(Last Updated On: March 17, 2021)
SAO Programme CodeJP12
SAO Programme TypeTo be confirmed
Programme PeriodTo be confirmed
U Macau Application Deadline9 April 2021
Quota To be confirmed
Responsible StaffLavina Cheong (lavinacheong@um.edu.mo)
Courses2020 information:
The Gateway Program Japanese Course is a 4-credit language subject which meets 12 times a week. Activities and field trips are scheduled during the week and on the weekends.

– Weekend home (farm) stay
– Theme-based interviews with locals
– Hot spring steam-cooking experience (Jigoku-Mushi)
– Calligraphy

Programme FeeTo be confirmed
(please refer to the website of the host university for more details and update about the programme)
English Requirement2020 information:

No English requirement for educational institutions where English in the main language of instruction

(For those student is not taught by English: TOEFL/PBT: 500 ;  TOEFL/iBT:61  ; TOEIC: 700 ; IeLTS: 5.5 or above)

Other RequirementApplicant must have a certain record of studying Japanese. You will be required to submit a document to prove that you have studied Japanese before. (e.g. Academic transcript or Recommendation letter from an Japanese language instructor who belongs to an educational institution.)

*SAO reserves the right to change the programme type/amount of sponsorship based on the actual expenses spent on the programme

(Very Unsatisfied 1 – 4 Very Satisfied)

Overall experience  : 4

Visa Application
– Procedure of the application: 1
– The length of the application: 2
– The attitude of the staff in consulate/embassy: 3

Programme Arrangement
– Course Intensity (Very intensive 1 – 4 Not intensive): 2
– Payment of programme fee: 3
– Course arrangement: 4
– Airport pick up service: 4

“In the beginning, we were divided into four classes, and learnt Japanese words and grammars and took conversations in the morning and University of Ritsumeikan”

“In this program, the most memorable thing for me is that I have met many foreign friends from over the world who want to learn Japanese and culture and lived together for one month.”

“They distribute us into different fundamental Japanese language class according to our basic knowledge.”

“They also offer any kinds of activities in order to learn the Japanese pop culture. Like
field trip, we are able to travel to the Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), and Fushimi-Inari

Accommodation (Off campus)
– The price: 3
– The location: 3.5
– The cleanliness: 4
– The Facilities: 4
– The attitude of staff: 4

– The price: 3.5
– The taste: 4