IVI’s 21st International Vaccinology Course


Established in 2000, IVI’s Vaccinology Course is one of the longest running vaccinology courses in the Asia-Pacific region. It helps fulfill our mission of making vaccines available for global health by building capacity in vaccinology and promoting vaccine sustainability in developing countries.

Over 20 years, the course has trained more than a total of 4,984 vaccine professionals from low- and middle-income countries worldwide, and has fostered collaborative partnerships in research and public health.

Vaccinology Course Program

2021 Vaccinology Course Agenda

The five-day course provides a comprehensive overview of vaccinology with a focus on practicality. Beginning with a refresher in epidemiology and immunology, the course moves through the vaccine development spectrum from applied topics in discovery to development to delivery.

The course is a combination of lectures and interactive case studies presented and facilitated by experts from academia, industry, government, and non-governmental organizations.  Previous lecturers have included those from the World Health Organization, icddr,b, U.S. National Institutes of Health, GSK, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Gavi, Johns Hopkins University, Seoul National University, and IVI.

Day 1 Fundamentals: Immunology and Epidemiology Refresher
Day 2 Vaccine Design and Preclinical Development, Process Development and Manufacturing
Day 3 Clinical Development, Regulatory and Ethics
Day 4 Vaccine Introduction Part 1: From Licensure to Introduction
Day 5 Vaccine Introduction Part 2: From Introduction to Acceptance and Use

Who Should Attend?

IVI’s Vaccinology Course is open to all applicants working in the field of vaccinology. It is recommended that applicants have a background in vaccines and/or vaccination and be proficient in English. The working language of the course is English. No translations or interpretations will be provided.


The course will be held at the IVI Headquarters on the campus of Seoul National University (SNU), one of South Korea’s top universities. Accommodations will be arranged by IVI.

As the capital city, Seoul is the business and cultural hub of South Korea.  The city is a combination of high-tech modernity, K-pop, and traditional culture.  For more about Seoul, please visit: http://english.visitseoul.net/index


Total Course Fee: $4000 (for international participants) – covers course costs for five days, including: hotel accommodations, lunch, coffee breaks, welcome dinner, networking reception, farewell dinner, course materials,  and ground transportation between hotel and IVI.

Total Course Fee: $2500 (for individuals in Seoul) – covers course costs for five days, including: lunch, coffee breaks, welcome dinner, networking reception, farewell dinner and course materials.


IVI grants fellowships to applicants from low- and middle-income countries otherwise unable to attend the course. A select number of fellowships are competitively awarded to individuals with financial need, leadership potential, and who have made contributions to public health in their country.

The IVI Vaccinology Fellowship will cover the following costs: Course fee, airfare, accommodation, meals, visa fee, travel insurance and ground transportation. In return, fellows are expected to present a poster during the course. Read Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about this fellowship.

Fellowship applications must be received by June 13, 2022 at 11:59 PM Korea Standard Time.

Submit your Fellowship Application Form

Regular Registration

Regular registration will open on May 31, 2022. You can register for this year’s Vaccinology Course here :

Submit your Regular Registration Form


Title Opens Deadline
Fellowship application period May 17, 2022 June 13, 2022
Fellowship results announced In the week of June 20, 2022
Regular registration period May 31, 2022 Aug 31, 2022
-For international participants May 31, 2022 Aug 31, 2022
-For individuals in Seoul May 31, 2022 Sept 19, 2022


Email: ivivaccinology-ap@ivi.int

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We gladly welcome sponsorships.  Additional funding from sponsors supports course operational costs and frees up funds so that we can provide more fellowships to deserving people to attend the course.

Sponsors will be clearly mentioned across print and digital materials on the website and on-site during the course. For more information, please contact Mi Hwa Ka at mhka@ivi.int