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Virtual International Cooperation Projects | VIS

The VIS-initiative provides a funding scheme from 2021 to 2024 which allows lecturers and study programmes to obtain funding to set up Virtual International Cooperation projects. With the grant, universities of applied sciences and universities can give Dutch students the opportunity to gain international experience from the Netherlands. During a virtual international collaboration project, Dutch and foreign students work together remotely on an assignment, for example by looking at international issues from a local perspective. In this way the students work on their intercultural competences, as well as language and digital skills.

The subsidy amounts to 15,000 euros per project and is intended to free up teachers or educationalists for:

  • Collaborative development or revision of the virtual international cooperation project;
  • Necessary coordination with a higher education institution abroad;
  • And coordination of the project.

More information can be found on the website of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the support platform for VIS in higher education.

Application procedure

All applications are listed in order of receipt. Are more applications coming in than is budgeted for? In that case, all first applications from institutional boards will be processed first. A second application from an institution therefore has a chance of receiving a subsidy after all first applications from institutional boards have been processed. This also applies to the third, fourth and successive application, until the subsidy budget of the application period has been exhausted.

Next subsidy round | February 2023

Submit UG intake form no later than 20 January 2023
Final request 1 February, noon until 28 February 2023

Application procedure UG

Application procedure University of Groningen

In the University of Groningen, project applications for this scheme are coordinated by the Teaching Academy Groningen. TAG will contact you within 5 working days about the continuation of proceedings.

Applications have to be formally approved by the facultuy and university boards before submission. Applications that have been handed in through the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science without approval by the boards will be rejected.

If you are interested in making a submission, please let us know by completing the University of Groningen intake form. Submit this form as soon as possible, but no later than 20 January 2023.

Contact details

For questions about this programme and/or Virtual International Collaboration, please contact tag

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