Start of Student Application for the 1st Cycle of Program A&B 2019-2 (Spring 2020)

Dear Students who plan to apply for UMAP Program A&B 2019-2 (for Spring Semester 2020),


We are pleased to announce that the first cycle of student applications for Program A&B 2019-2 (Spring 2020 study abroad programs) 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.


Students of those institutions that participate in the 1st cycle are able to apply for programs offered by other participating institutions. The list of eligible universities/institutions can be checked here.


Beginning the previous program, all transactions in the application procedure, such as submission of student applications, nominations by home universities/institutions, and acceptance or refusal by host institutions, have been completed using the UMAP Student Connection Online (USCO) System.


To apply, the following three steps need to be completed by July 10, 2019:


REGISTRATION — Students should create an account on the UMAP Student Connection Online (USCO) System by registering their email address and password ( For more information about the USCO System, students can check the Student User Manual through this link ( 


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 application deadline for UMAP Coordinators at your home institution is July 10, 2019; 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 July 10, 2019.
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 (


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!


UMAP 1st Board Meeting 2019

On May 17, 2019, the First UMAP Board Meeting 2019 was held at Toyo University in Tokyo, Japan.

This meeting was attended by representatives from Canada, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. One of the important agendas is the introduction of new National Secretariat in Chile, Indonesia, and Macau.



After the productive meeting, Toyo University hosted the Board Members to dinner. The day before the Board Meeting, as UMAP International Secretariat, Toyo University also hosted the Board Members to visit Miraikan and Mori Building Digital Art Museum in Odaiba.



UMAP is looking forward to continuing discussions and developing further collaborations in the future!



[UMAP Discovery Camp 2019] Announcement of Successful Applicants & Waiting List

Dear Students,

We are pleased to announce the list of participants who have been selected by UMAP Taiwan National Secretariat to join the UMAP Discovery Camp 2019 in Taiwan.

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To all successful applicants, if you haven’t received any email from UMAP Taiwan National Secretariat regarding the Discovery Camp, please contact them directly at

Congratulations to those who are accepted and looking forward to seeing you soon!


[Deadline Extension] UMAP-COIL Honors Program 2019

Greetings from UMAP International Secretariat,

Good news! The deadline for application is now extended to: May 17th.

Save the date! We look forward to receiving your application.

For more info, please refer to the poster below or visit the webpage:
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Start of Student Application for the 2nd Cycle of Program C 2019

Greetings from UMAP!

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd cycle of student applications for Program C 2019 has started today (April 25th)!

The deadline for the application is May 28th. Please read the following informations carefully, so that you’re application process will go smoothly!




  1. REGISTRATION — Students sign up on the USCO System here:
  2. APPLICATION — Students fill in the Application Form in the USCO System by choosing up to 3 preferred programs and then click “Save and Submit”.
  3. NOMINATION — Coordinators log in to the USCO System to check the received applications and then nominate students by clicking “Approve”.

    The USCO System will automatically inform the UMAP coordinators at the home university/institution that an application has been submitted.

    For more information about the USCO System, please check the User Manual here:



Only students of UMAP member universities are eligible to apply.


Please share this information with your friends! We look forward to receiving your applications.


Start of Student Application for the UMAP-COIL Honors Program 2019

Greetings from UMAP International Secretariat!


We are pleased to announce that the application for UMAP-COIL Honors Program 2019 is now open.


UMAP-COIL is a program where up to 25 students participate in a two-week Peace Boat cruise in the Asia-Pacific region, departing from Osaka and then making stops at various ports for a half-day of field work, as well as university visits in Japan, South Korea, and Russia. The cruise will be enhanced by utilizing the COIL-style educational method.


COIL stands for “Collaborative Online International Learning”, a form of teaching which uses Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to connect students in different countries so that they can participate together in projects designed to boost their understanding of various fields or to help them acquire specific skills.


More on program overview:


The deadline for application is 30th April 2019.

Students between the ages of 18 and 35* who are currently enrolled in academic institutions participating in UMAP’s pledged institutions or whose Pledge of Agreement (PoA) is scheduled to be confirmed during 2019, with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and adequate command of English.


Documents to be Submitted (in PDF format):
① Application Form
② Transcripts in English (first year students will need a letter of recommendation from a faculty member if they are unable to prepare any transcripts)
③ Statement of Purpose
④ Letter of Recommendation from a member of the University
⑤ English Language Ability Certification (students who completed their primary education in English do not need to submit certification)

Download the documents of “① Application Form”:

and submit them via the online application form*:
*There is a password required when submitting the application form online. Students have to obtain the password from their respective Home Institution’s Coordinator or University’s International Office.

