News

13-Apr-2020

Start of Student Application for the 3rd Cycle of Program C (Short-term summer programs 2020)

Dear Students who plan to apply for UMAP Program C 2020,

 

We are pleased to announce that the third cycle of student applications for Programs C 2020 has started today. Program C is short-term (one to eight-week long) programs offered by UMAP participating universities/institutions. Programs are generally offered between June and September, and are available in a wide range of disciplines: cultural studies, language proficiency courses, vocational training, entrepreneurship, and more.

If you are interested in participating in one of these programs, please review the information on the website (https://usco.umap.org) about the programs’ contents, length, available credits, language requirement and fees before applying.

This year UMAP operates three cycles for Program C and each university/institution offers their programs depending upon their schedules of courses. You need to check in which cycle(s) of application period, your preferred programs are offered (The application for the 1st & 2nd Cycles has ended). And please note that you are required to be nominated by your home institution in order to apply for programs. The application period of the third cycle for both you and UMAP Coordinators at your home institution is as follows;

 

From 13 April to 22 May 2020 (deadline)        (for the 3rd Cycle)



Therefore, you need to submit your application according to the adapted schedule of your home institution. For the acceptance of students’ applications, the following three steps must be completed:

REGISTRATION — Students should create an account on the UMAP Student Connection Online (USCO) System by registering their email address and password ( https://usco.umap.org/std/ ). For more information about the USCO System, students can check the Student User Manual through this link; http://umap.org/usco/#students-manual  

APPLICATION — Students complete the Application Form in the USCO System for up to three preferred programs and click “Save and Submit”. The USCO System will automatically inform the UMAP coordinators at the home university/institution that an application has been submitted. Applications will be accepted by 22 May 2020 (for the 3rd Cycle).

NOMINATION  Coordinators log into the USCO System and check the applications they have received, and nominate them by clicking “Approve”.   

 

Please note;

  1. Only students of universities/institutions that have signed the “Pledge of Agreement” are able to apply for those programs. And home universities/institutions are required to register their Coordinators Information as well as Institution Information on USCO System. To check whether your home institution is eligible or not, please search the following link;

    https://usco.umap.org/std/unv_join/?nav_flg=1

  2. Unlike Program A&B, their home universities/institutions do not have to participate or offer this program in order for the students to apply for this specific program.
  3. There are no limits for the number of nominees from home universities/institutions.
  4. We only accept applications with nomination (applications that are approved) from home universities/institutions. 
  5. For the schedule of application, nomination and approval, please refer to the Timeline of each cycle of the USCO System; https://usco.umap.org/std/unv_period/?nav_flg=1

 

We look forward to receiving many applications.

17-Mar-2020

UMAP’s Statement on COVID-19

Dear respected UMAP students and member institutions,

In response to the announcement made by WHO on March 12th, 2020, describing the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic, UMAP would like to ask all students to consult with their families and home institutions about whether it is best for them to stay at their host institution or return home. UMAP respects the decisions of our member institutions and students, and asks that students follow the protocols of their home institution and the advice of their families.

UMAP also would like to ask member institutions to support students in following the instructions of the relevant authorities of their country/territory under these circumstances. Please do not hesitate to contact UMAP IS if you have any questions or concerns.

March 17, 2020

03-Mar-2020

Start of Student Application for the 2nd Cycle of Program A&B 2020-1 (Fall/Autumn 2020)

Dear Students who plan to apply for UMAP Program A&B 2020-1 (for Fall/Autumn Semester 2020)

 

We are pleased to announce that the second cycle of student applications for Program A&B 2020-1 (Fall/Autumn 2020 study abroad programs) has started today. If you are interested in participating in one of these programs, please review the information on the website (https://usco.umap.org) about the programs’ contents, length, available credits, language requirement, and fees before applying.

Students of those institutions that participate in the 2nd cycle of this program are able to apply for programs offered by other participating institutions. The list of eligible universities/institutions can be checked from this link (here).

All transactions in the application procedure, such as submission of student applications, nominations by home universities/institutions, and acceptance or refusal by host institutions, will be completed using the UMAP Student Connection Online (USCO) System.

To apply, the following three steps need to be completed by March 16th 2020:

REGISTRATION — Students should create an account on the UMAP Student Connection Online (USCO) System by registering their email address and password (https://usco.umap.org/std/). For more information about the USCO System, students can check the Student User Manual through this link (http://umap.org/usco/#students-manual). 

APPLICATION — Students complete the Application Form in the USCO System for up to five preferred programs by filling out necessary items and click “Save and Submit”. The USCO System will automatically inform the UMAP coordinators at the home university/institution that an application has been submitted. The nomination deadline for UMAP Coordinators at your home institution is March 16th 2020; therefore, you need to submit your application according to the adapted schedule of your home institution.

