Scholarship and Assistantship Opportunities in MA Program on Chinese History and the History of East-West Interactions.
The Department of History at the University of Macau (UM) is pleased to announce scholarship and assistantship opportunities for promising candidates for its MA program on Chinese History and the History of East-West Interactions in the fall of 2009.
The Department of History will offer up to two full studentship (scholarship) awards covering both tuition (around MOP$24,000 per academic year, equivalent to about US$3,000-4,000) and the living costs (about MOP$20,000 per academic year, equivalent to US$2,600) to incoming MA students with excellent academic records and performance, as well as determination to achieve a MA degree in history at UM. The language of instruction at the Department of History is English, supplemented by Chinese or Portuguese.
In addition, the Department of History will offer up to two-three graduate assistantship awards that shall be enough to cover both tuition and living costs. The assistantship awards are based on the financial needs and working abilities of the candidates.
Graduate assistantship opportunities are available at UM as well to work with individual faculty’s research projects. These appointments vary in requirements, duties, and stipends, and range from a month assignment to a couple of years.
Applicants need not send a separate application for each of the awards, but are expected to have a face-to-face or oral (telephone) interview for both general admission and an award.
The MA in History offered by the Department of History at the University of Macau is a new program with the aim of promoting the study and understanding of East-West interactions as well as Chinese history from multiple perspectives. The program currently has 11 enrolled MA students and 6 fulltime professors, and expects to have about 30 MA students and 10 professors next year. The instructors for the program are renowned experts or successful scholars with training and working experience in the U.S. or Europe. The Program’s carefully designed multicultural and interdisciplinary curriculum and unique location at Macau—a city that has been a privileged platform for both commercial and cultural exchanges between the East and West—provide an opportunity for students to obtain a quality education in an exciting and rich learning environment.
For more information of how to apply for the scholarships and assistantships and detailed description of our program, please visit the UM website: www.umac.mo and the Department of History website at http://www.umac.mo/fsh/hist. We also strongly encourage potential students to contact any of our faculty directly via email for information on our MA Program.