The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Virtual Student Exchange (VSE) offers students from the following universities the opportunity to take up intensive HKU academic courses in summer from June to July, 2021:


  • Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Fudan University, China
  • Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  • Keio University, Japan
  • Korea University, South Korea
  • Nanjing University, China
  • Osaka University, Japan
  • POSTECH, South Korea
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
  • The Australian National University, Australia
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador
  • University of California, Riverside, USA
  • University of Chile, Chile
  • University of Sydney, Australia
  • University of the Philippines, The Philippines
  • UNSW Sydney, Australia
  • Zhejiang University, China



Available Courses in HKU


  • COUNTING2021  Techniques of Counting
  • GCIN2003  Cultural Policy: A complex marriage of business, politics and culture
  • GEND2004  Gender in Visual and Material Culture
  • PHIL2652  Language of Internet


Please visit here for more details on course information.



Application procedures


  1. Complete and submit the online application form to APRU VSE Central Office by May 11, 2021 (12:00 noon HK time).
  2. You will receive a confirmation email containing your application details and the link to download your transcript.
  3. Forward the confirmation email to the APRU VSE Coordinator at your home university and ask for an endorsement for your application. Your APRU VSE Coordinator will notify the VSE Central Office if your application has been endorsed. Your application must be endorsed by your home university before it would be processed.
  4. Your endorsed application will be reviewed by the VSE Central Office and the course offering university. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis and enrollment determined by a number of criteria (e.g. course quota, your major, etc.)
  5. Once approved, you will be notified of the result through email from the VSE Central Office, and provided with further registration procedures by HKU.


Please visit here for more information on application procedures.