Frequently Asked Questions

I. Application

APPLICATION SUBMISSION

How can I submit my application?

Please submit your online application through our website here (Click “Apply Now”) within the application period.

Can I submit the application form more than once in the online application system?

No. Please be informed that applicants should only submit one application.

How do I know that I have successfully completed my online application?

If you have successfully submitted your online application, you will receive our confirmation email with an application number.

How can I cancel my application in USJ?

Please send your request to the Academic Affairs Office – Admissions at +853 8592 5678 or email to admissions@usj.edu.mo.

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

What should I do if I am not able to collect the necessary document(s) for my online application?

For the application process, applicants need to upload the soft copy of documents for proving your academic background has reached our University’s entry requirement. They must then submit the documents as soon as possible before their matriculation process can be finalised. Students who fail to submit all required documents will not be allowed to initiate their studies. Moreover, should the applicant fail to submit all required documents, USJ reserves the right to reject, refund or withdraw the applicant.

I do not have the documents in original. Can I still apply?

For the application process, applicants need to upload the soft copy of documents for proving your academic background has reached our University’s entry requirement. Students who fail to submit the required documents in original during the matriculation process will not be allowed to initiate their studies. Moreover, should the applicant fail to submit all required documents, USJ reserves the right to reject, refund or withdraw the applicant. However, the original documents are required to be presented to us for completing the matriculation process if you are accepted by our University.

I am an applicant who is expected to graduate in this current year and not able to present the full transcript and diploma at this early stage. Can I still apply for the programme?

Yes. Please upload all necessary documents including your most updated transcript to your personal dashboard at the stage of application. Afterwards, applicants are required to submit the remaining required documents, including the full transcripts and diploma before the matriculation process.

I studied at another college/university before. Can I transfer my credits from my current/prior studies to USJ?

Applicants may request to be exempted from certain credits in their chosen programme of studies, based on prior studies at a similar academic level taken elsewhere and/or when justified by an applicant’s proven achievements and competencies in the respective field, according to criteria established by the University (USJ’s Academic Regulations). Please refer here for more information.

I wish to apply for the Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) programme. Will I still be considered if I cannot provide the additional required documents?

Successfully submitting all required documents is one of the important elements for the Faculty to select potential candidates into the programme.

Does USJ have an entrance exam?

All applicants to Bachelor degree, Associate diploma, and the Foundation Year in Philosophy programmes are required to show some evidence of having studied English to an appropriate level before applying to USJ. For example, a score of 5.5 in the IELTs or 46 and above in the TOEFL (iBT) tests would indicate an acceptable level of proficiency on entry.

In addition, all entrants to USJ will be required to take an English placement test, after being accepted to the university. Applicants whose test results do not meet the minimum requirement will be required to take additional courses in the English language.

 

NON-LOCAL APPLICANTS

I am an international student. How do I apply for a student visa?

International students will be given an Acceptance Letter by USJ stating they have been accepted as full-time students in one of our degree programmes. With this document they can approach the Macao Immigration Office to apply for a Student Visa. For detailed information, please click and read carefully the link of Macao Immigration Office: http://www.fsm.gov.mo/psp/eng/EDoN.html

If I am a People’s Republic of China passport holder, can I apply to USJ?

USJ currently recruits students who have completed undergraduate degrees from higher education institutions in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangdong. Prospective graduate students must also be household registered  in either Beijing, Shanghai, or Guangdong. Prospective students who meet these requirements are encouraged to apply online to USJ.

 

SCHOLARSHIP AND FINANCIAL AID

How can I get the scholarship?

For scholarship inquiries, please contact the Office for Student and Alumni Affairs at +853 8592 5655 or by sending email to osaa@usj.edu.mo. Besides, please also refer to here for more information.


II. Interview

When will I have the interview? What should I prepare?

After you have uploaded all the required documents, an interview will be arranged with our Faculty representative by contacting your email or telephone. Please prepare basic inquiries related to our programme and your motivation for choosing this programme. A portfolio will be an advantage for applying for any Design and Architecture programmes.

When is the timeline of releasing the result?

Please refer to the updated Admissions timeline here for your reference.


III. Before Matriculation

Can I change my programme application even though I have already received the Acceptance Letter?

Please send your request and justification to the Academic Affairs Office – Admissions at +853 8592 5678 or email to admissions@usj.edu.mo. Admissions will forward your request to related Faculty for their further considerations.


IV. General Information

Are USJ degrees recognised globally?

University of Saint Joseph is an accredited university with all programmes approved by the Macao Government. Please click here to learn more about the recognition of USJ degrees by the Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

When does the USJ academic year start?

Generally, our academic year begins in September and ends in June.

How much is the tuition fee?

For the most updated information, please refer to here.

Last Updated: January 12, 2022 at 10:21 am

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