APRU Virtual Student Exchange Program Academic Courses
The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), of which Kyushu University is a member, runs an online exchange program called “Virtual Student Exchange Program (VSE)”. This program allows students to take international courses without having to travel. VSE academic courses in a range of disciplines offered by APRU member universities (as course offering universities) are free of charge to all APRU member university students, including Kyushu University.
Undergraduate students at Kyushu University can take one (or two) academic courses during each season. After successfully completing a course, students may able to earn credits from the course offering university (some exceptions may apply). Please note that the transferability of VSE academic course credits is subjects to the approval of each school from Kyushu University. For more information, please refer to the following information.
*Please note that before applying for a VSE academic course, students must first obtain approval from their supervisor and notify their school.
*APRU is now accepting applications for Season3, courses offered between May and August, 2022
About APRU VSE Academic Courses
For more information on APRU VSE academic courses: Click here
- Eligibility Requirements
1. Undergraduate students enrolled full-time at Kyushu University.
2. Applicants must meet all academic requirements set by each course offering university.
*Please note that some course offering universities and courses may have additional academic and language proficiency requirements. Before applying, please check the requirements on the APRU VSE website.
- Course offering universities
For more information on academic courses and the course offering universities, please visit the APRU VSE website. The list of course offering universities is subject to change.
- Course duration
Course duration may vary depending on the course offering universities and their courses.
- VSE Seasons
The VSE is offered in three Seasons each year with courses organized according to their start dates.
Season 3 : for intensive, short-term courses offered between May and August, 2022
Season 1 : for regular-term courses with starting dates from July to December, 2022
Season 2 : for regular-term courses with starting dates from January to June, 2023
Most academic courses offered through VSE are credit bearing (some exceptions apply).
*The accreditation of acquired credits (credit transfer) will be decided by your school. Please consult with your supervisor and your school before applying for a VSE academic course.
Free of Charge. However, a material fee or other related costs may apply depending on the course or course offering university.
- Application Guidelines
Please refer to the link below.
Application Guidelines *in preparation(Kyushu U members only)
*APRU is now accepting applications for Season 3 (for courses offered between May and August, 2022).
*The course application period differs in each course offering university. For more information, please visit the APRU VSE website.
An APRU VSE Program Information Session was held online on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. If you missed or want to watch it again, the webinar is now available for on-demand viewing (including PPT slides and Q&A) through the link.
*Please note that the session was held in Japanese.
Information Session for APRU VSE Program（Japanese）
VSE Coordinator, International Affairs Department, Kyushu University