Friday, February 19, 2016

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Deadline:  rolling basis
Open to: graduate or postgraduate student or a young professional from any social science field of study or related disciplines
Venue: 25 July – 5 August 2016 in Oslo, Norway


The Oslo Summer School in Comparative Social Science Studies provides several PhD research courses that aim to cover all of the academic disciplines within the social sciences. Oslo Summer School in Comparative Social Science Studies consists of several short and intensive one-week postgraduate research courses at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway. Oslo Summer School in Comparative Social Science Studies was initiated by Professor Fredrik Engelstad in 1992 in order to further international contact among students and researchers working within comparative social science. The first summer school session was held in the summer of 1993, and in the summer of 2016 it will be arranged for the 24th time.
The Main Objectives of the Oslo Summer School is
  • to provide advanced training for young European researchers at the post-graduate and post-doctoral level
  • to offer Ph.D.-courses at the highest international level, drawing on top-ranking experts, whether they be Europeans or from other parts of the world
  • to cover all of the social sciences, and to encourage interdisciplinary approaches
  • to inspire young researchers to take up comparative projects at as early a point as possible in their careers
  • to contribute to denser networks between European social scientists and research institutions working with various types of comparative social science


In order to register for the Summer School, you must fulfill these requirements:
  • You are a graduate or postgraduate student or a young professional from any social science field of study or related disciplines
  • You are proficient in English
The main target group is doctoral students with an interest in comparative and methodological social science. In addition, researchers, research scholars and MA students aiming at an advanced level are welcome to apply.
The priority regarding admission will always be on those doctoral students attached to any organized research training programme, and who are willing to write an essay in order to obtain ECTS credits.


Participation fee
Any travel expenses and accommodation costs must be paid for by the participants themselves.
– The participation fee for one course is NOK 3500,- (approx 380 EUR, approx 265 GBP, approx 405 USD).
– The fee for two courses is NOK 6000,- (approx 650 EUR, approx. 455 GBP, approx 693 USD).
NOTE: The currency is converted into EUR, GBP & USD on November 19, 2015. Minor changes may have occured since then.
The participation fee includes
  • Parts of the required readings printed and sent to you in advance of the course.
  • Daily lunch during the course week.
  • Some social arrangements after class sessions.
  • Partial covering of expenses towards administration and honorarium for lecturers.


Application procedures for Oslo Summer School consist of 3 parts:
2. A letter of recommendation (from your educational and/or research institution)
3. A statement of motivation / statement of purpose (max 1 page)
Note! Admission is granted on a rolling basis and applying early is to your advantage.
Those who applies early and with satisfying formal qualifications found to be in order, have the benefit of being offered a place in our courses before those applying later in the spring.
In order to apply, register HERE.
If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to: