Commencement of UMAP Discovery Camp 2018

Starting from July 23, the 3rd UMAP Discovery Camp had successfully set off in Bangkok, Thailand. Participants from Indonesia, China, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, and Taiwan were all able to engage in various activities since the beginning of the first program day. Workshops in cultural performances, local field trips, and many exciting lectures had been conducted thus far so that participants can enjoy their time to the fullest.

With one week left, we hope that everyone will make even more fond memories together at this camp!

Visit the FB page to view more of their activities!


Student Application for Program A&B 2018-2 (1st cycle)

Dear Students who wish to apply for UMAP Program A&B 2018-2 (for Spring Semester 2019),


We are pleased to announce that the 1st cycle of student applications for Programs A&B 2018-2 (Spring 2019) has started. If you are interested in participating in one of these programs, please review the information on the website ( ) 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 ( The application deadline for UMAP Coordinators at your home institution is 25 July 2018; therefore, you need to submit your application according to the adapted schedule of your home institution.

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

REGISTRATION Coordinators need to register the information of each applicant at the designated page on the website ( )

Please note;
1.  Only those students whose universities have participated in this program by sending the “Outline of Proposal” to UMAP are eligible to apply to other participating universities. Please confirm the list of participating universities by checking the website (

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 additional applications.


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.