Bachelor of Arts in Portuguese Studies

Duration: 4 years
Medium of Instruction: Portuguese (1)


  • It equips students with general knowledge of Portuguese Studies in order to enable their progression to a professional activity or an academic career.
  • It gives students the opportunity of develop Portuguese communicative competences and enhance cross-cultural communication awareness and skills, in order to become multilingual and multicultural professionals.


  • It provides an outcome-based curriculum in Portuguese Studies, with the aim to make students have a clear vision of the learning target and work towards the defined goals.
  • It offers an intensive and goal-oriented language training to students in the first two academic years.
  • The Study Abroad Programme in the third academic year helps students to improve their knowledge of Portuguese by spending one year overseas in Portuguese or Brazilian universities.
  • The specialty training of the fourth academic year (in translation, linguistic studies, literature and culture topics related studies, etc) prepares students for future professional activity or academic career.


  • Study Plan for students admitted in or after academic year 2019/2020
  • Study Plan for students admitted in or after academic year 2017/2018
  • Study Plan for students admitted before academic year 2017/2018

Graduation Requirements

Minimum requirement of 135 credits

Entry Requirements

  • By “Joint Admission Examination for Macao Four Higher Education Institutions” ( )
  • By “PRA Programme” ( )
  • By “Chinese and Portuguese Bilingual Talent Nurturing Scheme” ( )
    • Excellent academic performance and good conduct;
    • Currently studying in Form 6 or equivalent in an officially recognized secondary school in Macao; Ranked among the top 30% in terms of academic performance amongst all Form 5 students or equivalent (including all students in arts, commerce, science and other streams);
    • Hold the certificate of proficiency CIPLE for Level A2 (Certificado Inicial de Português Língua Estrangeira) or equivalent (or such proficiency proof can be declared by the school).

Career Prospects

  • Being a Portuguese – Chinese translator or interpreter
    • In the Macau government, local companies, law firms
    • In international organizations, public institutions, national enterprises, trading companies
  • Teaching Portuguese as a Second Language in colleges, universities, schools and language training centers.
  • Working in diplomatic representations, international business, tourism, communication and so on.
  • Further studies in Master programmes in the area of translation, linguistics and literature and culture studies.


  1. Medium of Instruction:
    • The courses are taught mainly in Portuguese.
    • The translation related courses are taught in Portuguese and Chinese.
    • The Portuguese language courses of elementary level are taught with the assistance of Chinese or English.
  2. General Education Programme Information
  3. Study Abroad Programmes: