Dear MiReKoc Summer School Lecturers, Participants and Applicants;

We hope this message finds you in good health. Amidst of this COVID19 crisis, we wish you physical and mental wellness, strength and patience.

We would like to inform you about the implications of the COVID19 pandemic for our MiReKoc International Summer School 2020 in collaboration with IMISCOE, on “Research Methods and Ethics in Migration Studies” which is scheduled for 6-17 July 2020 at Koç University Rumelifeneri Campus. Considering the rapid spread of COVID19 and evaluating the projections for the upcoming months, we have decided that the best way forward is to cancel our Summer School for these dates. We postpone it to a later date, however, unfortunately, we are not able to provide you a fixed date given the uncertainty of the circumstances.

We would like to thank to MiReKoc academics, Koç University’s administrative staff and IMISCOE training committee members, for the hard work they have already put into the preparation for the Summer School. We would also like to thank you for your interest and support. We will keep you informed on the developments, and we hope to see you among us on a postponed date. Please visit our Summer School Website to follow future developments on this issue.

Yours Sincerely,

MiReKoc Team


Please download and fill the MiReKoc Summer School Application Form 2020 and send the following documents as a single pdf file to and

– A current résumé

– Proof of English: Following are accepted

o TOEFL and/or IELTS scores

o BA, MA or PhD Diploma from an institution whose language of education is in English

o An official letter signed by a relevant authority stating that the language of education is English

o Publication or thesis in English language

– One reference letter from employer or professor: The letter can be submitted by the applicant or separately e-mailed by the referees

– Written work sample: Published or unpublished article, book chapter, thesis chapter and/or report preferably on a related migration topic, if applicable

– A statement of purpose/motivation letter:

o A paragraph on how you will benefit from this summer school. Please clearly indicate your specific developmental needs (e.g., publishing, reviewing, collaborative research, career issues, getting your first job, methods, etc.).

o If you will be applying for a full or a partial scholarship up to 30% based on financial hardships, another paragraph describing your fitness for scholarship.

– If you are interested in participating in the MiReKoc Academic Workshops, incorporating presentations by the researchers and discussion sessions with participants as well as renowned academics, please attach the following documents along with your application:

o Doctoral/academic program including:

 Affiliation

 Main area(s) of studies

 Name(s) of your supervisor(s)

 Stage of your PhD work

o Dissertation/on-going research summary: Description of your doctoral dissertation project (around 3 pages), including a title, a precise research question, theoretical framing, empirical research design and preliminary findings, and references. Your description should also clearly convey how data have been collected/analysed, and concisely indicate the academic field to which the thesis aims to contribute.


Deadline for application is midnight GMT on 20 April 2020. The results will be announced in mid-May.