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

Further detailed information can be found on the Programs page.


 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

  1. Only students of UMAP member universities are eligible to apply.

 Eligibility for Summer Program 2019

*To be announced

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.

Join over a million people

To join UMAP programs, you must create an account in our new online system. A variety of new different programs are available each cycle period. Select any university of your choice that’s available on our system!

  ◆ 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

         *Coming soon!

Financial Aid

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. 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)

The UMAP Japan Exchange Scholarship Program (for Program A)

The UMAP Japan Exchange Scholarship is funded by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO). JASSO intends to foster the development of creative individuals who, rich in humanism, will become the leaders of society in the next generation, while at the same time, to promote international understanding and exchange. Each year, JASSO reserves their scholarship for certain number of UMAP exchange students; the probability of receiving the grant for UMAP exchange students will, therefore, be higher than general exchange students.

1.) When students are accepted by Japanese universities/institutions, the UMAP IS will inform JASSO of all the eligible students
2.) After preliminary examination and checking, JASSO will nominate candidates of awardee to host universities/institutions
3.) UMAP Coordinators of the host universities/institutions will then notify the students

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Frequently Asked Questions

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