The UM Macao PhD Scholarship is applicable to students who were admitted in or before academic year 2022/2023.


The UM Macao PhD Scholarship (MPDS) 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 degree studies at the UM is eligible to apply, regardless of nationality, ethnic background, or prior work experience.

  • Applicants should fulfill all general admission requirements for PhD degree programmes and any additional admission requirements for certain programmes.

Application Process

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

  • Whether applicants will be awarded the MPDS is subject to the final decision of the university-level selection committee.


Amount and Duration

  • The MPDS provides each awardee with a monthly stipend of MOP20,000 for a period up to 4 years.

  • And a conference or research-related travel allowance up to MOP10,000 per calendar year for a period up to 4 years

  • Tuition fees will be offset by the monthly stipend before stipend disbursement.