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Introduction and Mission of Residential Colleges


In order to achieve the whole-person education for our students, the University of Macau (UM) will fully implement the Residential College (RC) scheme. A Residential College is a small on-campus staff-student learning community that integrates students’ learning and life and that aims to promote their whole-person development. In 2014/2015 academic year, 10 Residential Colleges have been put into operation while each Residential College can accommodate 400-500 students. New undergraduate students admitted in 2017/2018 academic year will be placed to stay at the Residential Colleges for one academic year.

Students who are admitted in 2014/2015 and onwards will not only need to achieve 2.0 (cGPA) in academic performance, but also to fulfil the requirements specified by the Residential College system and the affiliated Residential College as graduation requirement. For details of requirement, please click into “Residential College Requirements”.

Complementing the formal curricula and classroom instruction, the Residential College living experience provides a unique opportunity for students to acquire all sorts of soft skills, such as ability to self-manage, self-discipline, self-reflect, to work as a team player, to serve as a leader, to read the world with a global perspective and to integrate knowledge from different disciplines.

Equally important is the opportunity for students to live, to play, to interact, to compete and to grow with other members of the college from various backgrounds in culture, language, family, education and personality, which will result in an ability to tolerate, respect and embrace differences, all of which are essential to harmonious and successful career development in the 21st Century.

As one of the four components of the 4-in-1 education at the University of Macau– disciplinary education, general education, research and internship education, peer and community education – the experiential residential college living and learning experience as embodied in the peer and community education will be successfully enhanced if new students actively participate and engage in such opportunities.  Hence, the University sincerely invites new students to join and live in our Residential College.

Residential College Allotment

The allotment of RC will be arranged by the University and all new students must observe to regulations concerned. The allotment result of RC will be notified individually before mid August 2017 by the your RC (please check your email accordingly). Information or updates of the RC can be found at website http://rc.umac.mo/.

New students who have siblings studying at UM may apply to live in the same Residential College. Applications can be sent by email to Registry at admission@umac.mo by assigned deadline. Please click [ here ] for details.

Residential College Waiver Application

The UM Four-in-One Educational model requires all freshmen to reside in the college to which they are assigned. Under certain rare circumstances it is possible to apply for waiver of RC requirements, either a “full waiver” or a “partial waiver”. A “full waiver” will include both RC residence and RC requirements.

A “full waiver” may apply to adults who fall into one of the categories below:

  • above 25 years of age: or
  • a bachelor’s degree holder; or
  • married students with dependents; or
  • certain extreme medical conditions.

A “partial waiver” can be given for the residential requirement only. This may be for one of the following:

  • medical conditions; or
  • certain pressing family commitments.

Please note that once a “partial waiver” is approved a student does not have to reside in the College, but he or she remains a non-resident member of the college and must fulfill four years of “RC requirements” before graduation will be possible.

Application should be made through Registry before assigned deadline by filling in below form with supporting document to be sent via email to admission@umac.mo. For application enquiries, you may phone to Registry at 8822 4007.

Application Form of RC Waiver


Residential College Fee in 2017/2018

Macao students*

Non-local students




Room type is double occupancy for two semesters. The fee will include 15 meals per week, residential college facilities, activities, high table dinner, workshops and seminars.

*Holder of valid Macao SAR I.D. card


Names of Residential Colleges

Eight Residential Colleges in use are:

Residential College



Chao Kuang Piu College (CKPC)

8822 4156


Cheng Yu Tung College (CYTC)

8822 9363 / 8822 9364


Cheong Kun Lun College (CKLC)

8822 9520


Choi Kai Yau College (CKYC)

8822 9400


Henry Fok Pearl Jubilee College (HFPJC)

8822 4922 / 8822 4921


Lui Che Woo College (LCWC)

8822 9300


Ma Man Kei and Lo Pak Sam College (MMKLPSC)

8822 9500


Moon Chun Memorial College (MCMC)

8822 9266 / 8822 9264


Shiu Pong College (SPC)

8822 9630


Stanley Ho East Asia College (SHEAC)

8822 9319


Residential College System Enquiry



Campus map and location of all Residential College
(http://www.umac.mo/sao/doc/scd/SCD-The%20Way%20to%20UM/Campus%20map20160712.pdf )