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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. Further information about Virtual International Collaboration (Virtual Exchange, Online International Exchange, or related concepts of online international learning) can be found at the ENVOIE website.

Application procedure

There are two subsidy rounds per year, one in February and one in September. 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.

First subsidy round: February

Information meeting

1 February 2022

Full application

1 February, 12:00 to 28 February 2022

Second subsidy round: September

Information meeting

2 June 2022 & 30 August 2022

Full application

Deadline: 1 September, 12:00 to 30 September 2022

Application procedure

In the University of Groningen, project applications for this scheme are coordinated by the Teaching Academy Groningen, in collaboration with the ENVOIE-project (Educational Support and Innovation). The TAG/ENVOIE team will provide you with the administrative details for your submission. Applications must be formally approved by the Faculty and University Board before submission. Please note that this may take a few business days.

Contact details

If you are interested, please contact the talent and grant coordinator of the TAG, dr. Maaike Engels via M.C.Engels and/or the faculty funding officer of your faculty. For substantive questions about this program and/or Virtual International Collaboration, please contact Angelos Konstantinidis, via a.konstantinidis

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