About UMAP

The University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP) Consortium promotes student exchanges among colleges and universities in 35 countries in Asia and the Pacific Rim.

BCCIE is Canada’s national secretariat for UMAP. Canadian institutions interested in signing up for UMAP can contact BCCIE at

Access to UMAP gives Canadian education institutions the following:

  • mobility for students and faculty via reciprocal exchanges to higher education institutions in Asia and on the Pacific Rim

  • promote short-term (1-8 week) programs to a wide range of stakeholders

  • access to scholarships for study in Japan and Taiwan

  • a foothold in emerging and existing markets for international students

  • strategic partnerships with UMAP partner institutions that share their values and vision around internationalization

Become a UMAP member

BCCIE encourages all public and private post-secondary institutions in Canada to sign-up for this consortium. Participating schools must be a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) and have sufficient infrastructure for facilitating education abroad programs. There is no cost to Canadian post-secondary institutions to participate.

  1. Read and review the UMAP program information and PLEDGE OF AGREEMENT found here
  2. Contact the National Secretariat of Canada (BCCIE) to inquire about any questions you may have, and to inform us of your interest
  3. Sign the PLEDGE OF AGREEMENT and send a scanned copy to the International Secretariat and the National Secretariat

    • In addition to the scanned copy, please send two sets of the signed agreement to the International Secretariat. Upon receipt, they will countersign and return one original copy back to you. 
  4. Members will then be added to the UMAP consortium. Information will be sent to you via email on the various programs, including A&B (one or two semester long exchange programs), C (short-term programs), Summer Programs, and Research Net collaborations.

Contact information

BCCIE | UMAP National Secretariat of Canada

Enya Ren, Manager, Market Support and Programs


T: 604 637 6741

International Secretariat of UMAP


T: +81-3-3945-7682

Toyo University, 5-28 Hakusan, Hunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8606 Japan

UMAP members

A full list of UMAP members can be found here. Below are the Canadian member institutions.

British Columbia

  • Coast Mountain College
  • College of New Caledonia
  • Justice Institute of BC
  • North Island College
  • Okanagan College

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Memorial University


  • Brock University


  • CEGEP Champlain – St. Lawrence


  • Yukon College

Information sessions

Sign-up for BCCIE’s newsletter here to be notified about upcoming events, including UMAP information sessions.