Application form: Basel Summer School in African Studies 2017

Before applying, please read through the call document carefully.


The summer school is open for PhD students enrolled in Switzerland and abroad. We encourage the application of PhD students enrolled at African institutions.

The application for participation in the Summer School is tied to the submission of a paper to the 7th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS). Only applicants who submit a paper to be presented at the ECAS will be considered for the Summer School.

Practical information

The fee for participation is CHF 300. It includes snacks and lunch at the course days and participation in the accompanying social programme.

The fee for participation in the ECAS is not included.

Accommodation is not included; rooms are available for CHF 85.- per night.

PhD students enrolled at African Universities have the possibility to apply for funding for travel and accommodation as well as a fee waiver. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis. Please indicate in the form below whether you wish to apply for funding.

Application proceedure

Applicants must submit a paper to be presented at the ECAS 2017.

Participants will be selected on the strength and merits of a five-page application in which they explain
(a) what they are working on, and
(b) how their work relates to the topic of the Summer School.

In addition, applications should include a CV of the applicant and be supported by two letters of recommendation.

The deadline for application is 19 January 2017

Application form



University of Basel
Centre for African Studies
Rheinsprung 21
CH-4051 Basel
Tel.: +41 (0)61 207 34 82