International Online Schools in Forced Migration


South East



Type of opportunity

Other Types

Closed for 2024
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Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford

About this opportunity

The University of Oxford’s renowned International School in Forced Migration will be held virtually twice this year, on 27-31 March 2023 and 10-14 July 2023.
Note: An in-person school will take place in Oxford on 2-8 July 2023. For more information about the in-person school, see here: Summer School Overview

The RSC’s International Online School offers an intensive, interdisciplinary and participative approach to the study of forced migration that enables people working with refugees and other
forced migrants to reflect critically on the forces and institutions that dominate the worlds of displaced people. The course combines Oxford’s tradition of academic excellence with a stimulating discussion-based method of teaching, learning and reflection.

The International Online School is principally designed for policymakers and practitioners working on refugee protection and related issues, normally with several (usually at least five) years of work experience. Participants typically include staff of the main refugee, migration and humanitarian international organisations; staff from refugee, human rights and humanitarian NGOs; and government officials working on refugee protection and related issues. Those from refugee backgrounds who work for refugee advocacy and community groups are particularly welcome.

There is a number of fully funded places to refugees and others with lived experience of forced displacement.

Level of Study

  • Other Levels

Other levels of study

Advanced short academic and research training (Summer School).

The course is not accredited. Those who complete the course will be awarded a digital certificate of participation which is signed by the School’s Co-Directors Professor Matthew Gibney and Professor Catherine Briddick. Physical certificates can be requested.


Asylum seeker, Refugee status, Humanitarian protection, Temporary refugee permission, Limited or Discretionary Leave to Remain (private/family life), Indefinite Leave to Remain, Ukraine schemes, British National (Overseas), Other forms of sanctuary (including Calais Leave, Section 67 Leave, UASC leave and Stateless Leave), Other

Additional notes about eligibility criteria

Applicants for the Schools should have:

  1. experience in working with, or on issues related to, refugees or other forced migrants;
  2. a first degree (a bachelor’s or master’s degree);
  3. proficiency in the English language.

What is included in this opportunity?

  • Full bursary (study costs and full living costs)
  • Study costs (books, travel, etc.)

Additional notes about support provided

For the Online School, you will have access to online materials, videos and content, as well as to daily, live seminars, break-out sessions and the Online School’s extra-curricular events. There will be 1:1 support and tutoring.

Types of study available

  • Online

Additional details about application process

To learn more about the application process, please see this page: International- summer-school

Is this opportunity available for individuals outside of the UK?


For further questions contact the scholarship provider