FAQs

Find answers to some frequently asked questions on the International School on Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies.

WHEN DOES THE SUMMER SCHOOL TAKE PLACE?

The Summer School is a 4 week intensive course that takes place from the 1st to the 29th of June 2018. The course is a blended course with the first 2 weeks online and the second 2 weeks in person, with a final assignment submitted in July.

WHERE DOES IT TAKE PLACE?

The ISGBViE summer school is a blended course, with a 2 week online component from the 1st to the 17th of June via an e-learning platform. The second 2 weeks are the in-person component from the 18th to the 29th of June at the University College Dublin Campus, Belfield, Dublin, Ireland.

HOW MANY CREDITS IS THE COURSE WORTH?

The course is worth 10 ECTS.

HOW WILL THE COURSE BE STRUCTURED?

The course is structured with an online and in person component. The online component includes video presentations, reflective learning and two virtual classroom sessions. The in-person component includes lectures and interactive and practical group work activities.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Applications are on a rolling basis until the 30th of April and, as the Summer School is expected to be highly sought after, we strongly recommend that you apply early.  We cannot guarantee that there will still be places available by or on the fees deadline date.

 The application deadline is 30 April 2018.

 The payment deadline date is the 10 May 2018.

 We advise confirming your place as soon as possible.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE CONFIRMATION OF MY APPLICATION?

We will begin to process your application as soon as we receive it. You will receive an automated notification once the application has been submitted and our administrative staff will follow up regarding any additional requirements to process your application, if required.

We hope to provide feedback on applications and inform successful candidates of their selection for the course in early May 2018.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The course tuition fee is €1000.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE FEES?

The course fees include tuition, access to the online e-learning portal and learning materials, and assessment fees. In addition to this the summer school will provide certification for your attendance and for successful course completion. Please note: the course fees do not include, for example, accommodation, food or travel costs.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

Applicants should hold a minimum of an upper second class degree, or international equivalent, in a cognate subject. Prior experiential learning will also be considered.

– Applicants must be proficient in the English language.

– Practical experience in the area of gender-based violence, humanitarian action and / or development is valued.

– Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency. As a guide, foreign-language English speakers should be able to obtain a score of 7.00 in ELTS/IELTS or 570 in TOEFL.

DO I NEED TO ARRANGE MY OWN ACCOMMODATION?

Yes, you will have to arrange your own accommodation. Advice on accommodation can be requested via the email isgbvie@ucd.ie.  We strongly recommend booking accommodation early as accommodation can book up quickly in Dublin in June. There are a limited number of on-campus rooms that may be available to Summer School Students, on a first-come first-served basis, interested participants are encouraged to contact isgbvie@ucd.ie for further details.

DO I NEED A VISA TO COME TO IRELAND?

Please check if you need a visa for Ireland on the website of the Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service. 

If you have successfully secured a place on the course and require a specific visa letter to take to an Irish embassy in your respective country, please contact isgbvie@ucd.ie