Hello there! The UP Diliman Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs’ #OpportunitiesCorner is a weekly update on available scholarships, exchange programs, conferences, workshops, and other skill-enhancing initiatives for UP Diliman students. Here’s for the third week of June 2021!


2nd CSID AUN-SCUD International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure and Urban Development

AUN-SCUD is pleased to invite you to the second CSID AUN-SCUD International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure and Urban Development (2nd CAIC SIUD 2021), which will be held virtually on October 13-15, 2021. The conference is organized by the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure Development (CSID) as the secretariat office of ASEAN University Network – Sustainable City and Urban Development (AUN-SCUD).

The forum aims to cover a wide range of related topics in infrastructure and stakeholder groups from both academic and industrial perspectives. The scopes are including but not limited to:

  • Sustainable infrastructure, land use, and transportation
  • Sustainable urban development and resilience city
  • Disaster management, climate change, and hazard mitigation
  • Smart city

All papers presented at the conference will be published in AIP conference proceedings and submitted to the Scopus indexing. Selected best papers will be invited to submit their papers into International Journal of Technology (Scopus), Civil Engineering and Architecture* (Scopus), or CSID Journal of Infrastructure Development (DOAJ) after the papers are updated and extended.

*awaiting confirmation

Please see the general information on paper submission or further details of the conference on https://caic-siud.ui.ac.id/

Important dates of the conference are as follows:
Full paper submission: June 30, 2021

  • Notification of acceptance/revision: July 30, 2021
  • Deadline for early bird registration: August 31, 2021
  • Deadline for final registration: September 17, 2021


UKM Virtual Summer Programme 2021

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) is pleased to share their upcoming UKM Virtual Summer Programme 2021 where students can enjoy cross-cultural collaborative learning, work with classmates from around the world, and learn from UKM’s and partnered Universities experts. UKM’s summer program offers a practical-based knowledge for personal development in leadership, skill and technical progress in engineering, appreciation and exploration in Islamic culture, and understanding the links between human and nature in Health Science. It’s a paid program as it offers credit transfer (selected program), student registration, and access to all virtual university facilities.

The Summary of the four virtual summer programmes are as below:

  1. Global Leadership Program 2021 (U-LEAD) – 26 July – 13 August 2021
    Fee: USD 200
    Topics: Communication, Leadership, Branding, Economic, Cultural
    Platform: Zoom
    Application Deadline: 30 June 2021
  2. Engineering Summer School UKM (ESSU) – 26 July – 13 August 2021
    Fee: USD 400
    Topics: Computer Controlled Systems, Computing for Engineers, Industrial Safety,
    Engineering Statistics, Finite Element Method
    Platform: Zoom, Microsoft Teams, UKMFolio
    Application Deadline: 30 June 2021
  3. Islam in Malaysia – 16 August – 30 August 2021
    Fee: USD 150
    Topics: History of Islam in Malay World, Islam in Federal Constitution, Islamic Law in
    Malaysia, Muslim Culture in Malaysia, Islamic Economics and Banking in Malaysia
    Platform: Zoom
    Application Deadline: 30 June 2021
  4. FSK Summer School Program – 2 August – 6 August 2021
    Fee: USD 150
    Topics: Introduction to Medical Entomology, Basic Insects Identifications, The Killer Buzz:
    Dengue Vector
    Platform: Zoom
    Application Deadline: 30 June 2021

Interested applicants must submit their letter of intent addressed to OIL Director, Dr. Imee Su Martinez, with their TCGs, UP ID and Form 5 on or before 14 June 2021 at oilmoveup@up.edu.ph.

Kanazawa University Online Short-term Exchange Programs (KUEP) 2021-2022

Kanazawa University has decided to implement their Online Exchange Program (KUEP-Online) from Autumn semester 2021. Please find the Guidelines for Applicants to Kanazawa University Short-term Exchange Program
(2021-2022) on the website.

Nomination Deadlines

Please let us know candidate’s name and email address to oilmoveup@up.edu.ph by June 14, 2021: for students beginning in October 2021

August 12, 2021: for students beginning in December 2021
Then we will notify candidates of the URL and password for the online application form.

Online Application Deadlines
Candidates should apply directly through the online application form by June 30, 2021: for students beginning in October 2021

August 31, 2021: for students beginning in December 2021

The guidelines may be downloaded from the website:


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. OYAMA Manami or Ms. TSUJIDE Nao at the International Student Section, International Student Exchange Division, International Relations Department, Kanazawa University (Tel: +81-76-264-5237 or +81-76-264-6178, E-mail: stexch@adm.kanazawa-u.ac.jp).

