Foire aux Questions - Specific questions about diploma courses (3 months to 12 months)

We offer 2 diploma courses in English:

At your own pace. You can also choose one or several specific modules among these diploma courses.

To apply to these diploma courses, an English language proficiency level of B2 is required (according to European language levels - Self Assessment Grid).

Discover the prerequisites for each training on the training's webpage:

Please note that these prerequisites provide a base for any validation of the application form. The final decision lies with the Coordinators of the training programme.

 

 

1. The online application form is available here

2. We will contact you by email to inform you about the next steps. 

Further information on the application process for each training on the training's webpage:

 

Pre-registration applications are carried on a permanent basis. As the number of participants is limited, you are advised to apply as soon as possible. However please note that registration process closes one month prior to the start of the training and please also note that if you need to apply for a visa, it is more than advised to apply for the training at least 6 weeks prior to the training.

Once you've applied online for a diploma course (duration: 3 months or longer) in Europe: please check your mailbox for the automatic email that sums up your application number and the next application steps. Check your spam folder if you have not received it. 

Got the automatic email? As mentioned in the training brochure, your application will be examined by the Bioforce staff upon receipt of the 60€ administration fees.

Payment is possible by:

  • bank transfer to the following bank account: in order for us to be able to identify your payment, please indicate your first name and name in the bank transfer details : Bank code 30002 – Sort code 01958 – Account number 0000060118E – clé RIB 25. Domiciliation: LCL DRIF LYON IBAN FR46 3000 2019 5800 0006 0118 E25 BIC/SWIFT CRLYFRPP Account owner: Institut Bioforce Développement 41 avenue du 8 mai 1945 69200 Vénissieux Bank address: LCL 69 boulevard Laurent Gerin 69200 Vénissieux 
  • cheque payable to Institut Bioforce, to be sent to Institut Bioforce, 41 avenue du 8 mai 1945, F-69694 Vénissieux cedex, France.
  • we accept Western Union payments on our bank account : https://www.westernunion.com/fr/fr/send-money/app/start
  • we also accept bank transfers by Moneygram : https://secure.moneygram.com/mgo/fr/en/

Your payment must be received within 1 month: otherwise, your online application would have to be cancelled.  We will acknowledge receipt of your payment via email within 15 days and we will contact you by email to inform you whether your application has been selected within 2 months.

Please note that our team can suggest to you another diploma course instead: no need for you to worry or to apply for several diploma courses.

 

Once you've applied online for a diploma course (duration: 3 months or longer) in Africa: please check your mailbox for the automatic email that sums up your application number and the next application steps. Check your spam folder if you have not received it. 

Got the automatic email? As mentioned in the training brochure, your application will be examined by the Bioforce staff upon receipt of the FCFA 20.000 administration fees.

Payment is possible by:

  • bank transfer to the following bank account:  in order for us to be able to identify your payment, please indicate your first name, name and application number in the bank transfer details then send a copy of your transfer order at inscription.afrique@institutbioforce.fr : RIB AFRICA ECOBANK SENEGAL: Account owner: Institut Bioforce. Swift code: ECOCSNDA. Bank code: SN094. Sort code: 01001. Account number: 141060793601. Clé RIB : 40. IBAN: SN094 01001 141060793601 40.
  • cheque: in order for your cheque to be handed over in person, please ask for an appointment at inscription.afrique@institutbioforce.fr  
  • cash  : in order for your cash to be handed over in person, please ask for an appointment at  inscription.afrique@institutbioforce.fr  
  • money transfer : please ask for an appointment at  inscription.afrique@institutbioforce.fr  bfore doing the money transfer. It can do it by Western Union or WARI, only if you send the money by cash or by Rapidtransfer-Ecobank if you send the money on our bank account.

Your payment must be received within 1 month: otherwise, your online application would have to be cancelled.  We will acknowledge receipt of your payment via email within 15 days and we will contact you by email to inform you whether your application has been selected within 2 months. Please note that our team can suggest to you another diploma course instead: no need for you to worry or to apply for several diploma courses.

If your application is selected, find out about the payment of the training fees and the opportunities of spacing out this payment:  here for a training starting before September 2018 and here for a training starting in September 2018 or later. 

 

 
 

 

 

Should you need to cancel your registration, we ask you to notify us by registered mail.

Period of withdrawal

Upon receipt of the signed quote with the mentioned date of signature, you have 10 days to cancel your participation. You have to inform Institut Bioforce by registered mail.

After this withdrawal period, the following charges will be payable depending on when you will inform us :

• 10% of the course fees if you inform us at least 60 working days prior to the training start

• 50% of the course fees if you inform us between 59 working days to 22 working days prior to the training start

• 100% of the course fees if you inform us 21 working days or less prior to the training start

Cancellation and refund policy will not apply in case of “force majeure” (death of a close relative, participant hospitalization, hurricane, and earthquake). Please note that if you have to cancel for failed visa request, our normal cancellation and refund policy will apply.

For the Humanitarian Programme Manager training: "Coordinateur de projet de la solidarité internationale" diploma awarded by the Bioforce Institute, a level I qualification (equivalent to a five-year higher education diploma) registered by the French National Record of Professional Qualifications

For the 12-month MSc in Humanitarian Programme Management: a "Master of Science in Humanitarian Programme Management" awarded by the Bioforce Institute and Grenoble Ecole de Management, accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Écoles.

For core-competency modules (Managing People and Organisations, Managing Programmes and Projects, Managing Finance and Funding, Managing the Supply Chain), a recognized module grade certificate will be delivered to participants who pass the final exam assessing trainee achievement of learning outcomes (10 out 20 minimum at each core-competency module).

For the Framework of Humanitarian Aid, Safety and Security management and Training of Trainers modules, an attendance certificate will be issued at the end of the training.

At the end of each week, training contents will be uploaded on Institut Bioforce learning platform. At the end of the training, you will receive a Flash drive including the training contents used and all participants’ e-mail contact details.

Not yet. Training courses take place for the moment in Institut Bioforce’s premises. We deliver other distant learning trainings.

Yes! The “Humanitarian Programme Manager” diploma course consists of 6 open training courses, followed by a 6-month workbased learning in the field with an NGO.  You can now get this diploma at your own pace by attending all the open training courses that it is made up of, and the 6-month workbased learning, spread out over up to 4,5 years. Further information here.