Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions – USJ Admissions Office


I. Application

 

1. How do I find the Maturity Examination I was requested to take?

 

 

 

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The Maturity examination is in your personal Dashboard.

Please return to the original email sent to you by the USJ Admissions Office, and you will find the link to the examination in your Dashboard.

Please contact the Admissions Office if you cannot access the aforementioned email.

 

 

 

 

2. What is the Maturity Examination?

 

 

 

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The Maturity Exam consists of two essay questions that aim to analyse applicant’s general knowledge about broad issues as well as their capacity to produce an educated, well elaborated argument.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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Yes, by applying for Recognition of Prior Learning.

For that purpose, you should bring the transcripts, programme description and teaching hours of each module that has been completed. You will also need to fill in the “Recognition of Prior Learning” form and return all documents to the Academic Records Office. The processing fee is MOP$2,000.

 

 

 

 

4. What should I do if I am not able to collect the necessary document(s) for my online application (i.e., high school diploma)?

 

 

 

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Students may be conditionally accepted before submitting all required documents.

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.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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International students will be given a Declaration 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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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For the time being, nationals of the People’s Republic of China can only get a student visa to study at USJ if they possess a third-country residency.

 

 

 

 

7. Am I guaranteed to be accepted into my first choice?

 

 

 

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No. Students may be accepted or not, depending on the quality and timing of their application.

 

 

 

 


II. Interview

 

8. After having completed the interview, how soon after will I know the result of my application?

 

 

 

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The result of your application will be sent to your personal email according to the date stated by the Admissions Office.

 

 

 

 


III. Before Matriculation

 

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

 

 

 

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Yes, although it will have to be approved by the Registrar of the University. To formally submit a request, you must write a letter with your request and justification to the Registrar of the University of Saint Joseph.

 

 

 

 


IV. General Information

 

10. How many students are there in USJ?

 

 

 

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We have a student body of around 1,100 students that include, approximately:

  • 30 Pre-University students
  • 30 Associate Diploma students
  • 650 Undergraduate students
  • 390 Graduate students

(as of 29 December 2017)

 

 

 

11. In which countries is the USJ degree recognised?

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

12. When does the USJ academic year start?

 

 

 

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

For the detailed calendar of your programme of choice, please approach the Admissions Office.

 

 

 

 


 

For more information please contact USJ’s Admissions Office: admissions@usj.edu.mo / +853 8592 5678

Last Updated: May 16, 2019 at 4:34 pm