***Due to Covid-19 precautions, this course may be arranged ONLINE instead of physical for the summer 2021. This will be confirmed in the spring semester depending on the situation of COVID-19 around the World.
The summer school is structured around three main methodological axes:
International migration has become a major political issue worldwide. This course presents an overview of the main issues raised by the cross-border movements of people. It will introduce students to current trends in migration flows, to the different types of human mobility and the dynamics behind them, and to governments’ responses to the social, political and legal challenges raised by international migration. The course material is organized to reflect on the social issues such as social mobility, poverty, gender, inequality and citizenship as they relate to different types of international mobility. Particularly, we will look at changing trends in global mobility, at theories explaining international mobility, forced migration, migrant integration; the impact of migration in sending and receiving societies, the basic methods used for analyzing migration related issues. This course will not only seek to learn from, but also to evaluate, critique, and expand existing methods. In addition, students will have the opportunity to develop their own professional thinking in this field.
Taking the recent mass refugee movement as the case study, this course aims to offer participants an understanding of the complex and varied nature of global migration in general and forced migration in specific and their centrality to global, regional and national processes of political, social and economic change and of the needs of displaced people themselves.
For face to face syllabus, please click here.
For online syllabus, please click here.
On completion participants will:
You will earn 6 ECTS credits and be given a certificate of participation at the end of the course.
Program dates: June 28 – July 16, 2021
Check-in to dorms: June 27, 2021
Orientation on Campus: June 28, 2021
Course dates: June 28 – July 16, 2021
Check-out from dorms: July 17, 2021 OR July 18, 2021
The program fee: 1390 USD
*Excludes accommodation on campus, meals and other miscellaneous expenses.
**Students coming from partner institutions of Koç University will get 15% discount on the tuition.
***Study abroad with your peers! Bring two friends with you, get one slot tuition-free!
Dorm accommodation in single rooms with shared bathroom:
20 nights: 500 USD
21 nights: 525 USD
Accommodation on campus is recommended, but optional.
For more information on the campus, please click here.
NAME OF THE BANK: YAPI KREDİ BANKASI
NAME OF THE BRANCH: KOÇ UNIVERSITY BRANCH
RECIPIENT’S NAME: KOÇ UNIVERSITY
SWIFT CODE: YAPITRIS
ACCOUNT NO: 00540749
IBAN CODE: TR500006701000000000540749
The program offers merit-based scholarships.
For living expenses in Istanbul, please click here.
Student meal menu (4 items) at Koç University Dining Hall: Around 15 – 20 TL
IETT Bus (KU Campus – Sarıyer): 3.50 TL
Dolmuş (KU Campus-Sarıyer): 3.25 TL
Dolmuş (Sarıyer – Beşiktaş): 3.95 TL
Taxi (Taksim-Campus): 100 TL
International students will be responsible for the following expenses:
Flights to and from Istanbul, health and travel insurance, meals, and any miscellaneous expenses.Please note that all students must have health insurance which covers them overseas.
Applicant’s placement in the dorms will be secured only after the full payment has been made. Once you make the payment, the dorm fee will NOT be reimbursed in case you change your mind. The dorm fee will be reimbursed to you only if Koç University cancels the program. If you will not stay in the dorms, please indicate that in the application form.
Full refund of the tuition fee until May 28, 2021
Half refund of the tuition fee between May 28 – June 4, 2021
Cancellations after June 4 will result in no refund.
To apply, students are required to submit:
If you have any problems with creating an application, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline: April 16, 2021