New Full Membership Countries


This year

Laos and New York State (U.S.A.)*

have recently become 

Full Members of UMAP


All accredited public and private institutions in Laos and New York will now be eligible to participate in UMAP Exchange Programs once they sign up as a participating university with the UMAP International Secretariat.

Procedures on how to join UMAP can be found in the following link:

We look forward to welcoming you to our network!

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*The above-mentioned sub-national secretariat is authorized to manage accredited universities/institutions located within New York State. UMAP Member Institutions will be able to receive students from all 64 colleges and universities within the SUNY system. Students from UMAP Member Institutions who want to study abroad in New York State will have the opportunity to study at the College of Brockport for a semester or a full year.
Because New York is the only state with a sub-national secretariat in the United States, US universities/institutions located in states other than New York are not eligible to participate in UMAP programs until a sub-national secretariat is established in their state.

If you are interested in joining UMAP and serving as a sub-national secretariat representing another state/region, please refer to the following link for the procedures to follow:


Selected Participants of UMAP Discovery Camp 2018

Dear Students,

We are pleased to announce the list of participants who have been selected to join the UMAP Discovery Camp 2018 in Thailand. 

Selected participants whose names are listed are required to confirm their participation at before May 25, 2018.


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Congratulations to all those who are accepted and looking forward to seeing you soon!



UMAP 1st Board Meeting 2018

On April 25, 2018, the First UMAP Board Meeting 2018 was held at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) GSB in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

There were representatives from Brunei, China, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Canada and Mexico also submitted the Power of Attorney. One of the significant decisions was to approve the establishment of sub-National Secretariats in eligible UMAP countries/territories, which will enable UMAP to expand its network and activate programs.

After the productive meeting, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) hosted Board Members to dinner and and a tour of Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.


UMAP is looking forward to continuing discussions and developing further collaborations.


Call for UMAP Research Net 2018

Proposal collections for the UMAP Research Net (URN) 2018 has just started.

With URN, UMAP aims to promote academic mobility and collaboration, and to promote effective interaction and exchange among scholars, researchers, and educators across cultures. A research funding of up to 5,000 USD will be provided to selected works.

Deadline for proposal submission is June 4, 2018.

For more information, please read the attached file below:

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Application form and sample past research papers can be found in the UMAP Programs page.

We look forward to receiving your brilliant ideas!


Selected UMAP Research Net 2016 Reports

The final project reports for the UMAP Research Net 2016 has been uploaded on the UMAP Website.


Please refer to the following link below for the details of the researches:

UMAP Research Net 2016 Final Reports