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)-2021 International Summer School

We are excited to announce the 2021 NCKU International Summer School with the topic Sustainable Environment, Myth or Reality? It includes SDG core courses themed as Sustainable Recovery, field trips featured to related local
infrastructures/industries, Crash Class in Chinese & City Tour for their extra options. Although the pandemic is still going on, the format of the course will be hybrid this year, students from overseas can join the program virtually.

Below is the detailed Information of the summer school:
Theme: Sustainable Environment, Myth or Reality?
Date: 2021/08/02~2021/08/11
Application Deadline: 2021/06/20
Number of Participants: Maximum of 30 students in class; maximum of 50 students with
virtual participation
Format: Hybrid: On- campus (for students in Taiwan) + Virtual (for overseas students)
All courses will be taught in English, English proficiency is required.
Website: https://summerschool.web2.ncku.edu.tw/

Interested applicants must submit their letter of intent addressed to OIL Director, Dr. Imee Su Martinez, with their TCGs, UP ID and Form 5 on or before 7 June 2021 at oilmoveup@up.edu.ph.

West University of Timisoara (Late) Summer School 2021

West University of Timisoara is organizing the 3rd Edition of West University of Timisoara (Late) Summer School (August 30th – September 12th, 2021), a multi- and inter-disciplinary event aiming to offer Bachelor and Master students the opportunity to participate in a two-weeks study/training programme, taking place in an online format due to the current situation regarding the prevention measures against COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the prolongation of the state of alert in Romania. The event gives students the possibility to choose from a variety of courses that mirror the comprehensive character of our university. We welcome applications until July 16th.

West University of Timisoara (Late) Summer School courses:

  • Historic and artistic crossroads
  • Sympathetic Humour and Postmodern Irony in our times. Soothing the Soul vs. sharpening our Rhetorics
  • Taxation and Accounting in the Digital Era and Global Economy
  • Machine Learning Applied on Earth Observation Data
  • Presentation skills and nonverbal communication
  • Words’ Histories
  • Quantum Logics of Chemistry
  • Biochemistry aspects in various medical conditions
  • Key points in the History of Design (1900-2000)
  • History of the universe and cosmology
  • Getting the changemaker mindset: reinvent yourself as a social entrepreneur
  • The Constitution today. Judicial review and civil liberties
  • Counseling and self-development
  • Participation fee: 50 EURO

More information about applying to WUT (late) summer school at: https://ri.uvt.ro/west-universityof-imisoara-late-summer-school-3rd-edition/?lang=en

CommTECH Online 2021 Summer Edition

Continuing the success Community and Technological (CommTECH) Camp Program, ITS Surabaya- Indonesia Global Engagement is introducing a new innovative program, CommTECH Online
Edition. CommTECH online is an opportunity for university students, academics, and professionals from all over the world to learn about community and global issues through a variety of insightful but fun activities virtually. The program includes courses & discussion, virtual social engagement, Indonesian language courses and for sure learning about Indonesian culture.

  • The following are the courses available for this edition:
    26 July – 6 August 2021 –> start on 09.00 AM (GMT +7, Surabaya Zone Time)
    Sub Course E: User Design Experience for A Hybrid Learning
  • Sub Course F: Risk Assesment in Laboratory & Industry
    23 August – 3 Sept 2021 –> start on 03.00 PM GMT +7, Surabaya Zone Time)
  • Sub Course G: Ring of Fire: Wonderful Indonesia
  • Sub Course H: How to Build Autonomous Ships

Only active lecturers, non-academic staff & active bachelor, master & doctoral students from any background are eligible for this program. The fee for this program is USD 200 ( USD 175 for ITS Partner University). The fee will covers certificate, credit letter, module and ITS/Indonesia souvenir

For further details and registration, kindly visit their website at https://www.its.ac.id/international/study-at-its/short-program/commtech-camp/commtech-onlineedition/.


2021 Essay Writing Competition for Undergraduate Students on Critical Human Rights and Peace Issues in ASEAN/Southeast Asia

ASEAN University Network-Human Rights Education Theme (AUN-HRE) and SHAPE-SEA with supported by the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) at University of Oslo invite Southeast Asian undergraduate students to join this year’s Essay Writing Competition on Critical Human Rights and Peace Issues in ASEAN/Southeast Asia.

This year’s theme is “ASEAN’S Golden Chance to Save the “Golden Land:” Seeking Regional Solutions for the Protection of Human Rights and Restoration of Democracy in Myanmar!” This essay competition aims to provide Southeast Asian undergraduate students a platform to analyse the current situation in Myanmar and to provide sound recommendations for ASEAN and its member states in pursuit of the restoration of democracy and the ability of the people to fully claim their basic rights and freedoms.

The deadline for submission is on 30 June 2021.

For further details, kindly visit their website at https://shapesea.com/about-us/news/2021-essaywriting-competition/