Frequently asked questions
When do this year’s Online Schools take place? What are the closing dates for applications?
Takes place Monday 12 July to Friday 16 July 2021
Closing date for applications: 28 May 2021
Takes place Monday 20 September to Friday 24 September 2021
Closing date for applications: 12 August 2021
Where do this year’s Schools take place?
Where you are! This year the International Summer School in Forced Migration will take place online.
How much does it cost?
The fee for 2021 is £450.
What is included?
Access to online materials, videos and content, as well as to daily, live seminars, break-out sessions and the Online School’s extra-curricular events.
What are the requirements?
Applicants should have:
- experience in working with, or on issues related to, refugees or other forced migrants;
- a first degree;
- 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*
* Please note that if your first language is not English, or if your first language is English but you are not a national of the UK, Ireland or a majority English-speaking country recognised by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), you must supply suitable evidence that you have reached the relevant higher or standard level before any offer of a place can be confirmed. The requirement to provide English language test scores may be waived in cases where you have successfully completed or are currently completing a degree-level or postgraduate course that is: full-time, at least nine months long, undertaken at a recognised institution where the medium of instruction and assessment throughout the course is entirely in English.
I am a refugee. How do I apply for a free place?
There will be a limited number of places at the July and September Schools available free of charge for refugees. Further details can be found on the application form.
How many participants will there be?
In order to maintain high teaching standards and ensure genuine engagement and interaction, each School will have a maximum of 50 participants.
Is this course assessed?
No. Successful completion of the course is gauged by active participation in the week's activities. Participants will need to take the core modules and at least two options.
Is this course accredited?
No, completion of the course will not earn an academic accreditation.
Those who complete the course will be awarded a certificate of participation which is signed by the School’s Co-Directors Professor Matthew Gibney and Dr Catherine Briddick.
What is your cancellation policy?
- Cancellations received more than 5 weeks before the start date: 100% of the course is refundable.
- Cancellations received 4 weeks before the start date: 50% of the course is refundable.
- Cancellations received less than 3 weeks before the start date: 0% of the course is refundable.
What preparation will I need to do?
Participants will be given access to the Online School’s virtual learning environment, Canvas, one week before their course commences. On Canvas, participants will be able to access a range of readings and lectures for the School’s core and optional modules. Participants will be advised what to complete and when to ensure that they are properly prepared for, and able to fully participate in, the School’s activities and live seminars.
How long is each School?
Five days long. Materials will be available both before and after the relevant week to enable students to prepare for, and then implement, their learning.
Can I attend both Schools?
Unfortunately not - the same materials, lectures and discussions will be included in each school.
What will I need?
A desire to learn!
A computer with a webcam and microphone.
An internet connection that can support web conferencing tools, such as Zoom.
All materials for the School will be provided to participants via Canvas, its virtual learning environment.