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APRU Virtual Student Exchange Program

(VSE Season 1, 2021-22)

Are you looking for international exchange opportunities but are unable to join because of current health and safety concerns, restrictions on international travel, budget constraints, or other commitments?

The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Virtual Student Exchange (VSE) is an innovative breakthrough in global education. Utilizing online platforms and advanced technologies, the Program provides an opportunity for you to participate in an exchange without the need to travel.

Take Academic Courses

Academic courses, most bearing credits, in a range of disciplines are available for undergraduate CUHK students under the APRU VSE. The VSE is offered in three Seasons each year with courses grouped under their starting dates:

  • Season 1: for courses with starting dates from September to December
  • Season 2: for courses with starting dates from January to April
  • Season 3: for courses with starting dates from May to August

In each Season, you can take two courses from the catalogue of courses available. Enrich your knowledge and earn credits from the course offering universities. Apply for course and unit exemption at CUHK after successful completion (subject to final approval from the respective CUHK department).

Courses available to CUHK students during the VSE Season 1, 2021-22 are listed below. Check for full course details at the VSE official website. A * marked after the course title denotes that credits earned from that course is provisionally approved by the relevant academic Departments at CUHK for credit transfer. Final approval is subject to the relevant Department, Faculty and the CUHK Registry upon successful completion according to the course outline.

Application Deadline: 15 Jul 2021 2021, 12:00 noon (UTC+8)
Classes Starts From: 9 Aug 2021

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2142352 Finite Element Method and Applications
2200154 Basic Thai for Foreigners
2314255 Elementary Food Technology
2502291 Design Everyday
2800219 Cross Cultural Communication
3807382 Personal Development in Eastern Psychology


Application Deadline: 8 Jul 2021, 12:00 noon (UTC+8)
Class Starts From: 6 Sep 2021

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EN32213 Water Quality Engineering I
ME32401 Production Planning and Control


Application Deadline: 16 Aug 2021, 12:00 noon (UTC+8)
Classes Starts From: 1 Oct 2021

02182 Cultural Presuppositions in Japanese Communication
92380 Japanese Linguistics in Sociocultural Context
96093 Otaku Culture in Japan and its Transnational Relations


Application Deadline: 30 Jul 2021, 12:00 noon (UTC+8)
Classes Starts From: 1 Sep 2021

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BUSS363-00 Marketing Strategy
BUSS407 New Product Development and Marketing
DISS140 Globalization and Beyond
DISS256 Dynamics of International Development
ECON172 Principle of Economics 2
HOKA004 Introduction to Korean and East Asian History
JMCO257 Mass Media and Popular Culture in Korea
JMCO273 Introduction to Film
KORE230(4) Introduction to Korean Linguistics


Application Deadline: 11 Jun 2021, 12:00 noon (UTC+8)
Classes Starts From: 26 Jul 2021

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AMU2015 Cities and citizens
AMU2906 Genders, sexualities and religions in Southeast Asia
AMU3029 Digital Asia research project
AMU3574 Performing Asian, African and black masculinities
BEW3001 Ethics and sustainability in a business environment
ECM2001 Asia in the world economy
MGW3681 International management


Application Deadline: 27 Aug 2021, 12:00 noon (UTC+8)
Classes Starts From: 4 Oct 2021

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ECO2111 International Communication
EDU2111 Culture and Psychology
EDU2112 Intercultural Communication in Education
JPN2111 Basic Japanese Language Course 1
JPN2112 Basic Japanese Language Course 2
JPN2113 Bilingualism in Japan
JPN2114 Japanese Grammar and Communication
JPN2115 Academic Japanese (Reading & Writing) 5 (Kanji 2200)


Application Deadline: 16 Aug 2021, 12:00 noon (UTC+8)
Classes Starts From: 1 Sep 2021

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08081110I Cultural Anthropology of China
08081120I Introduction to Contemporary Chinese Society
08081130I Social Science Research: Methods and Writing
5000870 Cinematic Sociology
70000030 New Media Reading and Application
70000080 New Vision for Chinese Youth
NJUS101-TBA General Introduction to International Economic Law


Application Deadline: 15 Jun 2021, 12:00 noon (UTC+8)
Classes Starts From: 10 Aug 2021

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AAA18J Painting with Watercolours
BU8101 Accounting: A User Perspective
BU8601 Fundementals of Management
CM8002 Forensic Science
CV3014 Transportation Engineering
CZ2004 Human‐Computer Interaction
GC0001 Sustainability: Seeing through the Haze
HY0001 Ethics & Moral Reasoning
HY8002 Logic and Critical Thinking
MH4320 Computational Economics


Application Deadline: 10 Aug 2021, 12:00 noon (UTC+8)
Classes Starts From: 1 Oct 2021

