IVI’s 22nd International Vaccinology Course

Bouncing back from COVID-19: Lessons for vaccinology

September 11-15, 2023

Established in 2000, IVI’s International Vaccinology Course (IVC) is one of the longest running vaccinology courses in the Asia-Pacific region. This training program to build knowledge and practical skills related to the science of vaccines and how they are developed is a vital component of IVI’s work to accelerate safe, effective, and affordable vaccines for global health.

The 5-day course is held every year at IVI headquarters in Seoul and aims to train vaccine professionals from low- and middle-income countries with world-renowned experts from various fields in vaccinology, immunology, epidemiology, and more as faculty members. For over 20 years, the course 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.

Following the launch of IVI’s Europe Regional Office in 2022, the IVC has been hosted at a partner site in Stockholm in addition to the flagship venue in Seoul. Follow this page for more information and the developing course curriculum.

Now accepting applications for the 2023 IVI Vaccinology Fellowship

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 22nd IVC in Seoul, Korea.

Download the Fellowship Application to review the required information and supporting documents. When you are ready to apply, follow the link below to submit your application. The IVI Fellowship Selection Committee will only review applications submitted through the online form by June 8, 2023 (inclusive).



Period Opens Closes
Fellowship application May 18, 2023 June 8, 2023
Fellowship results announced July 3, 2023
General registration opens June 12, 2023

The IVI Vaccinology Fellowship is fully funded, and selected fellows will attend the course at the flagship location in Seoul. The fellowship covers the course fee, airfare to/from Korea, 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 for the International Vaccinology Course will open on June 12, 2023

Who should attend?

While the IVI Vaccinology Fellowship is exclusively available to researchers from LMICs, we invite researchers from around the world working or studying in the field of vaccinology to register for and attend the course. 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 and Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. Lectures will be broadcasted from both sites for a hybrid experience. Please note that all selected IVI Vaccinology Fellows will participate at the Seoul location.

Fees (USD)

International participants in Seoul/Stockholm: $4,000 – covers course costs for five days, including: hotel accommodations, lunch, coffee breaks, welcome dinner, networking reception, farewell dinner, course materials, and ground transportation between the hotel and IVI/Karolinska Institutet.

Participants who do not require accommodations in Seoul/Stockholm: $2,500 – covers course costs for five days, including: lunch, coffee breaks, welcome dinner, networking reception, farewell dinner, and course materials.


Send us an email at: ivivaccinology-ap@ivi.int