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When do this year's International Schools take place? What are the closing dates for applications?

2024 and 2025 Online Schools

The Online School will run three times in the 2024/2025 academic year.

The first School will be held on 9-13 December 2024.

Participants will be admitted on a rolling basis and admissions/bookings will close when maximum capacity has been reached. 

The second School will be held on 17-21 March 2025.

Participants will be admitted on a rolling basis and admissions/bookings will close when maximum capacity has been reached.

The third School will be held on 23-27 June 2025.

Participants will be admitted on a rolling basis and admissions/bookings will close when maximum capacity has been reached.

If you are making a bursary application (David Turton Award), you will be notified of the outcome of a bursary application 1 month before the course is due to take place.

Where do this year's Schools take place?

The Online School will take place where you are and online!  While we will do everything we can to ensure that we try to make the course as inclusive as we can for participants across all time zones, it is worth noting that the course will be primarily running to a UK schedule.

How much does it cost?

The fee is £670.

What is included?

For the Online School, you will have 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 for the Schools 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:  TOEFL iBT: 88  /  TOEFL PBT: 570  /  IELTS: 6.5.*

* 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 or someone with lived experience of displacement. How do I apply for a free place?

There will be a limited number of places at the Online Schools available free of charge for people who have been displaced. Further details can be found upon application.

How many participants will there be?

In order to maintain high teaching standards and ensure genuine engagement and interaction, the Online Schools will have around 50 participants each.

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 digital certificate of participation which is signed by the School’s Co-Directors Professor Matthew Gibney and Professor Catherine Briddick. Physical certificates can be requested.

What preparation will I need to do?

For each of the Schools, participants will be given access to the 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?

The Online School is 5 days long (Monday to Friday). 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 more than one School?

Unfortunately not.

What will I need?

A desire to learn!

For the Online School you will also need a computer with a webcam and microphone and an internet connection that can support web conferencing tools, such as Zoom.

All materials for the each of the Schools will be provided to participants via Canvas, a virtual learning environment.

What is your cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations received between 2-3 weeks before the start date: 100% of the course is refundable.
  • Cancellations received 2 weeks before the start date: 50% of the course is refundable.
  • Cancellations received less than 1 week before the start date: 0% of the course is refundable


Apply to the ONLINE SCHOOL by following this link and completing the online application form. For further information on applications, please see the separate Apply page.