Winter School 2019

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 31 December 2018 till 23:59 (local time)

Working language: English

Date: 12-21February 2019



Baku International Multiculturalism Centre launches the next International Winter School – 2019 for students and researchers who are interested in enhancing and deepening their knowledge on Azerbaijani multiculturalism. The Winter School program provides a great opportunity to explore new topics regarding Azerbaijani multiculturalism and benefit from Azerbaijani experience to make a progress in the study of multiculturalism in general.

What are the goals of the Winter School?

The Winter School aims to bring together students who have passed the course “Azerbaijani multiculturalism” at their respective universities. Along with the interactive lectures on different aspects of Azerbaijani multiculturalism, the participants will be given an opportunity to experience the realities of Azerbaijan while having chance to travel to regions, where they can explore customs and traditions of different ethnic and religious groups. In general, we can identify the following main goals of the course:

-providing theoretical and practical knowledge about Azerbaijani multiculturalism;

-raising awareness about the university course “Azerbaijani multiculturalism”;

-bringing together all students and researchers who are scholarly and practically interested in multiculturalism.

The course of “Azerbaijani multiculturalism” has already been delivered at the following universities around the world:

Sapienza University in Rome – İtaly

Wroclaw University – Poland

Charles University in Prague – The Czech Republic

University of Educational Sciences – Lithuania

Ural Federal University – Russia

Sofia University – Bulgaria

Tbilisi State University – Georgia

Belarus State University – Belarus

Fribourg University – Switzerland

Poltava University of Economics and Trade – Ukraine

Erciyes University – Turkey

Lusofona University of Humanities and Technologies – Portugal

Augsburg University – Germany

University of Wurzburg – Germany

University of Malmo – Sweden

Gadjah Mada University – Indonesia

Sri Sri University – India

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi – Romania

How will you benefit from the Winter School?

While getting knowledge about Azerbaijani multiculturalism, students will also obtain practical experience which can help them to understand better some key points in the study of Azerbaijani multiculturalism. Winter School also provides students with the unique opportunity to collect useful materials regarding Azerbaijani history, culture and ethnography. In addition, participants will be offered such activities as sports, sightseeing and leisure.

Students are expected to share their experience gained during the Winter School with the students of their universities and other universities in their countries and abroad.

Participants who will successfully complete the program receive certificates at the end of the Winter School

Who can apply?

Undergraduate, graduate and PhD students aged 18-35, academically motivated, fluent in English, who are willing to broaden their knowledge and are eager to learn the model of Azerbaijani multiculturalism.

IMPORTANT: All students are eligible to participate in the Winter School but the preference will be given to those who have attended the “Azerbaijani Multiculturalism” course.


The main criterion for selection is the applicant’s success in writing an essay (not less than 400 words)

We offer the following topics for applicants’ own choice:

Sources of Azerbaijani multiculturalism

Azerbaijani model of multiculturalism in comparison with other models in the world

Ethnic diversity in Azerbaijan

How Azerbaijani multiculturalism is viewed from your country

Religious diversity in Azerbaijan


The deadline for submission is December 31st, 2018.


All expenses (except visa and insurance) — travel, accommodation and meals will be covered by the Baku International Multiculturalism Centre.

Apply now!

If you are ready to explore a new world, click this  link and fill in the application form.

*Filled application forms and essays must be sent to and email subject line must be formatted as follows: WS2019

Kindly note that your application will only be considered if:

Your application documents are in PDF format.

Your passport copy is attached.

Dear Applicant!

Because of the large number of applications we usually receive, we will only contact those candidates who have been selected for the Skype interviews. If you do not hear from us on or before 15th of January 2019 you should assume that your application has been rejected.