International Summer School
Erasmus Intensive Programme


Theme 2012:
Borders Of Europe: The Old and New Europe

Hosting institution:
Masaryk University, Brno

Local Organizing Committee

Academic Director:
Katerina Uhlirova


Project Coordinator:
Eva Koleckova


General information

Target group

  A maximum of 60 students from the Utrecht Network partners (European and associated members from overseas) will be selected to participate in the summer school.  The main target group is advanced undergraduates, irrespective of their study background though some affinity with the subject is recommended.  Student representatives or those having leading positions in student councils will have some priority.  Major selection criteria include maturity, motivation and the potential benefits from the programme. Participants will be selected through an admission procedure, with decisions taken in April 2011.

Nature of the teaching

The School is distinctive in being taught by a multinational, multidisciplinary team of teachers from across Europe. The School emphasises team teaching, student participation in small workshop settings, dialogue with local actors and study visits.

Working language and language proficiency

The working language of the Summer school is English.  In order to assure active participation of all students, a good command of English in all its aspects (spoken, written and comprehension) is a prerequisite.


No tuition fee is charged for participation in this Utrecht Network Summer School.  The student participants must however contribute towards the cost of the programme. The contribution for the 13-day-residential stay including accommodation, full board (except Saturday and Sunday), course materials, cultural programme and excursion amounts to 600 €. 

Students from the Host University pay a non-residential rate as they do not require accommodation.

Utrecht Network member universities have been encouraged to contribute towards these costs by making an extra student grant available. Students are requested to contact the international relations office of their university in order to apply for this scholarship where possible.