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Summer School on Genocide and Human Rights University Program (GHRUP)

Deadline : 30 April 2018

The Institute’s Genocide and Human Rights University Program (GHRUP) is a two-week, graduate-level summer course hosted in partnership with the University of Toronto History Department. Taught by 13 leading experts in their fields over a 2-week period, this course incorporates genocide theory, history, sociology, political science, anthropology, psychology and international law.

The GHRUP provides participants with the intellectual framework to understand the numerous, complex, and often emotional issues related to genocide. An examination of several major case studies of genocide including the Armenian Genocide, the Jewish Holocaust, and the Rwandan Genocide among others, provides the foundation for comparative analysis while specific case studies and special themes vary from year to year.

Students come from all over the world to participate in this structured forum to explore universal questions relating to human rights and their gross violations. To learn more about the program, please visit

Requirements / Costs / Eligibility

Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree.

All complete applications are reviewed in May by the Admissions Committee, consisting of university professors and IIGHRS Academic Board members. Because of the seminar nature of the course, only a limited number of applicants are admitted to the program. Selection will be based on a combination of strength of interest, scholastic aptitude, and relevance of the course to the candidate’s future. International students should apply as early as possible due to potential complications with obtaining a visa.

For registration details, please visit

A non-refundable $25 CDN application processing fee (VISA, AMEX, bank or money order only, addressed to the Zoryan Institute of Canada) must be included with your application. If accepted to the course, this fee will be applied to the cost of tuition.

The tuition fee is $875.00 CDN (including the $25 application fee). Payment must be completed within one week of admission in order to register for the course. Please pay by check payable to the Zoryan Institute of Canada or by VISA, AMEX, Mastercard or Paypal online by visiting

Students who withdraw after registration will be refunded 50% of tuition fees. Program fees are non-refundable if withdrawal is made after program commencement, for any reason.

Residence facilities are available on the University of Toronto campus by prearrangement. There are only single rooms available in 2017 at the Tartu College facility. Bookings must be made through the IIGHRS in order to be assured a room and to qualify for the group rate.

Students must pay $610.20 for the full 2 weeks of stay. This includes $500 for housing, $40 for fresh linens and towels, and sales tax of 13%. For students who need stay beyond the two weeks, accommodation can not be guaranteed, but we will make best efforts to provide your desired dates. Charges will be on a pro rated basis. Payment must be completed within one week of admission in order to register for the course. Please pay by bank, money order, VISA, AMEX, Mastercard or Paypal, payable to the Zoryan Institute of Canada.

How to apply

Registration for the 2018 program is now open. Please visit to complete the necessary application forms. The application deadline is on April 30, 2018.

Apply here