Oslo Summer School in Comparative Social Science Studies - Application

Application for Oslo Summer School consist of 3 parts:

1. Online application form - Opens 1st February 2019

2. A letter of recommendation from your educational and/or research institution.

3. A statement of motivation / statement of purpose (max 1 page)

Application deadline: Admission is granted on a rolling basis and applying early is to your advantage.

Those who apply early and with satisfying formal qualifications found to be in order, have the benefit of being offered a place in our courses before those applying later in the spring. 

Eligibility requirements

In order to register for the Summer School, you must fulfill these requirements:

  • You are a graduate or postgraduate student or a young professional from any social science field of study or related disciplines
  • You are proficient in English

Application deadline

We do not operate with any exact deadline for applications. Once you have submitted the 3 required parts of the application documents, we will inform you whether we have a place available for you - or if any additional documentation is needed in order to process your application.

1. Application form

The Oslo Summer School require a completed application form. When filling in the application form, please be specific but short regarding academic interests and title of (any) current research project, as well as making sure you fill in your correct personal details, and particularly your correct e-mail address.

Your full name should be included in the application form (as stated in your passport).

2. Letter of recommendation in support of your application

It is important that a letter of recommendation from your educational and/or research institution is sent to the Oslo Summer School to support your application. This letter may be written by your PhD supervisor or any other at your institution/workplace who is well informed about your academic research project and your academic background.

The letter should state current academic degree(s) held, your research interests, any current research projects you are working on, as well as any other relevant information regarding your application.

A scanned copy of the original with signature is accepted, and must be uploaded along with your application.

3. Statement of motivation / purpose

In addition we require a statement of motivation, a brief note of 1/2 to max 1 page were you briefly inform us the following:

  • Briefly describe your current research and/or study project in a few sentences.
  • In what respect will your chosen PhD course(s) relate or apply to your current research and/or study project?

Note: The statement of motivation / purpose also serves as brief description of your research/study project, and will be distributed both to the lecturer as well as the fellow students in the class.

You should write this statement as if you were writing to your fellow students in the course and for the lecturer. Prepare the text in ordinary plain text either in Word or Rtf-format [ not Pdf ], with 1,5 line spacing. Please do not use italics, emphasis or other formats that will make it difficult to combine these statement papers into a single document. Kindly upload your statement along with the application.

Target groups

The main target group is doctoral students with an interest in comparative and methodological social science. In addition, researchers, research scholars and MA students aiming at an advanced level are welcome to apply.

The priority regarding admission will always be on those doctoral students attached to any organized research training programme, and who are willing to write an essay in order to obtain ECTS credits.

Read more about assignments and ECTS credits here.

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Published Oct. 4, 2010 3:37 PM - Last modified Dec. 18, 2018 7:53 AM