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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, in which they link local issues to an international perspective. In this way the students work on their intercultural competences and 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.

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

First subsidy round: February

Informatie bijeenkomst 1 Februari 2022
Uitgewerkte aanvraag Deadline: 1 February, 12h00 to 28 February 2022

Second subsidy round | September

Second subsidy round: September

Information meeting Expected September 2022
Full application Deadline: 1 September, 12h00 to 30 September 2022

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, in collaboration with the ENVOIE-project ( Educational Support and Innovation ). The TAG/ENVOIE team will help you to draft your submission and will provide you with the administrative details to make your submission. Applications must be formally approved by the Faculty and University Board before submission. 

If you are interested in making a submission, please let us know by completing the University of Groningen intake form. Please fill out this form before 29 August 2022 (second subsidy round) at the latest. We will then contact you about completing your application and submitting it in time for the subsidy round. 

Contact details

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

Contact details


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