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Course programme

Most of our courses are ‘advanced study programmes’: doctoral and master’s programmes and short specialisation courses as part of lifelong learning. Postgraduate certificate courses provide an introduction to tropical medicine and international health. Some of the programmes are blended or offered via  eLearning.

Studying at ITM

Studying at the ITM is a unique experience. Annually some 600 health professionals study at the ITM, from all over the world. More than half come from outside Belgium. The study programmes – in (human or veterinary) tropical medicine and public health – are problem-oriented and put emphasis on both academic and professional skills.


With the financial support of several organisations, ITM offers a number of scholarships to applicants for advanced courses from specific low and middle income countries. Academic admission to a programme or course is a prerequisite for, but not a guarantee of, a scholarship.  Partial scholarships are also available to EU students admitted to advanced courses.