Helsinki Summer School. Three-week academic event organised every August by the universities in Helsinki Metropolitan area. The courses are intended for advanced Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and PhD students that have completed at least two years of university studies. Open to students from all over the world, and each year there are participants from over 60 different countries. The multidisciplinary courses, all of which are taught in English, aim at stimulating thought and intellectual development in an open and diverse environment. A limited number of full or partial scholarships are available. A full scholarship covers the registration fee, the course fee, and accommodation. It is not payable in cash and covers neither transportation nor living expenses (board). A partial scholarship covers the registration fee and the course fee, but not accommodation. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance, personal achievement and financial need.
Intensive Courses in Human Rights Law. The Institute for Human Rights organizes intensive (one-two weeks) human rights law courses, which are taught by internationally renowned human rights experts. The Advanced Course on the International Protection of Human Rights is the intensive course with the longest tradition. The topic of these thematic courses varies from one year to another. For some of the courses, limited number of scholarships are offered for participants from Africa, Latin America and South and South-East Asia.
The Bergen Summer Research School. The BSRS is able to offer a limited number of scholarships to students and junior faculty in the global south. The scholarships are prioritised for PhD students according to scientific qualifications. The objectives of the summer school are: to offer high quality disciplinary, inter-disciplinary and problem-oriented research-based education to a broad audience of doctoral students and junior researchers from all areas of the world; to form an international platform for discussion and dissemination of new perspectives on key global challenges. The first four editions of the BSRS have been dedicated to the following themes: Global Poverty (2008); Climate, Environment and Energy (2009); Global Health (2010); Norms, Values, Language and Culture (2011). Three kinds of grants are available: 1) Waivering of tuition fee; 2) Food and accommodation; local transport in the Bergen area; grants covering costs of hotel accommodation (shared double rooms) and food (breakfasts, lunches, dinners, etc.) for the duration of the Research School, local transport in the Bergen area; 3) Travel grants - grants covering the costs of air tickets to Bergen t/r, visa and obligatory travel insurance.