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Bachelor of Arts in Portuguese Language

International Recognition

This programme is positively reviewed by A3ES (Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education, Portugal).


The Bachelor of Arts in Portuguese Language programme aims to create professional talent in Portuguese as a Foreign Language. In addition to a systematic introduction to the Lusophone world, this course emphasises the development of students’ humanistic quality and ability to apply their theoretical knowledge into practical work. Students may choose the specialism of Teaching or Portuguese Language and Culture. The programme is designed to cultivate Portuguese teachers, who will be recognised by the Education and Youth Development Bureau of the Macao SAR Government. The goals will be reached by several means, namely adoption of diverse teaching methodology (including interactive discussion), internship and one year of study in a Lusophone country. The ultimate aim is to enable graduates to demonstrate competency in Portuguese Language, Culture and Literature of Portuguese-Speaking Countries, so that they can teach in schools. This programme is greatly supported by some of the most reputable universities in Portugal.


4 years

Credit Requirements

154 credits

Teaching Language





  • Teaching
  • Portuguese Language and Culture

Exchange Opportunity

One-year exchange study to Portugal is available.*

* Transportation and related living expenses during the exchange are to be borne by the student. The student enrolled in the progromme from the 2022/2023 academic year should pay the accommodation fees of the exchange period. The accommodation will be arranged by the host institution in Portugal. The accommodation fee is charged according to the standard rate of a non-single room for the corresponding academic year of the Macao Polytechnic University, which is subject to adjustments made by MPU.

Career Prospects

The programme is recognised by the Education and Youth Development Bureau of the Macao SAR Government. Graduates can be qualified as teachers of Portuguese as a foreign language in Macao. They may seek positions as reviewers and develop advisory, administrative management, educational programme and culture promotion. They may also work in media companies, international organisations, cooperation agencies, consulates, embassies, industrial and commercial companies or other services that have relationships between the PRC and the Portuguese-speaking countries.

Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco (IPCB)


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