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Honours College Certificate Programme (HC20)

(for students admitted to UM in Academic Year 2020/2021 and after)

Continuation Requirements

  • Enroll each semester on the degree programme at the student’s home unit.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (cumulative Scale Average 14 for Faculty of Law students).
  • Those with cumulative GPA dropping below 3.0 but not below 2.95 would be placed on probation and would be given a grace period of one semester to achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Pass every subject taken at the partner University in the Study Abroad experience.
  • For students admitted through recommendation of RC Masters and Dean of Students, maintain residency on RC except during study abroad period.
  • Meet the English language proficiency requirement by obtaining certain scores from a public examination by the end of the first year of study at HC:
    • TOEFL iBT 79 or above, or
    • TOEFL Paper test 550 or above, or
    • IELTS 6.5 or above
  • For students in the programmes of Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts in Portuguese Studies, valid CAPLE or CELPE-Bras exam certification at Level CIPLE (A2) or above should be obtained by the end of the first year of study at HC.

Completion Requirements

To graduate from the UM with special recognition at congregation and an Honours College certificate to signify passing of the Honours College Certificate Programme, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Complete the requirements of the degree programme at the student’s home unit.
  • Complete the requirements of the Honours College Certificate Programme.
    • Receive a “B” or higher grade for each of the honours courses taken.
    • Satisfy the Study Abroad Experience requirement.
    • Satisfy the four-semester RC residency requirement; for students admitted through recommendation of RC Masters and Dean of Students, satisfy the full (except study abroad period) RC residency requirement.
    • Satisfy the leadership and service learning requirement by earning 900 cumulative competency score through the Whole Person Development Award Programme of the University. The 900 CS must include a minimum of 150 CS in each of the 5 core areas of development (Interpersonal Relation and Teamwork; Healthy Living; Cultural Engagement; Citizenship with Global Perspectives; Leadership and Service).
  • Has cumulative GPA of 3.3 (Scale Average of 15 for Faculty of Law students) or above for students admitted through direct admission and open application.
  • Has cumulative GPA of 3.0 (Scale Average of 14 for Faculty of Law students) or above for students admitted through recommendation of RC Masters and Dean of Students.

Honours Programme (HC17)

(for students admitted to UM in Academic Year 2017/2018 and after)

Continuation Requirements

  • Enroll each semester on the degree programme at the student’s home unit
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/ cumulative Scale Average 14 for Faculty of Law students
  • For students admitted through recommendation of RC Masters and Dean of Students, maintain residency on RC except during study abroad period

Completion Requirements

To graduate from UM with special recognition at congregation and an Honours College certificate to signify passing of the honours programme, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Complete the requirements of the degree programme at the student’s home unit
  • Receive a “B” or higher grade for the specific research, project, internship requirement course of the degree programme at the student’s home unit
  • Complete the requirements of the honours programme
    • Receive a “B” or higher grade for each of the honours course and honours project taken
    • Satisfy the study abroad experience
    • Satisfy the RC Residency requirement
    • Satisfy the leadership & service learning requirement
  • Has cumulative GPA of 3.3 (Scale Average 15 for Faculty of Law students) or above for students admitted through direct admission and open application
  • Has cumulative GPA of 3.0 (Scale Average 14 for Faculty of Law students) or above for students admitted through recommendation of RC Masters and Dean of Students