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Prague Summer Schools 2014

Venues: Prague, Czech Republic
Period: July 5-12, 2014
Early bid application deadline: January 31, 2014
Final application deadline: February 15, 2014

Description

For over ten years Prague Summer Schools (PSS) have been bringing talented students from around the world to spend an intensive academic week in the beautiful city of Prague. Selected international factulty of academics as well as practitioners turns each summer school into a working space where concrete aspects of important social, economic and political problems are tackled. Our aim is to contribute to understanding of selected current issues while fostering the international dialog.

This year, PSS offers the following Summer Schools:

  • Prague Summer School ON EUROPEAN POLITICS: INTERESTING VERSUS CULTURE
  • Prague Summer School ON DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION: BREAKING THE CHAINS OF POVERTY
  • Prague Summer School ON CRIME, LAW AND PSYCHOLOGY
  • Prague Summer School ON EDUCATION: THE FUTURE OF SCHOOL
  • Prague European Summer Institute ON THE FUTURE OF EUROPE: LOBBYING IN BRUSSELS
  • Prague Summer School ON GLOBALIZATION: THE END OF CONSUMPTION AS WE KNOW IT
  • Prague Summer School ON CHINA: A WORLD SUPERPOWER - MYTH OR REALITY
 

How to Apply

In order to apply you should submit the On-line Application Form, available on the page of the Summer School you wish to apply. There is no application fee. You will be asked to paste the following documents into the spaces specified in the On-line Application:

  • Your recent resume or curriculum vitae.
  • A statement-of-purpose not to exceed 500 words stating your reasons for applying to the Institute, and what you would like to gain by attending.

The language of the Institute is English. Therefore, non-native speakers of English should provide a proof of English proficiency. It might be one of the following: the IELTS/TOEFL score, letter from an English professor or official certificate of completed English courses. The deadline for early bid applications is set for January 31, 2014, while the final application deadline is February 15, 2014.

 

Application Procedure

Although there are application deadlines, students are accepted on on-going basis. In order to allow time to carefully review all student application materials, an e-mail notifying the application status to Prague Summer Schools 2014 will be sent to applicants approximately 14 days after the application is received.
Applications received by the early bird application deadline of January 31, 2014 will receive preference in admission decisions. Late applications may be considered. However, late applicants run the risk of finding the program full.
All students will be informed about admissions decisions by March 1, 2014.
Participants will be selected according to the following three criteria:

  • Educational Background (Year, Grade Point Average and Area of Study)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Level of English (if applicable)

Approximately 30 students will be admitted to every program of Prague Summer School. We intend to restrict the class size to ensure interactive courses and discussions. We aim to create a truly international student body.
Students must be currently enrolled in a college or university. The Prague Summer Schools admit both undergraduate and graduate level students.
Priority will be given to students with at least some academic background related to the topics of Prague Summer Schools.  Nevertheless, students of other academic backgrounds, but with strongly demonstrated interest in the Summer School topic, will be considered on an equal basis.
Students admitted to Prague Summer Schools 2014 are expected to participate fully in the program by attending all classes, lectures and social events.

 

Costs & Scholarships

The program fee for early-bird applications: 680 EUR
The program fee for students who submit their applications after January 31, 2014 : 750 EUR
This fee will cover: Tuition including complete course reading materials, student’s handbook, maps, accommodation and two meals per day (breakfast and dinner), fieldtrips, and cultural and special events. Students are responsible for their own travel costs, lunches and other personal expenses. You can find more information about eating out in Prague in the Accommodation/Meals section of our web site. The individual deadlines for the receipt of payment will be stated in the official letter of acceptance.

Payment plans can be arranged. The final deadline for receiving payments is May 10, 2014.

In order to guarantee their participation in Summer School, students can also turn to their home institutions or local funding authorities. Most universities have scholarship funds to cover short summer courses connected to the student's fields of study and organized by the authorized educational institutions. It's also worth trying to apply for a €1000 Student Grant at www.student-grants.eu.
We do encourage students to search for outside funding to cover their programs fees and/or travel expenses. Students are encouraged to explore funding opportunities available through their home universities, non-governmental organizations and government sources, such as the Soros Foundation. Local businesses, corporations and employers are often a good source for additional scholarship help. We will be happy to provide accepted students with a letter of support for potential sponsors.

The 100% of the program fee excluding international transfer fees will be refunded for cancellations prior to June 10. After this date, the deductible 10% from the program fee will include the Hotel booking cancellation fee and administration fee. Cancellation five days prior to the program - the Hotel reservation costs will be deducted.

Organizer

Information & contacts

Ms Zuzana Zděnková
Program Coordinator
e-mail: zzdenkova@cpvp.cz

Ms Lucia Bugajova
Program Assistant
e-mail: lbugajova@cpvp.cz

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