Application / Cost

Who can apply and what does the application include?

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.

The application process includes:

  • 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 .

The Summer School will be held in English.

What does the Summer School cost?

EERSS 2021, online will cost 30 € for Low GDP students and 50€ for High GDP students.

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.

Information for those accepted to EERSS 2020

Due to COVID-19, the University of Jyväskylä postponed the EERA Summer School 2020 to 2021.
EERSS 2021 will take place online 14 - 16 June 2021. All applicants who were accepted to attend EERSS 2020 were eligible to attend EERSS 2021 if they registered by the deadline 30 November 2020.

Call for EERSS 2021

EERSS 2021 Dates

Registration for applicants accepted to the postponed EERSS 2020
1 - 30 November 2020
(New) Applications to EERSS 2021
1 - 30 January 2021
Information on acceptance (new applicants)
1 March 2021
1 March - 31 March 2021
Summer School
14 - 16 June 2021


Academic issues:
University of Jyväskylä
Satu Perälä-Littunen

Organisational issues:
EERA Office
Doretta Dow