Application for VSE Academic Courses

Before Applying

Check out the corresponding VSE Season’s webpage and make sure you are eligible to participate:

  • Is your home university participating in the VSE Season and allowing you to take courses?
  • Are you applying within your home university’s designated application period (if applicable)?
  • Are you required to complete any internal application procedures at your home university before making an application through the VSE application system?
  • Have you fulfilled the requirements/prerequisites specified by your home university and your desired course offering university?
  • If you are looking to take a VSE academic course to transfer credits or fulfill graduation requirements, make sure you have an alternative plan in case your VSE application is not successful.


Application Procedures

Application for academic courses at VSE Season 3, 2021-2 is now open!

Click the button below to start an application. If you have a question about making an application, email us at [email protected] 

1.Submit an application through the VSE Application System:
  • You can access the application system with most major browsers, except Internet Explorer.
  • Create an application account. You are strongly encouraged to register using your university email. You do not need to create another account if you have already created one for previous VSE Seasons.
  • Log in to your application account with your registered email and password.
  • Complete the “Personal Particulars” section. All information should be entered in LATIN CHARACTERS.
  • Select one course from the list of courses available.
  • Select your desired class section. If all available options are listed under one single class, you will make your selection after your application has been approved by the course offering university.
  • Upload supporting documents for your application:
    • [REQUIRED] A copy (scanned/electronic) of your latest transcript (official/unofficial) from your home university. The transcript must be IN ENGLISH and CONTAIN YOUR FULL NAME. Please contact the VSE Coordinator or the relevant office at your home university if you have difficulties acquiring a transcript in English.
    • [OPTIONAL] A copy (scanned/electronic) of your proof of language proficiency, if required by your selected course offering university.
    • If you wish to submit additional documents for your application, please email them to [email protected] with your full name and application number in the subject line. DO NOT start another application to submit additional documents.
  • Review the terms and conditions and click “Submit” to complete the application.
  • A confirmation email will be sent to you containing your application details. You can also log in to the application system anytime to view your submitted application.
  • Repeat the steps above if you wish to submit another application in the same VSE Season.
2.To avoid delays in processing your application, you should immediately forward the confirmation email to your home university’s outbound VSE Coordinator so that they are aware of your application.
3.Your application will be reviewed by your home university to decide if they would endorse your application. Your application must be endorsed by your home university before it will be reviewed by the course offering university.
4.Your application will be reviewed by the course offering university after it has been endorsed by your home university. This is usually done after the course offering university's application deadline. The course offering university may accept or reject your application.
5.You and your home university will receive an official confirmation from the VSE Central Office about your application result. If your application is approved, you will receive information on registration/enrolment from the course offering university.


VSE Coordinators

VSE Coordinators are the contact points for enquiries about the VSE program at home universities and course offering universities. If you have any specific questions about your VSE academic courses, please contact the VSE Coordinators. For general enquiries about the VSE program, please contact the VSE Central Office at [email protected].


Application for VSE Co-curricular Programs

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn, experience and exchange with peers from around the world by joining activities under the Virtual Student Exchange Co-curricular Program. Many one-off activities are offered by APRU member universities bringing students from across the Pacific Rim. Registration at co-curricular programs are handled by the individual universities. Visit here for more information on upcoming programs and their registration links!