MiReKoc International Summer School, 2012, Turkey

Deadline: 1 April 2012
Open to: applications from all over the world are encouraged
Venue: July 1-13, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey
Remuneration:  5 scholarships will be available for candidates from the Central and Eastern Europe, other partial scholarships granted on merit

The Migration Research Center at Koç University, MiReKoc is organizing its second Summer School Program on July 1-13, 2012. Designed as a summer school for graduate and PhD students as well as junior experts in the field, in the premises of Koç University’s main campus in Sarıyer, Istanbul, the program aims at high-level, research-oriented, interdisciplinary and innovative academic courses on migration as well as workshops on related policy issues for professional development.  Lectures and discussions given and led by a distinguished international faculty will also be combined with field trips within Istanbul involving seminars given by policy-makers and implementers.

Course offerings will take into account the various needs of academic and professional development in the field of international migration across a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, demography, economics, political science, sociology, and international relations.  The program seeks to bring together groups of interested individuals coming from an enormously varied geographical, cultural and academic background to study intensively.  The courses will be taught by a team of well-known academics in the field who will also represent a wide range of countries in an effort to match the diversity of the student body.  Such a multi-cultural composition will provide a stimulating environment for engaging participants and faculty in an inspiring and enriching dialogue during the summer school on migration-relation issues. The summer school will be conducted in English; readings will also be in English.  A certificate will be provided upon successful completion of the program.


MiReKoc International Summer School is designed as a program for 20 graduate and postgraduate students as well as junior migration experts. Applications from all over the world are encouraged.


While applications from all over the world are encouraged, only a few number of applicants admitted on merit will be eligible for full scholarship.  This year while five scholarships will be available for candidates from the Central and Eastern Europe, other partial scholarships will also be granted based on merit.


The fee for the program is 1400 Euros, which includes registration, course materials, coffee breaks, lunches, and accommodation. Accommodation will be subsidized by Koç University. Five students from Central and Eastern Europe will receive full scholarships based on merit. Further subsidies will also be available based on merit.

Application package must include:

  • A detailed resume,
  • Two reference letters,
  • The transcript of the latest higher education institution attended,
  • Proof of English knowledge (such as TOEFL or IELTS scores),
  • A writing sample on migration and migration related issues (a conference paper, thesis, or an article)

and be sent to [email protected]

Deadline for applications is 1 April 2012.

Decisions will be announced on April 30, 2012 via e-mail.

If you have any questions see contact information here.
For the program of the Summer School 2011, see here.

The Official Website

5 thoughts on “MiReKoc International Summer School, 2012, Turkey

    1. Dear Lyenyera,

      In the post it is stated that migration experts can take part in this summer course, so I don't think you can take part if you haven't studied at all about migrations.
      I would engourage you to contact MiReKoc directly, and ask them your concerns. They are best suited to answer your question. http://miss.ku.edu.tr/contact

      Kind regards

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