Education

Non-tertiary Education

Non-tertiary education in Macao has been classified into two types: formal education and continuing education. The former includes kindergartens, primary schooling, secondary schooling (junior and senior section), as well as special education and vocational and technical education. The latter comprises various educational activities other than formal education, including family education, recurrent education, community education, vocational training and other educational activities.

Compulsory Education

Compulsory education is defined as universal education that is compulsory for all minors aged five to 15. It begins in the first academic year when a child turns five years old, and finishes with the end of the academic year in which he or she reaches 15 years of age, or when he or she completes junior secondary education with a pass. The Government and education institutions are obliged to ensure that school-age children complete such education.

Equality in Receiving Education

Macao is the first region in Greater China to provide 15 years of free education in the stage of normal education, and meanwhile providing tuition fee subsidies to students who are studying in schools that are out of the free education network. The government is providing environment and resources in the development of recurrent education, and relearning opportunities to those have not finished or passed primary, junior secondary and senior secondary school in appropriate age.

Academic Structure

Infant education, junior secondary education and senior education last for three years at each stage, and primary education lasts for six years.

Special education is to be conducted preferentially in regular schools in the form of inclusive education; it can also be conducted in special education institutions in other forms.

Courses of vocational and technical education can be established in schools of formal education and recurrent education.

School System

The Government encourages schools to develop their own characteristics and style in terms of mission, curriculum development and teaching mode. The Government also supports the development of a diverse school system to nurture more talent for society.

The Macao school system comprises a free education network of public schools and subsidised private schools, together with private schools. Private schools in Macao can be classified into two types: those following the local education system and those following a non-local education system. Non-profit private schools that follow the local education system may apply for entry to the free education network.

There are 77 schools in Macao during the 2019/2020 academic year, of which 10 are public schools, while the remaining 67 are private.

Among the 67 private schools, 61 offered only formal education, three offered both formal education and recurrent education, and three offered only recurrent education. Among the 74 schools (including 10 public schools and 64 private schools) that offered formal education, 68 were under the free education network, 5 were under the paid education network and 1 was under non-local curriculum.

Free Education Subsidies and Tuition Fee Subsidies

The Government offers free education subsidies to private schools within the free education network. Students studying in schools that do not provide free education are provided with tuition fee subsidies. The amount of both types of subsidy have been continuously increased.

Education Level 2019/2020 Academic Year
Free Education Subsidies
2019/2020 Academic Year
Tuition Fee Subsidies
Kindergarten MOP 1,013,100 per class MOP 20,300 per student
Primary MOP 1,111,300 per class MOP 22,490 per student
Junior Secondary MOP 1,343,100 per class MOP 24,810 per student
Senior Secondary MOP 1,523,400 per class MOP 24,810 per student

Other Allowances

In the 2009/2010 academic year, the Government started to offer textbook allowances to students who are Macao residents receiving formal education (including public and private schools) in Macao.

The textbook allowances for students of secondary and primary schools and kindergarten in the 2019/2020 academic year are MOP 3,400, MOP 2,900 and MOP 2,300 per head. The Government also grants a meal subsidy and school supplies subsidy to students whose family has financial difficulties and meet relevant household income requirements. The meal subsidy for each student is MOP 3,800 in the 2019/2020 academic year; the school supplies subsidy received by each kindergarten and primary school student is MOP 2,500 and secondary school student is MOP 3,250.

Continuing Education Development Plan

To encourage life-long learning among residents, the Government launched the third phase of Continuing Education Development Plan in 2017. Under the plan, Macao residents are encouraged to purse continuing education to improve personal attainments and skills in order to adapt to the development of moderate economic diversification and build a learning society. The third phase of the plan lasts from 11th April 2017 to 31st December 2019, during the period, residents reach 15-year-old or above will be sponsored MOP 6,000, which can be used to participate in local and overseas continuing education programmes, tertiary education and certificate examinations.

