The ACUCA Student Mobility Scheme was established in 2002, which aims to foster a better understanding of Asian Communities and culture among the students of the member institutions.

One of the objectives of the Association is to promote and facilitate in the exchange of students. Institutions that have courses taught in English during the regular semesters agreed to waive tuition and other fees from the host institution. Financial assistance from the Association comes in the form of an airfare and living allowance subsidy.

Each member institution is entitled to have a maximum of two (2) slots under the scheme in each semester.

Participating Institution

All member institutions are presumed to be a participant of the SMS. For newly accepted members of the Association, they are expected to signify their intent to join in the program by completing the REPLY PROFORMA and GENERAL MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING. These documents shall be sent to the Secretariat.

There are a few members at present opted not to participate in the program anymore, i.e., whether they stop sending outbound or receiving inbound students. In this case, termination of the agreement requires written notification of at least one year prior to the date of termination, and students already admitted to and participating in the exchange program shall be allowed to complete the program.

You may check out the full SMS Guidelines here.

Download the SMS Nomination Form here.
Download the SMS Subsidy Request Form here.
Download the SMS Memorandum of Understanding here.
Download the SMS Reply Proforma here.
Download the SMS Report Form here.

General Information

The Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia (ACUCA) was established in December 1976 by a group of enthusiastic Asian Christian university presidents, who under the auspices of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia (UBCHEA), decided that there was a need for a formal association. Today ACUCA has grown into a network of 64 colleges and universities. The Association, through cooperation, mutual support and encouragement, endeavors to help Christian universities and colleges in Asia:

  1. develop and maintain their Christian character
  2. enrich the quality of their educational programs and those of the other institutions of learning
  3. re-examine the relevance of their objectives and programs in relation to the needs of a changing society.

Currently, ACUCA has 64 member institutions from 8 countries/regions of Asia, namely Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand.

In pursuit of the above purposes, the Association promotes and facilitates the exchange of students among member institutions. Established in 2002, the ACUCA Student Mobility Scheme aims to foster a better understanding of Asian communities and cultures among ACUCA students.

Under the scheme, member institutions that have courses taught in English in either regular semesters are invited to exchange tuition waivers to enable their students to study tuition-free at an institution outside of their own country for a semester.

Subsidies are also available to students from the ACUCA SMS member institutions.

Participating Institutions 

For brief summary of institution waivers, term schedules, deadlines, requirements, and contact information for each participating institution, kindly click on the list of countries below:

For participating institutions to update their SMS information, please download the form here. Then, email the accomplished form to

Student Testimonials

2013 SMS Report

Mr. Alan Darmasaputra – Soegijapranata Catholic University, Indonesia
Mr. Albert Budi Christian – Soegijapranata Catholic University, Indonesia
Ms. Chitra Maharani Tanjaya – Soegijapranata Catholic University, Indonesia
Ms. Della Hardiana – Soegijapranata Catholic University, Indonesia
Ms. Josephin Mayda Kumalasari – Soegijapranata Catholic University, Indonesia
Ms. Auchchara Nokphueak – Payap University, Thailand

2012 SMS Report

Ms. Fransisca Badrarini Prabaningtyas-Santa Dharma University, Indonesia
Ms. Lucia Nino Widiasmoro Dewati-Santa Dharma University, Indonesia
Ms. Tiara Tirtasari-Santa Dharma University, Indonesia
Ms. Regita Permana Putri-Sanata Dharma University, Indonesia
Ms. Grace Amelia Gunawan-Soegijapranata Catholic University, Indonesia
Ms. Yanive Kartanegara-Atma Jaya Yogyakarta University, Indonesia
Mr. Tomoki Takeuchi-International Christian University, Japan
Ms. Tomomi Takabayashi-International Christian University, Japan
Ms. A Reum Ryu-Handong Global University, Korea
Mr. Jason Insou Kim-Keimyung University, Korea
Ms. Sumin Jeong-Keimyung University, Korea
Ms. Yu Ting Huang-Chang Jung Christian University, Taiwan
Ms. Anuree Choetchutrakulthong-Payap University, Thailand
Ms. Chisa Pusuwan-Payap University, Thailand
Ms. Kanchada Bumrungchard-Payap University, Thailand
Ms. Nathamon Sunthikhunakorn-Payap University, Thailand

2011 SMS Report

Ms. Heldiora Pramestika Windaru-Petra Christian University, Indonesia
Ms. Livia Indah Lestari-Petra Christian University, Indonesia
Ms. Natalia Dessy Wulansari-Soegijapranata Catholic University, Indonesia
Ms. Silviana-Soegijapranata Catholic University, Indonesia
Mr. Pui Yin Dave Chan-International Christian University, Japan
Ms. EunHye Park-Handong Global University, Korea
Ms. Wen-Hua Li-Providence University, Taiwan

2010 SMS Report

Ms. Chien Tzu-yu, Tunghai Univeristy, Taiwan
Ms. Chuang, Hao-Lin-Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages, Taiwan
Ms. Wang Siao-Han-Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages, Taiwan

2009 SMS Report

Ms. Yeh, Hsin Wen-Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages, Taiwan
Mr. Li Tak Sung-Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Ms. Lee Dal Youb-Keimyung University, Korea

2008 SMS Report

Mr. Tsunghan Wu-Soochow University, Taiwan
Ms. Hong Dewi-Atma Jaya Yogyakarta University, Indonesia
Ms. Cha Gayoung-Keimyung University, Korea