The Virtual Exchange Program is a collaboration between leading international universities to offer a selection of online, for-credit courses to their students. Inspiring lecturers from these high-ranking universities, from Australia to Switzerland and from Hong Kong to the USA, are ready to engage with you to broaden and enrich your knowledge and portfolio.

The programme runs as pilot for an initial three years (2017-2020) with the possibility of an extension (to be determined in conjunction with all partners).

In this program, you can study online with other committed students from across the globe and benefit from the most cutting-edge online education delivery models. You will learn from leading academic staff and forge cross-boundary and cross-cultural awareness, knowledge, and friendships.

Learn at your own pace and at a time and place that suits you – an educational exchange without the need to travel!

All courses involve online engagement with the curriculum and formal assessments. Some courses may have a final written exam, which will take place at your home university. In line with other learning abroad experiences, on successful completion of the Virtual Exchange, you will receive a formal result and grade from the partner university and credits towards your degree

Enrich your portfolio

Choose electives from courses from leading universities

Diverse learning experience

User-friendly courses with varied activities, multiple format content and flexible choices

Access to expertise

World-class academic staff - enthusiastic, knowledgeable lecturers the other side of the screen

Gain credits

Get recognized credits for your home study program

Online, flexible & free

Lets you study at the time and place that suits you - more freedom, for free (no extra costs)


Be part of a global, culturally rich students community - make connections and grow your international circle


Enrolment in these courses is easy – it only takes 3 steps!
Find out how to apply


  • Make sure that you know what is expected from you (workload, required prior knowledge, assessment) and that you are committed to the course. These details are given for each course on your home institution’s course list page.
  • On completion of the online course and on successful final assessment (this can vary, from a written exam at your own campus to a digital oral assessment with the lecturer) you will receive credits for your grade list.
  • For approval of the online course as part of your study program (e.g. elective, or part of a self-composed minor), you have to follow the regular procedures of your institution/faculty or BSc/MSc program.
  • The number of places available for each of the online courses is limited; these are allocated on a first come, first served basis.