ASEAN Credit Transfer System (ACTS) is a student-centered system applied to student mobility among AUN (ASEAN University Network) Member Universities. This system was developed to facilitate student mobility under AUN Student Exchange Program. ACTS has been designed to accommodate differences in the implementation of credit system among the member universities without any requirement to modify the existing institutional or national credit system.
ACTS comprises three components:
Online application system
Through the ACTS online application system, students have the opportunity to apply to three different universities in three different countries in the same time. The system also allows the applicants to learn their application status since the approval would be done through the system.
Database of available courses
ACTS compiles the available courses offered by AUN Member Universities for exchange program. Applicants could review the offered courses from ACTS website and choose the proposed courses when they apply through the online application system. There are more that 12,000 courses available in the ACTS courses database.
All exchange students under AUN Student Exchange Program will be evaluated by the host universities (accepting universities) and will earn credits to be transferred back to their home universities (sending universities). To simplify the grade conversion task, the member universities have been agreed to set one grading scale for the program which is called ACTS Grade.
ACTS mainly focuses on promoting people-to-people linkage with its three aims: enrichment of purpose, enhancement of students’ soft skills and exposure of international experience. ACTS also benefits students in three ways: credit earning, intellectual exchange and networking of ASEAN friends. During the first two years of ACTS implementation (since 2011), there are more than 100 students from 6 ASEAN countries have participated in AUN Student Exchange Program under ACTS scheme.