As an APU student, you can participate in curricular programs offered at APU’s partner universities during the summer and winter. Because many summer and winter programs center on intensive courses in English, you must possess a high level of English proficiency prior to participation. In addition to attending all classes, you must actively participate in class activities. Studying and living abroad is an invaluable experience. However, it can also be difficult and stressful. In principle, you are responsible for dealing with any problems you might experience abroad on your own. We expect you to have a keen awareness of your surroundings and the ability to act responsibly to avoid any dangerous situations. If approved by Academic Affairs, credits obtained during short-term programs will be transferred back to APU and counted toward the credit requirements for graduation.
AY2020 Recruitment Information
You can apply for any summer and winter programs offered at one of APU’s partner universities. Please check all relevant program information including eligibility, program dates, language(s) of instruction, fees, the number of credits, and accommodation before applying for the APU internal screening. You can find some of the program information on the Academic Office website.
Overseas Short-Term Summer / Winter Programs (XLSX) (Updated January 14, 2020)
Overseas Short-Term Summer / Winter Programs Application Information (PDF)
i Applicants must meet their host university’s eligibility requirements.
ii Applicants must not be in their final semester at the time of participation.
*Applicants enrolled in the Accelerated Program will not be eligible to participate in these programs during their final semester.
iii Applicants must be undergraduate students.
iv Applicants are not eligible to study at universities located in their home countries or areas.
v Applicants must have a status of “Enrolled” or “On Exchange,” and must not have a status of “Suspended,” at the time of the application deadline for the APU internal screening.
vi Applicants must not be on leave of absence or suspended during the period of the program.
How to Apply
Step 1 Online Survey
- Upload a Digital ID photo. Please also upload a copy of an English Proficiency Score (TOEFL etc.) if you have one.
- Incomplete applications will be rejected automatically.
- Upon completion of the online application, please click “Print Your Answers” to print out the application record. If you have specific questions about the content of your application, you must bring a printout of the application record with you to the Academic Office. We will be unable to answer specific questions without this record.
Send the Tentative Credit Transfer Form and syllabi of the courses you are planning to take at your host university to the Academic Office <email@example.com>. If no syllabi are available, please create a document containing the relevant program information. Please check “Notes when Submitting Syllabi” for further details.
Application Deadlines: Deadlines will vary for each program. Students are responsible for confirming deadlines on their own and applying well in advance of the deadline.
(Final Deadlines and Guidance Session Schedule)
|Short-Term Summer Programs||APU internal screening application deadline||Guidance sessions for accepted applicants|
|Applicants who wish to cancel their registration for APU required subjects for the Spring 2020 Semester||April 1, 2020 12:00||May 13, 2020|
|Applicants who wish to participate in short-term programs commencing between June 8 and July 31||May 6, 2020||May 13, 2020|
|Applicants who wish to participate in short-term programs commencing after August 1||July 1, 2020||July 8, 2020|
|Short-Term Winter Programs||APU internal screening application deadline||Guidance sessions for accepted applicants|
|Applicants who wish to cancel their registration for APU required subjects for the Fall 2020 Semester||TBA||November 4, 2020|
|Applicants who wish to participate in short-term programs commencing between October 5 and February 5||October 28, 2020||November 4, 2020|
|Applicants who wish to participate in short-term programs commencing after February 6||January 6, 2021||January 13, 2021|
Documents for Submission: Accepted Students
- Summer Program Report (DOC)
- Notice of Completion of Exchange (PDF)
- Credit Transfer Request Form (DOC)
- Academic Transcript