APRU Virtual Student Exchange

Updated: 2020/11/25  

2021年夏の募集要項は、こちらご確認ください。/ Please see here for the application guidelines for Summer 2021.

2021年春の募集要項は、こちらをご確認ください。/ Please see here for the application guidelines for Spring 2021.


慶應義塾大学が加盟しているAPRU(The Association of Pacific Rim Universities:環太平洋大学協会)により、この度「Virtual Student Exchange (VSE) program」を立ち上げることとなりました。このプログラムは2021年春学期からの本格的な実施に向け、パイロットプログラムとして2020年秋学期に実施されます。APRU加盟大学の学生はプログラム受入大学で提供される授業(11大学で約80コース)をオンラインで履修(1人1科目まで)が可能です。




A “Virtual Student Exchange (VSE) Program” will be launched by the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), of which Keio University is a member. A pilot program will be conducted in the Fall Semester of the 2020 academic year toward the full implementation of the program from the Spring Semester of the 2021 academic year. Students of APRU member universities will be able to take a class offered by a program host university online (approx. 80 courses offered by eleven universities; one class per person).

This program will be held during the Fall Semester of the 2020 academic year at Keio University. It is the responsibility of each student to confirm that there will be no interference with research supervision or classes taken at Keio University when participating in the program. No support such as special measures will be provided by the International Center regarding any absences from class by Keio students during the participation period for the program (there will be no officially authorized absences for this program).

The APRU is an alliance of universities comprised of 55 higher education institutions from 18 countries within the Pacific Rim. It was established in 1997 with the aim of promoting the construction of cooperative systems in education, research, and corporate management in the Pacific Rim as well as contributing to economic, scientific, and cultural development across the region. Only universities meeting a variety of conditions including “excellent academic achievements,” “promotion of research,” “outlook for global activities,” and “next-level innovation” are permitted to join the association. Keio University has been a member of APRU since 2002.

プログラム概要/ Program overview

APRU Virtual Student Exchange Program - A Truly International Education Experience
Are you looking for an international exchange opportunity 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) Program, commencing in August/September 2020, provides opportunities for you to participate in an exchange without the need to travel. You can:
  • Choose from round 80 online academic courses, most of them credit-bearing, from 11 universities on 3 continents.
  • Complement your studies with a wide variety of co-curricular programs designed to connect you with peers and experts worldwide.
  • Embark on an international exchange experience in the comfort of your home.

Visit here to check out courses and co-curricular programs (cultural activities, leadership training, and careers preparation) on offer and learn more about the application process. Applications for academic courses commencing in August/September 2020 began on 7 August 2020. Course starting dates will be from August to October 2020.

Home (https://vse.apru.org)

Application (https://vse.apru.org/application/)

About APRU (https://vse.apru.org/about-apru/)

実施期間 /Implementation period 2020年秋 /Fall of 2020

使用言語 /Language英語 /English

費用 /Cost無料(ただしプログラム受入大学の科目毎に設定されている場合あり) /Free of charge (however, course fees may be set by the program host universities)

プログラムHP/ Program homepage

こちら/ Here

※上記のAPRU VSEプログラムの他にAPRU Co-Curricular Programsにも個人応募のプログラムとして参加が可能です。本学の2020年度秋学期における授業履修や研究指導等と重複をしないことを確認したうえで参加をご検討ください。 / *  Keio students are also eligible to apply the APRU Co-Curricular Programs as a direct application in addition to APRU VSE program.  Make sure that there must be no overlap with research supervision and courses taken at Keio University in the Fall Semester of the 2020 academic year when applying to these programs.

募集人数/ Number of places

若干名(学内選考はありませんが、本学へのオンライン登録等が必要になります。最終受入可否はプログラム受入大学によって決定されます。)/Limited places available (although there is no internal selection, online registration at Keio is required. The final decision regarding acceptance to the program will be made by the program host universities.)

参加資格/ Participation criteria

  • 正規生として本学に在籍する学部生(ただし、通信教育部生をのぞく)/ Undergraduate students enrolled at Keio University as full-time degree students (excluding correspondence course students)
  • 本学の2020年度秋学期における授業履修や研究指導等と重複をしないこと/ There must be no overlap with research supervision and courses taken at Keio University in the Fall Semester of the 2020 academic year

募集日程/ Recruitment schedule

募集日程は各受け入れ先大学によって異なります。詳細はプログラムHPをご確認ください。/ The recruitment schedule differs for each host university. For details, please check the program homepage.

応募方法/ How to apply 




(2)本学におけるオンライン登録 ※まず、keio.jpアカウントでGoogleにログインの上、ご登録ください。

こちら(申し込み締め切り済)から本学のオンライン登録を【各受入大学の出願締切の5日前までに】行ってください。オンライン登録および応募書類を確認後、指定のEndorsement Form(承認フォーム)に本学APRU担当がサインし、APRU VSE本部へ送付します。なお、応募後に登録内容に変更が生じた際は、変更の連絡を以下のメールアドレスまでお知らせください。【E-Mail】ic-apru@adst.keio.ac.jp 


 ①APRU VSE本部指定のEndorsement Form("To be completed by applicant"部分にご自身で記入済みのもの

 ② 最新の学業成績表または成績証明書(和文でも英文でも可。ただし、APRUプログラムHP上で出願時に必要な成績証明書は英文でご準備ください。)

 ③ 2020年度秋学期の履修登録が分かる書類(履修科目証明書、等)


Please ensure that you carry out (1) and (2) below.

  1. Online application on the program homepage
    Please confirm the details on the program homepage (here) and complete the online application (directly) [by the application deadline for each host university].
  2. Online registration at Keio University *Please log into Google using your keio.jp account and register.
    Please carry out the online registration for Keio University from here (application closed) [at least five days before the deadline for each host university]. After confirming the online registration and the application documents, have a staff member overseeing APRU at Keio University sign the designated Endorsement Form and send this to the APRU VSE Central Office. If there are any changes to your registration details after applying, please notify us of these at the following e-mail address.  [E-mail] ic-apru@adst.keio.ac.jp 

Note that it will be necessary to upload the below documents when carrying out the online registration for Keio University.

  • Endorsement Form designated by the APRU VSE Central Office (form with the “To be completed by applicant” section filled in by the applicant)
  • Latest Grade Report or Transcript of Academic Record
  • Document showing the courses you have registered for in the Fall Semester of the 2020 academic year (Certificate of Class Registration, etc.)

応募にあたっての注意点/ Precautions when applying

・本プログラムはパイロットプログラムとしての実施となり、各受入大学で提供されるコースの履修後、慶應での単位互換は不可となります。/ This program is being implemented as a pilot program; upon completion of the courses offered by each host university, it will not be possible to transfer credits to Keio University.

・学生1人につき1コースまでの履修となります。/ One course can be taken per student.

問い合わせ先/ Inquiries

学生部国際交流支援グループ(三田キャンパス) APRU担当
Tel: 03-5427-1613 E-mail: ic-apru@adst.keio.ac.jp


Office of Student Services, International Exchange Services Group (Mita Campus), APRU Section
Tel. 03-5427-1613 E-mail: ic-apru@adst.keio.ac.jp