7th Mitrovica Summer University (19.07-2.08.2013, Kosovo)
Scholarship / Financial aid: scholarships which cover accommodation, meals and travel costs
Date: 19th July – 2nd August, 2013
Deadline: 1st June 2013
Open to: international students
This summer, for the seventh time, the Mitrovica Summer University (MSU13) will be held from the 19th of July till the 2nd of August, 2013. We will provide 6 intensive courses followed with cultural excursions, a recreational programme, as well as public debates on prominent issues in society. We are inviting you to expand academic knowledge and skills in different fields of study, while enjoying an international atmosphere.
Brief information about the MSU13:
Each demand-driven course will be taught in English by a team consisting of an international teacher, local teacher and an assistant. After 10 teaching days, students will take the compulsory exam and get the opportunity to obtain an official Mitrovica Summer University Certificate rated with 3 to 4 ECTS credits.
The MSU13 programme offers 6 courses:
1. European human rights advocacy;
2. Information literacy tools in formal and informal education;
3. Entrepreneurship – from basics to innovation;
4. Cultural heritage and diversity;
5. Environmental protection and hazardous materials;
6. Cultural and national contacts in modern British-American Literature.
Lectures and classes are tuition free for all students. Participants who study in Mitrovica and in South East Europe countries (please refer to the MSU-13-Information-Guide-for-Participants to see which countries we have listed as SEE) can apply for a scholarship, which covers accommodation and food. In addition, they will receive a one-time stipend covering their travel costs. Students who study in Mitrovica and SEE countries have to pay a registration fee in the amount of 5 Euros. International students from Western Europe and beyond have to cover their travel’s costs, accommodation and food; however they will not be charged for the tuition fee, neither for registration fee. For these participants, accommodation and food is provided at a modest price (180 Euros in total) for the entire duration of the MSU.
Application and Selection Procedure:
The application form is now available. You can apply online here before the 1st of June (The MSU team may decide to extend the deadline. If
so, information will be posted on www.facebook.com/MSU2013>www.my-program.org and
www.facebook.com/MSU2013 .) In order to submit a successful application, it is genuinely advised to check out the selection criteria below:
1. Course relevance. Priority will be given to students who apply for a course which is relevant and in compliance to their home-university’s study programs.
2. English language proficiency. When applying, students will be asked to indicate the level of understanding of English. The working language at the MSU will be English; a good level of English is required.
3. Motivation letter.
Three criteria will be evaluated:
1 Your interest will be measured with every specified
extracurricular experience in relevant field, i.e. participation in activities or groups that are relevant to the chosen course subject, published essays etc.
2 Your expectations – What do you expect to gain from participating to the MSU13 programme?
3 Your contribution – What is the adding value to the learning process that you can offer?
Notification of Selection Outcome:
The selection results will be sent to all applicants by e-mail(Please, check the relevant dates in the MSU-13-Information-Guide-for-Participants. Depending on the number of applications received, the selection process may take longer than indicated. However, you will be timely informed about any changes via www.my-program.org and www.facebook.com/MSU2013). There are three types of possible outcomes: selected, waiting list or not selected and finally you will be informed about your status via email.
If you study in Mitrovica, beside above mentioned criteria, we will additionally evaluate your application on the basis of following information:
– English language test score
– General knowledge test score
– Success in studies (an average score)