Arqus offers 5 tuition waivers for the MISSCHO international summer school

Poster of the activity

From 13th to 16th September, the Institute for Migration Research of the University of Granada holds the Migration Studies PhD Summer School on the topic "Migration Studies in COVID times: Reshaping research and political agendas”. The school will take place in Spanish and offers 5 tuition waivers for Arqus students.

The aim of this Migration Studies PhD Summer School is to provide an intensive program that enhances the research exchanges among the group of universities participating while thinking about the changes in mobility and communities we are experiencing.

This aims at the following subjects:

1. How the worldwide health situation has affected mobilities in Europe and the way researchers focus on the subject.
2. How research is reshaping its way of approaching migration issues in the Euro Mediterranean system.
3. How the public actors are responding to new demands and setting up new agendas.

Considering the different topics that the PhD students are developing in their studies, the common concern on methodologies, categories and approaches of analysis will be the main instrumental focus. Therefore, it will be required that students work in teams and create presentations while adapting their research projects to the changes that happened since the pandemic was declared.

A multidisciplinary approach

The Migration Studies Ph.D. Summer School offers a multi-disciplinary and international approach on migration studies. By nature, the Ph.D. programme on Migration Studies presents a multidisciplinary design with four lines of research in which the candidates are inserted:

    1. Social psychology analysis of migration
    2. Cultural and gender analysis
    3. Legal and socio-political analysis of migration: Welfare State and management of diversity
    4. Globalization and human mobility: migration and labour market

This is “one of a kind” programme in Spain involves more than 60 teaching researchers, from different fields (Political Science, Sociology, Law, Geography, History, Economics, Anthropology, among others) working on migration issues as main area of expertise.

The program includes a range of academic activities such as: lectures (opening and closing lectures), academic and social roundtables, a documentary screening as well as PhD. workshops.

Learning modalities

    A) Blended learning modality for teachers and students on Granada campus, and others out campus participating on line.
    B) Online modality (100%): in case the in-site activities were not allowed by the pandemic situation.

Who can apply?

Among 20-25 outstanding Ph.D. students will be admitted. PhD. students in the early stage of their PhDs, who are still designing or have recently submitted their research proposal.

Our estimation is at least the 75% of enrolments will come from universities abroad, bearing in mind that the scientific committee members belong to universities in Italy, Germany and Tunisia and they have already candidates interested in this summer school. In order to obtain a certification, students should attend and participate in (at least) the 80% of the activities developed.

Key dates

We will be accepting applications until September 6th, 2021. It closes at midnight (CET). Acceptance and further steps will be notified the September 8th, 2021.

Applicants must pay the registration fee by the September 13th, 2021.


We firmly believe in the right to equal education; therefore, just a symbolic tuition fee will be required. The tuition fee for the program is 100€ (the fee covers a welcome kit with all course material).

Tuition waiver

5 PhD students from Arqus universities will benefit from the tuition waiver.

How to apply

You must fill out the MISSCHO 2021 Application Form and provide all documents as requested on the brochure. Documents must be sent to: (Subject: SUBMISSION MIGRATION STUDIES PhD SUMMER SCHOOL).

More information on the UGR website.