NOMINATION  Coordinators log into the USCO System and check the applications they have received, and nominate up to two students by clicking “Approve as Program A”. Nomination should be completed by March 16th 2020.

If they would like to nominate more than two students, please refer to the below notes.

For more information on USCO System, please refer to the User Manual (http://umap.org/usco/#institutions-manual).

Please note;
1.  For Program A-Tuition waived exchange students: Institutions can nominate up to two (2) students per semester; however, institutions that have accepted additional students in the past are able to nominate additional students according to their Quota.

2.  For Program B-Tuition non-waived exchange students: Institutions can also nominate additional students for Program B if they do not have Quotas available for nominating them additionally for Program A. Following the placement period, host institutions notify accepted students about whether they will study abroad on a tuition-waived or non-waived basis.

If you have any questions about the application procedure, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

We look forward to receiving additional applications!

07-Feb-2020

UMAP SSTP (Super Short-Term Program: Program C) Scholarship Opportunity

UMAP is pleased to announce that it is providing the UMAP SSTP Scholarship to 2020 Program C participants who belong to one of the universities listed below. The 500 U.S. dollar grant (or equivalent in local currency) will be paid through each recipient’s home institution/university.

Eligible students are:

  1. Students who are currently enrolled in institutions/universities that have an allocation of the SSTP Scholarship.
  2. Selected at the discretion of their home institution/university.
  3. Required to complete one of the programs that UMAP registered as Program C. The scholarship is disbursed when the students return to their home universities.
  4. Required to submit a study report through the UMAP Student Connection Online (USCO) System within a week of completing Program C.
  5. Asked to sign a receipt in exchange for the scholarship, and their home universities’ coordinators need to submit the PDF data to UMAP IS.

 

For the list of institutions/universities that have an allocation of the scholarship, please refer to this link.

06-Feb-2020

Start of Student Application for the 2nd Cycle of Program C (Short-term summer programs 2020)

Dear Students who plan to apply for UMAP Program C 2020,

 

We are pleased to announce that the second cycle of student applications for Programs C 2020 has started today. Program C is short-term (one to eight-week long) programs offered by UMAP Participating universities/institutions. Programs are generally offered between June and September, and are available in a wide range of disciplines: cultural studies, language proficiency courses, vocational training, entrepreneurship, and more.

If you are interested in participating in one of these programs, please review the information on the website ( https://usco.umap.org ) about the programs’ contents, length, available credits, language requirement and fees before applying.

This year UMAP operates three cycles for Program C and each university/institution offer their programs depending upon their schedules of courses. You need to check in which cycle(s) of application period, your preferred programs are offered (The application for the first Cycle was ended). And please note that you are required to be nominated by your home institution in order to apply for programs. The application period of the second cycle (and the third cycle) for both you and UMAP Coordinators at your home institution is as follows;

 

From 6 February to 25 February 2020 (deadline)   (for the 2nd Cycle)

From 13 April to 22 May 2020 (deadline)   (for the 3rd Cycle)



Therefore, you need to submit your application according to the adapted schedule of your home institution. For the acceptance of students’ applications, the following three steps must be completed:

 

REGISTRATION — Students should create an account on the UMAP Student Connection Online (USCO) System by registering their email address and password ( https://usco.umap.org/std/ ). For more information about the USCO System, students can check the Student User Manual through this link; http://umap.org/usco/#students-manual  

APPLICATION — Students complete the Application Form in the USCO System for up to three preferred programs and click “Save and Submit”. The USCO System will automatically inform the UMAP coordinators at the home university/institution that an application has been submitted. Applications will be accepted by 25 February 2020 (for the 2nd Cycle) and 22 May 2020 (for the 3rd Cycle).

NOMINATION  Coordinators log into the USCO System and check the applications they have received, and nominate them by clicking “Approve”. 

 

 Please note;

  1. Only students of universities/institutions that have signed the “Pledge of Agreement” are able to apply for those programs. And home universities/institutions are required to register their Coordinators Information as well as Institution Information on USCO System. To check whether your home institution is eligible or not, please search the following link;
    https://usco.umap.org/std/unv_join/?nav_flg=1

  2. Unlike Program A&B, their home universities/institutions do not have to participate or offer this program in order for the students to apply for this specific program.

  3. There are no limits for the number of nominees from home universities/institutions.

  4. We only accept applications with nomination (applications that are approved) from home universities/institutions. 

  5. For the schedule of application, nomination and approval, please refer to the Timeline of each cycle of the USCO System; https://usco.umap.org/std/unv_period/?nav_flg=1

 

We look forward to receiving many applications!

27-Jan-2020

UMAP International Conference 2019

On Wednesday, November 13th 2019, UMAP International Conference 2019 was held at Hotel Nikko in Bangkok, Thailand.