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13A415 Religion in Japanese Society
3B1528 Special Lecture: Climate Change in Asia Pacific – Science and Solutions
885013 Introduction to Nanobiology
885015 Introduction to Biomolecular Networks
885016 Introduction to Integrated Biology
885017 Introduction to Biophysical Dynamics
88V001 Introduction to Chemical Engineering Science: Basic and Bio-Inspired Approach


Application Deadline: 23 Jul 23 2021, 12:00 noon (UTC+8)
Classes Starts From: 6 Sep 2021

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CITE203 Interaction Design Studio
MATH439 Topics III: Mathematical Data Science


Application Deadline: 23 Aug 2021, 12:00 noon (UTC+8)
Classes Starts From: 13 Sep 2021

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BUSS8030 Introduction to Banking Industry in China
ECON9004 Advanced Econometrics: Time Series Analysis
KE1201 Simplified Taijiquan 简化太极拳
MT206 Fundamentals of Materials Science Part I
MT319 Materials Physics
MS331 Quantum Information Technologies and a Practical Module
SJUTS101-TBA Theory and Practice on Improving Immunity Based on Traditional Eastern Exercises
VM211 Introduction to Solid Mechanics


Application CLOSED on Jul 2 2021
Classes Starts From: 9 Aug 2021

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AD2011 Innovation, Markets and Technological Development
EC2026 Economics for International Business
EM1006 Social Entrepreneurship
EM3004 Leadership for Entrepreneurial Development
H1011 Introduction to Mexican Culture
H1018 Ética, persona y sociedad (Taught in Spanish)
HI1007 Spanish as a Foreign Language I A (Basic Spanish 1)
IN3043 Quality Management Strategies
MT3023 Global brands and product development
NI1002 Negotiation Techniques and International Trade


Application Deadline: 6 Aug 2021, 12:00 noon (UTC+8)
Classes Starts From: 1 Sep 2021

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Application Deadline: 11 Jun 2021, 12:00 noon (UTC+8)
Classes Starts From: 9 Aug 2021

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CRIM1001 Introduction to Crime and Criminology
DATA1001 Foundations of Data Science
ENVI1003 Global Challenges: Food, Water, Climate GOVT1621 Introduction to International Relations
IBUS1102 Cross-Cultural Management
INFS1000 Digital Business Innovation
MKTG1001 Marketing Principles
PHIL1013 Society, Knowledge and Self


Application Deadline: 20 Aug 2021, 12:00 noon (UTC+8)
Classes Starts From: 1 Oct 2021

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CB11214 Business Global Leadership on Career design with EQ (Emotional Intelligence)
CB12215 Japanese Corporate Culture, Employment Practices
CB14224 Japanese Communication Behaviors: Japanese Values
CB25212 Japanese Universities and Students
CB33209 Learn About and Solve Problems of Local Companies in Sendai
CB34209 International Project 1: Planning and Carrying out Project in Diverse Learning Community
PM330030 Multicultural Education and Human Rights Education


Application Deadline: 24 Aug 2021, 12:00 noon (UTC+8)
Classes Starts From: 13 Sep 2021

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00691622 儒学与修身 Confucianism and Self-Cultivation (Taught in Chinese)
10700073 Mind, Individual and Culture
40050773 Sustainability: Environment, Energy and Personal Choices
40690952 Logic, Computation and Games


Application Deadline: 24 Aug 2021, 12:00 noon (UTC+8)

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ART 106O 2D Animation
CRWN 95 GetVirtual Business Assistance
EART 11 Earthquakes
FILM 132B International Cinema: 1960-Present
HIS 101F Global Environmental History
HIS 150E History and Memory in the Okinawan Islands


Application Deadline: Jul 8 2021, 12:00 noon (UTC+8)
Classes Starts From: Aug 30, 2021

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CSGE602024 Human Computer Interaction
PHL1601112 Basic of Environmental Health
MD04600301 Artificial Organ and Physiological Engineering
MD04600301 Medical Techno-Sociopreneurship
MD04600304 Phytochemicals of Medicinal Plants
MD04600302 Basics of Herbal Medicine
MD04600314 Students as Teachers: Teaching Made Easy


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Application Deadline: 15 Jul 2021, 12:00 noon (UTC+8)
Classes Starts From: 26 Jul 2021

ENECO332/01 Urban Economics
ENNEG310/01 International Business
ENNEG324/01 International Management

Application Deadline: 22 Jul 2021, 12:00 noon (UTC+8)
Classes Starts From: 2 Aug 2021

385250803-1 Introduction to Latin American Politics
CMG471-370-01 History of Art: Chilean Heritage
IN4601 Marketing I
UChileS101-TBA Nanotech in Agriculture


Application Deadline: 12 Jul 2021, 12:00 noon (UTC+8)
Classes Starts From: 9 Aug 2021

