Academic Year 2024/2025

Application Period

PhD Programmes To be admitted in 1st Semester

1 August 2023 to 31 October 2023 (1st batch)

1 November 2023 to 29 February 2024 (2nd batch)

Doctor of Education 
Doctor of Public Administration 
Doctor of Business Administration  To be announced.
PhD Programmes To be admitted in 2nd Semester 2 May 2024 to 31 July 2024 (3rd batch)
UM PhD Scholarship/UM PhD Teaching Research Assistant
1 August 2023 to 15 January 2024

Admission Requirements

  • General Entry (for Master’s Degree Holders)

    Possess a Master’s degree or academic background recognized as equivalent by the University of Macau.

  • Accelerated Entry (for UM Master Students)

    Have been registered in a Master’s Programme at the University of Macau for at least one year. Have successfully finished the coursework part with outstanding performance and have demonstrated strong research ability.

  • Direct Entry (for Bachelor’s Degree Holders)

    Possess a Bachelor’s degree with outstanding performance and have demonstrated strong research ability.

  • Proof of English Proficiency (Details)

    Applicants who received their Bachelor’s/Master’s degree from a university where the medium of instruction was not English are required to provide any of the following as proof of English proficiency:

    • Obtained a TOEFL* score of 550 (paper-based examination) / 80 (Internet-based examination) or above or,
    • An IELTS* overall score of 6.0 or above with no sub-score lower than 5.5 or,
    • College English Test (CET) score is acceptable to some academic units, please visit corresponding website of each academic unit for details.

    *Note: TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date.

Admission Guidelines

List of PhD and Other Doctoral Degree Programmes

Academic Unit Programmes
Faculty of Arts and Humanities PhD in Linguistics (Chinese)
PhD in Linguistics (English)
PhD in Literary Studies (Chinese)
PhD in Literary Studies (English)
PhD in Literary and Intercultural Studies (Portuguese)
PhD in Applied Linguistics (Portuguese)
PhD in Philosophy and Religious Studies
PhD in History
Faculty of Business Administration Doctor of Business Administration

PhD in Business Administration

  • Accounting
  • Information Systems
  • Decision Sciences
  • Finance
  • Business Economics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Gaming Management
  • Hospitality Management
Faculty of Education Doctor of Education

PhD in Education

Faculty of Health Sciences PhD in Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Law PhD in Law

  • Constitutional Law, Basic Law and Administrative Law
  • Civil, Procedural and Commercial Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Criminal and Procedural Law
  • European Union Law
  • International Business Law and Dispute Resolution
  • International Law
  • Jurisprudence and Legal History
  • Law on Technology and Medicine
Faculty of Social Sciences Doctor of Public Administration

PhD in Communication
PhD in Communication (Visual Communication)
PhD in Economics
PhD in Psychology
PhD in Sociology
PhD in Public Administration
PhD in Political Science

Faculty of Science and Technology PhD in Civil Engineering
PhD in Computer Science
PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD in Electromechanical Engineering
PhD in Mathematics
Institute of Applied Physics and Material Engineering PhD in Applied Physics and Material Engineering
Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences PhD in Biomedical Sciences