University of Macau – SAR China


University of Macau (UM) is the only public research university in Macau, and is ranked 42nd in Asia by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University is home to over 10,000 students from over 50 countries and regions, and the medium of instruction is English.

Programmes of study

Our cooperation with University of Macau facilitates Psychology students to spend a year studying overseas, following completion of the second year of studies at DMU.  An overview of modules offered can be found here.

Information about the University of Macau academic calendar can be found here.

Campus activities and events

At UM, there are hundreds of ways to get involved and make the most out of your university experience. UM offers a variety of extra-curricular activities and sports facilities for you to use whilst studying there. In addition, there are a range of activities specifically on offer for exchange students including: dinners and food festivals; cultural visits and day trips; and a range of cultural celebrations on campus.


It is recommended that you purchase your flights to Macau once you have your Letter of Acceptance and the required documents to enter Macau such as: passport and visa. When you arrive at Macau International Airport it is recommended that you take a taxi at the taxi station to the university residence – Residential College/ Postgraduate House.  The registered taxi is either yellow or black color with the word “TAXI” written on a light box on top of the car.

Remember to show the Chinese address of your residence to the taxi driver as they may not speak English. The taxi will cost aaround MOP $70-80 (£6-7) to arrive on campus.


It is recommend that all exchange students should live on campus because you will be able to build social networks and integrate into the UM student community.

You should only apply to live in the on-campus dorm once you have formally been accepted by UM. For more information check out UM Housing webpage.

Contact details

Visa information

To take part in this exchange you are responsible for ensuring that meet Macau visa requirements. Further visa information will be provided to all accepted students.

Insurance information

DMU insurance is not sufficient for studying on exchange in Macau, and students are required to purchase emergency medical insurance while attending UM and may be required to provide medical examination documentation as part of the application process. We recommend contact the Student Resources Office if you have any questions.

Fees and costs

Whilst studying at UM, you don’t need to pay any tuition fees. You will be required to pay for accommodation, meals, insurance and books.

Key Information

  • Departure date: August 2020
  • Return date: June 2021
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £800 (50% of the bursary will be paid after completion of the 1st term)
  • Deadline for application: Monday 20 January 2020 9am