VSE Season 2, 2021-22

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VSE Seasons

The VSE Seasons system is designed to maximize opportunities for students to enroll in courses offered by different universities. Under the Seasons system, academic courses offered at the VSE are put into different Seasons based on their course starting dates.

Each VSE academic year would begin in September, and end in August of the following year. There are three seasons in each VSE academic year:

Season 1: for courses starting from September 1 to December 31
Season 2: for courses starting from January 1 to April 30
Season 3: for courses starting from May 1 to August 31

Season 2, 2021-22 will include regular-term courses offered by participating universities that start from January 1 to April 30 2022.

Eligibility

To enroll in VSE academic courses in Season 2, 2021-22, you should be an undergraduate student currently studying in one of the APRU member universities participating the current VSE Season. Please note that your home university may limit the period in which you could apply to the VSE.

Participating Universities of VSE Season 2, 2021-22

Your Home University Application Period set by Your Home University
Start Date End Date
Chulalongkorn University Dec 10 2021
Far Eastern Federal University Open throughout Season 2, 2021-22
Keio University Nov 1 2021 Feb 28 2022
Korea University Open throughout Season 2, 2021-22
Kyushu University Open throughout Season 2, 2021-22
Nagoya University Nov 1 2021 Mar 31 2022
Nanjing University Open throughout Season 2, 2021-22
Nanyang Technological University Nov 19 2021 Mar 31 2022
Osaka University Open throughout Season 2, 2021-22
POSTECH Oct 15 2021 Jan 14 2022
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Open throughout Season 2, 2021-22
Tecnologico de Monterrey Nov 3 2021 Dec 5 2021
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Open throughout Season 2, 2021-22
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Open throughout Season 2, 2021-22
The University of Auckland Feb 21 2022
The University of Hong Kong Open throughout Season 2, 2021-22
The University of Sydney Oct 18 2021 Feb 11 2022
Tohoku University Nov 24 2021 Feb 28 2022
Tsinghua University Open throughout Season 2, 2021-22
Universidad de Chile Nov 24 2021 Jan 25 2021
Universitas Indonesia Oct 28 2021 Jan 4 2022
University of California, Santa Cruz Oct 1 2021 Dec 3 2021
University of Science and Technology of China Open throughout Season 2, 2021-22
UNSW Sydney Open throughout Season 2, 2021-22
Waseda University Open throughout Season 2, 2021-22
Xi’an Jiaotong University Open throughout Season 2, 2021-22
Yonsei University Open throughout Season 2, 2021-22
Zhejiang University Open throughout Season 2, 2021-22

Additional academic and language proficiency requirements may apply to some course offering universities and their specific courses.

Application and Enrolment

You can take ONE or TWO courses within a single VSE Season. To apply for a second course after submitting your first application, please submit another application through the VSE application system. We encourage you to save one of your two course quotas for a course that is offered later into the Season.

Course enrolment is subject to final approval from your home university and the course offering university.

Credits and Transcripts

Most academic courses offered through VSE are credit bearing. Academic credits, if available, will be provided by the course offering universities. Credits earned from VSE academic courses may be transferred back to the home university, subject to approval from your home university.

For credit-bearing courses, your course offering university may send your transcript to your home university and/or you directly. Certificates of participation or Pass/Fail Certificates are available for most non-credit bearing courses.

Additional Application and Enrolment Requirements

Please observe any internal instructions and deadlines, set by your home university for application and enrolment of VSE academic courses. To see such details, please refer to your home university’s website, or contact your Study Abroad Office.

University-specific Restrictions

Courses offered by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Courses offered by HKUST are open to students from HKUST exchange partners only, i.e. not open to students from the following universities: California Institute of Technology, Far Eastern Federal University, Nagoya University, The University of Melbourne, The University of Queensland, Universidad de los Andes, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Universiti Malaya, University of Chile, University of Indonesia, University of Oregon, University of Science and Technology of China, University of the Philippines.
Courses offered by University of California, Santa Cruz In VSE Season 2, 2021-22, UC Santa Cruz offer courses from both its Winter 2022 and Spring 2022 quarters. However, VSE students can only apply for ONE course from either (NOT both) the Winter 2022 quarter OR the Spring 2022 quarter. If you have made more than one application to courses offered by UC Santa Cruz, only the FIRST course application will be processed. Subsequent applications will be automatically withdrawn.
Students of University of California, Santa Cruz applying for VSE Season 2, 2021-22 academic courses Students of University of California, Santa Cruz can only apply for ONE academic course over VSE Season 2, 2021-22, either during the Winter 2022 quarter or Spring 2022 quarter. If a UCSC student has made more than one application courses offered at VSE Season 2, 2021-22, only the FIRST course application will be processed. Subsequent applications will be automatically withdrawn.

Fees

No additional fees are required to take VSE courses. Pay your regular tuition to your home university only. Any additional fees, if required, will be detailed under each course or program.
 
 
 
 

FAQs

When can I expect to receive my application result?

Your application, if endorsed by your home university, will be sent to the corresponding course offering university after that university’s application deadline. The time for course offering universities to review and approve your application varies, but you will be informed by the VSE Central Office of your application result (successful/not successful) before the first day of class of your selected course.

I am a postgraduate student. Can I apply to VSE academic courses?

You can apply to VSE academic courses if it is approved by your home university. However, your selected course offering university will have the final decision to approve applications from postgraduate students.

I have only taken one course in the current VSE Season. Can I take three courses in the next Season?

Untaken course quotas cannot be carried over to subsequent VSE Seasons.

I have applied to two academic courses at the current VSE Season, but one of the applications was not successful. Can I apply to another course?

You may apply to another VSE academic course within the same Season, if that course is still open for application and if doing so will not exceed the enrolment limit of two courses per Season.

List of Academic Courses
Season 2, 2021-22

(Click university name to access full course details)

The list below is sorted by application deadlines, and will be updated from time to time with new course offering universities and courses.

Nanjing University

Nanjing, China

Application Deadline: Jan 5, 2022
Classes Starts From: Feb 14, 2022


Tsinghua University

Beijing, China

Application Deadline: Jan 5, 2022
Classes Starts From: Feb 21, 2022


Zhejiang University

Hangzhou, China

Application Deadline: Jan 5, 2022
Classes Starts From: Feb 21, 2022


The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong SAR, China

Application Deadline: Jan 16, 2022
Classes Starts From: Feb 4, 2022


Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Shanghai, China

Application Deadline: Jan 16, 2022
Classes Starts From: Feb 21, 2022


Yonsei University

Seoul, South Korea

Application Deadline: Jan 16, 2022
Classes Starts From: Mar 2, 2022


Korea University

Seoul, South Korea

Application Deadline: Jan 20, 2022
Classes Starts From: Mar 1, 2022


Osaka University

Osaka, Japan

Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2022
Classes Starts From: Apr 1, 2022


Keio University

Tokyo, Japan

Application Deadline: Feb 23, 2022
Classes Starts From: Apr 7, 2022




Waseda University

Tokyo, Japan

Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2022
Classes Starts From: Apr 5, 2022




Tohoku University

Sendai, Japan

Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2022
Classes Starts From: Apr 1, 2022




Kyushu University

Fukuoka, Japan

Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2022
Classes Starts From: Apr 11, 2022




Nagoya University

Nagoya, Japan

Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2022
Classes Starts From: Apr 11, 2022




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