Courses: International Summer School in Forced Migration – application deadline 1 May 2015 (reminder)


International Summer School in Forced Migration – application deadline 1 May 2015 (reminder)

Please note: We are currently experiencing some technical problems with our online application form for the Summer School. We are working to fix these issues and hope to have them resolved soon. In the meantime, if you have difficulties submitting the form, there is now a Word form available at which you can download, fill in and send back to us by email. If you have applied within the last three weeks and you have any concerns, please contact us at and we will be happy to assist you.


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.


Online: For any enquiries please contact:

Entry requirements:

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.

The participants:

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.

The teaching:

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


The closing date for applications is 1 May 2015. The closing date for receipt of course fees is 15 May 2015.

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