Most courses at HQ in Washington are offered in English, some are also offered in Arabic, French, and Spanish. Much of the HQ curriculum is targeted at a global audience.The IMF Institute does not accept hardcopy applications or nominations. Online applications for Arabic courses must be submitted in English. The online application form can be accessed either from the individual course descriptions in the training catalog or at these links: English, French, and Spanish.
Courses are either by application or invitation. For courses by invitation candidates are nominated by government agencies upon the request of the responsible IMF department.
Candidates from international agencies and advanced regional countries who apply to attend IMF training events, if accepted, will be considered self-financed. Local staff in IMF Resident Representative offices selected to train at regional training centers and programs would also be self-financed. However, they are eligible to attend training at HQ as regular participants. Attending as self-financed provides the same access to course content and activities, but all associated costs (accommodation, travel, and per diem) need to be covered by the sponsoring institution.