The Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) invites graduate and post-graduate students of biological and chemical sciences to apply for an intensive introductory course on the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The course will be conducted online from 22 to 26 February 2021 between 9:30 and 13:00 CET.


The course is open to students currently enrolled in a European university, pursuing a graduate or post-graduate degree in the field of biological or chemical sciences. The language of instruction is English; therefore, good English language skills are essential for successful completion of the course. There is no tuition fee.

The deadline for applications is 29 January 2021. Applications from qualified women are encouraged. Applications should be submitted in English and include:

  1. A letter of interest of no more than 500 words;
  2. A letter confirming current enrollment in a graduate/post-graduate program;
  3. A record of courses taken to date and grades received.

Full details and application information are available on the VCDNP website here.