The Pre-University Programme is a one-year programme that offers a range of courses that prepares students for the admission to university level. The programme emphasizes on the English language development of the students along with coverage spanning from humanity courses to science subjects. After completion of the programme, students will be qualified to apply to undergraduate programmes at USJ and other universities in Macao.

Recommended prior knowledge
High School Qualifications

Typical Duration
1 year full-time (day) programme

Teaching Medium
English

Total number of credits for graduation
60

Campus
Green Campus

Calendar
September to May

Weekly schedule
approximately 18.5 hours each week
Mondays to Fridays
09:00-18:30


Key Features

  • Students of the Pre-U at USJ come from all corners of the world such as US, UK, Australia and South East Asia.
  • Each year, around 1/3 of the students move on to other universities in Macao while 2/3 of the students advance to Bachelor programmes at USJ.
  • Extra one-on-one assistance available for students having difficulties in English and other subjects.

Coordinator's Message

 

Email: admission@usj.edu.mo


Faculty teaching in the programme

 

Faculty Teaching in the Faculty
  Name Title Email

1.

Ágata Dias Associate Professor agata.dias@usj.edu.mo

2.

Raquel Vasconcelos Assistant Professor raquel.vasconcelos@usj.edu.mo

3.

Ian Alabanza Lecturer ianalabanza@usj.edu.mo

4.

Karen Tagulao Senior Lecturer karentagulao@usj.edu.mo

5.

Samuel Kio Research Coordinator,Coordinator for the Pre-University Programme kiosamuel@usj.edu.mo

6.

Tania Marques Lecturer tsmarques@usj.edu.mo

 


Typical Career Options

  • Qualification for application of university level in Macao
  • Entering the job market in Macao as graduates of secondary education

Testimonials

  • Michelle (LPY, 4th year): In the beginning I was afraid I would not adapt to USJ as I had studied in a traditional local school. However, after the orientation day and the first week of lessons, I felt USJ is full of love and communication. Teachers are all willing to help and communicate with the students. Also, the way of teaching is different from the traditional schools as teachers use different kinds of materials to deliver the message to us, which can help us 'learn the best and learn the most'. I am glad that I can be one of the students at USJ!
  • Tania (LCM, 3rd year): I was a graduate in an local high school which did not provide form 6. This made me choose where to study one year earlier than other teenagers. One of my relatives introduced USJ to me as I was quite frustrated about my future. Soon I became a student here and studied Pre-University. As a very quiet person and a freshman, I experienced a great change of my student life. Pre-University was a platform to me to have myself prepared for the licentiate program and the society. There were challenges and fun throughout the whole academic year. Classmates and Professors had interactions and all of us did learn what we wanted. USJ played an encouraging role and guided us towards success.'

Study plan & description of modules

Students must complete all the main modules and three (3) optional modules.


Modules

Others
PGS021
3.00 credits
PGS020
3.00 credits
PGS012
3.00 credits
PGS022
3.00 credits
PGS023
3.00 credits
PGS026
3.00 credits
PGS025
3.00 credits
PGS024
3.00 credits
PGS011
3.00 credits
PGS010
3.00 credits
PGS005
3.00 credits
PGS003
3.00 credits
ENG006
6.00 credits
PGS006
3.00 credits
PGS007
3.00 credits
PGS009
3.00 credits
PGS008
3.00 credits
ENG005
6.00 credits