You are encouraged to study abroad with UMAP because:

  1. Host universities offer various opportunities that your home university may not have.
  2. Tuition is expected to be waived in host universities 
  3. Credits for studies undertaken during the exchange period can be recognized by using UMAP Credit Transfer Scheme (UCTS)
  4. Scholarships are offered by the Ministry of Education, Taiwan, and MEXT, 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 affiliated universities 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 2018

  1. Must be students of UMAP full member universities/institutions  (Countries/territories that are eligible for application include Bangladesh, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam; For Thailand, only students from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok University, and KMUTT are eligible to apply)
  2. Ages preferably between 18-23 years old, as of April 1, 2018
  3. English Proficiency scores for non-native English-speaking applicants (IELTS: overall score of 5.0// TOEFL: overall score of 61 iBT/ 173 CBT/ 500 PBT// TOEIC: overall Score of 650 or Other English Proficiency Test which is equivalent to the test mentioned above)
  4. Submission of 250-word statement of purpose, together with a letter of nomination from a home university.
  5. Must be willing to partake in and contribute to all lectures and activities of the UMAP Discovery Camp 2018.
  6. Be physically fit to travel and able to engage in all activities such as walking and bike-riding
  7. Must obtain a permit to enter Thailand as stated in the following website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, , if required.
  8. Must be responsible for own expenses for travel arrangements to Thailand, travel and medical insurance.

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”

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  ◆ Application Procedures for Program C
  1. Click the “Program list” and review the information on this website about the programs’ contents, length, available credits, application deadline and tuition and other fees before applying.
  2. Download and complete the application form (you can download it from the link below) for the desired program and submit it to the UMAP coordinator at your home university/institution.
  3. Once you are confirmed as an applicant, the UMAP coordinator at your home university will send your application form to the UMAP International Secretariat. Please then follow the directions of the coordinator at your home university.

*Please note that the application for Program C in 2018 has ended. Details of the application period for 2019 will be published in April 2019.

  ◆ Application Procedures for Summer Program 2018

  1. Please carefully read and fill in the application form:
  2. Prepare the following document files: (1) Copy of Passport, (2) 250-word Statement of Purpose, (3) English Language Proficiency Test Score, (4)Letter of Nomination from Home University
  3. After submitting the application form, please send the 4 above-mentioned files to “

         *Please note that the application for Summer Program 2018 has ended

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 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, 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
3.) UMAP Coordinators of the host universities will then notify the students


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