The University of Saint Joseph was created in Macao in 1996 by the Catholic Foundation for Higher Education (owned in equal parts by the Diocese of Macau and the Portuguese Catholic University) with the aim of setting up a Catholic University in Macao, closely following the model and standards of top European universities.
Our university follows an honourable and long history of Catholic tertiary education in Macao, initiated in the late 16th Century by Fr. Alessandro Valingnano, founder of University College of Saint Paul.
The University offers a wide range of programmes across different fields of knowledge. The government of Macao accredits all our programmes, and our graduates have been able to pursue careers and further studies with prestigious local and international institutions.
Come and visit USJ on any given day and you are likely to find a concert, debate, public lecture or other academic or cultural activity. Besides strong academic programmes, being a student at USJ is an enriching and involving experience that enables you to develop multiple skills and interests.
We have high aspirations for ourselves and for our students. In order to help our students achieve the high standards we set for them, we provide ample academic, scientific and personal resources (tutorials, mentoring, counselling).
In addition to the specialized classes that students in each program must take, our undergraduate programs have the following qualities:
- A shared set of core modules. The core modules are interdisciplinary courses, where students from different programs research, understand and critique major trends, theories and complex issues that affect our lives today.
- University education is increasingly indispensable to a fulfilling and successful future. The University’s Internship and Career Office (ICO) assists graduating students to plan, start and develop their careers, through a range of seminars (e.g. CV-writing, interview skills), career fairs, talks and workshops by potential employers, recruitment agencies, high-profile professionals, public workers and business people.