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 2021/2022 academic year, of which 10 are public schools, while the remaining 67 are private.

Among the 67 private schools, 62 offered only formal education, 2 offered both formal education and recurrent education, and 3 offered only recurrent education. Among the 74 schools (including 10 public schools and 64 private schools) that offered formal education, 69 were under the free education network, 4 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 2021/2022 Academic Year
Free Education Subsidies
2021/2022 Academic Year
Tuition Fee Subsidies
Kindergarten MOP 1,063,800 per class MOP 20,970 per student
Primary MOP 1,159,100 per class MOP 23,140 per student
Junior Secondary MOP 1,396,800 per class MOP 25,480 per student
Senior Secondary MOP 1,584,300 per class MOP 25,480 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 2021/2022 academic year are MOP 3,550, MOP 3,000 and MOP 2,400 per head. The Government also grants a tuition subsidy, meal subsidy and school supplies subsidy to students whose family has financial difficulties and meet relevant household income requirements. The tuition subsidy for each senior secondary student is MOP9,000, MOP 6,000 for junior student and MOP4,000 for primary and kindergarten student; the meal subsidy for each student is MOP 3,950; the school supplies subsidy received by each kindergarten and primary school student is MOP 2,600 and secondary school student is MOP 3,250 in the 2021/2022 academic year.

Continuing Education Development Plan

To encourage life-long learning among residents, the Government launched the forth phase of Continuing Education Development Plan in 2020. 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 forth phase of the plan lasts from 1st Sep 2020 to 31st Aug 2023, 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 Non-tertiary Educational Schools

List of School Fees (Chinese version only)

School Places Consultation and Allocation

Central Registration for Children Entering Kindergarten for the First Time

Tertiary Education

Macao only started to develop modern tertiary education some 40 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 university 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 15 tertiary educational programmes in 2021.

Promote the Cultivation of Diverse Talents

The Education and Youth Development Bureau (DSEDJ) actively promotes the training of different types of talents, which is in line with Macao's moderately diversified economic development, the "One Center, One Platform and One Base" positioning, as well as the objectives of making Macao a regional tourism training base and a Chinese and Portuguese training base in the Greater Bay Area. Through the communication mechanism established with Macao's universities, the DSEDJ learns talents’ needs and support them with different incentives. The DSEDJ actively promotes the training of different types of talents through the communication mechanism established with local universities to listen to their needs and provide support with different incentives.

In 2016, the "Specialized Subsidy Scheme for Chinese and Portuguese Bilingual Talent Training and Cooperation of Education and Research for Macao Higher Education Institutions" was launched to support the development of Portuguese-speaking talents in various universities. By 2021, 140 projects co-organized by 5 higher education institutions in Macao on the development of teaching materials, teacher training, creation of online courses, cooperation in teaching and research, and research in Portuguese-speaking countries had been funded. In 2021, 25 projects had been approved and funded, including 22 research and publication projects (18 cross-year projects) and 3 higher education institutions promotion and training projects, with a total amount of approximately MOP4.64 million.

The “Specialized Subsidy Scheme for the Tourism Education and Training for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area” was set up in 2019 to capitalize on Macau's disciplinary strengths in tourism education and training and to further promote collaboration between local universities and universities in other regions through specific funding. The Specialized Subsidy Scheme has already supported 5 local universities to carry out 38 projects on R&D or publication, teacher training or exchange, and teaching and research collaboration, etc. A total of 18 projects have been approved and funded in 2021, including 15 research and publication projects (14 are cross-year projects). A total of 18 projects have been approved for funding in 2021, including 15 research and publication projects (14 are inter-year projects) and 3 university outbound and training projects, with a total grant of approximately MOP2.5 million.

To further rationalize the use of public finance resources and based on the principle of decentralization, the Macao SAR Government will set up an Annual Funding Plan for Higher Education Institutions through Higher Education Fund from 2022 onwards. Among them, tertiary education collaboration and development programmes will include Sino-Portuguese talent training and education collaboration, tourism education and training development in order to leverage the universities’ subject advantages and promote the training of talents.

