Macao Polytechnic University Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme
The Macao Polytechnic University Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme (the “Scholarship”) aims to encourage outstanding students to pursue the Master’s and Doctoral degree programmes (the “Programmes”) of Macao Polytechnic University (the “University”), in order to nurture outstanding professionals for social advancement and to promote the development of the relevant academic disciplines.
1. An applicant for a Master’s and Doctoral degree programme can apply for the Scholarship.
2. Scholarship applicants have to fulfill all the conditions required for admission to the Programmes.
3. A Scholarship application must be submitted together with the application for admission to a Programme.
III. Monetary Value and Disbursement Period
1. There are two categories under the Scholarship: Full Scholarship and Half Scholarship, both payable on a monthly basis in a designated disbursement period after the Scholarship application has been approved, without prejudice to the provisions of Article VI.
2. The monetary values of the Scholarship and are as follows:
|Student Category||Monthly Monetary Value (MOP)|
|Full Scholarship||Half Scholarship|
3. The maximum disbursement period of the Scholarship is the normal study periods of the Programmes to which the awardees have been admitted. Any leave periods are included in the maximum disbursement period.
1. The academic units to which the applicants belong should select those to be awarded with the Scholarship according to the following criteria:
(1) Academic performance;
(2) Scientific research and innovation capability (e.g., research papers, articles or academic achievements; research awards, patents or outstanding works; research projects or activities; relevant work experience); and
(3) Interview performance.
2. The number of Scholarship awardees studying the Master’s degree programmes is subject to revision by the University’s Senate on a yearly basis. The selection results are proposed by the Head of the relevant academic units in accordance with Paragraph 1 of this article and, after being approved by the University’s Administrative Board, should be announced together with the admission results.
3. The selection results of the Scholarship awardees studying the doctoral degree programmes are proposed by the Head of the relevant academic units in accordance with Paragraph 1 of this article and, after being confirmed by the University’s Senate and approved by the University’s Administrative Board, should be announced together with the admission results.
1. The Scholarship awardees are required to perform the following obligations:
(1) To complete the registration process according to the relevant provisions on student status and registration provided for in the academic regulations applicable to the programmes concerned of the University;
(2) To settle any fees payable with reference to the tuition and other fee standards and payment rules set by the University;
(3) To participate in scientific research projects, and activities pertaining to teaching, administration, students and others as assigned by the academic units to which the awardees belong;
(4) To study the Programmes to which they have been admitted according to the study plans published in the Official Gazette of the Macao Special Administrative Region;
(5) To not study concurrently two or more programmes of higher education at the University and / or other institutions of higher education, except as stipulated in the agreements between the University and its partner institutions;
(6) To not take up any full-time or part-time paid jobs while receiving the Scholarship, except with the consent of the relevant academic units and the approval of the University’s Administrative Board;
(7) To not accept any other concurrent financial assistance of the same nature provided by the University and the public departments or entities of the Macao Special Administrative Region;
(8) To provide accurate information and make declarations truthfully.
2. The weekly number of hours for participating in the activities referred to in Subparagraph (3) of Paragraph 1 of this article are as follows:
|Scholarship Category||Weekly Number of Hours|
|Doctoral Student||Master’s Student|
3. Except for the circumstances where leave is granted according to the following paragraph, the awardees must stay in Macao to study during the study periods of the Programmes.
4. A Scholarship awardee can apply in writing for the following types of leave to the relevant academic unit, which should consult with the awardee’s research supervisors before deciding whether or not to grant the leave application:
(1) General leave: an awardee can apply for a leave period of no more than 22 working days in total every 12 months. Such leave is not as of right, and its grant depends on the awardee’s academic progress and performance.
(2) Academic leave: an awardee can apply for academic leave for study or research purposes outside Macao. The aggregated periods of academic leave should not exceed 12 months in the whole study periods of the Programmes. However, the academic leave provided for in the agreements between the University and its partner institutions is not restricted by such limit.
(3) Non-academic leave: Non-academic leave is applicable to cases where leave is required due to health or other force majeure reasons. Adequate justification and relevant proof must be provided when applying for such leave. For non-academic leave spanning more than one month, the Scholarship is suspended during the leave period (any part less than one month is regarded as one month).
1. The Scholarship is renewable every 12 months from the month of registration of the awardee as student of the University until the end of the maximum disbursement period as stipulated in Paragraph 3 of Article III.
2. The Scholarship is renewable after the academic unit to which the awardee belongs has confirmed that the awardee has fulfilled all of the following conditions:
(1) Having had regular meetings with the supervising professor or instructor and submitted a report on learning progress;
(2) Having attained a satisfactory level of academic progress after a comprehensive evaluation by the supervising professor or instructor;
(3) Being rated satisfactory by the relevant academic unit regarding his or her performance in scientific research projects and other activities assigned.
1. The Scholarship is automatically terminated under any of the following situations:
(1) The awardees have completed their studies of the Programmes;
(2) The awardees have suspended their studies of the Programmes;
(3) The awardees have terminated their studies of the Programmes;
(4) The awardees have failed to perform the obligations as stipulated in Article V;
(5) The awardees have failed to fulfill the renewal requirements as stipulated in Paragraph 2 of Article VI;
(6) The maximum disbursement period of the Scholarship has elapsed.
2. In addition to the situations provided for in the preceding paragraph, the Scholarship can also be suspended or terminated according to the rules and regulations concerning student discipline.
3. If the Scholarship is terminated due to non-performance of the obligations as stipulated in Subparagraphs (5) to (8) of Paragraph 1 of Article V, that awardee must return to the University the monetary value granted when the relevant obligations were not performed.
4. If an awardee would like to give up the Scholarship, that awardee must notify the relevant academic unit in writing one month in advance.
5. During the procedures relating to the Scholarship, those who have made untruthful declarations, provided false information or obtained the benefits under the Scholarship by any illegal means shall bear the administrative, civil and criminal responsibilities under the law, and should return to the University the monetary value granted under the Scholarship.
VIII. Final Provisions
Questions and omissions arising from the implementation of this scheme should be resolved by the University’s Senate.
Updated on 22 September 2022
This English version is a translation of the original scheme in Chinese. For any discrepancies between the two versions, the Chinese version shall prevail.