Direct Admission

The University of Saint Joseph is offering priority placement in our bachelor degree programmes to graduating students of local Macao secondary schools who demonstrate academic achievement, outstanding leadership in the community, or extraordinary aptitude in other areas. The Direct Admission process takes place prior to USJ’s regular admission period.

Students enter the direct admission process via nomination by their secondary school. Nominated students then complete USJ’s online application before being scheduled for an admission interview and English Placement Test. The English Placement Test is used to determine which students require the support of USJ’s Intensive English Summer Course. The purpose of the admission interview is to allow students to share their academic interests and motivation so that professors at USJ can become familiar with the students entering their programmes.

As an investment in the academic potential of local secondary school graduates, USJ is proud to offer certain scholarship opportunities alongside the Direct Admission process this year. The scholarship opportunities include full tuition waivers for four years of undergraduate study, as well as one-time tuition deductions of MOP10,000 for the first semester of enrolment at USJ. Students apply to these scholarship opportunities via the nomination form submitted by their secondary school.

Students interested in USJ’s direct admission process can speak with their school’s guidance or university counselor. Any questions can also be directed to our Student Recruitment Office by email ( or phone (8592 5682).

Direct Admission Timeline

Date Action
Before 14 October 2020 Schools submit Nomination Forms to USJ (Nominated students then complete the online application)
Early November 2020 USJ emails Direct Admission applicants the scheduling for their English Placement Test and Admission Interview
14 November 2020 English Placement Test* & Admission Interview
By January 2021 Direct Admission and Scholarship results announced (Accepted students register and pay the deposit)

* Applicants may be exempted from USJ’s English Placement Test by providing external proof of English proficiency equivalent to B1 CEFR or above within 2 years of the enrolment term.

University of Saint Joseph reserves the right to modify and/or update any part of the Direct Admission process and Scholarship Scheme at any time.

Last Updated: March 26, 2021 at 2:20 pm