IVI’s 21st International Vaccinology Course

Established in 2000, IVI’s International Vaccinology Course is one of the longest running vaccinology courses in the Asia-Pacific region. This flagship training program reflects IVI’s mission to make vaccines available for global health by building capacity in vaccinology and promoting vaccine sustainability in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Over 20 years, the course has trained nearly 5,000 vaccine professionals from LMICs worldwide, fostering collaborative partnerships in research and public health.

Vaccinology Course Program 2022

This year’s five-day course highlights Breakthroughs in Vaccine Science and Technology, paying tribute to the remarkable strides in vaccine innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic and how they’ve changed the landscape and future of vaccine development.

The course is a combination of lectures, interactive case studies, and site visits presented and facilitated by experts from academia, industry, government, and non-governmental organizations. From “refresher” lectures to applied topics in vaccine discovery, development, and delivery, the course provides a comprehensive overview of vaccinology with a focus on practicality.

This year’s curriculum will feature lecturers from IVI, Karolinska Institutet, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, Moderna, Janssen and more.

Who should attend?

IVI’s Vaccinology Course is open to all applicants working or studying in the field of vaccinology. We recommend that applicants have a background in vaccines and/or vaccination with 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 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.

Regular Registration

Regular registration will be open from May 31 – September 19, 2022. Register for this year’s Vaccinology Course here:

Submit your Regular Registration Form


Email: ivivaccinology-ap@ivi.int



Period 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 Sept 19, 2022


The International Vaccinology Course is made possible in part through the generous support of sponsors. With additional funding to support operational costs, we are able to dedicate further resources to fellows from around the world to attend the course. We are extremely grateful to this year’s sponsors: