TOAfrica 2021: Apply for the Summer School!
The TOAfrica summer school offers Master’s students and professionals an introductory framework to the African continent with particular attention to the Sub-Saharan regions, that in recent years have undergone impressive changes: demographic and economic growth, fast urbanization, internal and external mobility, the development of digital technologies, artistic creativity, social, cultural and religious transformations, but also conflicts and environmental, health and political crises. A new landscape which has repositioned the continent in the global perspective, generating interest in international observers and investors.
The program, entirely offered in English, is organized by the Africanistic section of the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society (CPS Africa) of the University of Turin and the Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai), in collaboration with with the Nordic Africa Institute (Uppsala, Sweden) and the Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda), one of the most renowned academic institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa and with whom UniTo has been conducting an Erasmus Partner Countries Program for the last four years.
Applications are welcome from:
• students at Master and PhD level (though applications from students at Bachelor level will be considered). Student status will be extended to applicants who graduated in December 2020 or later and who are not currently employed full-time;
• professionals and researchers.
showing strong interest in the TOAfrica Summer School program and with a good knowledge of English thanks to study, volunteering, working or any other relevant experience.
Although not mandatory, the possession of a Bachelor’s degree - such as the laurea triennale for Italian students – and a verifiable professional experience in the world of international cooperation, development or in a field related to the topics covered by the program, will both be considered as a bonus during the selection process. Similarly, a language certification is not required, but certifications of level B2 and above will be taken into consideration.
Applications open on the 29th March. Those interested into a scholarship must apply by the 10th May, while the general deadline for all application is set on the 20th May 2021 (11:59 PM, Italian time). Early applications are strongly encouraged.
• 29th March 2021 - Applications open.
• 10th May 2021 - Deadline for scholarships' applications.
• 20th May 2021 - Deadline for all applications.