UM (University of Macao) Macao PhD Scholarship


The UM Macao PhD Scholarship (MPDS) was established by the University of Macau (UM) in 2018, which aims at attracting excellent students in the world to pursue their PhD programmes in the UM.

2. Eligibility and Application Process

Bachelor or master students from reputable schools(e.g., top 200 universities of any recognized world university rankings or Project 985/211 universities in Mainland China are preferable), who are seeking admission as new full-time PhD students in the UM, irrespective of their country of origin, prior work experience and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply.

Applicants are required to select full-time PhD programmes of the UM. They are required to submit application for the MPDS directly at the time when submitting the online application to PhD programmes via the online application system. Whether applicants will be selected as scholarship recipient is subject to final decision made by the UM.

The MPDS application deadlines are as follows.

Academic Year 2019/2020
MPDS Application Period
01 June 2018 – 31 October 2018
01 November 2018 -30 April 2019

3. Amount and Duration

The MPDS provides each awardee of the Scholarship with a monthly stipend of MOP20,000 (around 2000 Euros) and a conference and research related travel allowance1 of MOP10,000 per academic year for a period up to four years. Tuition and/or any other kinds of fees that may incur during the course of studies of the awardee will not be covered by the Scholarship.

For more details, please refer to Guidelines for UM Macao PhD Scholarship which is available at

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