Summer University: The Politics of Ethnicity, Nationality and Citizenship, Hungary

Deadline: 15 February 2011
Open to: MA students, PhD students, researchers, and junior faculty
Venue: 27 June – 8 July 2011, Budapest, Hungary
Fee:  550 EUR (fully covered scholarships are available)

Recent years have seen an explosion of empirical and normative scholarly interest in citizenship across many disciplines. This course seeks to provide an overview of some of the main topical issues and scholarly perspectives in citizenship studies, with a special emphasis on the legal and political aspects of citizenship policies in the European Union member states. Given the special circumstances of new state formation and state succession in large parts of Eastern Europe after 1989, special attention will be given to problems of membership, ethnic selectivity, transnational and dual citizenship with their implications on the de- or re-ethnicization of citizenship.  In addition, the course will also focus on the debates related to the inclusion and exclusion of immigrants.  These processes will be examined from comparative and normative perspectives within the larger European context that connects citizenship of the Member States of the EU through a common citizenship of the Union and its associated rights  of free movement.


Applications are invited from MA students, PhD students, researchers, and junior faculty. The interdisciplinary course will be most suitable for participants who have pursued or intend to pursue independent research related to the citizenship legislation.

The language of instruction is English; thus all applicants have to demonstrate a strong command of spoken and written English to be able to participate actively in discussions at seminars and workshops. Some of the shortlisted applicants may be contacted for a telephone interview.

How to Apply

Below is the list of the documents you need to prepare or arrange for submission:

  1. Completed online SUN Application Form
  2. Letter of recommendation – Applicants must have one letter of recommendation submitted. Please arrange for a letter of recommendation to be written by a referee (faculty member, job supervisor, etc.) who can attest to your abilities, qualifications and academic/professional performance.
  3. A full curriculum vitae or resume, including a list of publications, if any.
  4. Statement of Research Interest (max 2 pages) – Please describe how the course is relevant for your research, and in what way you expect to benefit from participating in the course.
  5. Writing sample – Please submit an English language article or research paper, preferably (but not necessarily) related to the field of citizenship studies.


There are lot of scholarships and funding possibilities. For more information, read carefully this document.

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