VSE Season 2, 2022-23
Explore and apply to a wide variety of online academic courses offered by APRU member universities across the Pacific Rim at VSE Season 2, 2022-23!
VSE Season 2, 2022-23 offers regular-term courses from January to June 2023.
Be sure to go through all the details on this page before making an application. Courses on offer this Season are listed at the bottom of this page.
Each year, the VSE offers three distinct study periods known as SEASONS:
Season 1: offers regular-term courses with starting dates from July to December
Season 2: offers regular-term courses with starting dates from January to June
Season 3: offers intensive, short-term courses between May and August
Every APRU member university could participate in a VSE Season by:
- Offering courses to students from other VSE participating universities, and/or
- Allowing its own students to take course from other VSE participating universities.
The following table lists the participating universities at VSE Season 2, 2022-23 and shows whether they would offer courses and/or allow its students to take courses. You can also find out if your home university has limited the time period for you apply for a course during the current Season.
|Participating University||Offers Courses||Home Students can Apply for Courses|
|Chulalongkorn University||Y||–||Dec 16, 2022|
|Far Eastern Federal University||N||Throughout Season|
|Fudan University||Y||Throughout Season|
|Harbin Institute of Technology||Y||Nov 15, 2022||Dec 15, 2022|
|Keio University||Y||Nov 12, 2022||Feb 22, 2023|
|Korea University||Y||Dec 22, 2022||Jan 31, 2023|
|Kyushu University||N||Throughout Season|
|Nagoya University||Y||Throughout Season|
|Nanjing University||Y||Throughout Season|
|Nanyang Technological University, Singapore||Y||NTU students are not eligible to apply for courses at VSE Season 2, 2022-23|
|Osaka University||Y||Throughout Season|
|POSTECH||Y||Oct 17, 2022||Jan 16, 2023||Pusan National University||N||Throughout Season|
|The Chinese University of Hong Kong||Y||Throughout Season|
|The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology||Y||Throughout Season|
|The University of Auckland||N||Throughout Season|
|The University of Hong Kong||N||Throughout Season|
|Tohoku University||Y||Nov 11, 2022||Feb 17, 2023|
|Tongji University||Y||Nov 8, 2022||Dec 18, 2022|
|Shanghai Jiao Tong University||Y||Nov 28, 2022||Feb 18, 2023|
|Sun Yat-sen University||N||Throughout Season|
|Tsinghua University||Y||Throughout Season|
|Universidad de Chile||Y||Dec 1, 2022||Jan 27, 2023|
|Universidad de los Andes||N||Nov 30, 2022||Jan 31, 2023|
|Universitas Indonesia||N||Throughout Season|
|University of California, Santa Cruz||Y||Jan 9, 2023||Mar 24, 2023|
|University of Science and Technology of China||Y||Nov 23, 2022||Jun 30, 2023|
|UNSW Sydney||Y||Throughout Season|
|Xi’an Jiaotong University||N||Throughout Season|
|Waseda University||Y||Throughout Season|
|Yonsei University||Y||Throughout Season|
|Zhejiang University||Y||Throughout Season|
To apply for a VSE academic course, you must fulfill the following requirements:
- You are an undergraduate student currently studying at an APRU member university.
- Your home university is participating in the current VSE Season.
- Your home university allows its students to take courses at the current VSE Season.
Your home university, course offering universities and specific courses may have additional academic and language proficiency requirements .
Application and Enrolment
Refer to the Application section for detailed instructions on how to apply for a VSE academic course.
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 endorsement from your home university and approval from the course offering university.
Your home university may require you to go through an internal selection process before you can make an application through the VSE application system. For details, Please consult your home university’s VSE Coordinator.
The majority of academic courses offered through the VSE are taught in English. However, some courses on offer are taught in other languages. The language of instruction of a course can be found on the course details page of each course offering university.
Some course offering universities require applicants to provide proof of language proficiency when they apply for a course. These requirements can be found on the course details page. Remember to upload the required proof when you make an application through the VSE application system. While some course offering universities do not specify language requirements, students are expected to be able to to understand and study the course materials in the course’s language of instruction.
Credits and Transcripts
Most academic courses offered through the VSE are credit bearing. Credits, if available, will be provided by the respective course offering university. If you are looking to take a VSE academic course and transfer the credits back to your home university, please make sure the following before you apply:
- The course is credit-bearing
- Your home university would approve the transfer of credits
- How credits would convert between the course offering university and your home university
Transcripts for credit-bearing courses will be sent to your home university and/or you directly. Certificates of participation or Pass/Fail Certificates are available for most non-credit bearing courses.
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.
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, the corresponding course offering university will have the final decision to approve applications from postgraduate students.
I have made an application but I need to submit additional documents. What should I do?
Please send your additional documents to [email protected] with your full name and application number in the subject line. DO NOT start another application to submit additional documents.
When can I expect to receive my application result?
Your application, if endorsed by your home university, will reviewed by the corresponding course offering university. 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 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.
I am informed that my application is unsuccessful. May I know the reason(s) why?
