04-Sep-2020 Start of Student Application for the 2nd Cycle of Program A&B 2020-2 (Spring 2021)
Dear Students who plan to apply for UMAP Program A&B 2020-2 (for Spring Semester 2021 student exchange):
We are pleased to announce that the second cycle of student applications for Program A&B 2020-2 (Spring 2021 study abroad programs) has started today. If you are interested in participating in one of these programs, please review the information on the website (https://usco.umap.org) about the programs’ contents, length, available credits, language requirement, and fees before applying.
Students of those institutions that participate in the 2nd cycle of this program are able to apply for programs offered by other participating institutions. The list of eligible universities/institutions can be checked from this link (here).
All transactions in the application procedure, such as submission of student applications, nominations by home universities/institutions, and acceptance or refusal by host institutions, will be completed using the UMAP Student Connection Online (USCO) System.
To apply, the following three steps need to be completed by September 22nd 2020:
REGISTRATION — Students should create an account on the UMAP Student Connection Online (USCO) System by registering their email address and password (https://usco.umap.org/std/). For more information about the USCO System, students can check the Student User Manual through this link (http://umap.org/usco/#students-manual).
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 nomination deadline for UMAP Coordinators at your home institution is September 22nd 2020; 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 September 22nd 2020.
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 (http://umap.org/usco/#institutions-manual).
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!