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The University Consortium (UC) Student Travel Grant for Credit provides limited amount of funds for the UC graduate student to spend a semester in another participating UC university and take courses for credit to his/her program.

Who may apply for the Travel Grant for Credit:

Any interested graduate student from any of the following participating members of the Southeast Asian University Consortium may apply for the UC Student Travel Grant for Credit:

  • Institut Pertanian Bogor, Indonesia
  • Universitas GadjahMada, Indonesia
  • Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Kasetsart University, Thailand
  • University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines
  • Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan

Conditions of the Grant:

  • Applications for cross-enrollment to any of the UC member universities to attend courses must be covered by an agreement on credit transfer whenever applicable between the sending and the receiving universities.
  • The cross-enrollment period may be for one or two semesters, however, financial support from the UC will be limited to one semester (up to five months) only. In the case of a two-semester cross enrollment, the graduate student should look for additional funds/sponsors to cover the expenses during the other semester and submit proof of financial support upon application for a UC Travel Grant for Credit.
  • Financial support for this grant program includes round-trip economy class airplane ticket and monthly stipend of US$500/month for a maximum of five months.
  • The graduate student is obliged to submit to the UC Coordinator of his/her university through the UC Secretariat (SEARCA) a full report of his/her program activities at the host university, and immediately return to his mother university upon completion of the engagement period stated in the award letter. He/she is also required to notify the UC Coordinator and the Secretariat in writing of the date of his/her arrival at the study post and to submit to the UC Coordinator a duly certified grade report for each of the courses cross-enrolled in.

Application requirements:
The following should be submitted to the UC Coordinatorof his/her University:

  • Duly accomplished UC Student Travel Grant for Credit Application Form.
  • Application letter addressed to the UC Coordinator, indicating the reasons for cross-enrollment, duly endorsed by the UC graduate student's advisory committee and the Dean of Graduate School.
  • Copy of plan of course work and timetable indicating courses to be cross-enrolled at the chosen university, duly approved by the graduate student’s advisory committee and the Dean of Graduate School.
  • Duly accomplished application form for cross-registration at the university of cross-enrollment.
  • Certification or proof of financial support from other sources, if any.

Conditions and requirements for disbursement of grant:

  • The fund for the plane ticket will be released to the graduate student via bank transfer or reimbursement basis upon submission of valid receipts as proof of purchase.
  • The monthly stipend will be released to the student through his/her bank account upon arrival at the host university.

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