Your unsuccessful VSE application could be due to your application not being endorsed by your home university, or not being approved by the course offering university. The course offering university evaluates VSE applications based on their own criteria, which may include (but not limited to) the following:
1. Spaces available for VSE enrolment in the course
2. Academic attributes (year, major, GPA etc.) of the applicants
3. The applicant’s proficiency in the course’s language of instruction
(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.
Application Deadline: Dec 8, 2022
Classes Starts From: Jan 9, 2023
|ANTH2520||Globalization and Culture|
|CLCC1703I||Elementary Cantonese for Chinese Speakers|
|CLCP1113B||Application of Vocabulary and Grammar I (Putonghua/Mandarin)|
|FREN1001||Invitation to French Online|
|GERM1001||First Step in German|
|HKSL1001||Hong Kong Sign Language Taster|
|SPAN1001||First Step in Spanish|
Application Deadline: Dec 18, 2022
Classes Starts From: Feb 20, 2023
|010959||Project Management in China|
|020404||Introduction to Contemporary Large Public Building|
|150388||Traffic Management and Control|
|150420||Intelligent Transportation Infrastructure|
|150444||Traffic System Analysis|
Application Deadline: Jan 2, 2023
Classes Starts From: Feb 1, 2023
|ECE2810J||Data Structures and Algorithms|
|ECE4270J||VLSI Design I|
|ECE4710J||Introduction to Data Science|
|MA418||Lie Groups and Lie Algebras|
|MSE2606||Fundamentals of Materials Science|
|PJ187||Net Zero-Carbon Fuels|
|PHY2505||Computational Physics (Course Cancelled)|
Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2023
Classes Starts From: Feb 20, 2023
|ECON170005||China’s Modern Economy|
|JOUR170005||Social Media and Social Networking|
|PHIL170002||Comparative Philosophy: Chinese and Western|
|POLI170007||American Politics and Foreign Policy|
|SOCI170007||Social Networks and Chinese Society|
Application Deadline: Jan 6, 2023
Classes Starts From: Feb 20, 2023
|CITE215||Introduction to Makers|
|CITE490A||Comput. Dsgn Thinking & Fabric. Studio|
|CITE490K||AR/VR Design & Fabrication Studio|
|CITE700I||Making Intro. for Graduate Research|
|MECH403||Intro. to Nanoscale Science & Engineering|
|MECH501||Analytical Methods in Engineering|
Application Deadline: Jan 9, 2023
Classes Starts From: Feb 13, 2023
|020205C01||Advanced Industrial Economics|
|020205D17||Machine Learning Based on R|
|030301D34||Research on Health and Health Inequality|
|030301D36||Community and Cultural Identity|
|70000030||New Media Reading and Application|
|70000050||Oral Chinese Communication|
Application Deadline: Jan 29, 2023
Classes Starts From: Mar 2, 2023
|IEE1154||Korean Popular Culture and Korean Wave|
|IEE3103||Introduction to Korean Studies|
|IEE3107||Pre-modern Korean History|
|IEE3108||Modern Korean History|
|IEE3121||Traditional Korean Society & Modernization|
|IEE3300||Contemporary Korean Cinema and Society|
|IEE3317||Media Communication in Korea|
|IEE3328||International Business Communication|
|IEE3372||Understanding of Digital Media|
Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2023
Classes Starts From: Feb 20, 2023
|10721441||Female Street Dance for Juniors|
|30030493||Steel Structures (1): Basic Principles and Design|
|30231053||EM Field and Wave|
|30690552||Foundations of Logic|
|30690562||Modal Logic and its Applications|
|40691163||Daoist Philosophy in English Discussions|
|40920013||Stars and Planets|
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2023
Classes Starts From: Apr 3, 2023
|CB11102||Global Career Development on Japanese Management System|
|CB12109||Japanese Corporate Culture, Decision-Making|
|CB12110||Universities in Japan and the World|
|CB13102||Perspectives of Intercultural Communication: Japanese Communication and Culture|
Application Deadline: Feb 20, 2023
Classes Starts From: Apr 1, 2023
|881111||Japan: Society and Ideology|
|881183||Introduction to Japanese Law|
|881184||Introduction to Comparative Law|
|88A050||Osaka University Anniversary Lecture|
|88A070||Design Studies - Creative Process and Methods|
|88A072||Ethical and Regenerative Cities|
|88A073||Effectively Communicating Your Science & Research|
|88A074||Special Topics in Design|
|88A519||International Exchange Special Lecture 3 (Intelligence and Learning)|
Application Deadline: Feb 22, 2023
Classes Starts From: Apr 7, 2023
|47457||Deep Culture Difference: Understanding Japan Through Cross-cultural Comparison|
|84199||Japanese Linguistics in Sociocultural Context|
|87418||Otaku Culture in Japan and its Transnational Relation|
|92963||Sociolinguistic Issues and Modern Japanese|
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2023
Classes Starts From: Mar 13, 2023
|APELAN05||Political Crisis: Tools for Political Analysis (Course Cancelled)|
|CMON471-306||History of Art: Chilean Heritage|
|D129D07170||European Union and Latin American Integration Law|
|PV00002-1||Construcciones sociales sobre la infancia (Taught in Spanish)|
|385250803||Latin American Politics and World Affairs|