In 2019, the "Specialized Subsidy Scheme for Macao Higher Education Institutions in the Area of Research in Humanities and Social Sciences" was set up to provide comprehensive funding for research in humanities and social sciences through special funding, to constantly promote the complementarity of teaching and research, and to strengthen cooperation among local institutions and universities in other regions in the area of higher education. In 2020, the Scheme introduced cross-year funding and set up a "Specialized Subsidy Scheme for Prevention and Response to Major Infectious Diseases" in response to the Covid-19. By December 2021, 8 higher education institutions had been approved for funding of 115 research projects.

Promote Exchanges and Cooperation in line with National Development

Since the promulgation of the Outline of the Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area in February 2019, the cooperation and exchanges among Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao in the field of higher education have been boosted. Since then, in line with the major development direction of the country, the cooperation has been deepened. Under the framework of the "Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao University Alliance", a number of professional alliances have been formed, including the "Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Alliance", the "Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao University Library Alliance" and the "Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao University Engineering Alliance", which has given full play to the advantages of the three places for common development. At present, there are 7 universities in Macao under the "Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao University Alliance", including the University of Macao, Polytechnic University of Macao, Macao Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao University of Science and Technology, City University of Macao, University of Saint Joseph and Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macao. The SAR Government started to support the activities of the Alliance through relevant education funds from 2021. In addition, the "Annual Funding Plan for Higher Education Institutions" set up by the Education Fund in 2022 also includes a funding theme for joint or regional exchange projects. Through funding activities, training and exchange projects that promote joint and regional education cooperation among tertiary institutions, the Scheme aims to promote higher education cooperation between Macau, the Mainland China, Portuguese-speaking countries and other regions Cooperation. Since 2017, the DSEDJ has been organizing innovation and entrepreneurship activities for university students who are faced with decisions on further studies, employment and entrepreneurship. These activities are intended to enhance their understanding of youth entrepreneurship support in the Greater Bay Area cities, so as to help them obtain more information before planning their future.

In October 2018, the DSEDJ together with the University of Macau and the University of Saint Joseph, co-organized the 1st Chinese and Portuguese Speaking Countries Higher Education Institutions Rectors' Forum, where representatives from more than 70 higher education institutions from the Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Portuguese-speaking countries gathered in Macau to discuss the prospects and opportunities for the development of higher education under the "The Belt and Road" Initiative. The second forum will be jointly organized by DSEDJ and the five universities of the "Alliance for the Development of Bilingual Talents in Chinese and Portuguese ", with the theme of "International Cooperation Strategies for Higher Education between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries during the Covid-19 Pandemic". It is expected to take place online and offline in mid to late October 2022.

Strengthen Talent Development, 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 University, 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 2022, the University of Macau, Macau Polytechnic University, Macau Institute for Tourism Studies, Macau University of Science and Technology, City University of Macau and Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macao were approved by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China to admit undergraduate and postgraduate students from 31 provinces/municipalities/autonomous regions in the Mainland China. The University of Saint Joseph has been approved by the Ministry of Education to admit postgraduate students from the Mainland China on a pilot basis from the academic year 2021-2022 in the three provinces (cities) of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong.

Coordinate the enrollment of mainland universities in Macau

Education and Youth Development Bureau (DSEDJ) is one of the entry points for mainland universities to enroll undergraduates and postgraduates from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

In the academic year 2022-2023, 193 students applied for the "Joint Entrance Examination of Ordinary Universities in China for Overseas Chinese, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Students (Macao)" and 1,279 students applied for the “Joint Entrance Exam of Ordinary Universities in Mainland China for Macao’s Recommended Students”. 356 students applied for the Examination for Postgraduate Courses in Mainland China Universities (Macau).

In addition, with the approval of the Ministry of Education, a total of 14 Mainland China universities have accepted the results of the "Joint Admission Examination for Four Higher Education Institutions" when recruiting Macao students this year. Each university will set its own minimum admission score or interview requirements based on the results of the "Joint Entrance 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 DSEDJ 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.

Promote Tertiary Studies Activities in Macao

To promote higher education in Macao and raise the reputation of local higher education institutions, the DSEDJ has organized a number of educational fairs in Beijing, Guangzhou, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. The DSEDJ has been to 30 Mainland China provinces (cities) for enrollment seminar to attract Mainland students and raise their awareness of Macao’s higher education. In response to the Pandemic and immigration restrictions imposed by various countries and regions, the DSEDJ has organized online international education fairs involving local tertiary institutions held by BMI (Business Marketing International Limited) in 2020 and 2021. In the fourth quarter of 2022, the DSEDJ is planning to organize local institutions to participate in the "2022 China International Education Exhibition" in Guangzhou and Chengdu and the online international education exhibition held by BMI, so as to introduce to students from different regions the higher education and programmes, campus life and scholarships in Macao. At the same time, the DSEDJ will also strengthen its efforts to promote enrollment from the Greater Bay Area.

