APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford
International Summer School in Forced Migration 06-24 July 2015
Applications are invited to the 2015 International Summer School in Forced Migration, to be held at Wadham College, Oxford. The Summer School, now in its 26th year, offers an intensive, interdisciplinary and participative approach to the study of forced migration. It aims to enable people working with refugees and other forced migrants to examine critically the forces and institutions that dominate the world of the displaced. Beginning with reflection on the diverse ways of conceptualising forced migration, the course considers political, legal and wellbeing issues associated with contemporary displacement. Individual course modules also tackle a range of other topics, including globalisation and forced migration, and negotiating strategies in humanitarian situations.
Limited Asfari Foundation and Saïd Foundation bursaries are available for Summer School candidates who work on refugee-related issues and who are normally resident in Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria (or Palestinians and Syrians resident in the Arab world). Candidates wishing to be considered for bursary funding must apply directly via the International Summer School office and not the Foundations. The deadline for a bursary application to the International Summer School is 1 March 2015.
Please note this is a competitive bursary scheme. Bursary funding covers the course fee, bed and breakfast accommodation for 19 nights, tuition and course materials, a return economy flight from your country to the UK and a daily stipend to cover incidental costs.
There are currently no other funding opportunities available to attend the summer school.
Online: http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/study/international-summer-school. For any enquiries please contact Heidi El-Megrisi: [log in to unmask]
Applicants should have:
1. experience of working with, or on issues related to, refugees or other forced migrants
2. a first degree as a minimum
3. proficiency in the English language. As a guide, foreign-language English speakers should be able to obtain a score of 7.00 in ELTS/IELTS or 570 in TOEFL
Typically comprising more than 40 nationalities, participants include host government officials, intergovernmental and non-governmental agency practitioners involved with assistance and policymaking for forced migrants, and researchers specialising in the study of forced migration. The course, which is residential, is held in Oxford. Teaching is conducted in English.
Lecturers and tutors include research staff, academics and professionals from the Refugee Studies Centre and other world-class institutions, drawn from a number of disciplines and practices including law, anthropology, politics, and international relations.
For self-funded candidates: £3,300
For all enquiries, please contact:
International Summer School Manager
Refugee Studies Centre
Oxford Department of International Development
University of Oxford
3 Mansfield Road
Oxford, OX1 3TB
tel: +44 (0)1865 281728/9
fax: +44 (0)1865 281730
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