Bachelor of Science (2023/2024)
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1.  Introduction of Bachelor Programmes

  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences 

The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences programme offers students the opportunity to explore the essence of human beings, learn about biological and chemical systems of human body and apply this interdisciplinary knowledge to medical issues that are related to health and diseases. Graduates are well equipped with a strong foundation for a career in health professions, and many graduates choose to pursue further studies in professional schools or continue their post-graduate study.

  • Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics is one of the fast-developing fields in the 21st century in view of the need for in-depth study areas of health sciences. It applies research and analytical tools that integrate the knowledge of computer science, information technology and statistics to understand biological data and solve problems. The objective of the programme is to nurture professionals in bioinformatics, who are the important building block to develop Macao as a smart city. The graduates of the programme are fully capable to pursue a career in the medical sector, as well as biomedical, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries.

  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology

Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology forms the foundational scientific basis of the physical, chemical, biological and the biomedical aspects of drug properties and actions combining a broad range of scientific disciplines that are critical to the discovery and development of new drugs and therapies. Through this undergraduate programme, students can gain a well-rounded understanding of drug discovery and development, and can master the relevant laws and regulations. The graduates are well equipped with generic, subject-specific and transferable knowledge and skills suited to a career in the pharmaceutical industry, drug laboratory-based scientific disciplines. Pursuing further post-graduate studies or professional studies such as pharmacy are also popular options for graduates.

2.  The “4-in-1” Education Model

University of Macau (UM) implements a ‘4-in-1’ education model to meet students’ different needs at different stages. This model consists of discipline-specific education, general education, research and internship education, and community and peer education. Inspired by the examples of world-class universities, UM introduced a residential college system to help students achieve well-rounded development. It has also established Macao’s first Honours College to produce future leaders for society, and has launched new general education courses to broaden students’ horizons and enhance their international competitiveness. UM also implements a research and internship programme to create opportunities for undergraduates to participate in scientific research projects and to give them a head start in career planning.

Discipline-specific Education General Education
Specialism is an important hallmark of university education. The increased degree of division of labour and occupational specialisation makes discipline-specific education not only reasonable but also necessary. For this reason, UM is committed to constantly improving the quality of its discipline-specific education. General education breaks through the boundaries of traditional discipline-specific education. It aims to nurture erudite students who can fuse different realms of knowledge into an integrated whole. UM began to reform its undergraduate curriculum in 2008, with new general education courses covering four areas being launched.
Research and Internship Education Community and Peer Education
UM implements a research and internship programme for undergraduate students, with a focus on innovation and practice. Through the programme, UM provides various opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in scientific research and internships.  Many undergraduate students at UM have published their research findings at top academic conferences and in academic journals. They have also received numerous awards in regional and international competitions. UM is the first university in Asia to have a complete-and the biggest-system of residential colleges. Currently, there are ten residential colleges at UM. Through systematic planning of all courses, programmes, and activities, the colleges aim to help students develop soft skills in five areas, namely Healthy Living, Interpersonal Relation and Teamwork, Leadership and Service, Cultural Engagement, and Citizenship with a Global Perspective.

3. Undergraduate Admission

Macao students

Macao students can apply for admission through the following two channels:

Admission Examination 

(By Joint Admission Examination and UM Admission Examination in Physics)

Direct Admission

(For applicants already attained with public examination result or qualifications for undergraduate admission)

Non-Macao students

Non-Macao students can apply for admission through the following channels:

Mainland China students Students from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and Other Regions

⇒Admission Rules Governing Bachelor’s Degree Programmes(2023/2024)

4. Tuition fee and Other Fees

The tuition fee scheme is programme-based.  In addition, Student Affairs Office offers tuition installment to students who are in financial difficulties.  For details of tuition fee, other fees, tuition installment application form, required documents and guidelines, kindly refer the corresponding webpages.

5. Scholarship

UM offers various types of scholarships to outstanding new undergraduate students upon admission on a competitive basis. When studying at UM, students may also apply for or be awarded other types of scholarships, which are provided by individual or entrepreneurial donors, based on their academic performance at UM. More information of scholarships can be found at Student Affairs Office.

6. Accommodation

In order to achieve whole-person education for our students, UM has fully implemented the Residential College (RC) scheme that creates a small on-campus staff-student community for integrating students’ learning and life. An experience of living in RC provides a unique opportunity to students to acquire soft skills, such as ability to self-manage, self-discipline, self-reflect, to work as a team player, to serve as a leader, to read the world with a global perspective and to integrate knowledge from different disciplines.



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