How to Apply (Short courses)

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Requirements and Instructions

Please read these before proceeding to the online application.

  • Interested applicants must have a fully accomplished online application form with all the necessary attachments 45 days or more before the start of the training course.
  • Applicants must have a certification of availability of funding. This should be reflected in the Endorsement Form that can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
  • Please note that training fees do not include air ticket and other expenses unless otherwise stated in the invitation letter.
  • All IRRI training slots are awarded on a competitive basis. For each training program, a Selection Committee implements the selection process.

A. For International/External Applicants

  1. All approved external applications (non IRRI employees) are required to submit/undergo medical examination. Participants should be physically fit to attend the IRRI training, as supported by a satisfactory medical report signed by the examining physician. You may download the medical clearance form below.
  2. Once you have been accepted to the course, please send your flight information or a copy of your ticket to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that airport pick-up and send-off arrangements may be made.

B. For Internal Applicants

  1. Please proceed with the online application and attach a scanned copy of your supervisor’s endorsement form with the agreement and BUS codes where we will charge your training fees.


  1. Download and accomplish the forms (see attachments below) that you will need for your application. Please attach them to the online application form.