Frequently asked questions

I am not a political science student / expert. Can I still participate in the summer school?

The summer school is open to all those interested in methodology in social sciences.

I am an undergraduate student. Can I participate?

This course is developed for graduate students and academics in political science. Still, there can be exceptions made for undergraduate students on the basis of transcripts and motivation letters. If you are an undergraduate student and wish to participate to our summer method school, please send your transcript and motivation letter explaining why you wish to participate to this course. Both documents should be sent to

Will the Summer School offer course completion certificates to participants?

Yes, participants will be given a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

Is there a possibility for the department (or Faculty/or University) to grant ECTS credits?

Yes. The sending institution can decide to count the course taken at IPSA Summer School within their curriculum. Recognizing credits for each course is fully at the discretion of the sending institution. Upon request by the sending institution, local organizers will provide them with details on the prerequisites for successfully completing the course (including assignments and number of hours). At the wish of the participants, a written exam, prepared and graded by the instructor, can be administered at the end of the course.

Is there any specific currency that I need to pay in?

Turkish participants pay in Turkish Liras. International participants pay in US Dollars.

Is it possible to get funding for personal expenses or a tuition fee waiver?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer funding for participants. Some of our participants had received funds from their department and/or Erasmus Offices in their institutions.

Can I get a refund of my registration fee in the case of an unexpected situation?

Yes, participants will be refunded. However, a 10% administrative fee will be charged in case of a cancellation.

Are there any scholarships or tuition - waivers are available in the program?

Unfortunately, no scholarships or tuition - waivers are available in the program.

How many participants will be in each course?

Each course will have minumum of 14 and maximum of 20 participants.

What will happen if I cannot be placed in my selected course?

You will be placed in your 2nd or 3rd preferences. Course allocations are done on a first come, first served basis. I total refund will be the case if you cannot be placed in any of the 3 courses you selected.

I have a different question / comment. How can a contact you?

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