UM Principals’ Recommended Admission Scheme for Outstanding Student-Athletes
1. Recommended Qualification
1.1 Recommended applicants must possess the following conditions:
1.1.1 Excellent sports performance and good conduct; and
1.1.2 Currently studying in Form 6 or equivalent in an officially recognized secondary school in Macao; and
1.1.3 Representing Macao S.A.R. to participate in international/regional sports competition within the last two years (need to provide related certificate).
1.2 Applicants do not fulfill the condition of 1.1.3 above but who are representing Macao S.A.R. with good sports performance, can also apply this admission by submitting the recommendation letter from sports association and with the recommendation by the principal of secondary school.
2. Application Procedures and Documents
2.1 Recommended applicants must access the online application system for Principals’ Recommended Admission (Sports Category) and submit an on-line application together with all required documents. (Please refer to the “User Manual of Online Application System for Principals’ Recommended Admission”).
2.2 Recommended applicants need to scan and upload the following documents into the system:
2.2.1 Valid Macao I.D. card (both sides on one A4 size paper);
2.2.2 One passport size color photo (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm white background is preferred);
2.2.3 Official transcript of academic records for the recent two years (Form 4 to Form 5) of secondary education;
2.2.4 Related certificates of participation or awards received in international/regional competition for representing Macao S.A.R. (A4 size) within the last two years; or recommendation letter from sports association;
2.2.5 Interview will be conducted for qualified applicants.
3. Successful Applicants
3.1 Scholarship for “Principals’ Recommended Admission Scheme for Outstanding Student-Athletes”
3.1.1 All applicants admitted to Bachelor’s degree programme through “Principals’ Recommended Admission Scheme for Outstanding Student-Athletes” will be granted one of the scholarships below without taking the admission exam. There are three types of scholarships: “University of Macau Golden Lotus Scholarship”, “University of Macau Silver Lotus Scholarship” or “University of Macau First Year Scholarship”;
- University of Macau Golden Lotus Scholarship / Full waiver of tuition fee for 1st academic year
- University of Macau Silver Lotus Scholarship / Half waiver of tuition fee for 1st academic year
- University of Macau First Year Scholarship / One-off MOP5,000 scholarship
3.1.2 For students to be admitted through “Outstanding Student-Athletes Admission Scheme”, admission assessment will base on applicants’ sports achievements, faculty interview and sports skill test performance (some sports events might not be arranged skill test).
3.1.3 The total quota of “Principals’ Recommended Admission Scheme for Outstanding Student-Athletes” is 15 to 30;
3.1.4 “University of Macau Lotus Scholarship” can be continued, and “University of Macau First Year Scholarship” will only be given in the 1st academic year after registration, the scholarship amount will be used to offset part of the tuition fee payable for the 1st semester of academic year;
3.1.5 Recipients may continue to enjoy such scholarship in the 2nd academic year to normal period of study subjected to their academic performance, sports achievement, and training attendance, etc. Please refer to point 6 for “Continuation Rules of Scholarship for Principals’ Recommended Admission Scheme for Outstanding Student-Athletes”.
3.2 Successful applicants are not permitted to change their programmes of study once their offer confirmations have been submitted to their offer confirmations have been submitted to the University.
3.3 If a successful applicant accepts our offer of admission (returning the “Statement of Acceptance”), he/she is not permitted to apply for admission to the Bachelor’s degree programmes of the University by other channels. If he/she is found to apply for or to have attended the University’s admission examination, the University reserves the rights to cancel his/her admission qualifications.
3.4 Students admitted via this scheme will follow the general rules related to “UM Outstanding Student-Athletes Award Scheme” of bachelor’s degree programmes. Please visit the website at http://reg.umac.mo/admission/?lang=zh-hant for details.
3.5 Scholarship recipients are obliged to participate and assist in any university sports activities and represent UM to participate in any sports competitions during the undergraduate study.
4. Admission Policy for Students with Disability
To provide equal admission opportunities, necessary study environment and facilities for students with disability, the University has devised the “Admission Policy for Students with Disability”. Please visit the website at https://reg.um.edu.mo/admissions/macao-students/admission-policy/ for details.
5. Disqualification of Application, Admission or Study
5.1 The University reserves the rights to reject any applications from students beyond the top 10% in terms of academic performance in their Form 5/Grade 11/Senior Middle 2 study.
5.2 Applicants must guarantee that the information given in the application form is TRUE. The University of Macau reserves the rights to terminate an application, admission or study at any time if :
-any information given in his/her application form is found later to be untrue and/or incorrect;
-an applicant offered with admission is found to have violated any of the regulations of the University of Macau or misconduct behavior.
Should such cases occur, any fees paid will not be refunded and all documents submitted will not be returned.
5.3 Registered students of University of Macau cannot concurrently register/enrol in any other higher education programme(s) in Macao.
6. Continuation Rules of Scholarship for “Principals’ Recommended Admission Scheme for Outstanding Student-Athletes” (Eligible for University of Macau Lotus Scholarship)
6.1 Current students who are scholarship recipients of the Scholarship for “Principals’ Recommended Admission Scheme for Outstanding Student-Athletes” may continue to enjoy such scholarship in the 2nd academic year to normal period of study subjected to their academic performance and sports achievement;
6.2 Scholarship recipients must meet the academic requirements of yearly GPA no less than 2.0 in their previous academic year of study (For students studying in the Bachelor of Law programme, the yearly scales must not be less than 10 out of 20), and fulfill 80% of attendance rate of their related UM Sports Team regular training and participate in competitions;
6.3 Active participation in all sports team related events;
6.4 The scholarship eligibility may be promoted, demoted or terminated subject to the students’ attitude and sports performance.
7. Termination of Scholarship
7.1 The University reserves the rights to terminate the scholarship (inclusive of tuition fee waiver and related eligibility) if a student:
7.1.1 cannot achieve the academic year’s performance mentioned above;
7.1.2 cannot complete his/her study within the normal period of study;
7.1.3 does not meet the requirement of his/her related UM Sports Team’s training and competition.