International Summer School in Forced Migration 07-25 July 2014
Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford University
Application is now open!
The summer school is aimed at mid-career or senior policy makers and practitioners involved with humanitarian assistance and policy making for forced migrants. Participants typically include host government officials, intergovernmental and non-governmental agency personnel engaged in planning, administering and co-ordinating assistance. We also accept applications from Researchers specialising in the study of forced migration.
The Refugee Studies Centre’s International Summer School fosters dialogue between participants working to improve the situation of refugees and other forced migrants. It provides the time and space for them to reflect on their experiences and to think critically about some of the aims and assumptions underlying their work.
Over three weeks, around 70–80 participants from all over the world study together, take part in group activities and produce independent presentations. The course looks at the complex phenomenon of forced migration from a number of different angles. Beginning with reflection on the diverse ways of conceptualising forced migration, the course considers the political, legal and well being issues associated with contemporary displacement. Individual course modules also tackle a range of other topics, including globalisation and forced migration, negotiating strategies in humanitarian situations and human trafficking and smuggling.
The fee for 2014 is £3,220. This covers 19 nights’ bed-and-breakfast accommodation; all tuition; all course materials, including reading materials; and a range of social activities.
Please note that the deadline for applications is 1 May 2014
Asfari Foundation bursaries are available for Summer School candidates who work on refugee-related issues from Palestine, Lebanon and Syria (or Palestinians and Syrians resident in the Arab world). Candidates wishing to be considered for an Asfari Foundation bursary must apply directly via the International Summer School office and not the Asfari Foundation. Please note the deadline for an Asfari Foundation bursary application to the International Summer School is 1 March 2014.
For further details and how to apply see:
International Summer School in Forced Migration, 7 - 25 July 2014 - bursaries available
The International Summer School in Forced Migration at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford is pleased to announce a bursary scheme for candidates working in the field of forced migration. Each bursary is valued up to £5,000.
Asfari Foundation bursaries are available for Summer School candidates who work on refugee-related issues from Palestine, Lebanon and Syria (or Palestinians and Syrians resident in the Arab world). Candidates wishing to be considered for an Asfari Foundation bursary must apply directly via the International Summer School office and not the Asfari Foundation. Please note the deadline for an Asfari Foundation bursary application to the International Summer School is 1 March 2014. For any enquiries place contact firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to this the Refguee Studies Centre has recently been awarded further bursaries by the Said Foundation and the Open Society Foundation (with the same conditions). Please circulate this information to your internal mailing lists and encourage national staff to apply. www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/study/international-summer-school
Any candidate meeting the criteria can click on "Asfari bursary" on the application form under the section "How will you pay for this course". This will notify us that they wish to be considered for a bursary whether Asfari Foundation, Said Foundation or Open Society Foundation.
International Summer School and Conferences Manager
Refugee Studies Centre
University of Oxford
Oxford Department of International Development
3 Mansfield Road
Oxford, OX1 3TB
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 281728
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