UM attracts over 1,500 new local students this year

UM attracts over 1,500 new local students this year.

As a university of Macao, the University of Macau (UM) is committed to attracting and nurturing outstanding local students. UM has completed the admission process for the 2017/2018 academic year. This year, 1,535 local students have been admitted by the university. 394 of them were admitted through the Principals’ Recommended Admission Scheme, with 59 being ranked No 1 in their classes. All students admitted through the scheme will receive scholarships. Nearly 1,200 students who have participated in the joint admission test in Macao have confirmed their acceptance of the offers from UM, and among them 52 will receive the University of Macau Golden Lotus Scholarship.

UM is committed to attracting and nurturing outstanding local students and has spared no effort to communicate with secondary schools and gather feedback on how to nurture professionals, so that more and more outstanding secondary school graduates can go to college in Macao and enter UM. UM’s significant progress in teaching and research in recent years has attracted the attention of outstanding students, many of whom have made UM their favourite choice. This year, 394 students were admitted through the Principals’ Recommended Admission Scheme, and all of them will receive scholarships. Six of them will receive the University of Macau Grand Lotus Scholarship; 119 will receive the University of Macau Golden Lotus Scholarship; 161 will receive the University of Macau Silver Lotus Scholarships; and 108 will receive scholarships during their first year of studies at UM. Recipients of the three Lotus Scholarships can enjoy the benefits of the scholarships during the normal study period upon fulfilment of the relevant requirements stated in the scholarship scheme. All recipients of the Grand Lotus Scholarship and the Golden Lotus Scholarship are entitled to direct admission to the Honours College.

The students admitted by UM this year not only excel academically, but are also gifted in different areas, including sports, music, and science. Some of them have won awards at international competitions. Some have represented Macao at sports competitions. Among them are winners at the International Mathematical Modeling Challenge, a national short film activity about innovations in the area of information technology, the International Teenager Science and Technology Practice Contest, the International Geography Olympiad, the International Robotic Olympiad, a diplomatic knowledge competition for young adults in Macao, and the National Youth ‘Spring Bud Cup’ Writing activity. In addition, many of these students are actively involved in community service.

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