PhD Assistantship

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Background and Purpose

The PhD Assistantship was established by the University of Macau (UM) to attract excellent students in the world to pursue their PhD studies in the UM.


  • Anyone seeking full-time PhD students in the UM, irrespective of their country of origin, prior work experience and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply.

  • The applicant should have bachelor or master degree with proven academic records, including degree certificate(s), academic awards, publications, etc. 

Application Process

  • Applicants seeking full-time PhD study in the UM should submit application for the PhD Assistantship simultaneously when submitting the online application to PhD programmes via the online application system. 

  • Whether applicants will be awarded the Assistantship (recipient) is subject to final decision by the UM Selection Panel.


Amount and Duration

  • The PhD Assistantship can be supported by either UM centralized funding or principal investigator (PI)’s research funding.

  • The Assistantship provides each new recipient with a starting monthly stipend of MOP12,500 (up to MOP14,000).

  • Tuition and/or any other kinds of fees that may incur during the course of studies will not be covered by the Assistantship.

For more details, please refer to Guidelines for UM PhD Scholarship and Assistantship (applicable to PhD assistantship recipients admitted in or after academic year 2019/2020).

Remarks: For PhD assistantship recipients admitted in or before academic year 2018/2019, please refer to Funding Guidelines for PhD and Master Students.

For enquiry, please contact us via email at or by phone at (853) 8822 4898.

Contact Info

Room G001, Administration Building N6, University of Macau, Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China

Phone: (853) 8822 4898

Fax: (853) 8822 2327

Web: University of Macau