Participation in APAIE 2018 Conference

On March 27-28, UMAP participated in the APAIE 2018 Conference at Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Three sessions were held by UMAP members on the following topics:

*Presentation files are available from the links below
(1) Harmonizing Disparate Credit Transfer Schemes and New UCTS
        By Prof. Taiji Hotta
(2) The Future of Regional Cooperation and Student Mobility
        By Dr. Victoria Panova, Mr. Tomohiko Hikichi, Dr. Jaeho Hwang,  Prof. Shingo Ashizawa
(3) University Mobility Networks in Asia: What are they good for? 
        By Prof. Shingo Ashizawa (File 1), Dr. Taiji Hotta (File 2), Dr. Imran Ho Abdullah (File 3), Prof. Christopher Ziguras

The UMAP sessions at the conference were a tremendous success with a total of 130 attendees present.


UMAP 2nd Task Force Meeting

On March 26, 2018, representatives from USA (New York and Hawaii), Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and UMAP IS met at the 2nd Task Force Meeting for “UMAP’s Organizational Development” at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.  During the meeting, the representatives discussed the possible revision of the UMAP membership fee structure and diversification of revenue sources. The meeting results will be submitted at the UMAP Board Meeting in April in Malaysia. In the beginning of the Task Force meeting, Dr. Randall Martin, Executive Director of British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE), which recently joined UMAP as National Secretariat of Canada, delivered a speech expressing Canada’s intention to join UMAP and outlined their strategies to utilize the UMAP network.  In addition, Dr. George Sipos, Senior International Officer at SUNY College at Brockport, delivered his address about future collaboration between the SUNY system and the UMAP network.
Task Force members expressed delight that the UMAP network is significantly expanding this year.


Start of Student Application for UMAP SSTP (Program C)

We are pleased to announce the start of student applications for the Super Short-Term Programs (SSTP) offered by member universities of UMAP.  If you are interested in participating in one of these programs, please review the information in the following link about the  programs’ contents, length, available credits, and tuition and other fees before applying:

The application period will run from April 6th until June 17th, 2018.  

(Please note that there are two cutoff dates, where applications will arrive to the UMAP IS and be nominated to each host university, as follows: May 8th and June 17th)

To apply, please complete the following two steps before the cutoff date:  

  • APPLICATION — Students complete the application form for the desired programs in WORD format and submit it to the UMAP Coordinators at your home university/ institution. The application form can be downloaded from the UMAP website ( ). UMAP Coordinators collect the submitted applications and send them all together to UMAP International Secretariat via email at .

  • REGISTRATION — UMAP Coordinators register coordinator’s name, home university, program(s) their students would like to apply for, and other information on UMAP’s super short-term programs registration webpage in the following link:

*Notice to Students: please DO NOT SEND your applications directly to the UMAP International Secretariat! We will not accept them from students. Instead, please contact the UMAP Coordinator of your home university. If you do not know the person, please inquire the person in charge of the International Student Exchange at your home university.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us on our website.



New UMAP Full Membership Countries


This year

Canada, China, and Mongolia

have recently become 

Full Members of UMAP


All accredited public and private institutions in these countries are now 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!


Release of UMAP Summer Program 2018 Application and Details

Dear students who wish to apply for the UMAP Discovery Camp 2018,

The long awaited day has finally arrived! Details about the program activities, student eligibility, and application process have been finalized on the UMAP website.

This year, the program will be held on July 22 – August 4 in Bangkok, Thailand. Please check out the following leaflet for an overview of the program:

thumbnail of UMAP Discovery Camp 2018 Leaflet

*Note that home university coordinators are requested to provide a nomination letter for their selected students to submit along with the application.

For more detailed information and procedures on how to apply, please visit:

We hope to see you all there!