Enquiries about Information of Macao Schools

List of School Fees (Chinese version only)

School Admission Enquiries and Arrangement

Subvention Scheme for Training Portuguese-speaking Teachers and Language Experts

The Subvention Scheme for Training Portuguese-speaking Teachers and Language Experts implemented from the 2013/2014 to 2017/2018 academic year, to subsidise high school graduates to pursue bachelor’s degrees in Portuguese and Spanish languages and master’s degrees in education, and bachelor’s degrees and/or master’s degrees in applied foreign languages in Portugal. The Government also reached a cooperation agreement with the Catholic University of Portugal, to organise preparatory courses on Portuguese language and culture for Macao students who will pursue studies in Portugal. Students who have attained a pass in the courses will be directly enrolled into the above-mentioned programmes offered by the university. Upon graduation, the students are obliged to serve in Macao and be engaged in Portuguese language teaching or jobs related to the Portuguese language.

Program for Cultivating Chinese-Portuguese Bilingual Talents in Multi-fields

In order to further support Macao's high school graduates to study different higher education programs in Portugal, the SAR Government has launched the “Program for Cultivating Chinese-Portuguese Bilingual Talents in Multi-fields” since the 2018/2019 academic year to subsidize their study in Portugal, and worked more closely with the Catholic University of Portugal to provide a total of 13 bachelor degree programs for Macao students to choose from. At the same time, preparatory courses on Portuguese language and Portuguese culture are offered for the students concerned. Those who successfully complete the courses will be allowed take one of the 13 bachelor degree programs in different fields of study at the University. After graduation, the students participating in the Program must fulfill their commitment to provide services in Macao.

Tertiary Education

Macao only started to develop modern tertiary education some 30 years ago. Since there were only a few tertiary education institutions in the early days, the range of programmes and disciplines offered by these institutions was relatively limited. However, as the number of institutions increased, and society demanded different types of expertise, the types of programme have diversified, nurturing talents that are needed for Macao.

Macao has 10 tertiary educational institutions. Four of them are public and six are private, including teaching and research integrated universities, polytechnic institute emphasizes on applied knowledge and skills, academies nurturing elites in tourism and MICE, gaming, nursing and senior management.

In addition, overseas institutions were granted approval to offer 17 tertiary educational programmes in 2019.

Higher Education Bureau

The Higher Education Bureau is a government department under the Office of the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, responsible for assistance, follow-up and the development of higher education in Macau. It was formerly the Tertiary Education Services Office (GAES) established in 1992, and was renamed as Higher Education Bureau on 2019, through the reorganization of functions and structure.

Promote the Cultivation of Diverse Talents

In line with the moderate and diversified development direction of Macao's economy, its positioning of becoming "one center, one platform, one centre", and the goals of building Macao into a regional tourism education and training base in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the "Training Base for Cultivating Chinese-Portuguese Bilinguals”, DSES has been listening to the needs of higher educational institutions in Macao in recent years through the communication mechanism established with them, and has further introduced different incentives to support and actively promote the training of different types of talents.

In 2016, the “Specialized Subsidy Scheme for Training of Bilingual Talents of Chinese and Portuguese Languages and Cooperation of Education and Research for Macao Higher Education Institutions” was launched to support the higher educational institutions in the developing various training programs for Portuguese-speaking talents, and the level of support has increased year by year. By June 2020, funding has been provided to five universities in Macao to carry out 104 projects related to R&D teaching materials, teacher training, creating online courses, teaching and research cooperation, and studies on Portuguese-speaking countries.

In 2019, the “Specialized Subsidy Scheme for the Tourism Education and Training for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area” and the “Specialized Subsidy Scheme for Macao Higher Education Institutions in the Area of Research in Humanities and Social Sciences” have been launched to give full play to Macao’s academic advantages in tourism education and training through special fund, promoting the cooperation between the educational institutions from Macao and other regions in higher education.

Promote Exchanges and Cooperation in line with National Development

The "Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area" was introduced in February last year, tightening the cooperation and exchanges between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao in the field of higher education. Later, in response to the country's major development direction, the plan was deepen on the basis of the original content. In addition to strengthening cooperation in running schools, scientific research and humanities exchanges, a number of cooperative institutions have been established, including the “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau University Alliance”, “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Alliance for Guangdong, Hong Kong & Macao Universities”, “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau University Library Alliance”, giving full play to the advantages and promote organic integration and common development of the three places. Among them, the “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau University Alliance” consists of 7 higher education institutions from Macao namely the University of Macau, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macao Institute for Tourism Studies, Macau University of Science and Technology, City University of Macau, University of Saint Joseph and Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau.

