International programs, activities and strategic initiatives across APRU

All listed activities are managed by the resepective universities. Information is subject to change without prior notice. For enquiries, please contact the relevant institutions.


Vancouver Summer Program (VSP)

The Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) is a 4-week academic program offered by UBC for students from cooperating universities to study at the Vancouver campus.  UBC (The University of British Columbia) is a world-renowned institution consistently ranked among the top 40 research universities in the world. This program provides the opportunity for students to take 2 academic courses in various UBC Faculties, while being exposed to Canadian practices and culture.

English proficiency test scores are not required. However, students should be proficient in English and have a strong academic background. They should also meet their university’s system of application and eligibility requirements (if any) for studying abroad and possess the personal maturity to undertake an international experience.  If possible, we would be grateful if universities could help screen students for their suitability to take the VSP. Academic credits for the courses may be granted by the students’ home university at its discretion. Students will join participants from other universities to study the same package.  To apply, students are required to fill in the application form, which is enclosed with this message, and return it to us.

In 2017 the VSP will be run in two different sessions:

VSP Period: JUNE 4, 2017 – JULY 4, 2017
Registration Deadline: February 28th, 2017
Course Packages offered: 16 different packages in the areas of Applied Science, Architecture, Arts, Business, Education, Forestry and Medicine

VSP Period: JULY 15, 2017 – AUGUST 15, 2017
Registration Deadline: March 31st, 2017
Course Packages offered: 54 different packages in the areas of Applied Science, Architecture, Arts, Business, Dentistry, Education, Forestry, Kinesiology, Land and Food Systems, Medicine, Pharmaceutical Science, Earth and Ocean Science and Integrated Science.

Should students have any questions regarding the 2017 UBC Vancouver Summer Program, please feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Students are welcome to send their application form directly to us.

With Best Wishes,
Vancouver Summer Program Team

Download the relevant program documents here.


Postdoctoral Fellowships

Far Eastern Federal University is happy to invite postdoctoral researchers to fill the positions of Research Fellows to work within one of the University Schools:

- School of Engineering
- School of Biomedicine
- School of Humanities
- School of Natural Sciences
- School of Arts, Culture and Sports
- School of Education
- School of Regional and International Studies
- School of Business and Public Administration
- School of Law

The ideal candidate should have a PhD degree in related disciplines from leading universities and should be highly motivated to conduct research in a challenging research environment. This program is supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Academic Excellence Project 5-100.

Contact Information:

Please contact Ms Olesya Sadovaya at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information e.g. application forms, candidate requirements, etc.


5th Annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods
4 - 15 July 2016

The Methods School offers a wide variety of basic to advanced courses in quantitative, qualitative, and formal methods. All of these courses focus on both the theory and practice of social science research and provide high-quality training in diverse, state-of-the-art methods and techniques by outstanding and highly experienced international faculty.

More information about the summer school, the various courses offered and other relevant details are available online at

Early registration (to avail discounted fees) closes on 30 April 2016.

Contact Information:

IPSA-NUS Methods School
National University of Singapore
Department of Political Science
AS1, #04-10, 11 Arts Link
Singapore 117573

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Fax: +65 6779 6815