*Please check the following link [] regarding the application forms. Online application form will be opened once it’s ready.

1. Name of Program and Theme

UMAP Discovery Camp 2020 in Malaysia

“Uniquely Malaysia: The Colour of Culture”

2. Organizers

UMAP Malaysia National Secretariat

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

3. Dates

August 3 – August 14, 2020

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, UMAP Discovery Camp 2020 in Malaysia will be postponed to 2022.

4. Venue

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

5. Objectives

– Enhancing international understanding through mobility between students from UMAP member countries.

– Showcasing the unique culture and environment of Malaysia.

– Encouraging students to learn about the importance of preserving the environment.

6. Content

The program consists of lectures, field trips, cultural activities and performances. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with scholars and experts in the field and at the same time interact with the local communities. At the end of the program, the participants will gain new knowledge and insights on Malaysia that will enhance them as global citizens.

7. Participants

24 to 30 participants

8. Fees

– Program fees, such as tuition, accommodation, activities, local transportation and welcome/farewell parties will be covered by the organizer.

– Participants are responsible for travel arrangements (to and from Malaysia) and expenses such as medical insurance and other personal expenses.

9. Credit & Certificate

Students who have completed the entire program (i.e. all lectures and activities) will earn 2 credits as well as Certificate of Participation* issued by UMAP Malaysia National Secretariat.
*to be confirmed

10. Eligibility

– Must be a student registering at UMAP’s pledged universities /colleges in full member countries/ territories.

– Age between 18 – 23 years old as of April 30th 2020 (preferable)

– Must possess a good command of English Language, with one of the following proficiency scores:

> IELTS: overall score of 5.0 or
> TOEFL: overall score of 61 iBT / 173 CBT / 500 PBT or

> TOEIC: overall Score of 650
> OR score on another English proficiency test equivalent to the those mentioned above.

A student who meets either of the conditions below is exempt from the proficiency test requirements above:
– The student is a native English speaker or a citizen from a country in which English is an official language; or
– English is the primary medium of instruction at their university/institution.

– Must obtain a permit to enter Malaysia as stated in the following website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia [] if required.

– Purchase international health insurance in their home country which covers both illness and accidents.

– Friendly and enthusiastic personality to participate and contribute to the UMAP Discovery Camp 2020.

– Be willing to attend and participate in all lectures and activities included in the program.

– Be physically fit to travel and able to engage in all activities, such walking and simple hiking.

11. How to Apply

Step 1 – Each pledged institution may nominate up to 2 students through email at

Step 2 – The Malaysia National Secretariat will notify applicants to complete the application process.

Step 3 – Announcement of successful participants.


12. Required Documents

1. Nomination Form []

2. Application Form []

3. Health Declaration Form []

13. Important Dates

– 15th May 2020: Nomination Deadline

– 31th May 2020: Application Deadline

– 15th June 2020: Announcement of Participants

– 3rd August 2020: Date of Arrival


14. Contact

UMAP MalaysiaNational Secretariat
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Email of Malaysia NS:
Tel: +603 – 89214188 / + 603 – 89214797 / +603 8921 4687
Contact Person: Mr. Nur Haiqal Rawlins Una Abdullah / Mr. Harfiz Rasul Mohamad

15. Program Schedule

Day 1-3

  • – Introduction to Malaysia
  • – Intercultural Communication
  • – Tropical Heritage of Malaysia
  • – Campus Tour

Day 4-7

  • – Industry Visit
  • – Cultural Visit
  • – City Tour

Day 8-12

  • – Exploring Rural Communities
  • – The Magic of Sekincan
  • – Cultural Performance Workshop