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ACU Summer School 2020 in Ghana

Date: 02 - 10 Aug 2020

Location: University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Deadline: 12th January 2020


Join ACU in Ghana in August 2020 for a week of expert lectures by local and international speakers, social events, engaging and challenging group project work and networking opportunities.

By participating in the Summer School you will have the chance to immerse yourself in Ghanaian culture and history, and explore key locations with field trips related to the theme.




The Duration of the Summer School will be a form 02 – 10 Aug 2020. It’s a small and friendly event in which Around 40 Participants will be selected for this Program. The Undergraduates Students, Master’s and PhD students are eligible.


The Summer School is great because You will have the chance to explore Yourself in Ghanaian Culture and history and Explore key Locations with field trips related to the theme. This is one of the life-changing event.


The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is an international organisation dedicated to building a better world through higher education. International collaboration is central to this ambition: by bringing universities together from around the world – and crucially the people who study and work within them – the ACU helps to advance knowledge, promote understanding, broaden minds, and improve lives. The ACU champions higher education as a cornerstone of stronger societies, supporting its members, partners, and stakeholders as they adapt to a changing world.


Who can attend?

The summer school is open to both current postgraduate (Master’s and PhD) and final-year undergraduate students at both ACU member universities and non-member universities in Commonwealth countries


The event is multi-disciplinary: it is appropriate both for those studying fields related to migration, and students from other fields who are interested in how they can apply their discipline to the theme.


Students who have previously attended an ACU Summer School are not eligible to apply.


Registration fee

  • £400 for students from member universities

  • £500 for students from non-members

The registration fee covers full Summer School participation including field trips, guest house accommodation, most meals & airport pick-ups. It does not include flights or the cost of visas and vaccinations.


Applications close at 23:59 GMT on Sunday 12 January 2019. Applicants will be contacted by the end of March.

As part of the form, students are asked to attach an academic reference and complete a number of short supporting statements.


Funding

A limited number of bursaries are available for students from member universities. In order to apply for a bursary please complete the standard application form. There is an extra section of the form specifically for bursary applicants.


You should only apply for a bursary if you; a) are a student at an ACU member university; b) would otherwise be unable to attend the Summer School for financial reasons and; c) have never previously travelled outside your home region. The eligibility criteria about previous travel do not apply to Ghanaian students applying for bursaries.


International bursaries cover return flights from your home country, plus full Summer School participation including field trips, guest house accommodation, most meals & airport pick-ups. Local bursaries for Ghanaian participants cover full Summer School participation including field trips, most meals, and guest house accommodation if required.


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