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APPLY: The Association of Commonwealth University (ACU) Summer School 2020 for University Students from the Commonwealth – University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Application Deadline: 12 January 2020

Join us in Ghana in August 2020 for a week of expert lectures by local and international speakers, social events, engaging and challenging group project work and networking opportunities.

By participating in the Summer School you will have the chance to immerse yourself in Ghanaian culture and history, and explore key locations with field trips related to the theme.

The Summer School programme has been developed by senior University of Cape Coast subject specialists. It’s a small and friendly event which is capped at 40 participants.


The summer school is open to both current postgraduate (Master’s and PhD) and final-year undergraduate students at both ACU member universities and non-member universities in Commonwealth countries 

The event is multi-disciplinary: it is appropriate both for those studying fields related to migration, and students from other fields who are interested in how they can apply their discipline to the theme.

Students who have previously attended an ACU Summer School are not eligible to apply.

Registration fee

  • £400 for students from member universities
  • £500 for students from non-members

The registration fee covers full Summer School participation including field trips, guest house accommodation, most meals & airport pick-ups. It does not include flights or the cost of visas and vaccinations.


A limited number of bursaries are available for students from member universities. In order to apply for a bursary please complete the standard application form. There is an extra section of the form specifically for bursary applicants.

You should only apply for a bursary if you; a) are a student at an ACU member university; b) would otherwise be unable to attend the Summer School for financial reasons and; c) have never previously travelled outside your home region. The eligibility criteria about previous travel does not apply to Ghanaian students applying for bursaries.

International bursaries cover return flights from your home country, plus full Summer School participation including field trips, guest house accommodation, most meals & airport pick-ups. Local bursaries for Ghanaian participants cover full Summer School participation including field trips, most meals, and guest house accommodation if required.

Bursaries do not include the cost of visas and vaccinations.

How to apply

Complete the online application form

Applications close at 23:59 GMT on 12 January 2020 Applicants will be contacted by the end of March.

As part of the form, students are asked to attach an academic reference and complete a number of short supporting statements.

If you have a query which is not answered on this page, please email summer.school@acu.ac.uk

Apply Now for the ACU Summer School 2020

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the ACU Summer School 2020

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