Join us 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 Summer School programme has been developed by senior University of Cape Coast subject specialists. It's a small and friendly event which is capped at 40 participants.
Students often tell us they find participating in the Summer School to be a life-changing event. You can watch the video from Summer School 2019 below.
Who can attend?
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.
- £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.
How to apply
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.
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 does 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.
Bursaries do not include the cost of visas and vaccinations.
Visas and vaccinations
If your nationality is NOT listed as being exempt from visa requirements on the website of the Ghana Immigration Service, you will require a visa to enter Ghana. Please do not make any visa arrangements until you have been informed that your application has been successful.
All travellers require a yellow fever vaccination certificate in order to enter Ghana. You can check the Fit for Travel website for other Ghana-specific health and vaccination information, and should see a doctor to seek information on required vaccinations and other health requirements before you travel.
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ACU Summer School 2019 in Mauritius was my first summer school experience and the interactions with other participants, the knowledge gained and the beautiful venue will stay with me forever.
Tanmay – Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India