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Call for Applications/Deadline: Intensive Summer Course on Migration and Refugee Studies in Greece

February 10th

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Group of children playing in front of torn nets and a green tent. Text saying: Intensive Summer Course on Migration and Refugee Studies in Greece.

Application Period: November 6, 2023 – February 10, 2024

Course Dates: July 5, 2024 – July 28, 2024

Open to:

  1. Sixteen Harvard participants: The following are eligible to apply: graduate students from any Harvard graduate school, doctoral candidates, college seniors. Harvard alumni (anyone who has graduated from Harvard University in the past).
  2. Sixteen Non-Harvard participants: The following are eligible to apply: doctoral, graduate or senior undergraduate students enrolled in any university across the world.

Cost of Participation for active Harvard Students: $3,850

Cost of Participation for Harvard Alumni: $3,950 (the additional amount reflects the cost of insurance that is provided for free to active Harvard students)

Location: Greece: Athens, Nafplio and Ancient Olympia, Lesvos

Application form for Harvard-affiliated applicants.

Application form for non-Harvard affiliated applicants.

Harvard FXB Scholarships: Harvard affiliates with a refugee background and with demonstrated financial need can apply for the Albina du Boisrouvray Scholarship offered by the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University. If you are eligible, please apply here.

About the Summer Course

The François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, in collaboration with the Refugee and Migration Studies Hub at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, and with the support of the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece and the U.S., is offering a three-week intensive, interdisciplinary course on migration and refugee studies. The course is designed to offer participants both conceptual and practical engagement with key issues related to contemporary forced migration.

The course will include lectures, seminars, interactive class sessions and fieldwork. It will be held in four sites – Athens, Ancient Olympia, Nafplio and Lesvos. Enrollment will be limited to 32 students (16 Harvard-affiliated participants and 16 participants from across the world). Expert lecturers will include leading scholars, politicians, leaders of international organizations, civil society organizations and migrant/refugee groups. The course will be taught in English and organized around a multidisciplinary, rights-based curriculum that draws on legal, medical, environmental and broader social science approaches to migration policy and practice.

Revisit the 2023 course through the eyes of some of the participants here.

Important Dates to Remember

  • November 6, 2023: Application process opens
  • February 10, 2024: Application process closes
  • March 1, 2024: Notification of successful applicants
  • March 15, 2024: Payment of $600 deposit to secure place in the program
  • April 15, 2024: Payment of full amount
  • July 4, 2024: Departure to Athens 

Need Additional Information?

For additional information on the program or application process, please contact Dr. Vasileia Digidiki at vdigidik@hsph.harvard.edu.

For more information, visit the course website here.


Date: February 10th
Calendars: Public Events, School-wide Events, University-wide Events
Event types: Trainings and Workshops


Applications are submitted virtually but the course itself will take place in person in Greece in July 2024.
Virtual In Person