(Last Updated On: September 9, 2020)
SAO Programme CodeUS8
SAO Programme TypeG3*
Programme PeriodSession 1: 20 May – 1 July, 2020
Session 2: 6 July – 14 August, 2020
12-week session: 20 May – 14 August, 2020
U Macau Application Deadline21 February 2020
QuotaNo Limit
Responsible StaffKaman Hoi (kamanhoi@um.edu.mo)
Official WebsiteClick HERE
(Please visit the programme official website for the latest information)
CoursesSummer Term offers more than 700 courses in 70 subjects. Please refer to host university website for course details.

Course listing: Link

Programme Fee
  • Tuition (session 1 or 2): USD5,760
    Undergraduate students normally enrolls in two four-unit courses per session for 8 credits
    Tuition (12-week session): USD8,640
    Undergraduate students normally enrolls in three four-unit courses per session for 12 credits
  • Student Services Fee (per session): USD60
  • Housing and Dining: from USD1,932
    The price is for a multiple-occupancy bedroom in a non-air-conditioned apartment, with a dining plan of 10 meals per week. Alternative room and board arrangements will result in different charges

Tuition and fees: Link1/Link2

English Requirement
  • *A testimonial (在學證明) issued by the Registry was accepted as an English proficiency document in the previous year if the medium of instruction of your major is English. Please choose the version of testimonial which states the medium of instruction and the document should be in English. The document costs MOP55 and please allow 2 working days of processing time.
  • 84 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT)
  • 7 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • If students do not have the above English Proficiency documents, they may consider to take an English test on the Duolingo website. For details, please contact BU directly

Students are expected to have a good command of the English language in order to follow the lectures and participate actively in the discussions.

Visa Requirement
F1 student visa
Details: Link

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

(Very Unsatisfied 1 – 4 Very Satisfied)

Overall experience  : 3

Programme Arrangement
– Course Intensity (Very intensive 1 – 4 Not intensive): 2.2
– Payment of programme fee: 3
– Course arrangement: 3
– Airport pick up service:  No
– The entertainment of extra activities: 3

1. Thanks for the activities held by BU, I made many new friends in a short time, they were Americans, Chinese, Germans, Frenches with different cultures. It was amazing that people with different cultures sit around and shared happiness with others. There was no culture barrier in Boston, there was only happiness from cultural communication.

2. In BU, the interaction between teacher and students are very frequent. The enthusiasm of professor and students to the class makes the atmosphere great and everyone is excited to learn new things.

3. Sometimes I found the professors speak too fast, but they were really nice to me. They helped me with my presentation and assignment. This is the first time I made poster presentation. It made me exhausted. But finally I war highly appreciated by my classmates. Thank you to the supports by them as well as by Boston University.

Accommodation (on-campus dormitory)
– The price: 2.5
– The location: 3.3
– The cleanliness: 3.3
– The facilities: 3.3
– The attitude of staff: 3


The apartment of Boston University is very nice. The view and the facility are perfect. The roommates are very nice, I got three roommates, a Chinese, a Japanese and an American. We cooked and ate together, and we watched NBA games together, I enjoy the time staying with them a lot.

– The price: 2
– The taste: 3

Other comments:
1. Besides having classes, my friends was a main part of my life in BU. We played basketball almost every day – the atmosphere in BU gym room and basketball court was very goodJ

2. We traveled to other places during leisure time, such as Niagara Fall and New York. We met my friends every day and had fun with them.

3. During the six-weeks study in Boston University, the most important thing I learned was not only the knowledge, but also new study methods.

4. I really appreciate that I have the opportunity to take part in this program. I really treasure the new knowledge, new friends, I hope to join this program again.