We recommend applicants to read the program contents and details. For more information:


PROGRAM CONTENTS (Themes, Methodologies, Navigators):


PROGRAM DETAILS (Itinerary, Cost, Eligibility & Application Procedure, etc):


We look forward to receiving your applications!



UMAP Discovery Camp 2019


  1. Name of Program: UMAP Discovery Camp 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan

  2. Organizers:
    1. Ministry of Education (Taiwan)
    2. UMAP Taiwan National Secretariat
    3. Fu Jen Catholic University (Taiwan)

  3. Dates: August 4 – August 17, 2019

  4. Venue: Fu Jen Catholic University

  5. Theme: Contemporary Taiwan

  6. Objectives:
    1. To fulfill UMAP’s mission of enhancing international understanding by boosting student mobility between UMAP member countries.
    2. To offer students opportunities to learn about the cultures, environment, and society of Taiwan in English.
    3. To encourage students to be socially aware, active global citizens through engagement and participation in discovery camp activities.

  7. Content:
    UMAP Discovery Camp 2019 consists of two major components: (1) the economy; and (2) society/culture. The economic component includes three lectures which discuss Taiwan’s past economic achievements, current challenges, and future prospects. Field trips are included as an accompaniment to the lectures, so students can have an up-close view on the latest economic developments in Taiwan. The social/cultural component of the program introduces the history and society of Taiwan, as well as how Western culture has merged with more traditional cultures here. The topics covered include history, religion, and indigenous cultures.

  8. Participants: A total of 40 students may participate
    1. 30 international students from UMAP Member Countries.
    2. 10 local students.

  9. Fees:
    1. Costs associated with the courses, field trips, visits, and accommodation are covered by the organizers.
    2. Participants are responsible for arranging travel to and from Taiwan and for expenses such as health insurance, meals, commuting, and other personal expenses.

  10. Credit & Certificate
    Students who complete the entire program (i.e. all lectures and activities) will earn 4 credits (72 study hours) as well as a Certificate of Participation issued by UMAP Taiwan National Secretariat.

  11. Eligibility An applicant must:
    1. Students who are currently enrolled in academic institutions participating in UMAP’s pledged institutions or whose Pledge of Agreement (PoA) is scheduled to be confirmed during 2019.
    2. Be 18 years of age or older;
    3. Have a good command of the English Language and able to submit proof of one of the following proficiency scores*:
      1. IELTS: overall score of 5.0 or
      2. TOEFL: overall score of 61 iBT / 173 CBT / 500 PBT or
      3. TOEIC: overall Score of 650 or D. Score on another English proficiency test equivalent to the those mentioned above.

        *A student who meets either of the conditions below is exempt from the proficiency test requirements above:
        1. The student is a native English speaker or a citizen from a country in which English is an official language; or
        2. English is the primary medium of instruction at their university/institution.

    4. Be willing to attend and participate in all lectures and activities included in UMAP Discovery Camp 2019.
    5. Be physically fit to travel and able to engage in all activities.
    6. Obtain a visa/permit to enter Taiwan if required.
    7. Purchase international health insurance in their home country which covers both illness and accidents.

  12. How to Apply:
    Step 1 – Each pledged institution may nominate up to 2 students through this link:
    Step 2 – After receiving nominations, the UMAP Taiwan National Secretariat will notify applicants to complete the application process.
    Step 3 – The Taiwan National Secretariat will announce the list of successful applicants.
    Step 4 – Successful applicants will submit copies of their passport and overseas health insurance via email.

  13. Required Documents:
    1. Online application form.
    2. Complete official transcripts from home university (i.e. all semesters).
    3. Statement of purpose.
    4. A recommendation letter from a faculty member of their home university/institution.

  14. Important Dates:
    1. Nomination Deadline: April 30, 2019
    2. Application Deadline: May 15, 2019
    3. Announcement of successful applicants: May 30, 2019

  15. Contact:
    UMAP Taiwan National Secretariat (Fu Jen Catholic University)
    Tel: +886-2-2905-6370

  16. Program Schedule
    The Taiwan NS reserves the right to adjust the schedule at any time due to weather conditions or events outside of our control.