In order to achieve whole-person education for our students, the University of Macau (UM) has fully implemented the Residential College (RC) scheme. Currently, UM has established 10 colleges including Chao Kuang Piu College, Cheng Yu Tung College, Cheong Kun Lun College, Choi Kai Yau College, Henry Fok Pearl Jubilee College, Lui Che Woo College, Ma Man Kei and Lo Pak Sam College, Moon Chun Memorial College, Shiu Pong College and Stanley Ho East Asia College.
Each RC can accommodate 450-500 students. It is a small on-campus staff-student learning community which integrates students’ learning and life, aiming to promote students’ whole-person development. Complementing the formal curricula and classroom instruction, the Residential College living experience provides a unique opportunity for students to acquire all sorts of soft skills, such as ability to self-manage, self-discipline, self-reflect, to work as a team player, to serve as a leader, to read the world with a global perspective and to integrate knowledge from different disciplines. Equally important is the opportunity for students to live, to play, to interact, to compete and to grow with other members of the college from various backgrounds in culture, language, family, education and personality, which will result in an ability to tolerate, respect and embrace differences, all of which are essential to harmonious and successful career development in the 21st Century. Hence, the University sincerely invites all new students to join and live in our Residential Colleges and all new undergraduate students will be placed to stay at one of the Residential Colleges for one academic year upon admission. In the second semester, students may apply for readmission to reside at a College in the following academic year. Readmission application will be reviewed by the College and a decision be made by the College Master according to the supply of bed space, selection criteria, overall application situation, among other factors. Students in year 2 or above who are successfully readmitted will continue to stay in residential colleges.
Towards graduation, aside from achieving 2.0 (cGPA) in academic performance, students also have to fulfil the requirements specified by the Residential College system and the affiliated Residential College.
For 2021/2022 cohort, new local students may apply to reside in preferred RC upon admission offer. Each RC will select among those applicants choosing it as a preference to take up no more than 20% of its freshmen quota, taking reference to the students’ potential contributions to the College life. Those not being selected or not submitting an application form by the deadline will be randomly assigned to RCs. Non-local students will be assigned to a RC randomly to serve the purpose of diversity distribution. The RC move-in schedule for 2021/2022 will be announced on “Important Dates” on respective admission page while the allotment result will usually be notified around 2 weeks before the move-in dates by your allotted RC via email. Latest Information of the RC can be found at website https://rc.um.edu.mo/.