VSE Season 3, 2021-22
Explore and apply to a wide variety of online academic courses offered by APRU member universities across the Pacific Rim at VSE Season 3, 2021-22!
VSE Season 3, 2021-22 offers intensive, short-term courses from May to August 2022.
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 3, 2021-22 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||N||–||May 20, 2022|
|Far Eastern Federal University||N||Throughout Season|
|Fudan University||Y||Throughout Season|
|Keio University||N||Throughout Season|
|Korea University||Y||–||Jun 30, 2022|
|Kyushu University||N||Throughout Season|
|Nagoya University||N||Throughout Season|
|Nanjing University||N||Throughout Season|
|Osaka University||Y||Throughout Season|
|Pusan National University||N||Throughout Season|
|Shanghai Jiao Tong University||Y||–||Jun 23, 2022|
|Tecnológico de Monterrey||Y||N|
|The Australian 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||N||Apr 20, 2022||Jun 20, 2022|
|Tsinghua University||N||Throughout Season|
|UNSW Sydney||N||Throughout Season|
|Universidad de Chile||N||Apr 13, 2022||Jun 5, 2022|
|Universitas Indonesia||Y||Throughout Season|
|University of Science and Technology of China||Y||May 16, 2022||Aug 21, 2022|
|University of the Philippines||N||Throughout Season|
|Waseda University||N||Throughout Season|
|Yonsei University||Y||Apr 20, 2022||May 18, 2022|
|Xi’an Jiaotong University||N||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.
(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: Apr 22, 2022
Classes Starts From: Jun 20, 2022
|CHEM 1020||General Chemistry IB|
|COMP 1029C||C Programming Bridging Course|
|COMP 1029J||Java Programming Bridging Course|
|COMP 1029P||Python Programming Bridging Course|
|COMP 1029V||Excel VBA Programming Bridging Course|
|COMP 3311||Database Management Systems|
|MATH 2111||Matrix Algebra and its Applications|
|MGMT 3170||Managing CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)|
|OCES 1030||Environmental Science|
|PHYS 1006||Astronomy for Beginners|
Application deadline: May 10, 2022
Classes Starts From: Jun 27, 2022
|CCSS2450||Business and China|
|COMM3131||Special Topic in Communication Studies I: Online Dating and Hookup Culture|
|GLBS3101||Theories and Practices of International Relations|
|MGNT2510||Introduction to International Business|
|SEEM3450||Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship|
|UGEB1307||Energy and Green Society|
|UGEB2831||Fundamentals in Chinese Medicine|
|UGEC1540||Government and Politics of China|
|UGEC2353||World Economic Order|
Application deadline: May 15, 2022
Classes Starts From: Jun 20, 2022
|PJ177||Towards Sustainable and Resilient Cities|
|PJ178||Economy, Development and Security in the Belt and Road Initiative: Between Relational and Rules-based Governance|
|PJ179||Internet Law and Ethics|
|PJ180||War and Peace|
|PJ183||Malaria control -- the Millennium Struggle between Human Beings and Infectious Diseases|
|PJ184||The Urban Management for Port Cities in the 19th and 20th Centuries|
|PJ186||Traditional Medicine and UN Sustainable Development Goals|
|PJ187||Net Zero-Carbon Fuels|
Application deadline: May 20, 2022
Classes Starts From: Jun 29, 2022
|ISC103||Introductory Life Science|
|ISC293||Introduction to Computer Science|
|ISC311||Global Leadership and Management|
|ISC356||Big Data Analytics|
|ISC394||Financial Statement Analysis|
Application Deadline: May 30, 2022
Classes Starts From: Jul 4, 2022
|ECON170005||China's Modern Economy|
|HIST170007||China, the Third World, and the Cold War|
|JOUR170001||Chinese Media and Politics in the Context of Globalization|
|LAWS170005||Chinese Legal Culture|
|LAWS170006||IP Law of China|
|SOCI170008||China's BRI and Its Impact in the Developing World|
Application deadline: Jun 3, 2022
Classes Starts From: Jun 27, 2022
|AD1016||Business Communication (Taught in Spanish)|
|EH1016||Mexican Culture and Identity|
|HI1031||Spanish I and II (Course cancelled)|
|HI1032||Spanish III and IV (Course cancelled)|
|HI1033||Spanish V and VI (Course cancelled)|