Season’s Greetings from UMAP!
A very fruitful 2017 has almost come to an end. Let us take a moment to look back on what UMAP has achieved this year:
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 are proud of all you have done and grateful for your contributions. We look forward to continued success with you in the coming year.
UMAP wishes you a joyful holiday season and prosperous New Year!
Dear Students who plan to apply for UMAP Program A&B 2018-1 (for Autumn Semester 2018)
We are pleased to announce the start of student applications for Programs A&B 2018-1 (Autumn 2018). If you are interested in participating in one of these programs, please review the information on the website (http://umap.org/programs/a_b/ ) about the programs’ contents, length, available credits, language requirement and fees before applying.
The common application form for Programs A&B is available on the UMAP website (http://umap.org/forstudents/#application-procedure). The application deadline for UMAP Coordinators at your home university is 19 December 2017 for the first cycle*, and 5 March 2018 for the second cycle* respectively; therefore, you need to submit your application according to the adapted schedule of your home institution.
*(Note): UMAP offers two cycles of applications for Program A&B of each semester. The second cycle is for additional programs offered by both the member universities and universities that still have spots available after the initial application cycle. UMAP-IS will continue to upload the programs of those universities.
For the acceptance of students’ applications, the following two steps must be completed:
APPLICATION — Students should complete the application form for their desired program in WORD format and submit it to the UMAP Coordinator at their home university/institution. Once the UMAP Coordinators receive the UMAP Application Form from their students, they will select which students to nominate to the UMAP International Secretariat (UMAP-IS) and send all selected application forms to the UMAP-IS by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTRATION — Coordinators need to register the information of each applicant at the designated page on the website (http://umap.org/members/ )
2. A maximum of two (2) students can be nominated by each university per semester; regardless, it may be possible to nominate additional students on a fee-paying basis depending on the policies of the host institutions.
We look forward to receiving many applications.
We are now collecting program information from member universities. The deadline of submitting “Outline Proposal” is 16 October 2017. The form of “Outline Proposal” is located at (http://umap.org/members/).
On September 6th, 2017, Dr. Takashi Sekiyama, Executive Director of UMAP IS, was invited as a guest speaker to the 6th APEC Conference on Cooperation in Higher Education which was held in Vladivostok, Russia. During the plenary session, there was a discussion of new challenges and opportunities for higher education in the Asia-Pacific. In his address, Dr. Sekiyama spoke about how UMAP’s programs, goals, and scholarships have helped to promote cooperation within the Asia-Pacific region. The conference was an excellent opportunity to strongly appeal for further exchange participation from non-UMAP member countries.
For more information: https://forumvostok.ru/en/session-eef-2017/?session_id=3243
(Video presented about UMAP starts from the time “01.14.23”, which lasts about 15 minutes )
Please refer to the file below for Dr.Sekiyama’s presentation:
Dear UMAP Members,