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(Program 1) UMAP Student Exchange Program

Under the UMAP Student Exchange Program, student exchange is enhanced and facilitated between individual accredited higher education institutions, or consortium of institutions on the basis of mutual acceptance of the appropriateness of national accreditation determinations.

The UMAP Board Meeting held in October 2006 set up a plan to enhance the student mobility among UMAP member countries in Asia and the Pacific from the year 2008 by utilizing originally developed online registration system (UMAP Student Connection Online: USCO). Three types of programs mentioned below have been developed under USCO and administered by UMAP:

 

【UMAP Student Exchange Programs】

Program A

UMAP Multilateral Student Exchange Program (UME)

Multilateral exchange program in which UMAP affiliated universities send and receive two students per year. If any two UMAP universities would like to exchange more than two students, they may do so by signing a bilateral agreement (Program B). Exchanges are made between UMAP affiliated universities on a tuition-waiver basis. Programs (at the undergraduate or postgraduate level) can last one or two semesters, beginning in the fall or spring semester.

The UMAP National Secretariat in each participating member country/territory acts as the coordinator for UME. The host university waives tuition fees and manages to assist or provide exchange students in accommodation.

Program B

UMAP Bilateral Student Exchange Program (UBE)

Bilateral student exchange made between any two UMAP affiliated universities that would like to exchange more than two students. Conditions for the waiver/non-waiver of tuition fees will depend on the host universities. Programs (at the undergraduate or postgraduate level) can last one or two semesters, beginning in the fall or spring semester.

The UMAP National Secretariat in each participating member country/territory acts as the coordinator for UBE between UMAP affiliated universities.

Participating universities are encouraged to use the UMAP Credit Transfer Scheme (UCTS) to facilitate the transfer of earned credits to the participants' home universities.

Program C

Super Short-Term Programs (SSTP)

SSTP are short-term (one to eight-week long) Programs offered by UMAP affiliated universities. Programs are generally offered between July and September, and are available in a wide range of disciplines: cultural studies, language proficiency courses, vocational training, entrepreneurship, and more. UMAP awards scholarship to selected participants.

The UMAP National Secretariat in each member country/territory acts as the coordinator for UMAP affiliated universities participating in SSTP. More specifically, it collects information about the courses and assists UMAP in promoting the courses.

Students apply for SSTP using UMAP's standard application form. Universities offering SSTP may charge or waive tuition fees for students coming from UMAP affiliated universities in other countries/territories.

Participating universities decide whether or not to offer credits for SSTP. If credits are offered, they can be transferred using the UCTS.

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[Program A&B]
Program List
Apply for Program A&B

[Program C]
Program List
Apply for Program C