Two types of scholarships has been established with an aim to encourage UM students to go abroad.

The below exchange scholarships are available for application

  • Outgoing Exchange Scholarship (OES)
  • Macao Foundation Outgoing Exchange Scholarship (MFOES)

Enquiry: oes.enquiry@um.edu.mo

Eligibility & Selection Criteria

Eligibility

  1. Applicants of UM regular credit-bearing exchange programme and the UC Berkeley Visiting Student Researcher Programme are eligible to apply the Scholarship.
  2. The UM regular credit-bearing exchange programme referred in the aforesaid paragraph includes University-level and Faculty-level programme for undergraduate (“UG”) and postgraduate (“PG”). Self-initiated programme or programme offered by a third-party are not eligible for the Scholarship.
  3. Duration of exchange should be from one semester to one academic year.
  4. An Awardee, who receives Scholarship in the first semester, is not eligible to apply Scholarship for his/her exchange in the second semester of the same academic year.

OES Applicants can only apply ONE of the following types:

TYPE 1 – Economically Disadvantaged Outgoing Exchange Scholarship
TYPE 2 – Academic Excellence Outgoing Exchange Scholarship (UG)
TYPE 3 – Academic Excellence Outgoing Exchange Scholarship (PG)
TYPE 4 – UC Berkeley Visiting Student Researcher Scholarship

Scholarship TypeApplication Requirement
OES1Local UG and PG students with financial need:
– Macao permanent resident;
– CGPA at 2.7 (14/20 for students from Faculty of Law) or above;
– Within the average monthly household income as set in the table below.  Applicants  shall provide the ID copies of his/her family members, the declaration of family income and proof of rental/ mortgage payment of the last 3 months.

No. of Family MembersAverage monthly household income (A) [MOP]
16,350.00
211,660.00
316,070.00
419,530.00
522,050.00
624,570.00
727,090.00
8 or above29,570.00

T = Total family income of the last 3 months;
R = Total rental of the last 3 months (where the maximum amount of rental is MOP 3,500 per month)
A = Average monthly household income

A = (T – R) / 3

2UG students with good academic performance:
– CGPA at 3.0/4.0 (14/20 for students from Faculty of Law) or above.
3PG students with good academic performance:
– CGPA at 3.0/4.0 (14/20 for students from Faculty of Law) or above, or equivalent.
4PG students accepted by UC Berkeley Visiting Student Researcher Programme:
– Recommended by the dean or director of academic unit concerned.
MFOESLocal UG students with good academic performance:
– CGPA at 3.0/4.0 (14/20 for students from Faculty of Law) or above.

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria of Scholarship is listed below:

Scholarship TypeSelection Criteria
OES1CGPA. (80%)
Academic Awards (20%)
2CGPA.
In the event that the applicants’ CGPA are the same, scholarship will be awarded in sequence to: Latest GPA;  Applicants’ seniority; Academic Awards; and participation in academic activities.
3CGPA.
In the event that the applicants’ CGPA are the same, applicants’ research abilities will be considered.
4Recommended by the dean or director of academic unit concerned. In general, each Faculty/Institute can only recommend 1 student.
MFOESCGPA.
In the event that the applicants’ CGPA are the same, scholarship will be awarded in sequence to: Latest GPA; Applicants’ seniority; Academic Awards and participation in academic activities.

Applicants shall provide certificate of academic awards and/or documents that show his/her academic activities or research abilities for Committee’s evaluation, if any.

Applicants who have never been awarded the Scholarship will be prioritized.

 

Amount of Scholarship & Penalty System

Amount of Scholarship 

The Scholarship is aimed to subsidize the exchange expenses include air tickets, insurance, accommodation and other mandatory costs.

Awardees shall not receive more than one scholarship or subsidy from UM and/or other entities for the same exchange exercise.

The amount of Scholarship  depends on the countries or regions of the Host University as listed below:

Countries / Regions of the Host UniversityAmount of OES (MOP)*
Type 1Type 2Type 3Type 4 
Zone 1 :
Americas (South, North and Central) and Europe
30,000 22,00022,00080,000
Zone 2 :
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) and Africa
26,00018,70018,700
Zone 3 :
Japan and South Korea
 18,000 13,20013,200
Zone 4 :
Asia (except for Japan and South Korea)
 14,00010,00010,000

*The Scholarship is for the whole exchange period of one semester or one academic year. 

 

Countries / Regions of the Host UniversityAmount of MFOES (MOP)
One SemesterOne Acad. Year
Zone 1 :
Americas (South, North and Central) and Europe
20,00040,000
Zone 2 :
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) and Africa
17,00034,000
Zone 3 :
Japan and South Korea
12,00024,000
Zone 4 :
Asia (except for Japan and South Korea)
10,00020,000

Scholarship Arrangement

Awardees must provide the offer letter issued by the host university onto the online application system before he/she could receive the Scholarship.

Obligation of Scholarship Awardees

An Awardee shall accept UM’s invitation to take part in activities that aim to promote student exchange and internationalization of the University. Non-fulfillment of the obligation shall be recorded down in the awardee’s student file, which shall affect his/her application for other on-campus activities and/or funding, unless it is duly justified. 

Scholarship Penalty System

Awardees have to provide a copy of the official transcript issued by the host university to Global Affairs Office after Exchange for evaluation.  The latest submission deadline is 30 May (For Exchange in Semester 1) and 30 December (For Exchange in Semester 2). In case no transcript is received upon deadline, all your transcript and testimonial at UM will be on hold until further notice.

Full amount of the Scholarship shall be refunded in case of the following:

  1. an Awardee of UG programmes passes less than one-third of the enrolled credits at host university;
  2. an Awardee of PG programmes does not satisfy the academic requirement as reviewed by the academic unit concerned;
  3. an Awardee withdraws before or during the exchange period;
  4. an Awardee drops out and do not return to UM; or

Half amount of the Scholarship shall be refunded in case an Awardee of UG programmes passes less than two-thirds of the enrolled credits at the host university.

 

Schedule & Applications

The Scholarship will be called twice a year, interested students should apply the Scholarship via online application system before their exchange.

Schedule

For Exchange in  Semester 1For Exchange in  Semester 2
Call for ApplicationsFebruary – MarchSeptember – October
Announcement of Scholarship ResultMayNovember
Submission of Acceptance LetterJuneDecember
Scholarship PaymentJulyJanuary

Application Period

Batch 1
(For Exchange in Semester 1 & Full Year)
17 February 2020, 10:00 – 13 March 2020, 17:30
Batch 2
(For Exchange in Semester 2)
TBC

Online Application

Apply the Scholarship via the online application system: (OESAS): https://isw.um.edu.mo/oesas

Supplementary Documents

Applicants have to submit the following supplementary documents if you apply for OES Type 1 / MFOES.

Outgoing Exchange Scholarship Type 1 (Economically Disadvantaged Outgoing Exchange Scholarship)

Macao Foundation Outgoing Exchange Scholarship

  • Macao ID Copy
  • Student ID Copy
  • Latest Academic Transcript

Reminders

  1. Once you have submitted your exchange application, you can apply for the OES/MFOES. Please fill in your first priority exchange programme as your Exchange University if application result is not released. GAO will double check your application with faculty coordinators during applications assessment.
  2. Applicants are suggested to access the online application system by using Firefox and Chrome.
  3. Successful applicants will receive a notification email after a completed application. Please check your application or  contact Global Affairs Office if no email is received.
  4.  Late and incomplete application will not be considered.
  5.  Please read through the Outgoing Exchange Scholarship Guidelines before you start the application.