Hello there! The UP Diliman Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs’ #OpportunitiesCorner is an update on available scholarships, exchange programs, conferences, workshops, and other skill-enhancing initiatives for UP Diliman students. Here’s for the 3rd week of March 2024:


APRU Undergraduate Leaders’ Program 2024: Sustainable Development in a Fast-Changing Metropolis

Shanghai Jiao Tong University is proud to host the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Undergraduate Leaders’ Program (ULP) in July 2024. Themed “Sustainable Development in a Fast-Changing Metropolis,” this program is a beacon of inspiration and learning for the leaders of tomorrow. Set against the dynamic and evolving backdrop of Shanghai, a city that epitomizes the blend of tradition with cutting-edge modernity, the program offers a unique window into the challenges and opportunities of urban sustainability. The focus of the program is on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 11): Sustainable Cities and Communities, as well as cross-cutting goals on food security (SDG 2), green mobility (SDG 7), and sustainable ecosystems (SDGs 14, 15). As the world grapples with the complexities of urban development that is inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable, this program stands as a pivotal platform for fostering a deep and nuanced understanding of these critical issues.

Program Date: 6 to 18 July, 2024

Theme: Sustainable Development in a Fast-Changing Metropolis

Location: Shanghai

Host: Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Application Deadline: March 31 (Saturday), 2024


The responsible staff from each APRU member university may nominate up to five students for the program and list the names in the order of preference. At least two students from each member universities will be admitted. If there would be spaces for more students, selections will be made from the rest of the nominated student based on the students’ credentials.

Nomination and application procedures:

  1. Universities select and nominate up to 5 students to SJTU at https://wj.sjtu.edu.cn/q/GuDfd3SL by 23 March.
  2. SJTU emails the nominated students and send them the online application link as soon as the nomination is received.
  3. Students complete their applications by 31 March.
  4. SJTU will inform the students and the APRU representative about their selection within one week after the application is submitted. Latest announcement by 5 April.
  5. Admission and visa application documents are issued and send to the representatives at the member universities;
  6. Students apply for visas.


  • Full-time undergraduate students from all disciplines currently registered at an APRU member university are welcome.
  • Students must have a good command of the English language.

For further enquiries and follow ups, students may contact SJTU via email apruulp2024@sjtu.edu.cn



Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development

The Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development program aims to reduce poverty in the developing countries of ASEAN and to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development . Scholarships and educational exchanges will contribute towards the achievement of all Sustainable Development Goals  (SDGs). SEED contributes to strengthening people-to-people ties between Canada and the Indo-Pacific region.

SEED scholarships are facilitated through institutional collaborations and student exchange agreements between post-secondary institutions in Canada and their partner institutions in ASEAN countries.

The Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development Program is a Short-term Exchange Program under Global Affairs Canada’s International Scholarships Program.


To be eligible, you must be:

  •  a citizen of an ASEAN member states:
    • Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos (Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR)), Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, or Vietnam
  • a student enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution in an ASEAN member state
  • paying tuition fees to that institution at the time of application and for the full duration of your exchange

Students are not eligible for this scholarship if:

  • you hold or have a pending application for Canadian citizenship or permanent residency
  • you are already participating in a scholarship program funded by the Government of Canada
  • you are already enrolled in a degree, diploma or certificate program at a Canadian post-secondary institution
  • you have previously received a scholarship under the Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development Programs

Interested participants need to contact eligible Canadian Institutions to apply on their behalf.

For the list of program and institutions, kindly check this link.

Application deadline: The deadline for Canadian institutions to submit online applications on behalf of candidates is 11:59 p.m. EDT, March 21, 2024.

For questions, send an email to: seed-bpeed@cbie.ca

For more information, kindly check the website here.



Vancouver Summer Program

At VSP, each student will take up one themed course package in a wide variety of academic disciplines available. Each course package comprises of two relevant courses taught by world-class UBC Faculty instructors. Each course is approximately 39 hours of instructional time that includes practical and theoretical learning. Students will earn a certificate and grades letter upon successful completion at the end of the program.

Application deadline: March 22, 2024.

Eligibility requirements:

  • An undergraduate student at a post-secondary institution outside of Canada, and
  • At least 18 years of age on the first day of the program
  • To qualify for the Vancouver Summer Program, you must be fully proficient in English and be able to engage in an academic setting. Language requirements are self-assessed—we do not require TOEFL or IELTS results.

For inquiries, kindly send an email to: vsp.ubc@ubc.ca.