In order to better promote Macau's higher education institution and attract students from Portuguese-speaking countries with Macao’s society and culture, the DSEDJ has organized the "Macau Sino-Portuguese Talents Training Series", short films made by the City University of Macau. The films, recorded in Portuguese, are presented in a lively and life-like approach to introduce the life and study in Macau from different angles, the characteristics and development of Macau's higher education programmes, and social and cultural characteristics of Macao. The Series are expected to be released in the second half of 2022 in Portuguese-speaking countries, in local higher education institution and on other online platforms.

In order to better promote local tertiary institutions to the Mainland China, the DSEDJ together with Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange, invite local higher education institutions to register on the official website of Study in China and regularly release information on the characteristics and strengths of the universities and their programmes. In addition, the DSEDJ cooperates with the education and admissions departments and educational institutions in many provinces and municipalities in the Mainland China to strengthen the dissemination of admissions information of local higher education institutions on online platforms such as WeChat and official websites, so as to attract more outstanding Mainland students to study in Macao.

Tertiary Student Activities

The DSEDJ 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 Annual Funding Plan for Activities for Integrated Student Development, the DSEDJ supports a wide range of student activities, including those that excite students’ interests, promote all-round development of students and align with the policies of the SAR Government. As at 30 June 2022, 21 societies and 2 institutions had been funded to organize 74 student activities in higher education institutions.

Disbursing Postgraduate Scholarships

In order to nurture the professional talents needed in Macao and to engage more Macao residents and students in tertiary education, the Education Fund will continue to implement the Subsidy Scheme for Junior College Students in the 2022-2023 academic year, covering tertiary education programmes from Foundation to PhD levels, through scholarships, special grants, special bursaries and loans. Meanwhile, Loan Scheme with Interest Subsidy provides interest subsidy on loans for students at Bachelor level or below. In addition, the "Scholarship Scheme for Study at Top Institutions" will continue to be implemented in the 2022-2023 academic year for students at bachelor level in top institutions.

Postgraduate Scholarships Grants Committee

Service Platform for Scholarships, Student Loans and Financial Support Awarded by Government Entities (Chinese version only)

Learning Material Subsidy for Higher Education Students

In 2021/2022 academic year, the Macao SAR Government provided a MOP 3,300 allowance for learning material to each local tertiary student studying in Macao and overseas.

Higher 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 2021, 6 projects for the improvement of teaching and learning equipment of institutions were funded with approximately MOP15.11 million. About MOP15.65 million was granted for the joint procurement of systematic tools of the Macao University Library Alliance. MOP30,000 was given to 7 projects for the professional development of teaching and research staff. Altogether the funding of the year was MOP30.79 million.

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.

It has faculties of Humanities, Business Administration, Education, Health Sciences, Law, Social Sciences, Science and Technology, College of Honor, Graduate School and Center for Continuing Education. It also has research institutes such as the Institute of Chinese Medicine, Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering, Institute of Collaborative Innovation, Institute of Microelectronics, and Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. Meanwhile, there are three State Key Laboratories in the areas of microelectronics, Chinese medicine and the Internet of Things for Smart Cities. In addition, it is ranked 201st-205th in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 33rd among Asian universities and 304th in the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings.

Macao Polytechnic University

Established in 1991, Macao Polytechnic University (MPU was formerly known as the Macao Polytechnic Institute and renamed on 1 March 2022) is a public higher education institution that cultivates highly qualified professionals with a global perspective. MPU has faculties in Arts, Applied Sciences, Management Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health Sciences and Sports, Languages and Translation, and the Peking University Health Science Center- Macao Polytechnic University Nursing Academy. It also has various academic units and training centers, as well as the first Engineering Research Center in Hong Kong and Macau approved by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. It continues to promote R&D in key areas such as Sino-Portuguese-English translation, innovation and technology, gaming management, arts and culture, and collaborates with world-renowned universities to make high-level academic achievements.

