The University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP) Credit Transfer Scheme (UCTS) has been developed to promote university student mobility in the Asia Pacific region.
The objective of the UCTS is to help make short-term student exchange more effective by ensuring credit for study undertaken on exchange and to facilitate greater mobility between UMAP countries/Territories and other regions.
The major components of the UCTS scheme are:
- Staff, in the home and host institutions, overseeing the students' study plan
- The students, compare course subjects in the home and host instituions and complete the study plan
- The Standard UMAP Application Form & UCTS
- The UCTS credit point scale, for use as a conversation scale* to record the student workload at the host institution in a form suitable for conversion to the home institution workload measure; and
- The UCTS grading scale, for use as on explanation of assesment result to assist in conversion to home institution grades.
In addition to the UCTS components listed above, the following have a role in ensuring that the UCTS scheme operates effectively:
- Host and home institution registrars (or their delegates), who officially sign and stamp the Standard UMAP Application Form & UCTS
- USCO & UCTS Administrators or Contact Persons, who provide general guidance to institutions on Study Programs and may also, in some countries/territories, have a role in approving and/or funding the Programs
- The UMAP International Secretariat, who assists in the promotion of UMAP Student Exchanges and assists in monitoring the UCTS.
*The UCTS credit points scale and grading scale are not intended to replace the scales used by host and home institutions, but are for use solely for the purpose of assisting the conversion by comparing to UCTS.