Summer School 2016

Multiculturalism as a lifestyle in Azerbaijan: learn, explore, share



Deadline: The closing date for applications is 20th May till 23:59 (local time)

Working language: English

Date : 18-27 July




Baku International Multiculturalism Centre launches the next Summer School 2016 “Multiculturalism as a lifestyle in Azerbaijan: learn, explore, share” for students and researches who are interested in enhancing and deepening their knowledge on Azerbaijani multiculturalism. The Summer 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 Summer School?

The Summer 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 chances 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 “Azerbaijani multiculturalism” has already been delivered at the following 13 universities around the world:


  • Sapienza University in Rome – İtaly
  • 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
  • Augusburg University – Germany
  • Gadjah Mada University – İndonesia



How will you benefit from the Summer 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. Summer 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 Summer 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 Summer 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.

All students are eligible to participate in the Summer School  but the preference will be given to those who have attended the “Azerbaijani multiculturalism” course.



The main criterion for selection is their success in writing an essay (not less than 2500 words)

We offer the following topics for applicants’ own choice:

  • State Policy In Azerbaijan Towards Religious Diversity;
  • Multiculturalism and “Baku Process” ;
  • Azerbaijani Model of Multiculturalism In Comparison With Other Models In The World;
  • Historic Roots Of Azerbaijani Multiculturalism ;
  • Azerbaijani Multiculturalism In State Legislative Documents;
  • Ethnic Diversity In Azerbaijan ;
  • How Azerbaijani multiculturalism is viewed from your country;

The deadline for submission is May 20, 2016.



All expenses (except visa and insurance) — travel, accommodation and meals will be covered by 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: SS2016


Kindly note that your application will only be considered if:

Your application documents are in .pdf format.

Your passport copies have been attached.


Dear Applicant!

Because of the large number of applications we usually receive, we will only contact those candidates who have been selected for Skype interview. If you do not hear from us until 5th of June you should assume that your application has been rejected.