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CBCA-1000 The City: History, Economy, Politics
CBCA-1180 Art and Travel
CBCO-1224 Música de las Costas Colombianas (Taught in Spanish)
CBCO-1296 Colombia y la Narrativa del ciclo de Macondo (Taught in Spanish)
DISE-3432 Disruptive Sustainable Design
IALI-3104 Spirits & Cocktails: Art & Science (Taught in Spanish)
IIND-3107 Ingeniería del Mercadeo (Taught in Spanish)
IMEC-3506 Industrial Mantenance


Application Deadline: 8 Jul 2021, 12:00 noon (UTC+8)
Classes Starts From: 2 Aug 2021

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Application Deadline: 26 Jul 2021, 12:00 noon (UTC+8)
Classes Starts From: 23 Aug 2021

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ARH2003E Visual Arts Appreciation
ARL2001E The Self and the Cosmos
ART1101E Drawing 1
ART1901E Watercolor Workshop 1
ECL3093E Ecology & Resources of Ecuador
ECL3095E Healthy Oceans
HIS3203 Historia Andina (Taught in Spanish)
LIT3503E Shakespeare
PRC2000E Service Learning PASEC
RCL2001E Conflict & Its Resolution


Application Deadline: 12 Jul 2021, 12:00 noon (UTC+8)
Classes Starts From: 13 Sep 2021

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ATSI1012 Aboriginal Sydney
BABS1111 Big Fat Myths
CLIM1001 Introduction to Climate Change
COMM1000 Creating Social Change: from Innovation to Impact
ECON1101 Microeconomics 1
FINS1612 Capital Markets and Institutions
GENC3004 Personal Finance
GENL1022 Women and Religion
PHYS1160 Introduction to Astronomy
PSYC1062 Psychological Science of Wellbeing


Application Deadline: 17 Aug 2021, 12:00 noon (UTC+8)
Classes Starts From: 24 Sep 2021

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ARTT181L Drama and Society 01
CMMC301L Financial Management 1
ENVV151L Sustainability in Social Systems
LANE301F – Intensive Studies 32 (Comparative Perspectives in Japanese Literature)
MANX241L International Business
MANX441L Innovation for the New World Order: Winning Strategies for Asia? 1
PHLV201L Thought, Knowledge and Feeling 51
PHLV201L Thought, Knowledge and Feeling 51


Application Deadline: 16 Aug 2021, 12:00 noon (UTC+8)
Classes Starts From: 1 Sep 2021

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20110041 Management Information Systems
20124440 Strategic Management

 

VSE Summer Semester 2021Click here for details on credit transferability.

Co-curricular Programmes

The VSE presents opportunities for students to join co-curricular programmes offered by APRU member universities. With a network of more than 50 leading universities around the world you can connect with peers across the globe through cultural immersion, global leadership, career planning and social programmes that take place throughout the term.

Check out the available VSE Co-curricular Programmes now!

Application for Academic Courses

CUHK undergraduate students can apply to VSE courses through the VSE Central Office. Follow the instructions to make an application.

To enroll, CUHK students should:

  1. Complete and submit the VSE online application.
  2. The VSE Central Office will confirm whether your application is endorsed by OAL. Your application will not be processed by the VSE Central Office if it is not endorsed.
  3. The VSE Central Office and the course offering university will notify you once you are admitted to the VSE academic course. After you have received the admission letter/email from the course offering university, complete the additional endorsement procedures at CUHK only if the course you are taking is credit bearing.
    1. Download and complete the required sections on the CUHK Endorsement Form.
    2. Email the partially completed CUHK Endorsement Form and the admission letter/email from the course offering university to Alex Chau, the VSE Coordinator at CUHK, for processing.
    3. You will be notified once your Form has been endorsed by your major department and submitted to the RES.

Points to note for CUHK students applying to the VSE:

  1. How many VSE academic courses can I take? You may enroll in two academic courses in each VSE Season.
  2. Are VSE academic course credits counted towards my CUHK course load in a particular term?
    Yes, for credit bearing courses. No, for non-credit bearing courses. Approvals from your major department and the Registration and Examination Section are required for taking more than 18 credit units in Term 1 or Term 2, and/or more than 6 credit units during the summer, including VSE academic course credits.
  3. Do I need to make an application to transfer my VSE course credits to CUHK?
    Yes. If you wish to transfer the credits earned from the VSE academic course, you should make an application to the RES for course and unit exemption after you have received the transcript from the course offering university. Transferability of VSE academic course credits is subject to the approval of CUHK Faculties and Departments.

Contact

Have a question about the APRU VSE Program? Contact the VSE Central Office.

For enquiries about course related procedures and regulations at CUHK, please contact Alex Chau at the Office of Academic Links.