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I. Objective: To enrich the knowledge of Macao higher education students on the Portuguese language and culture, increase their interest in learning Portuguese, enhance their command of Portuguese, promote the training of qualified bilingual persons, as well as give play to the uniqueness of Macau as a place where the West meets the East.
II. Target participants:
Type 1 - holders of valid Macao SAR Resident Identity Card, who attend full-time bachelor programs in the academic year 2020/2021, in the higher education institutions in or outside Macao, who have no basic knowledge of Portuguese (excluding students who are attending the last year of their bachelor programs lasting 4 years or longer)
Type 2 - holders of valid Macao SAR Resident Identity Card, who attend full-time bachelor programs in the academic year 2020/2021, in the higher education institutions in or outside Macao, and have reached level A1 (a level equivalent to 200 instruction hours in reference to the Portuguese Oriental Institute, IPOR) or higher level in Portuguese, or finish Portuguese’s course for minimum two semesters(excluding students who speak Portuguese as mother tongue, or have graduated from a Portuguese-language secondary or primary school, or enrolled in a tertiary education program which is Portuguese related or with Portuguese as the main teaching language, or students who are attending the last year of their bachelor programs lasting 4 years or longer).
Note: Participants are required to be enrolled in a higher education course during the periods of registration and the activities.
III. Content of activities:
Phase I: Basic Course in Portuguese
Admission List of Lunar New Year Class
Admission List of Easter Class
Target participants:Type 1 Students
Number of participants:200
Period of course: Lunar New Year Class:
From February 4th to 20th, 2021 (5 classes, with a total number of 125 students)
Easter Class:
From March 16th to 31st, 2021 (1 classes, with a total number of 25 students)
Summer Class:
From June 3rd to 12th, 2021 (2 classes, with a total number of 50 students)
Timetable
Location of class: Instituto Português no Oriente
Hours of class:50 hours
Tuition:Free
Registration Methods: Method 1 : Registration can be made at this webpage. For the online registration, the relevant application form must be completed and the following documents must also be uploaded:
  • Photocopy of the valid Macao SAR Resident Identity Card (front and back);
  • Photocopy of the valid student card (front and back);
  • Photocopies of transcripts for the academic year 2020/2021 and previous academic years (names, majors, disciplines and scores must be shown on the transcripts while freshmen must also submit photocopies of transcripts of the 12th grade of secondary education);
  • Grounds and expectations of participating in this activity;
  • The Letter of recommendation (if any).
(The size of each uploaded document must be less than or equal to 1024 Kbytes.)

Method 2: Download the registration form. Complete the form and submit it in person to “Centre for Higher Education Students” [Map of Location] with the required documents.

Deadlines for registration:: Lunar New Year Class: January 21th, 2021
Easter Class: February 23rd, 2021
Summer Class: May 6th, 2021
Selection:
  1. Curriculum vitae of applicants will be analyzed, under which qualified students are selected on the basis of merits.
  2. The list of selected students will be announced on the website of DSEDJ. In addition, the selected students will also be notified by email.
  3. Release dates of admission list:
    • Lunar New Year Class: Late-January, 2021
    • Easter Class: Early March, 2021
    • Summer Class: Late May, 2021
Notes:
  1. Students who pass the exam with an attendance rate no less than 80% will receive a certificate .
  2. From the list of students that have finished the Basic Course in Portuguese, DSEDJ will select students with better integrated performance to take part in the interview (which will be notified individually). In the interview, the top 55 students will be selected to participate in the 2nd phase of the “Summer School in Portugal”, held in Portugal in July or August.
  3. Due to the time needed for administrative procedures and applying for visas, students attending Summer Class can only join the Summer School in Portugal in August.
  4. Before registration, students should ensure that participating in this program will not affect his/her regular academic course arrangements.
  5. The activity may be postponed or canceled due to the situation of novel coronavirus pneumonia.

“Portuguese Level Test”
Target participants:Type 2 Students
Registration Methods:
Method 1 : Registration can be made at this webpage. For the online registration, the relevant application form must be completed and the following documents must also be uploaded:
  • Photocopy of the valid Macao SAR Resident Identity Card (front and back);
  • Photocopy of the valid student card (front and back);
  • Photocopies of transcripts for the academic year 2020/2021 and previous academic years (names, majors, disciplines and scores must be shown on the transcripts while freshmen must also submit photocopies of transcripts of the 12th grade of secondary education);
  • Grounds and expectations of participating in this activity;
  • Supporting documents on the basic level of Portuguese: Upload the certificate of level A1 or higher, or the certificate for a course period of above 200 hours for learning Portuguese, or finish Portuguese's course for minimum two semesters;
  • The Letter of recommendation (if any).
(The size of each uploaded document must be less than or equal to 1024 Kbytes.)

Method 2: Download the registration form. Complete the form and submit it in person to “Centre for Higher Education Students” [Map of Location] with the required documents.

Deadline for registration: February 26, 2021
Selection:
  1. Curriculum vitae of registered students will be analyzed, under which qualified students are invited to an interview.
  2. The admission list for interview will be announced on the website of DSEDJ. The selected students will also be notified by email, while 50 of them will be selected to take the “Portuguese Level Test”.
  3. Among the students selected to take the test, 15 of them with better integrated performance can participate in the Summer School in Portugal.
Portuguese level test:
  1. Content: Written and oral examinations.
  2. Dates of the exam: April or June (depending on the actual situation)

Due to the time needed for administrative procedures and applying for visas, students attending the exam in June can only join the Summer School in Portugal in August.
Notes: The activity may be postponed or canceled due to the situation of novel coronavirus pneumonia.

Phase II: Summer School in Portugal
  1. Depending on the situation of novel coronavirus pneumonia, DSEDJ will separately announce the regulations and arrangements for the second phase of Summer School in Portugal.
  2. Those who have participated and passed in the first phase of the Basic Course in Portuguese in 2020 will be notified by email of the arrangement for the interview after the regulations and arrangements of the second phase of Summer School in Portugal in 2021 are announced.
IV. Enquiry Email: studentblog@dsedj.gov.mo
Tel: 8396-9243
Fax: 2832-2340
Higher Education Bureau reserves the rights to interpret the Regulations.

Higher Education Bureau