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Introduction to University

Macao Institute for Tourism Studies (IFTM), established in 1995, is a public institution of higher education in Macao that offers degree programmes in tourism and hospitality. Besides Bachelor’s Degree Programmes, IFTM also launched postgraduate programmes (Postgraduate Diploma, Master’s Degree and PhD) to provide its students with a more comprehensive learning plan. The mission of IFTM is to become a leading higher education institution in tourism and service industry studies that equips students with professional knowledge and technical competence in preparation for their future leadership responsibilities in the industry.

Type : Public higher education institution
Different Ranking : IFTM ranks 1st in Macao, 4th in Asia and 30th in the world on the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 for Hospitality and Leisure Management
Year of Establishment : 1995
Current President/Principal : Dr. Fanny Vong
Number of Students : 1745
Number of Teaching Resources : 116
Facilities : IFTM is a green campus comprises of Mong-Há Campus and Taipa Campus. Mong-Há Campus consists of Inspiration Building, Educational Hotel (Pousada de Mong-Há), Team Building and Educational Restaurant Building. Taipa Campus consists of Forward Building, East Asia Hall, Silver Jubilee Building and SQ Building. Besides, IFTM has two major training units, Educational Hotel (Pousada de Mong-Há) and Educational Restaurant, which provide the students real life job exposure during their study.
Student Welfare : Extra-curricular activities, couselling services, etc.
Application URL : https://www.iftm.edu.mo/admission/en/how_to_apply/apply-online/undergraduate-programmes/index.html

Achievements:

  • IFTM ranks 1st in Macao, 4th in Asia and 30th in the world on the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 for Hospitality and Leisure Management
  • 2021 Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects for Hospitality and Tourism Management - Top 50 worldwide
  • 1st in the world to attain the UNWTO. TedQual certification and currently offering the greatest number of certified bachelor's degree programmes  
  • 1st in the world to pass the International Quality Review (IQR) of UK’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)
  • Tourism Education and Training Base for the “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area”

 

Features: 

  • While having its roots in Macao, IFTM also engages with the world. IFTM will continue to strengthen its connections with education institutes, tourism bodies and research centres around the globe. 
  • Culturally diverse campus with students and faculty members from 32 countries and regions. 
  • IFTM collaborates with 159 institutes and organisations in 33 countries and regions, providing global exposure opportunities to its students. 
  • More than 720 leading tourism and hospitality corporations offer students internship opportunities, which enrich their hands-on experience and benefit to their future career development.

 

Candidates must fulfil one of the following criteria:

  1. Completed and graduated from secondary education (Form 6 / Grade 12) or equivalent, or
  2. Currently attending Form 6 / Grade 12 or equivalent, or
  3. Aged 23 or above on 1 September 2022 but without the above required qualifications.

 

After submission of high school academic documents or results of public assessments for admission review process, shortlisted applicants will be arranged for admission interview in English via SKYPE.

  1. Unified Examination Certificate (UEC), Malaysia / “Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia” (STPM)

    Subject

    Score / Grade

    Mathematics

     C or above

    English

  2. Other public assessments

    Subject

    Public Assessments

    Score / Grade

    Mathematics

    IGCSE O Level

    C or grade 4

    GCE A-Level / International A-Level

    E

    Local or international Mathematical Olympiad

    Any individual prize of Senior High School Category

    English

    TOEFL

    Paper Based 495 / CBT 169 / IBT 59

    IELTS

    5.5 with no section score below 5.0

    IGCSE O Level (2nd language)

    C or grade 4

    IGCSE O Level (1st language)

    D or grade 3

    GCE A-Level / International A-Level

    E

  3. Completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme Curriculum and awarded the IB Diploma.
  4. High school Graduation Diploma in Canada (any provinces).

 

Tuition fee: Tuition fee for 2021/2022 academic year is MOP63,000 (USD 7,875) per year (subject to annual review, tuition fee for 2022/2023 academic year will be announced in due course)

Accommodation: The hostel fee for 2022/2023 academic year will be announced in due course. Please refer to Hostel Webpage: https://www2.ift.edu.mo/hostel/index.php/general-information/eligibility-and-fee

Insurance: Non-local students should purchase accident and medical insurance covering their stay in Macao.

Application fee: MOP 250 (USD 31)

Living costs: around MOP 5,000 (USD625) per month

Part-time work: Students holding “Special Authorization to Stay” of student type are prohibited by law to engage in any paid or unpaid job in Macao.

 

Name of Scholarship: IFTM Institute Scholarship

Application Requirements (Including grades requirements): Selected based on the results of documents review and/ or admission interview.

Scholarship Coverage: 100% tuition fee waiver. Renewable each academic year based the students’ academic performance.

Way to Apply: No application needed. Qualified students will be selected based on results of documents review and/ or admission interview.

 

Degree Level Fields of Disciplines Field of Study Years of Study Course Fee (CNY) Language of Teaching Faculty Campus
Bachelor Degree Management Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management 4 MOP63,000 Chinese School of Hospitality Management Mong-Há Campus And Taipa Campus
Bachelor Degree Management Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management 4 MOP63,000 English School of Hospitality Management Mong-Há Campus And Taipa Campus
Bachelor Degree Management Bachelor of Science in Tourism Event Management 4 MOP63,000 Chinese School of Hospitality Management Mong-Há Campus And Taipa Campus
Bachelor Degree Management Bachelor of Science in Tourism Event Management 4 MOP63,000 English School of Hospitality Management Mong-Há Campus And Taipa Campus
Bachelor Degree Management Bachelor of Science in Tourism Retail and Marketing Management 4 MOP63,000 Chinese School of Tourism Management Mong-Há Campus And Taipa Campus
Bachelor Degree Management Bachelor of Science in Tourism Retail and Marketing Management 4 MOP63,000 English School of Tourism Management Mong-Há Campus And Taipa Campus
Bachelor Degree Management Bachelor of Science in Tourism Business Management 4 MOP63,000 English School of Tourism Management Mong-Há Campus And Taipa Campus
Bachelor Degree Management Bachelor of Science in Cultural and Heritage Management 4 MOP63,000 English School of Tourism Management Mong-Há Campus And Taipa Campus
Bachelor Degree Management Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts Management 4 MOP63,000 English School of Hospitality Management Mong-Há Campus And Taipa Campus
Master Degree Management Master of Science in Smart Technologies in Hospitality and Tourism 2 MOP129,600 English School of Hospitality Management Mong-Há Campus And Taipa Campus
Master Degree Management Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management 2 MOP129,600 English School of Hospitality Management Mong-Há Campus And Taipa Campus
Master Degree Management Master of Science in International Hospitality Management 2 MOP129,600 English School of Hospitality Management Mong-Há Campus And Taipa Campus
Master Degree Management Master of Science in International Tourism Management 2 MOP129,600 English School of Hospitality Management Mong-Há Campus And Taipa Campus
Master Degree Management Master of Science in Food and Beverage Management 2 MOP129,600 English School of Hospitality Management Mong-Há Campus And Taipa Campus
Master Degree Management Master of Science in International Gastronomy Management 2 MOP129,600 English School of Hospitality Management Mong-Há Campus And Taipa Campus
Doctorate Degree Management Doctor of Philosophy in Hospitality and Tourism Management 3 MOP120,960 English School of Hospitality Management Mong-Há Campus And Taipa Campus
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