MPU was Asia’s first higher education institution to be accredited by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education. It is also the first higher education institution in Macau winning the National Teaching Achievement Award and the only higher education institution in China that has twice received the Asia-Pacific Quality Awards from the Asia-Pacific Quality Network.

Macao Institute for Tourism Studies

Established in 1995, the Macao Institute for Tourism Studies (IFTM) is a public institution of higher education whose mission is to cultivate professionals and industry leaders for the tourism industry. IFTM was the first United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) TedQual Institution in tourism education. In 2017, IFTM became the world’s first higher education institution to pass International Quality Review (IQR) from UK’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). IFTM’s Hospitality and Leisure Management discipline ranks 23rd in the world and 3rd in Asia on the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings by Subject 2022, and 51st-75th in the Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022.

IFTM has an extensive network of contacts with global industry partners and faculty members from around the world. IFTM also offers hundreds of professional training courses for working professionals.

Academy of Public Security Forces

The Academy of Public Security Forces (ESFSM) was established in July 1988 as a training division of the Office of the Secretary for Security (GSS) and it is also a higher education institution of the Macao SAR. Its main responsibilities are to provide the Public Security Forces and other security agencies with bachelor programmes of Police Science, Prison Security and Engineering in Protection and Security; master's and doctoral degrees in Internal Public Security, Criminal Science, Disaster and Rescue, Civil Defense, Customs and Maritime Transport Surveillance Activities and Prison Security; and other degree or certificate programmes. In 2022, the institution was authorized to offer the first joint master's degree programme with the University of Macau to train talents specialized in law and public security management at a higher level.

In addition, the College co-organizes with Public Security Forces and other security agencies on-the-job coaching for promotion. Pre-employment training is also provided for candidates entering Public Security Police Force (CPSP), Fire Service Bureau (CB), Customs of Macao Special Administrative Region (SA) and Correctional Services Bureau (DSC).

The City University of Macau

City University of Macau changed ownership in September 2010 and was officially renamed in 2011. The University is a private university offering higher education programmes, including the Faculty of Business, Faculty of International Tourism and Management, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Innovation and Design, Faculty of Finance, School of Education, School of Law, Graduate School, School of Continuing Education and the Open Education. It also has 11 institutes, including the Research Center for Macao Social and Economic Development, Institute for Research On Portuguese-Speaking Countries, Macau ‘One Belt, One Road’ Research Center, Faculty of Data Science and Institute of Analytical Psychology.
The Hospitality and Tourism Management discipline ranked 51-75th in the Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022.

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. Starting from the 2021-2022 academic year, the University has been granted permission by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China to recruit postgraduate students on a pilot basis in the Mainland China, namely Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong.

Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau

Founded in 1923 and formerly known as the Kiang Wu Nursing and Midwifery School, Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macao became a private tertiary institution in November 1999 specialized in the training of nursing staff. The College is one of the oldest nursing education institutions in Macau and received confidence ratings from and be credited with 4 good practices by the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education in an institutional quality audit (IQA). The College offers bachelor's, master's and post-degree certificate and diploma programmes in nursing and health sciences. In the 2022-2023 academic year, the College will move into a nursing teaching building next to the Islands Medical Complex and continue to train nursing professionals for Macau.

Macau University of Science and Technology

Founded in March 2000, Macao University of Science and Technology (M.U.S.T.) is the first non-profit comprehensive university established after the Macao SAR was set up. It focuses on the training of practical talents and currently 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, School of Liberal Arts and the Department of General Education.

It also owns a number of institutes and research centers, including the State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, the State Key Laboratory of Lunar and Planetary Sciences, Biophysics Laboratory for Innovative Drug Discovery, Institute for Social and Cultural Research, Macau Institute of Smart City, and Macau Research Center for International Standard of Chinese Medicines. The University Hospital affiliated to the Macau University of Science and Technology Foundation is a base for clinical teaching, research and internship for the University's Faculty of Chinese Medicine and School of Health Sciences. In addition, the University is ranked 581-590 in the latest “QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings” and among the top 300 universities in the world in the latest “Times Higher Education” (THE). In 2020, the University ranked 17th in the "Ranking of Top Universities in Greater China".

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.