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Friedrich Naumann Foundation’s (FNF) Human Rights Academy (HRA) has been contributing the human rights education in Turkey since 2020. The Academy has been carrying out various courses ranging from basic level to advanced level courses with thematic courses. Overwhelming demand for a course about refugees and international protection resulted our first “International Protection and Refugees Course” in 2021 with the cooperation of United Nations High Commissioner of Refugee’s (UNHCR) Istanbul Office. The course was carried out online and received hundreds of applications. Numerous experts from the field and academia attended.

This year, Human Rights Academy will carry out its first face-to-face and international course. The Second International Protection and Refugees International Summer School will be carried out between July 24 – 28, 2022. The summer school will be carried out with the cooperation of FNF’s Human Rights Academy and UNHCR’s Izmir Office and Mülkiye Migration Research Center (MÜGAM).

The course will be offline; participants will be accommodated in the hotel where the program will take place.

Participation is free of charge. Expenses of accommodation will be covered by FNF. Travel cost is expected to be covered by the participant but we offer a scholarship to those in need of it.

Applications should be submitted via the form on

Application deadline: June 17, 2022


This course is designed to those working in the field of migration and refugees

Participants should be between the ages of 18 – 30.


  • 3rd and 4th year bachelor students’ and BA (or LL.B, B.Sc.) degree holders from related fields (law, international relations, political sciences, social service, public administration, migration studies etc. [list is not exhaustive]) can apply. They are required to submit a “letter of intent” at least 500 words in length.

  • Master’s and Ph.D. students from related fields can apply, evaluation will be made based on their dissertation topics hence they are required to submit their thesis proposal, if they cannot, they are required to submit a letter of intent at least 500 words in length

  • Master’s degree holders are required to submit their thesis abstract or letter of intent with 500 words.

  • The entire program shall be carried out in English hence applicants are expected to have advanced command in English.

  • Candidates are expected to be liberal in outlook and have a basic knowledge of the issue of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.

Please contact us via


Application period is over, results will be announced via e-mail.



Universal Human Rights and Introduction to International Refugee Law

Rights and Obligations of Refugees in Turkey under the Law of Foreigners and International Protection and Temporary Protection Regulation

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International Protection in the World and in Turkey and Process Management

Global Compact and Migration Management


Equal Participation and Representation of Refugees

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The Principle of Non-Refoulment in International and National Legal Framework


Irregular Migration, Security and Migration


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