Application / Cost / Terms of Registration

Who can apply and what does it cost?

Applicants are doctoral and advanced research students who primarily come from or study in EERA‘s member countries. Their thesis must relate to educational research. The focus of the summer school is on the phase of developing the research project. This means that the topic has been identified, the theoretical background is being elaborated and qualitative/mixed design appears to be appropriate. Preferably the participant should be a PhD/Doctoral student in the first or second year of his/her studies in order to most benefit from the summer school. In some cases, people who already have their PhD can attend the summer school - they should explain in their application how the the summer school would support them in their further research. 

Applicants are doctoral students who primarily come from or study in member countries of EERA. Their thesis must relate to educational research. Preferably, the participant should be a PhD/Doctoral student in the first or second year of his/her studies in order to most benefit from the summer school.

The application process will include:

  • Abstract of your research (objectives and research questions of your PhD/Doctoral project; conceptual framework; intended methodology, methods, instruments; conclusions, expected outcomes or findings; motivation; references)
  • CV
  • Letter of endorsement from a current or former supervisor or other senior staff member

Please note that the abstract may be checked for plagiarism by using the Turnitin programme .

Applications can be made beginning 1 January 2021 online at

The fees for the Summer School 2020 are 290 € (students from High GDP countries), 190 € (students from Low GDP countries) or 110 € (local students/students with self-organised accommodation and breakfast). The fees cover tuition, accommodation/breakfast (except for the local and self-organised students) and lunch every day and a welcome reception and social event. Participants will be expected to share a double room with a same-sex participant (a single room is possible with a surcharge).

Participants must cover their travel costs.

The Summer School will be held in English.

Application deadline: 31 January 2021

List of Low GDP countries

Please note that the crucial factor for the reduced Low GDP fee is not the country of origin but the country of residence.

As grounds for determing the GDP status of a country, EERA used the World bank data for 2017, GDP per capita. The threshold for low-GDP country status is an annual per capita GDP which is lower than 71% of the GDP of the total EU (for ECER 2019 this means less than $23.937,74 US).

You can find the list of low GDP countries here.

Terms of Registration

  • The registration of participation is binding.
  • The participation fees are owed upon registration.
  • If you pay via bank transfer, you may incur banking charges for international transactions. Please make sure that you cover these charges so that EERA receives full payment.
  • Participation is not guaranteed until full payment of the registration fee is received.
  • Payments will be fully refunded if the conference is cancelled by the organiser. In that case, the organiser will have no further liability to the client. Registrations remain valid if the conference has to be postponed.
  • Accommodation for non local students will be provided (double-rooms, 5 nights, Sun - Fri). A single room is available with a surcharge.
  • Participants must organise and finance their travel, cover some food provisions as well as make a financial contribution to the summer school costs. The costs: 290 € for students who live an a High GDP country, 190 € for students who live in a Low GDP country, 110 € for local students students with self-organised accommodation and breakfast).
  • The summer school programme may be subject to change.
  • Please register and pay by April 15. In case of cancellation, you will get 80 % of your fees refunded up to 2 months prior to the Summer School and 50 % if you cancel up to 1 month prior to the conference. If you cancel later than one month before Summer School begin, your fee will not be refunded.

EERSS 2021 Dates

Registration for applicants accepted to the postponed EERSS 2020
to be announced
(New) Applications to EERSS 2021
to be announced
Information on acceptance (new applicants)
1 March 2021 (tbc)
Registration/Payment (new applicants)
1 March - 15 April 2021 (tbc)
Summer School
14 - 18 June 2021


Academic issues:
University of Jyväskylä
Satu Perälä-Littunen

Organisational issues:
EERA Office
Doretta Dow