Ad Hoc Meeting in Washington D.C.

On February 19, 2018, the UMAP International Secretariat (Prof. Shingo Ashizawa) along with eight additional specialists from Canada, ISEP, U.S.A., and Japan had an ad hoc meeting at Marriot Wardman Park, Washington, D.C. Topics such as ‘promotional activities and membership development of UMAP in North America’ were discussed.  The potential development of new programs which attract universities and students in North America was also introduced at the meeting.


UMAP 1st Task Force Meeting

On February 15, 2018, the 1st UMAP Task Force Meeting for “UMAP’s Organizational Development” was held at Toyo University (Tokyo, Japan). Representatives from Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand had fruitful discussions with the UMAP International Secretariat through the new online video conference system. 


Dr.Michael S. Steinburg, the Executive Vice President for Academic Programs at IES abroad, also gave the honor of joining the conference to give additional insights to UMAP.



UMAP Summer Program 2018 in Thailand (Discovery Camp 2018)

The date of the UMAP Discovery Camp 2018 has been finalized!

This year’s UMAP Summer Program co-hosted by Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok University, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, and the Office of Higher Education will be held in Bangkok, Thailand during July 22 – August 4, 2018.

To learn more, please watch the following promotion video below:

Further detailed information about the program activities and application will be provided shortly.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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

Dear Students who still wish to apply for UMAP Program A&B 2018-1 (for Autumn Semester 2018),


We are pleased to announce that the 2nd cycle of student applications for Programs A&B 2018-1 (Autumn 2018) 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 university is 5 March 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:

APPLICATIONStudents 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

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


Please note;
1.  Only those students whose universities have sent the “Outline of Proposal” to participate in this program 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.


Call for 2nd Cycle of Program A&B 2018-1 (Autumn 2018)

Dear UMAP colleagues in National Secretariat and member universities,


We are pleased to announce that we are now collecting additional program information for the second cycle of Programs A&B 2018-1 (Autumn 2018).

The following link is the program information form for you to fill out. Once you have filled it out, please return it to us in Excel format.

【Click to Download】Outline_Proposal_for_Program_A&B


The programs of those universities, who participated in the first cycle and whose two seats aren’t filled up, will be continued to be effective for the second cycle. Therefore you do not have to send the form once again.

Please note;
(1) Universities that have signed the “Pledge of Agreement” are able to participate in the program.
(2) Universities that have sent their Programs in the form of “Outline of Proposal” are able to send their students to other participating universities.

The deadline for submitting program information is February 4th, 2018 and the start of student application through Home university coordinator will be February 12th 2018. For the detail of the schedule of the 2nd cycle, please refer to the attached.

thumbnail of Timeline_for_Program_A,_B_2018-1_(Autumn_Semester_2018)

We are looking forward to receiving additional participation.