Scholarships for the Vienna International Christian-Islamic Summer University, 1-21 July 2012
The 3rd Vienna International Christian-Islamic Summer University (VICISU) will take place in Stift Altenburg, a Benedictine monastery in Lower Austria from 1 to 21 July 2012.
The Summer University will bring together university students from Christian and Muslim countries. The three week programme will consist of 9 main courses, afternoon workshops and evening talks. The professors are from the University of Vienna and from universities in other European and non-European countries.
The courses in the field of law, theology and social sciences will include topics like introduction to Islam and Christianity, interreligious dialogue, human rights and human freedom from the Muslim and the Christian perspectives, gender and religion, constitutionalism in a globalised world, religion and the State, religious pluralism, minority issues and others.
The successful completion of the courses corresponds to 6 ECTS credits. Students writing a seminar paper will receive additional 2 ECTS credits. Recognition as seminar is also possible, depending on the university.
In addition, the programme will include excursions to Vienna and in the country side, evening programmes as well as sports and cultural activities.
The venue, also known for its “Garden of Religions”, combines a unique atmosphere with the conveniences of a modern conference hotel.
There will be a limited number of scholarships available to Iranian students of both sexes, fully covering the tuition, accommodation, meals and excursions (the transportation to the venue is at each participant’s own costs).
Applicants must have completed at least two years of study at a university and be fluent in English. The selection of the candidates will take into account gender criteria. Send your application (CV, short letter of motivation, transcript of records) latest by February 29, 2012 exclusively to the Austrian Cultural Forum in Tehran at kultur(at)dpimail.net.