PRIO's International Summer School 2023. Photo: PRIO / Georgina Berry
PRIO's International Summer School 2023. Photo: PRIO / Georgina Berry

PRIO's International Summer School (ISS) is now opening for applications with deadline 15 February (scholarship application) and 1 March (self-financed).

The ISS at the University of Oslo is an academic centre for learning in an international context and a forum for fostering intercultural understanding. The peace research course has been part of the University of Oslo International Summer School since 1969. The course runs from 24 June to 2 August 2024.

PRIO is responsible for the academic syllabus, as well as for teaching and other practical matters. PRIO collaborates with ISS on the peace research course, which provides a general introduction to the field of peace studies, combined with a more focused study of selected areas and themes. The course analyzes violent conflict with a view toward conflict management and resolution. Students learn about the major theoretical and methodological issues within peace research, both as an academic and as an applied research field.

Application deadlines

  • Scholarship application deadline: 15 February
  • Self-financed application deadline: 1 March

Admission is highly competitive, and applicants are required to hold a bachelor’s degree or higher and have a demonstrated interest in peace and conflict issues. Students come from a wide array of countries across the globe and have various backgrounds and experiences. Many are from the field of political and social sciences, and others have a more practical experience in the aid industry.

You can read more about the previous years' course here.

To find out more about the application process, visit the International Summer School website by clicking here.

We are looking forward to welcoming students in Oslo and at PRIO!