The UM PhD Teaching Research Assistant is applicable to students admitted from academic year 2023/2024.


The UM PhD Teaching Research Assistant (UMTRA) is established by the University of Macau (UM) to attract excellent students in the world to pursue their PhD studies in the UM. Students are supported for their participation in ancillary teaching and research at 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 UMTRA simultaneously when submitting the online application to PhD programmes via the online application system.

  • Whether applicants will be awarded UMTRA is subject to the final decision by the UM Selection Panel.


Amount and Duration

  • UMTRA provides each new recipient with a starting monthly stipend of MOP12,500 for a period up to 4 years.

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

For more details, please refer to Guidelines for the UM PhD Scholarship and the UM PhD Teaching Research Assistant.

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