Home Courses IVI’s 23rd International Vaccinology Course

Vaccine to Vaccination: from Science to Society, 2-6 September 2024

The course aims to train vaccine professionals, including participation from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), with input from world-renowned experts from various fields in vaccinology, immunology, epidemiology, communication, and more as faculty members. Through lectures, quizzes, case studies, networking opportunities, and site visits to tour local vaccine manufacturing facilities, the course is an inclusive and immersive experience. For over 20 years, the IVC has trained nearly 5,000 vaccine professionals worldwide and certified an additional 1,100 participants through an online course, fostering lasting collaborative partnerships in research and public health.

The IVI Vaccinology Fellowship grants all-inclusive financial support to selected researchers from LMICs who demonstrate potential leadership in public health in their home countries and current workplaces. We strongly encourage early-career researchers to apply for a fellowship and attend the 23rd IVC in Seoul or Kigali. Applicants from Africa are strongly encouraged to apply to the Kigali location, and applicants from non-African LMICs must apply to attend at IVI headquarters in Seoul. View a sample of the application here, but please note that all completed applications must be submitted through the appropriate links below.

The IVI Fellowship Selection Committee is accepting applications until 19 May 2024 at 23:59 KST.

Apply for a 2024 IVI Vaccinology Fellowship in SEOUL

Applicants from North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia/Oceania should apply to the Seoul location. Selected fellows will attend the course at the IVC’s flagship location at IVI headquarters in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Apply for a fellowship in Seoul

Apply for a 2024 Vaccinology Fellowship in KIGALI

Applicants from Africa should apply to the Kigali location. Selected fellows will attend the course at our partner site at the University of Rwanda in Kigali, Rwanda.

Apply for a fellowship in Kigali

Key dates

Fellowship application22 April 202419 May 2024
Fellowship results announced30 May 202431 May 2024
General registration29 April 202431 August 2024

The IVI Vaccinology Fellowship is fully funded, and selected fellows will attend the course at the Seoul or Kigali locations. The fellowship covers the course fee, airfare to/from Incheon, Korea or Kigali, Rwanda, accommodation for the duration of the course, meals, visa fees, travel insurance, and ground transportation. Selected fellows are expected to present a poster during the poster session of the Vaccinology Course.

General registration will remain open from 29 April to 31 August 2024

Who should attend?

While the IVI Vaccinology Fellowship is exclusively available to researchers from low-and middle-income countries, we invite researchers from around the world working, studying, or conducting research in vaccinology to register for and attend the course. We recommend that applicants have a background in vaccines or biotechnology with professional English-language proficiency. The working language of the course is English, and translations or interpretations will not be available.


The course will be held at 3 locations simultaneously: IVI headquarters in Seoul, Korea; Stockholm, Sweden co-hosted by Karolinska Institutet; and Kigali, Rwanda co-hosted by the University of Rwanda. Lectures will be broadcasted from all sites for a hybrid experience, and trainees will participate in additional activities and site visits at their respective locations. We strongly encourage prospective trainees to register for the course held at their geographically closest location.

Register for Seoul

Register for Stockholm

Register for Kigali

Fees (USD)

LocationCost with arranged accommodations and ground transportation (USD)Cost without arranged accommodations and ground transportation (USD)
IVI Headquarters
(Seoul, Korea)
$4,000 USD$2,500 USD
Karolinska Institutet* (Stockholm, Sweden)$4,000 USD$2,500 USD
Kigali, Rwanda**$2,500 USD$1,500 USD

The costs above include course materials, all lunches during the duration of the course, coffee breaks, the welcome dinner, networking reception, and farewell dinner. The costs above do not include airfare.

*Students currently enrolled in courses at Karolinska Institutet are eligible to apply for the 23rd International Vaccinology Course directly through KI.

**Students currently enrolled in courses at the University of Rwanda are eligible to apply for the 23rd International Vaccinology Course directly through UR. For more information, please inquire at: [email protected]

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