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Education University of Groningen Summer Schools

Course information

Target audience & requirements

The summer school is primarily intended for graduate students to early career researchers, but will be open to advanced undergraduate students who are willing to take on an inspiring challenge.

No specific prior knowledge or experience is required. Undergraduate students will need to have already acquired 120 ECTS in their bachelor programme. It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English.


The summer school will start on Sunday 7 July at 3PM with a city tour, followed by welcoming drinks. The educational programme will start on Monday 8 July 9AM and ends on Friday 12 July 4PM.

The summer school is divided into four themes:

  • Theory and research questions
  • Analyzing data qualitatively
  • Analyzing data quantitatively
  • Next steps in your research

Learning outcomes

After this course you will be able to:

  • describe the theoretical underpinnings of micro-analytic research on classroom interactions
  • formulate your own research questions
  • set up a design for research on classroom interactions
  • analyze data on classroom interactions using state-of-the-art techniques

Housing (7 nights, from Saturday 6 July to Saturday 13 July, is available upon request for € 245. You will be lodged with your fellow summer school students in in an international student house. For more information about the accommodation, please see the central housing page.


The fee (€ 255) includes lunches, coffee breaks, and a social programme (welcoming drinks, guided tour through Groningen, group dinner). For those students who would like housing arranged for them, the fee is € 500.

Partial scholarship
We offer a partial scholarship for a maximum of three participants. Participants awarded this partial scholarship will only pay €150 for the participation fee. Please note that this reduced fee is for the costs of participating in the summer school; housing costs remain the same. Partial scholarships will be awarded on the basis of 1) financial need (lack of other sources of funding) and 2) distance from Groningen, the Netherlands. If you would like to apply for the partial scholarship, please send us a letter in which you explain why it is necessary in your case.
NOTE: New applicants who would like to be considered for the partial scholarship need to submit their application--including their motivation for the partial scholarship--on May 11th at the latest.


To apply, kindly fill out the online application form. Please include the following documents with your application:

  • CV (max 2 pages)
  • Letter of motivation, explaining what you hope to learn during the summer school and why this will be important for your academic ambitions (max 1 page)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please note that registration will close once we have reached the maximum number of participants.
In case of acceptance, participants will be asked to prepare an abstract with questions and read some literature.

Summer school and the University of Groningen

The summer school is nicely connected to the new Master in Educational Sciences, track Learning in Interaction. This track revolves around understanding learning processes in context, and tackling the challenges that arise in optimizing learning environments to learners' needs.

More information? Visit our website!


If you have any questions about the summer school, kindly contact Mayra Mascareño and Elisa Kupers at aci.summerschool

Last modified:05 December 2019 4.54 p.m.