You are encouraged to study abroad with UMAP because:

  1. Host universities/institutions offer various opportunities that your home institution may not have.
  2. Tuition is expected to be waived in host institutions 
  3. Credits for studies undertaken during the exchange period can be recognized by using UMAP Credit Transfer Scheme (UCTS)
  4. Scholarships are offered to students of inbound/outbound Taiwan and Japan

  • Befriend with international friends
  • Chances to learn about new cultures and expand your perspectives
  • Advance your career outlook for the future
  • Chances to hone your languages
  • Lead an independent life in new countries
  • Chances to challenge yourself with new experiences

About UMAP Programs

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◆ Program A & B:
Multilateral/ Bilateral exchange program for 1-2 Semesters.

◆ Program C:
Short-term programs offered by UMAP member universities/institutions for 1-8 Weeks.

◆ Summer Program:
Special summer program hosted by UMAP member countries/territories each year.

This year, UMAP Discovery Camp 2020 will be hosted by UMAP Malaysia National Secretariat and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) from August 3 – August 4 2020.

The theme will be “Uniquely Malaysia: The Colour of Culture”, which will showcase the unique culture and environment of Malaysia as well as encourage students to learn about the importance of preserving the environment.

To learn more about the content and other details of this program, please access this link:

UMAP Discovery Camp 2020 in Malaysia will be postponed to 2022.

UMAP-COIL Joint Honors Program 2019:
Two-week Peace Boat summer program, cruising in the Asia-Pacific region.
Further detailed information can be found on the Programs page.

*Please note that the application procedure for UMAP-COIL Joint Honors Program 2019 has ended.


Eligibility for Program A & B

  1. Only those students whose universities/institutions have participated in this program are eligible to apply to other participating universities/institutions.
    Please confirm the list of Participating Universities/Institutions by checking the website.
  2. You must be a student currently enrolled in one of Participating universities/institution and at the time of completion of study abroad, you must still be a student of that university/institution. If you graduate from your university/institution before the end of the program, you will not be eligible to apply.
  3. A maximum of two (2) students can be nominated by each university/institution per semester (Program A); regardless, it may be possible to nominate additional students on a fee-paying basis depending on the policies of the host institutions (Program B).

Eligibility for Program C

Only students of UMAP Pledged Institutions are eligible to apply. Pledged Institutions (Institutions/universities that signed the UMAP Pledge of Agreement) are marked in blue in this member list.

An applicant must:
  • Students who are currently enrolled in academic institutions/universities that have signed the Pledge of Agreement.
  • Students’ Home institutions/universities are required to register their Information on the UMAP Student Connection Online (USCO) System since all transactions during the application will be performed through the system.
  • Be 18 years of age or older;
  • Have a good command of the Language required for each program.
  • Be physically fit to travel and able to engage in all activities.
  • Obtain a visa/permit to enter Taiwan if required.
  • Purchase international health insurance in their home country which covers both illness and accidents.

Eligibility for UMAP-COIL Joint Honors Program 2019

  • Students between the ages of 18 and 35*
  • Currently enrolled in academic institutions participating in UMAP’s pledged institutions or whose Pledge of Agreement (PoA) is scheduled to be confirmed during 2019
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Adequate command of English, sufficient to understand lectures and participate in discussions, is a minimum requirement (desired English language proficiency: TOEIC790-860, TOEFL iBT87-98, TOEFL ITP 67-601 and above).

    *Students should meet the age requirement at the time of departure, not necessarily the time of application. Special exceptions may be made for outstanding candidates.

Application Procedures

  ◆ Application Procedures for programs A & B (NEW*

  1. Visit the USCO website and register your student account.
  2. Carefully read the program details and review the programs’ contents, length, application deadline, etc. before applying.
  3. After you select your top 5 preferred institutions, submit your application and patiently wait for your application to go through the screening process and receive approval.

  4. Once your application is approved by both the UMAP International Secretariat and host institution on the system, you will then need to submit your “Study Plan” later.

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  ◆Application Procedures for Program C 
To Apply, the following three steps must be completed by each deadline.

    1. REGISTRATION – Students create an account on the USCO System by registering their email address and password here. For more information about the USCO System, students can check the online manual or download the pdf file.

    1. APPLICATION – Students must complete the Application Form in the USCO System for up to three preferred programs 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. Applications will be accepted based on each Timeline.

  1. NOMINATION – Coordinators of your home institution log in to the USCO System and check the applications they have received, and nominate appropriate students by clicking “Approve”. Then your application will be sent to host institution for approval.

  ◆Application Procedures for Summer Program 2019

  • Step 1 – Each pledged institution may nominate up tp 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.

  ◆Application Procedure for UMAP-COIL Joint Honors Program 2019

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

  • ※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.

Financial Aid

Certain students who study abroad through the UMAP exchange programs (Program A & B, C) are eligible to apply for UMAP Scholarships.

  ◆The UMAP Taiwan Exchange Student Scholarship Program (for Program A)
The UMAP Taiwan Exchange Scholarship Program funded by the UMAP Taiwan National Secretariat (NS) has been established to encourage university/institution student exchanges between UMAP member countries/territories, and promote cultural and academic exchanges between Taiwan and other countries/territories, fostering mutual understanding. Successful applicants of Semester-long exchange students to and from Taiwan will receive email from UMAP IS with the information of scholarship offered by the Ministry of Education (MOE). For more details, please download scholarship regulations and application form from the button below.
If you have any questions regarding this scholarship, please contact UMAP Taiwan NS. (List of UMAP NS)

  ◆UMAP SSTP (Super Short-Term Program: Program C) Scholarship Opportunity
UMAP is pleased to announce that it is providing the UMAP SSTP Scholarship to 2020 Program C participants who belong to one of the universities listed below. The 500 U.S. dollar grant (or equivalent in local currency) will be paid through each recipient’s home institution/university.

Eligible students are:
  1. Students who are currently enrolled in institutions/universities that have an allocation of the SSTP Scholarship.
  2. Selected at the discretion of their home institution/university.
  3. Required to complete one of the programs that UMAP registered as Program C. The scholarship is disbursed when the students return to their home universities.
  4. Required to submit a study report through the UMAP Student Connection Online (USCO) System within a week of completing Program C.
  5. Asked to sign a receipt in exchange for the scholarship, and their home universities’ coordinators need to submit the PDF data to UMAP IS.
For the list of institutions/universities that have an allocation of the scholarship, please refer to the link below.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more inquiries, please refer to the  FAQ page or leave us a message at the  Contact us page.