Since 2017, the Higher Education Bureau has been organising the ‘Opportunities for Starting-up – Delegation on Entrepreneurship’ for higher education students who are considering the options of further study, employment or entrepreneurship, with the aim to enrich their knowledge on youth entrepreneurship support provided by the Greater Bay Area cities and help them to obtain more information before planning for their future.

In October 2018, DSES co-hosted the “First Forum for Heads of Higher Education Institutions of China and Portuguese-Speaking Countries” with the University of Macau and the University of Saint Joseph. Representatives from more than 70 universities and higher education institutions in the Mainland, Hong Kong, Macao and Portuguese-speaking countries gathered in Macao to discuss the development prospects and opportunities of higher education under the “Belt and Road Initiative”. At the forum, participating universities and institutions interested in strengthening cooperation and exchanges in education, culture and economic areas took the opportunity to join the “Declaration of Collaboration in Higher Education”. Later, in March 2019, the forum organizers jointly built the website of the Higher Education Information Platform of China and Portuguese-speaking countries, invited the universities and higher education institutions participating in the forum, and more than 40 universities with Portuguese language courses in the Mainland to be its members. The platform provides information on academic activities in higher education, teacher-student exchanges, research cooperation, support measures, and information dissemination and translation services for members, aiming to encourage the higher educational institutions from Macao, the Mainland, Portuguese-speaking countries and even more different countries to use the platform to publish information, promote multi-party interaction and exchange, and create more extensive cooperation opportunities for each other.

Further Collaborative Development of Industrial, Academic and Research Sectors

To further accelerate the collaborative development of Macao’s industrial, academic and research sectors, the Higher Education Committee has established the Task Force for Industrialisation of Research Results based on the consensus reached in the plenary meeting in October 2019. The Task Force, coordinated by the Higher Education Bureau, consists of several tertiary institutions including the University of Macau, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macau University of Science and Technology, City University of Macau, University of Saint Joseph and Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau, and seeks to invite experts, scholars and prominent entrepreneurs in different fields through regular meetings to study and discuss topics related to the industrialisation of research results and regional cooperation. In June 2020, the Task Force convened their first meeting to discuss the launch of publicity activities for the aforesaid development and to formulate work plans for the future, as well as giving feedback and suggestions for the policies and measures which support such development.

In addition, the Higher Education Bureau has hosted various events such as ‘Technology Innovation Seminars’ and ‘Symposium on Industrialisation of Scientific Research in Greater Bay Area’ and produced publications on collaborative projects among these sectors, hoping to deepen the knowledge of tertiary students and the public in this area, which is high on the agenda of the Macao SAR Government, and to encourage communication and exchange for better understanding of the future development in this respect. The Bureau is also organising the ‘Hengqin-Macao Business Matching Session Series’ and ‘Greater Bay Area Industrial and Research Exchange Tours’, aiming to invite participation from experts and scholars of the said collaborative projects and related disciplines. These events are designed to boost scientific research achievements and facilitate exchange, matching and cooperation between technological talent and the corresponding sectors and investors, thereby creating favourable conditions for the moderate industrial diversification of Macao.

Coordinate the enrollment of Macao universities in the Mainland

In 2020, the University of Macau, the Macao Polytechnic Institute, the Macao Institute for Tourism Studies, the Macau University of Science and Technology, the City University of Macau and the Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau continued be approved by the Ministry of Education to recruit undergraduate and graduate students in 31 provinces/municipalities/autonomous regions in the Mainland.

Coordinate the enrollment of mainland universities in Macau

High-education office is one of the entry points for mainland universities to enroll undergraduates and postgraduates from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

In the 2020/2021 academic year, the number of students, overseas Chinese, students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions (Macao region) registering for the examination of college course is 98, and that of students without examination is 1,065. Besides, 371 students registered for the examination of postgraduate courses in mainland China (Macao region).

In addition, with the approval of Chinese ministry of education, 10 mainland universities have admitted Macao students by the results of the "four-university joint examination" in Macao. Colleges and universities will set the minimum admission score or interview requirements according to the results of the "four-school joint examination".

