FAQ

This page answers the most frequently asked questions about the Engaging Conflict Summer School programme.

Should you fail to find an answer to your question in this page, please contact our office (see details in the “Contact us” section of this website).

Who can apply for the Summer School?
What is the closing date for applications?
When will application results come out?
Are scholarships available?
Who organizes the Summer School?
What themes are treated in the programme? And who are the lecturers?
When is the School held?
What is the venue hosting the School?
What are lecture times?
What expenses should I expect in order to participate?
How can I apply?
Can I get some sort of official certification when I complete the course?

 

Who can apply for the Summer School?

Any professional or student who is in possession of the required qualifications. These are a Bachelor honours degree at 1st or 2:1 level (or an equivalent European title, such as the laurea triennale for Italian students with a minimum grade of 100/110 if not enrolled in a postgraduate program) and good command of the English language. Undergraduate students (i.e. students who will not have a degree at the start of the School) who are enrolled in a international relations/security studies programme are also encouraged to apply, provided that they have completed at least one year of their program.

Special attention will be devoted to those applicants who can demonstrate their proficiency in English by means of an international qualification. Though this is not a mandatory requirement, an ideal proof would be a minimum TOEFL score of 620 (paper-based test) or 250 (computer-based test), or 100 (Internet test), or IELTS 7.0 or their equivalent (e.g. the Cambridge Advanced or CPE Certificate). Previous studying experience abroad will also be taken into consideration.

 The compulsory requirements must be met by Sunday 29 April 2018.

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What is the closing date for applications?

Candidates may apply until Sunday 29 April 2018, 12 pm Rome time. Late applications will not be considered.

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When will application results come out?

The selection procedure will be carried out by a Committee of scholars who will address every application cleared by the Engaging Conflict office. All complete applications reaching Engaging Conflict by Sunday 29 April 2018, 12 pm (Rome time), will be evaluated by Monday 7 May and official confirmations will be sent individually immediately thereafter.

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Are scholarships available?

Yes, three different kind of scholarships are available.

Two ZEROTASSE scholarships, covering tuition fees entirely. These scholarships may be applied for by all School participants who are currently students (i.e. undergraduates who will not have completed their international relations/security studies degree at the beginning of the School, or applicants who either are studying at the postgraduate level or will be doing so in the 2018-19 academic year) or by former students that have graduated not earlier than 1 September 2017 and that do not have an independent source of revenue.

Two ONCAMPUS scholarships, covering living expenses in Torino. These scholarships may be applied for by current students (i.e. undergraduates who will not have completed their international relations/security studies degree at the time of the School, or applicants who either are studying at the postgraduate level or will be doing so in the 2018-19 academic year) or by former students that have graduated not earlier than 1 September 2017 and that do not have an independent source of revenue. Applicants must not be resident in either the city of Torino or its province.

Three FREETORINO scholarships, covering both tuition fees and living expenses in Torino. These scholarships may be applied for by current students (i.e. undergraduates who will not have completed their international relations/security studies degree at the time of the School, or applicants who either are studying at the postgraduate level or will be doing so in the 2018-19 academic year) or by former students that have graduated not earlier than 1 September 2017 and that do not have an independent source of revenue. Applicants must not be resident in Italy.

Those who are awarded ONCAMPUS or FREETORINO scholarships will be lodged at one of Torino’s student halls from Sunday 1 July to Sunday 15 July 2018. A single or double (depending on availability) en-suite room and one meal per day (dinner) will be provided.

See the “Fees and scholarships” section of this website for further information on how to apply for a scholarship.

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Who organizes the Summer School?

The Summer School is organized by T.wai – Torino World Affairs Institute in partnership with the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society, University of Turin. T.wai, whose mission is to strengthen research and contribute to advanced programs in the field of International Relations and Security Studies, has signed a specific agreement with the Department to this purpose. The two institutions have jointly named Stefano Ruzza, Assistant Professor (University of Turin) and Head of Research (T.wai), in the capacity of School Director.

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What themes are treated in the programme? And who are the lecturers?

The courses (4 to 14 hours) taught at the School range from theoretical and conceptual approaches to conflict and violence to mediation and third-party participatory processes. This variety is designed to provide the students with a critical and multi-disciplinary understanding of conflict, starting with a broad approach and moving toward more specific yet salient topics. The program is a learning experience made unique by the diverse mix of participants and instructors, drawn from the best universities and training institutions in the world. Lecturers are world-class experts in their chosen fields and are committed to providing scientifically rigorous classes while addressing key themes of contemporary relevance. All Summer School participants are considered part of the wider Torino University community and are afforded the same rights and privileges as regular students. The atmosphere around campus is convivial and interactive, making it easy to develop friendships which last well beyond the program’s conclusion.

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When is the School held?

Induction will take place at 8.30 am on Monday 2 July 2018. The last class activities and farewell will be on Friday 13 July 2018.

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Where is the venue hosting the School?

Most lectures will be held in the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society at the following address: Campus Luigi Einaudi (CLE), Lungodora Siena 100/a, 3rd floor (see map). Special activities taking place elsewhere in Torino or outside town will be notified on Monday 2 July, during induction.

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What are lecture times?

Lectures are held Monday-Friday from 9 am to 4.15 pm. Students may want to use classroom up until 6 pm for self-managed activities and group study. A lunch break is scheduled between 1 and 2.30 pm.

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What expenses should I expect in order to participate?

Tuition fees are 650€ (VAT included). Engaging Conflict staff can help you with reservations and info on how to save money for meals and transport. For these logistical reasons too it is best to apply as soon as possible. More information can be found in the “Living in Torino” section of this website.

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How can I apply?

Just follow the procedure by clicking on the “Application Procedure” section of this website.

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Can I get some sort of official certification when I complete the course?

Participants who successfully complete the School (i.e. participate to a minimum of 51 hours of lectures/seminars and pass the final test) are awarded an official certification jointly released by the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society, University of Torino and T.wai. Such certificate will indicate the title of the School, the sessions attended and successful completion of the School. The Scienze Internazionali MA recognizes 6 credits (for “Altre attività”) to students successfully completing the program. The School staff will be open to consider specific requirements of other universities and provide the required documentation in order to allow the students to obtain recognition for this activity.

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