It was attended by UMAP Board Members, university administrators, professionals, academia from private and public universities, and other relevant sections from both Thailand and overseas, and administrators and officers from Office of the Permanent Secretary for Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation.

The theme of this conference is International Student Mobility for the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR).

 

 

Introductory Remarks: Why UMAP?

Prof. Dr. Shingo Ashizawa
Deputy Secretary General, UMAP International Secretariat, Japan


 

Welcome Remarks

Prof. Dr. Shingo Ashizawa
Deputy Secretary General, UMAP International Secretariat, Japan
on behalf of Dr. Makio Takemura
Secretary General, UMAP International Secretariat, Japan

Opening Remarks

Dr. Sumate Yamnoon
UMAP Chairman,
Ministry of Higher Education,
Science, Research and Innovation,
Thailand

 

Keynote: International Student Mobility in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bundit Thipakorn
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs,
King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand


 

Panel Discussion: Intercontinental Student Mobility: What the Future Needs?

 

Moderator

Asst. Prof. Dr. Issra Pramoolsook
Assistant to the Rector for University Council Affairs, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand

 

Panelists

Dr. Randall Martin
Executive Director, British Columbia Council for International Education, Canada

Dr. Deane Neubauer
Emeritus Professor of Political Science, University of Hawaii, East-West Center, USA

Prof. Dr. Akiyoshi Yonezawa
Vice-Director, International Strategy Office, Tohoku University, Japan

 

22-Jan-2020

Call for UMAP Research Net 2020

Proposal collections for the UMAP Research Net (URN) 2020 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, 2020.

Please refer to the document below for the detailed information:


The application form and sample past research papers can be found on http://umap.org/programs/#research-net


Click on “List of Member Institutions” below to check if your university/institution has signed the Pledge of Agreement.
Universities/institutions that have signed the agreement will be marked in blue*. The list is useful to find out the eligibility of your partners.

We look forward to receiving your brilliant ideas!

19-Dec-2019

Season’s Greetings from UMAP!

 

Season’s Greetings from UMAP!

A very fruitful and productive year of 2019 has almost come to an end. Let us take a look on what UMAP has achieved throughout the year.

 

New UMAP Member Institutions

  • Australia, Chile, Indonesia, Macau, and the United States have officially become UMAP’s Full Member countries this year.

 

New UMAP Promotional Video and Twitter Account

  • UMAP has published a new promotional video to attract more students and institutions across the globe to join our network in the future.
  • UMAP has created a new social media account in Twitter (@UMAP_ORG).

 

Revised UMAP Student Connection Online (USCO) System Manual

  • With the newly established USCO System, UMAP has published a revised USCO System Manual for both students and institutions.

 

UMAP Discovery Camp 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan (August 4 – August 17)

  • Organized by Ministry of Education, UMAP Taiwan National Secretariat, Fu Jen Catholic University
  • 36 international students from 9 countries participated in the summer program to engage in a journey to learn more about Taiwan in an international environment.

 

UMAP-COIL Joint Honors Program (August 4 – August 23)

  • Organized by the Institute for Innovative Global Education (IIGE), Kansai University, and UMAP International Secretariat
  • 16 international students from 6 countries participated in a Peace Boat cruise, that docked at various ports in Japan, South Korea, and Russia, to take part in Sustainable Development Goals and peace-themed fieldwork, cultural activities, and events.

 

UMAP Research Net

  • The final report of the selected UMAP Research Net 2018 has been uploaded to the website. The report is titled “Development of Students’ Readiness for the ‘Life-in-the-Real-World’ through Working with Peers and Problem-Based Learning”

 

These achievements would not have been possible without the active participation and generous support from UMAP National Secretariats, member universities and students all over the world. We would like to express our sincerest appreciation for your active participation and generous support in making these achievements possible. We look forward to continued success with you in the coming year.

 

We wish you a peaceful holiday season and a wonderful New Year!

 

(Kindly note that UMAP International Secretariat will be closed from December 25 through January 5 for the New Year holidays. Our office will resume on January 6)

19-Dec-2019

Selected UMAP Research Net 2018 Report

The final project report for the UMAP Research Net 2018 has been uploaded. The details are as follow:

Title:
Development of students’ readiness for the ‘life-in-the-real-world’ through working with peers and problem-based learning.

Principal Researcher:
Rowena P. Varela (Professor and Vice President for Research and Extension, Caraga State University)

Member Researcher:
Prof. Yoshikazu Yoshida (Professor and Director for Inoue Enryo Research Center, Toyo University)

Asso. Prof. Dr Ramesh K S @ Mohd Zaidi Abd Rozan (Associate Professor and Director, UTM Centre for Student Innovation & Technology Entrepreneurship, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)


Click here to access the report.