Tertiary Studies and Career Information and Related Activities

The government of the SAR provides residents with information on higher education, employment and social affairs through different platforms, such as setting up Centre for Higher Education Students and Student Blog. Mobile applications and other new media platforms to spread relevant information conveniently.

The DESE also holds various activities such as seminars, sharing sessions, online chats, to provide residents with information of pursuing studies in different countries, as well as to understand the development and certification of different professions, at the same time encourage residents to get themselves prepared for their future careers.

Tertiary Student Activities

The Higher Education Bureau actively establishes exchange and internship platforms for students of tertiary institutions, with a view to developing their worldview, strengthening their general knowledge and language competence, and encouraging them to go abroad for exchanges and learning, to broaden their global vision, meanwhile, to accumulate social experience, and to broaden their social network, and get prepared for their future career.

To enrich the extracurricular life of tertiary students and facilitate their all-round development, the Tertiary Education Services Office organises a wide variety of competitions and activities for them every year. It also works with different community groups and organisations in organising various competitions and activities related to culture, sports and professional skills.

Subsidies for Tertiary Student Activities

Through the Higher Education Fund, DSES supports the activities of higher education students, encourages student associations, non-government organizations and Macao students to actively launch and participate in activities that are in line with students' interests, promote whole-person development and respond to the SAR Government's policy objectives. As of June 30, 2020, a total of 29 tertiary student associations, 12 non-government organizations and 2 higher education institutions were sponsored to hold a total of 387 events, with a total funding of approximately MOP 7 million.

Disbursing Postgraduate Scholarships

Since 2019, the postgraduate scholarships have been approved and issued by the Higher Education Fund, and the relevant administrative support has been provided by the Higher Education Bureau.

For the 2020/2021 academic year, there are 157 postgraduate scholarship slots, including 2 for successive bachelor’s and master’s degrees, 125 for master's degrees, 5 for successive master’s and doctoral degrees and 25 for the doctoral degrees.

In addition, the Social Welfare Bureau will again award an additional scholarship to the student who attains the highest mark in the master's degree program within the area of “social work, social security, social welfare” in the 2020/2021 academic year. Meanwhile, the Talents Development Committee has had up to 3 scholarship slots open for those who have enrolled in or been admitted to the master’s degree programs at the University of Coimbra in Portugal in the 2020/2021 academic year. Moreover, up to 6 scholarship slots are available for those going to study for the master’s degree programs and 2 scholarship slots for the doctoral degree programs in the higher education institution members of the Alliance of Rectors of Portuguese Universities; and up to 8 scholarship slots are available for those going yo study for the master's degree programs in the member institutes of the Portuguese Polytechnics Coordinating Council.

Postgraduate Scholarships Grants Committee

Service Platform for Scholarships, Student Loans and Financial Support Awarded by Government Entities

Textbooks and Stationery Allowances for Tertiary Students

In 2020, the Government provided a MOP 3,300 allowance for textbooks and stationery to each local tertiary student studying in Macao and overseas.

Tertiary Education Quality Assurance

In order to ensure the quality of higher education, promote the development of higher education, improve the academic, teaching and research level of higher education institutions, and ensure the quality and continuous improvement of higher education programs, Macao’s “Higher Education Quality Evaluation System” was officially implemented in August 2018. It is set at both the institutional level and program level. The institutional level includes Institutional Accreditation and Institutional Quality Audit. The Institutional Accreditation can be applied by institutions seeking to be qualified to self-regulate and offer programs, thereby enhancing the autonomy and flexibility of the institutions in terms of running schools and developing curriculum, whereas the Institutional Quality Audit reviews the operation of higher education institutions on a regular basis to identify their good practices and room for improvement.

At program level there are Program Accreditation and Program Review. The former evaluates whether the newly opened programs of the higher education institutions or the programs that have been substantially changed can achieve the objectives and learning outcomes. The Program Review looks into the quality and room for improvement of the higher education programs on a regular basis for the purpose of continuous enhancement.

