International Summer School in Forced Migration

2-14 July 2017, Refugee Studies Centre and Wadham College, University of Oxford

Applications are invited for the 2017 International Summer School in Forced Migration, to be held at Wadham College and Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford. The Summer School 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 reflect critically on the forces and institutions that dominate the world of the displaced. Now in its 28th year, the two-week intensive course combines the very best of Oxford University’s academic excellence with a stimulating and participatory method of critical learning and reflection.


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 bursary support must apply directly via the International Summer School office and not contact the donors.

Refugee Studies Centre bursaries are available to exceptional candidates who are nationals of a developing country, are resident in a developing country, and whose work concerns refugees and/or forced migration. Developing countries are defined as those with low or medium levels of human development as classified by the UNDP – see Those who have already submitted applications for the 2017 Summer School need not re-apply as eligible candidates will automatically be considered for these bursaries.

Please note the deadline for a bursary application to the International Summer School is 1 February 2017.

Should additional funding become available details will be provided on the Refugee Studies Centre website.

Fees:  £3,050.  Early-bird fee (apply and register payment by 31 March): £2,950.

How to apply

Full details of the International Summer School including how to apply and entry requirements can be found at:


Closing date for bursary applications: 1 February 2017
Deadline for receipt of early-bird fees: 31 March 2017
Deadline for all other applications: 28 April 2017

Places are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis to suitably qualified and experienced candidates. We strongly encourage early applications to avoid disappointment.

For further information, please visit our website or contact:

Susanna Power

Summer School Co-ordinator
Refugee Studies Centre
Oxford Department of International Development
3 Mansfield Road
Oxford, OX1 3TB
United Kingdom