5th Batch SEA-TVET Student Exchange Programme in 2020

Monday, 2019 December 16



The 5th batch of SEA-TVET Student Exchange Programme was agreed at the 6th SEAMEO Polytechnic Network Meeting on 17-18 October 2019 in Da Nang City, Vietnam. The meeting was hosted by Duy Tan University, Vietnam.   The Letter of Agreement of the 5th Batch was agreed by 140 institutions from 5 countries; namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.       

 

During 2018-2019, the SEA-TVET Student Exchange Programme has been implemented for 4 batches with the total number of 1,143 TVET students exchanged.

 

SEA-TVET Student Exchange  

Letter of Agreement (LOA)

Number of Participating Institutions

Number of Student Exchange

Exchange Period

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5th Batch

 

LOA of 5th Batch of SEA-TVET Student Exchange Programme (as of 15 Dec 2019)  

143 institutions from 5 countries: Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam

Estimation of 600 students to be exchanged in 2020    

Mar- Aug

2020

Link

4th Batch

 

LOA of 4th Batch of SEA-TVET Student Exchange Programme

90 institutions from 5 countries: Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam

542

 (On-going)  

Aug-Nov 2019 for 30-90 days

Link

3rd Batch

 

LOA of 3rd Batch of SEA-TVET Student Exchange Programme

50 institutions from 5 countries: Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam

313

 

Jan-Feb-Mar-April 2019 for 30-90 days

Link

2nd Batch

 

LOA of 2nd Batch of SEA-TVET Student Exchange Programme

49 institutions from 5 countries:  Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam

233

Aug-Sept-Oct 2018 for 30 days

Link

1st Batch

LOA of 1st Batch of SEA-TVET Student Exchange Programme

12 institutions from 4 countries:

Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

55

Jan- Feb 2018 for

30 days

Link

 

  1. Objectives of SEA-TVET Student Exchange

The objectives of the SEA-TVET Student Exchange are as follows:

    1. To enhance global competitiveness, knowledge and technical skills of TVET students
    2. To improve inter-cultural understanding, regional perspectives, and English communication of students
    3. To provide employable opportunities for students  
    4. To create a sustainable partnership among polytechnics and TVET colleges/institutions in Southeast Asia

 

  1. Qualification Level of Students

Students should study at Certificate, Diploma, Higher Diploma, or TVET Bachelor level with over 18 years old.

 

  1. Study Areas 

The major/specialisation of students as agreed in 5th Batch LOA are as follows:   

  • Mechatronics, Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical and Manufacturing
  • Industrial Technology
  • Informatics/ Computer Science
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Agriculture, Aquaculture, Animal Science, Fisheries
  • Agro Technology/Agro Business
  • Food Technology     
  • Business, Commerce and Accounting 
  • Creative Industry, Multimedia
  • Civil Engineering
  • Health Science/Nursing/ Public Health    

 

  1. Exchange Period  

The meeting agreed that the 5th batch of SEA-TVET Student Exchange in 2020 will be exchanged for 30 days through industry internship.  The travel schedules which can be selected by institutions are as follows: (1 institution can select more than 1 travel schedule.)  

  • Option 2020.A (30 Days): Starting 6 March to 4 April 2020 (within 30 days, including traveling day of arrival/ departure and transit flights)  

Deadline to submit Confirmation Form: 15 January 2019

 

  • Option 2020.B (30 Days): Starting 5 June to 3 July 2020 (within 30 days, including traveling day of arrival/ departure and transit flights) 

Deadline to submit Confirmation Form: 15 February 2019

 

  • Option 2020.C (30 Days): Starting 7 August to 4 September 2020 (within 30 days, including traveling day of arrival/ departure and transit flights) 

Deadline to submit Confirmation Form: 15 April 2019

 

  • Option 2020.D (30 Days-90 Days): The travel schedule of the students can be discussed and agreed among institutions.      

Deadline to submit Confirmation Form: 2 months in advance before the travel schedule of students

 

Note: The schedule for traveling of a student is flexible and should be agreed between the receiving and sending institutions during the student interview and up to the convenience of the students and receiving institution.

 

  1. International Health Insurance Requirement

The sending and receiving institutions will ensure that the students should apply “International Health Insurance” before traveling.  It is the responsibility of receiving Institutions to ensure that the copy of International Health Insurance of the students must be provided to the receiving institutions before providing the “Letter of Acceptance” to the students.

 

For any eventualities which may happen or occur to the interns during the internship period, the receiving institutions may advance expenses for hospitalistaion subject to the reimbursement by parents. 

 

  

  1. Responsibilities of Participating Institutions

The Sending Institutions will be responsible for:

    • Recruiting eligible students (with good academic performance, proficiency English communication, attitude, maturity. and good health),        
    • Coordinating with SEAMEO and the partners for the arrangement,      
    • Preparing travel arrangement for outbound students, 
    • Conducting pre-departure orientation for outbound students,
    • Coordinating with Receiving Institutions for arrangement of online interview, letter of acceptance, travel schedule, and travel preparation,
    • Ensuring the important travel documents which the outbound students must have: 1) valid passport, 2) student/education visa (if needed), 3) International health insurance, 4) health certificate, and      
    • Ensuring that the students will submit the following 3 reports to SEAMEO at the end of internship: 1) International Internship Evaluation Form, 2) Self-Report Blog during internship, 3) Student Overall Project Evaluation

 

     The Receiving Institutions will be responsible for: 

    • Partnering with industries according to the study areas and agreed internship period of inbound students,  
    • Arranging internship programme according to the agreed period, including orientation, internship with industry, class room observation, and other excursion/student activities,  
    • Coordinating with SEAMEO and partners for arrangement, 
    • Preparing accommodations for inbound students, 
    • Providing mentor (s) and buddy (ies) for inbound students, 
    • Preparing airport transfer for inbound students,  
    • Coordinating with Sending Institutions for arrangement of online interview, Letter of Acceptance, travel schedule, and travel preparation,
    • Ensuring the important travel documents which the inbound students must submit: 1) valid passport, 2) student/education visa, 3) international health insurance, 4) health certificate, and 
    • Ensuring that the students will submit the following 3 reports to SEAMEO at the end of internship: 1) International Internship Evaluation Form, 2) Self-Report Blog during internship, 3) Student Overall Project Evaluation.

    

  1. Budget Responsibilities

For budgeting, it will be based on the following cost sharing agreement between the agreed parties:

  • Parents of Sending Institutions shall be responsible for 1) passport/visa fee, 2) health check-up cost, 3) International health and travel insurance, 4) return air-ticket, 5) daily meals, 6) daily public transportation for internship, and 7) pocket money.  

 

  • Receiving institutions shall be responsible for 1) accommodation, 2) transportation for airport transfer, 3) Student extra activities

 

  1. Contact Details

Ms Piyapa S.
Project Officer
SEAMEO Secretariat
920 Sukhumvit Road, Klongteuy District, Bangkok, Thailand 

Email: secretariat@seameo.org; tvet@seameo.org; piyapa@seameo.org  
Website:www.seameo.org; http://seatvet.seameo.org/
Tel: +662 391 0144; Fax: +662 381 2587