Universiti Sains Malaysia Exchange Program
Universiti Sains Malaysia Exchange Program,
There are various Mobility Programmes for USM students. IMCC manages 4 types of Mobility Programmes which are listed below:
- 1-2 Semensters Student Exchange / Study Abroad Programme
- Research Attachment
- Short-term/Summer Programme
Student Exchange / Study Abroad Program is a program which will allow you to spend one or two semesters at universities abroad and take courses in a regular semester with credit transfer opportunity. Students are encouraged to study at universities partners to all over the world.
What are the differences between a Study Abroad and Student Exchange Program?
Most students who choose to undertake a Student Exchange program will do so on an Exchange-basis, i.e. students study overseas at one of USM’s many partner universities for one or two semesters. There is, however, also the option of doing a Study Abroad-basis, meaning students study overseas at a non-partner university of their choice. In most cases, students who participated in the Student exchange Programme will only pay tuition fees of Home University whereas for the Study Abroad Programme, students must pay tuition fees at Home and Host Universities.
Research Attachment Programme
Under Research Attachment Programme, students are able to conduct research projects abroad. Students are required to contact potential supervisors at USM’s partner universities themselves. Kindly discuss your research plans with your USM supervisor and submit research proposal to the host university. IMCC will nominate you once acceptance letter is issued by the host university. Students can experience different research environment at USM’s esteem partner universities for up to 12 months.
Internship gives opportunity for students to experience global working environment at prestigious industry abroad. Students can be attached either in a company or at our partner universities for up to 12 months. GAP YEAR Programme is a one of many initiatives for USM students to search for your interest in the field of studies or to serve for the community.
Short-term / Summer Programme
There are two types of Short term / Summer Programmes and there are:
- Tailormade Short-term Programme
- Fixed Summer Programme
Tailor made Short-term Programme is a programme designed according to your or School requirements. Normally School representatives will discuss on the components in the Short-term Programme such as academic, culture, trips, etc. Students normally participated in this programme from 1 to 4 weeks in duration. As for the Fixed Summer Programme, USM students participated in a standard/existing programme offered by partner universities. Both tailor made and fixed programme available with credit or non-credit which you can transfer it back to USM.