In order to better implement the Higher Education Quality Evaluation System and to set relevant principles and procedures, the Higher Education Bureau has also developed five evaluation guidelines for institutions and external appraisal agencies, including the Guidelines on Institutional AccreditationGuidelines on Institutional Quality AuditGuidelines on Program AccreditationGuidelines on Program Review and Guidelines for External Quality Assurance Agencies.

Therefore, in order to ensure that the evaluation meets the requirements of Macao, institutions must select appropriate external appraisal agencies and conduct evaluation in accordance with the requirements of the above guidelines. In addition, the SAR Government invites experts and scholars in the field of quality assurance in higher education to form a quality evaluation panel for the executive authorities to seek advice from.

Webpage of Quality Assurance for Higher Education

Processing Applications for Subsidies for Macao Tertiary Institutions and Professional Development Subsidies for Teaching and Research Staff

To assist tertiary institutions with improving their teaching equipment and facilities, the Government has begun working on raising education quality, and encouraging the institutions’ teaching staff to actively participate in and commence academic and professional activities that are conducive to their personal and professional development. The Tertiary Education Services Office processes applications for subsidies for Macao tertiary institutions and subsidies for professional development of tertiary teaching staff in Macao.

In 2019, subsidies were granted for nines projects on the optimisation of teaching equipment and improvement of teaching and scientific research quality, 61 projects on professional development of teaching staff, and 1 projects on activities related to tertiary education organised by student organisations. Total MOP 25,560,000.

Tertiary Educational Institutions

University of Macau

The University of Macau (UM) is an international public integrated university founded in 1981,UM has been operated as a modern, international university where most programmes are conducted in English and 80% of faculty members are recruited worldwide. UM nurtures talent with a holistic education strategy and boasts of the largest residential college system in Asia.

Teaching units at UM include Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Honours College, Graduate School, and Centre for Continuing Education. Research institutes include Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering, Institute of Collaborative Innovation, Institute of Microelectronics, and Institute of Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. UM has also established three State Key Laboratories in the area of microelectronics, Chinese medicine and the Internet of Things for smart city, among which the State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City. In addition, UM is ranked among the top 400 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, 42 in Asia University Rankings and 443 in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings in 2019.

Macao Polytechnic Institute

Founded in 1991, Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) is a publicly-funded and practice-oriented tertiary education institution that is dedicated to cultivating quality professionals with a global perspective. MPI comprises six schools, including School of Arts, School of Applied Sciences, School of Business, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Sports, and School of Languages and Translation, and several research and training centres. MPI also houses the first engineering research centre in Hong Kong and Macao that was approved by the Ministry of Education of China. MPI has been continuously propelling the development of scientific research in the fields of Chinese-Portuguese-English translation, innovative technology, gaming management and arts and culture, and collaborating with world-class universities to attain greater academic achievements.

MPI is the first tertiary education institution that has passed the evaluation of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) in Asia and has garnered the ‘National Teaching Achievement Award’ in Macao. MPI is also the only tertiary institution winning the ‘APQN Quality Awards’ twice in China. In 2019, MPI was granted approval of the SAR Government to establish master’s and doctoral programmes, thereby cultivating more capable professionals for the city.

Macao Institute for Tourism Studies

The Macao Institute for Tourism Studies (IFTM) has now 8 bachelor degree programs with the UNWTO. TedQual Certification. Currently, the Institute has the most number of bachelor degree programs certified under the System. In 2017, IFT becomes the world’s first higher education institution to pass International Quality Review (IQR) from UK’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). In 2019, IFTM is ranked 33rd globally and 5th in Asia in the the QS World University Rankings in the subject area of Hospitality and Leisure Management; in 2019 Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, IFTM takes the first place among universities in Macao, and the 5th in Asia in terms of the subject “Hospitality and Tourism Management”.

IFT has built an extensive global connection network with industrial partner and its teaching staff come from around the world. It provides hundreds of professional training programs that attract employed persons.

Academy of Public Security Forces

Established in July l988, the Academy of Public Security Forces is a public tertiary education institution under the jurisdiction of the Secretary for Security responsible for training the senior officers of Macao’s public security forces. The Academy of Public Security Forces is dedicated to providing people who intend to serve in the Public Security Forces or relevant departments with bachelor’s programmes in police science, prison security and protection and safety engineering; master’s and doctoral programmes in internal public security, criminal science, disaster and rescue, civil defence, customs affairs, maritime transport monitoring and prison security; and diploma and certificate programmes in other disciplines. In addition, the Academy has also joined hands with the Public Security Forces and relevant departments to host programmes for their officers to attain promotion. It also provides pre-employment training for candidates for prison guards or officers of the Public Security Police Force, Fire Services Bureau and Macao Customs Services.

