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! Note on Coronavirus/Covid-19 ! 

The approach followed by the TOMidEast organising committee is to prioritise and guarantee the safety of all participants and Faculty members. In recognition of the global health situation and persistent health concerns in Italy, the Organising Committee has decided that the 2020 edition of the TOMidEast Summer School will be delivered entirely online on the CISCO Webex platform. The date of the course are unchanged (22 June – 27 June) and the program will reflect as closely as possible the one which has been advertised.

All accepted candidates will be contacted by e-mail regarding the teaching methods used and will be informed on how to participate in the School.

Thank you for your understanding.


The TOMidEast summer school is designed to suit the needs of highly motivated students and professionals who wish to engage with an intensive set of courses focusing on contemporary Middle East political development.

We welcome applications by any professional or student who is in possession of the required qualifications. These are a Bachelor honours degree (or an equivalent European title, such as the laurea triennale for Italian students with a minimum grade of 100/110) and good command of the English language.

Undergraduate students (i.e. students who will not yet have a degree at the start of the School) who are enrolled in an area-studies university course focussing on Middle East are also welcome, provided that they have completed at least one year of course.

Special attention will be devoted to those applicants who can demonstrate their proficiency in English by means of an international qualification. Though this is not a mandatory requirement, an ideal proof would be a minimum TOEFL score of 620 (paper-based test) or 250 (computer-based test), or 100 (Internet test), or IELTS 7.0 or their equivalent (e.g. the Cambridge Advanced or CPE Certificate). Previous studying experience abroad will also be taken into consideration.

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