UMAP-COIL 2021: August 2-September 20, 2021*

*Required pre-program sessions begin July 30, 2021

Program Information

Learning Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Collaboratively 

In this 7-week online program, students will learn about the SDGs adopted by the United Nations. Through this process, the course will explore the concept of global citizenship and what actions can lead to the development of global human resources which play an active role in a VUCA* world .

Students will work together in small groups to in project-based work, make a group presentation and participate in lectures from experts from around the world. 

This program is led by IIGE/Kansai University and co-sponsored by UMAP. Over 100 students from around the world are anticipated to participate in this program.

Credit Hours

2 UCTS for UMAP students* / 2 Credits for Kansai University’s students

*UMAP Students will earn a participation certificate issued by UMAP and IIGE (Kansai University), with learning hours described

1) 1.5 hours/week live lecture (total of 5 times) + 2 hours workload (through Platform)
2) Total of 30-33 hours for a small project task (2 weeks in August)

Total learning hours: 57-60 hours*
*Assessment: letter grade with pass/non-pass option

Course credits: IIGE / Kansai University can issue a certificate to approve the learning hours. The students’ host universities can interpret the hours to be creditable.

For detailed program information, please visit: 

 *An acronym that combines the terms Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity

Application Process

Approximately 50 students from UMAP member institutions who meet eligibility criteria will be selected to participate in this program. The selection process is managed by a committee led by IIGE/Kansai University.

There are no application or participation fees for UMAP students.

1) Students who belong to UMAP’s pledged institutions (available on the website)

2) English proficiency CEFR B2 Level (TOEFL iBT 72~, IELTS 5.5~, Total 1560 score of TOEIC S&W plus L&R ~)*

3) Completed UMAP COIL Honors Program 2021 Application  form

*For non-native speakers of English, submission of certificates in PDF form is required

Application Procedure

STEP 1: Students must download and complete in the application form – UMAP COIL Honors Program 2021 Application Form GENERAL.

STEP 2: Nomination
Students must inform their home institution and include contact information from their home institution on their application. Student applications that are received directly from home institutions will receive priority.

STEP 3: Submit Applications
Complete applications must be emailed to the UMAP National Secretariat contact person listed below by July 1, 2021. If a National Secretariat contact information is not available, please submit applications to 

STEP 4: Notification of acceptance
Students will be notified directly by IIGE/Kansai University by July 19, 2021 if they are selected to participate in the program. We appreciate all student applicants but only those invited to participate will be contacted.

Contact Information for Student Applications

National Secretariat Contact Person Email
Australia Ms. Alison Johnson
Bangladesh UMAP IS
Brunei Dr. Sabrina DP Daud
Cambodia UMAP IS
Canada   Mr. Luke Bruce 
Chile Mr. Pedro De La Torre
China Ms. Qi Shen
Indonesia  Ms. Cahyani Satiya Pratiwi
Kazakhstan UMAP IS
(Republic of)
Kyrgyz Republic UMAP IS
Malaysia Mr. Nur Haiqal Rawlins Una Abdullah
Mexico Ana Cecilia García Valencia
Mongolia UMAP IS
Philippines Mr. Eldrin Delgado;
Thailand Ms. Chonticha Prathumtong 
Taiwan Mr. Jing-Yu Chen
Vietnam UMAP IS