In response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the Higher Education Bureau has reached consensus with the University of Macau, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macao Institute for Tourism Studies, and Macau University of Science and Technology on the captioned matter. The Joint Admission Examination for Macao Four Higher Education Institutions (JAE) is now rescheduled to 16-19 April, to allow candidates sufficient time to make preparation. Meanwhile, the institutions reassure that infection prevention and control measures will be in place to ensure the safety and health of the exam candidates and personnel.
Admission results to be announced by the respective institutions at the end of May
Kwong Ying Wa, spokesman of this year’s JAE workgroup and vice president of Macau University of Science and Technology, remarks that JAE is a large-scale event. After taking the current virus outbreak into consideration, the four institutions have decided on the new dates of JAE as follows: 16 and 17 April, Portuguese; 18 April, Chinese; 19 April, English and Mathematics. The institutions reiterate that in the best interest of the candidates, the administration of JAE will be expedited, and the admission will be arranged properly. To minimize the impact on the candidates, the results of JAE will be available around mid- to late-May so that the admission offers will be made by the respective institutions by the end of May. Students, their families and secondary schools may access the latest schedule, rules and regulations, and other details via the websites of the four institutions or of DSES (www.dses.gov.mo).
Late applications to be accepted until 14 February
Considering that JAE is an important way for Macao students to apply to university, all four institutions agree to provide late application opportunities to local secondary school leavers of the current year on a case-by-case basis. Interested students are reminded to register for late applications by emailing directly to the institution of their choice by 10pm 14 February 2020. They are required to provide their contact number, as well as upload the copies of their Macao Resident Identity Card and the transcript of the first semester of the third year of senior secondary education. Any registration made after the deadline or without providing the necessary documents will not be considered. For details, please contact the institutions directly via the following contact: the University of Macau (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 8822 4007), Macao Polytechnic Institute (email: email@example.com; phone: 8599 6103), Macao Institute for Tourism Studies (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 8598 3087), and Macau University of Science and Technology (email: email@example.com; phone: 8897 2221).