The City University of Macau

The City University of Macau received its name in 2011 following the transfer of ownership in September 2010 and is a private university providing tertiary education. The university comprises Faculties of Business, International Tourism and Management, Humanities and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design, Finance, Education, Law, Urban Management and Studies, the School of Continuing Studies, as well as the Open Institute. It has established 11 research institutions, including the Research Centre for Macau Social and Economic Development, Institute for Research on Portuguese-speaking Countries, Macau “One Belt, One Road” Research Centre, Institute of Data Science and Institute of Analytical Psychology.

University of Saint Joseph

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ), previously known as the Macau Inter-University Institute (IIUM), is a private university established in 1996 by the Catholic Foundation for Higher Education and renamed University of Saint Joseph in December 2009. USJ has 3 campuses including Saint Joseph Seminary, NAPE campus and Ilha Verde campus. It comprises the Faculty of Religious Studies and Philosophy, Institute of Science and Environment, Faculty of Business and Law, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Social Sciences and Education, and Lifelong Learning Office. Except for the Master’s Degree of Lusophone Studies in Linguistics and Literature taught in Portuguese and the Bachelor’s Degree in Portuguese-Chinese Translation Studies taught in Chinese and Portuguese, the remaining degree programs are taught in English. In 2019. USJ became a signatory universiry of Magna Charta Universitatum.

Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau

The Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau - formerly the Kiang Wu Nursing and Midwifery School - was established in 1923. It became a private tertiary college in November 1999, and is the longest-standing nursing educational institution in Macao. It is rated with confidence and recognized with four features of good practice at its Institutional Quality Audit conducted by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) of the United Kingdom. It also promotes the “biliteracy and trilingualism” teaching policy focusing on English, Cantonese and Mandarin and inter-professional learning and outcome-based education are strengthened. Besides, the new campus located in the Island Health Care Complex is completed in October 2019, will be in operation in 2020/2021 academic year.

Macau University of Science and Technology

The Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) is a private university established in March 2000. It was the first non-profit integrated university to be established for the training of gifted students in applied technology since the founding of the Macao SAR. The university comprises the Faculty of Information Technology, School of Business, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Chinese Medicine, Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Faculty of Humanities and Arts, Faculty of Medicine, University International College, School of Pharmacy, Department of General Education and School of Continuing Studies. 

It has also established several research institutes and research centres, including the State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, the State Key Laboratory of Lunar and Planetary Science, Biophysics Laboratory for Chinese Medicine, the Institute for Social and Cultural Research, Macau Institute of Smart City, Macau Research Center for International Standard of Chinese Medicines etc. The University Hospital under the MUST Foundation is a base of clinical teaching, research and internships for the Faculty of Chinese Medicine and the Faculty of Medicine. In 2019, MUST ranked 20th in "Ranking of Top Universities in Greater China" by Shanghai Ranking and ranked among the top 300 universities in the “World University Rankings” by Times Higher Education.

Macau Institute of Management

Macau Institute of Management (MIM) was established in 1988. It is the academic arm of the Macau Management Association, specializing in providing education and training services. Approved by the Macao SAR Government in July 2000, MIM was upgraded to become a higher education institution that offers training for management professionals.

MIM offers the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program (four years), Associate of Business Administration diploma program (two years) and the diploma program (one year), adopting an integrative learning approach in addition to face-to-face teaching. Students can arrange their on-line class time according to their own schedule. It also works with an overseas university in jointly organizing a Master’s degree program. In 2019, the Bachelor of Business Administration programme (Accounting) is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Macau Millennium College

The Macau Millennium College is a private tertiary education institution established in August 2001. To accommodate the needs of shift workers, the college offers ‘shift classes for shift workers.’ The two shift classes have identical lecture content. Students can choose to attend either the morning or evening sessions. Lecturers are mainly internationally renowned professors from the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.