Your updated vaccination record;
- Your MPI physical examination form, which must have been signed and sealed by the examining doctor;
- Your fully completed and approved Application form and Learning Agreement form;
Your Portuguese bank information, including the name and address of the bank, your account number, the IBAN, SWIFT and NIB codes, together with copies of your passbook or card.
(For your information, Banco Nacional Ultramarino (BNU) is the only bank in Macao that has connections with banks in Portugal. It accepts requests to transfer money of a sum less than EUR100.00 to Caixa Geral de Depositos, the receiving bank in Portugal. Each Exchange Student is strongly recommended to open an account with Caixa Geral de Depositos before coming to Macao under this exchange programme.)
How do I find out more about this exchange programme?
For more information, you can visit the MPI website or send your enquiry by email to the Student Affairs Office or to the Associated Institutions’ International Affairs offices.
Student Affairs Office (room A119),
Macao Polytechnic Institute,
Rua de Luis Gonzaga Gomes,
Contact: (+853) 8599 6625
Alternatively, you can visit the MPI website information in the Handbook for International and Exchange Students.