Disarmament and Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction Training Programme

Organised by the Asser Institute and the OPCW

27 September – 1 October 2021

The T.M.C Asser Instituut and the OPCW Programme on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) is a highly regarded educational resource for advanced graduate students and early- to mid-career professionals with interests in WMD diplomacy and treaty implementation. 

Due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, the format of this course has been changed to an online programme for a reduced fee (33% discount).

One Week Programme

The Training Programme provides a comprehensive overview of non-proliferation and disarmament efforts regarding WMD. Experienced and internationally renowned experts and diplomats in the fields of international law, security, and related disciplines give lectures, interactive seminars, and simulation exercises.

What will you gain?

  • Hands-on knowledge of the diplomatic, legal, and technical aspects of disarmament and non-proliferation.
  • Insight into the work of key professionals in the area of WMD, seasoned with their personal experiences.
  • Unique networking opportunities with speakers and participants from diverse backgrounds.

Register here

Who should participate?

Early- to mid-career professionals working for governments, e.g. national export control bodies, national authorities for the implementation of the CWC/BWC, and national nuclear agencies. Individuals working for non-governmental organisations, think tanks addressing WMD concerns, and research centres in related disciplines.


€ 995

OPCW Civil Society Scholarships

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, with funding support from the European Union, offers several competitive scholarships for civil society representatives (e.g., from non-governmental organisations, think tanks, research or academic institutions) working on issues related to the goals of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

The scholarships cover the full online tuition fee.

Selection Criteria

Candidates should be currently employed at non-governmental organisations, think-tanks, research or academic institutions.

Candidates should have excellent English language skills (written and spoken).

The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of professional excellence, as well as demonstrated interest and plans to advance the understanding, implementation and upholding the goals of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.


To apply for the scholarship, the following documents must be submitted:

  • Completed application form 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of motivation (350-500 words)
  • Letter of recommendation from your organisation

The Asser Institute may in addition request a proof of proficiency in English.

All scholarship applications will be reviewed by a panel of academics and professionals from both the Asser Institute and the OPCW.

To submit an application, please complete the form via this link


All applications must be received by 22 August 2021.

More Information


For more information or questions contact educationtraining@asser.nl