ASEAN International Mobility for Students

Brief overview

ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme is the continuation of the Malaysia-Indonesia-Thailand (M-I-T) Student Mobility Programme following its successful pilot phase.

In 2010, the governments of Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and SEAMEO RIHED launched a multi-lateral collaborative programme to promote student mobility in the Southeast Asian region. With strong support and contributions from the governments of the three participating countries, the pilot project was successfully implemented, and the expansion phase began in 2012 with the participation of Vietnam under a new programme name–AIMS. It has been ambitiously agreed as a short-term goal among the participating member countries that by 2015 at least 500 students will be mobilised across the region,with expanding fields as well as membership.

To SEAMEO RIHED, student mobility has always been one of the key strategic elements of cooperation leading to the development of a regional common space in higher education in Southeast Asia. SEAMEO RIHED’s 4th Five-Year Development Plan puts forth the cultivation of globalized human resources as one of the five key objective areas.


  • Universities in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei Darussalam, Philippines, Japan, and South Korea.
  • Member universities in Indonesia include: Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB), Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI) Surakarta, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Instiut Seni Indonesia (ISI) Denpasar, Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD), Universitas Binus, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Universitas Indonesia (UI), Universitas Kristen Maranatha (UK Maranatha), Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS), Universitas Sriwijaya (UNSRI)

ITS activities highlights

  1. November 11 – 13, 2019: ITS attended the 13th AIMS Annual Review Meeting 2019 at Hotel Nikko in Bangkok, Thailand.


  • To provide a high-quality and multi-cultured workforce for the ASEAN Plus community and the future ASEAN Plus Higher Education Area.
  • To make cross-bordered education a reality for students in the pilot countries without time consuming, costly, and complicated procedures.
  • To use mobility as a driver for students to further career prospects and competences as well as to raise internationally-oriented approaches and foster innovation in selected discipline areas.
The 13th AIMS Annual Review Meeting 2019 at Hotel Nikko in Bangkok, Thailand.


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  • Contact persons : Dr. Astria Nur Irfansyah (Senior Manager for International Partnership, ITS Global Engagement); Ms Cahyani Satiya Pratiwi (ITS Global Engagement)