16-Apr-2019  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!