ASEAN Credit Transfer System (AUN-ACTS)

Quick Facts
Establishment: 2011
Focus: Information and facilitation hub for student exchange in the AUN and beyond
Host: Universitas Indonesia
Members: AUN30 + 21 ASEAN+3 UNet universities

  • Dr. Baiduri Widanarko

Contact: [email protected] 

The ASEAN Credit Transfer System (ACTS) was initiated by the ASEAN University Network with the primary objective of facilitating student and academic mobility in the ASEAN region. The system has been managed by the AUN-ACTS Secretariat which has been hosted by Universitas Indonesia since 2010.

What is ACTS?
ACTS comprises three components:

  • Grading scales
  • Online list of available courses
  • Online application system

ACTS is a modified version, user-friendly, of the credit transfer system.

  • The ACTS will be a student-centered system based on students’ workload in terms of the learning outcome.
  • The ACTS will be applicable to student mobility and exchange in the general duration of one, up to a maximum of two academic semesters, or a shorter period of study (for example, a summer semester) if deemed necessary.
  • The ACTS will take into account the existing institutional and national credit systems for the expression and conversion of credits, study periods and learning outcome achievements.
  • The ACTS will not require a modification of the existing institutional or national credit systems.

Project Inception
The differences between the various credit systems in the ASEAN region are considered as one of the main obstacles to the mobility and exchange of students within the region. The AUN has developed and proposed a common credit transfer mechanism to facilitate and promote the mobility of students leading to the adoption of ACTS Concept Paper in March 2009.