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Frequently Asked Questions


When is the summer school?
The International Summer School is an annual event which takes place in June. The next summer school will run from Friday June 17th to Friday June 24th 2016.

When do I need to apply?
    (Qualifying Earlybird Rates will be applied upon payment)


Where is the summer school held?
Between Friday 17 June until Sunday 19 June the course takes place at Corrymeela in Ballycastle (and includes a day trip to Belfast), between Sunday evening 19 June and 25 June the course takes place at the Magee campus of the Ulster University, Northland Road, Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. INCORE's offices are situated in Aberfoyle House within the Magee Campus. See Travel section below for how to get there. 


How much does the summer school cost?
Tuition Fees
Full Payment on Acceptance of Application
All Inclusive Rate: this rate is inclusive of all fees, tour and fieldtrip transport, meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), accommodations and activities but does not include the cost of flights, local transport to the Summer School or Visa if needed

Early Bird: £950 (Payments received by April 29th)

Standard: £1,200 (Payments received by May 27th)

If you do not want University Accommodation (Sunday to Friday night inclusive) subtract £150 from above.

What does the summer school fee cover?

The rate is inclusive of all fees, tours and fieldtrip transport, meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee/tea once a day), accommodations and activities (from lunchtime on Friday 17 June until dinner on 24 June) but does not include the cost of flights, local transport to the Summer School or Visa if needed. It does not include cost of your own drinks, snacks or incidentals. You will have to pay for all your own meals while travelling to and from the Summer School, and getting to and from the airport in your country.

Are bursaries available?

For the 2016 Summer School we will be offering full bursaries that will cover the full cost of attendants(including the cost of meals, accommodations, activities and in addition to this we will contribute UP TO A MAXIMUM of £700 contribution for your flight). The bursary will cover all fees, tours and fieldtrip transport, meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee/tea once a day), accommodations and activities (from lunchtime on Friday 17 June until dinner on 24 June). It does not include cost of your own drinks, snacks or incidentals. You will have to pay for all your own meals while travelling to and from the Summer School, and getting to and from the airport in your country. This year in an effort to fulfill our commitment to diversity we invite young entrepreneurs who are nationals and current residents of one of these following countries ONLY, which are currently emerging from conflict, to apply for a bursary; Colombia, South Africa, Venezuela, Kosovo, Uganda, Lebanon or Sri Lanka. We look forward to being able to offer these bursaries to other countries in the years to come. Applicants must obtain a Visa, speak fluent English and provide proof of residency in one of the above countries (Such as a letter from an employer or University).

You are expected to pay for your own visa costs.

When do I pay?

After you submit the application form, the Summer School Selection Panel will consider the merit of your application. You will be informed via email as to whether you have been offered a provisional place on the programme by March 25th 2016. This offer is conditional pending receipt of full payment of fees by cheque, credit card or electronic bank transfer on or as soon as possible after acceptance of application. 

In order to receive the early bird rate payment must be received by the 29th of April, those paying the standard rate must pay by the 27th of May to insure their place.


How do I apply to attend the next summer school?

Click on the 'About the Summer School' menu option above for further details.

What is the summer school about?

Click on the 'About the Summer School' menu option above for further details.

Who can attend?

The Clinton International Summer School and INCORE welcomes a wide range of individuals from various backgrounds. Applicants are expected to be completing or educated to a minimum of degree level in a relevant subject area, and/or to have relevant work experience in a peace and conflict related area. We encourage anyone, from young entrepreneurs to mid level participants from all backgrounds: academics, policy makers and practitioners to apply. The 2016 programme is specifically for young entrepreneurs, by this we mean those who are new to the field of developing a business or social entrepreneurial idea or enterprise and is not necessarily age dependent - click on 'About the Summer School ' menu option.


How do I get to Derry/Londonderry?

Travelling to Ulster University - Magee Campus

The Magee campus is situated on a hillside overlooking the River Foyle in a mainly residential quarter of Londonderry. The main entrance of the Magee campus, is on Northland Road, Derry/Londonderry.


Map of how to get to the Magee Campus from Belfast: http://www.ulster.ac.uk/information/location/mageesigns.html

Map of the Magee Campus (INCORE’s building is situated in MI building): http://www.ulster.ac.uk/information/location/mageecampus.html

Map of L/Derry and surrounding areas: http://www.derryvisitor.com/Portals/4/downloads/DerryMap0506.pdf


There are four airports which serve Derry/Londonderry

Many airlines fly regularly to all of the above airports, including:

Car Hire

All of the below car rental companies operate in Northern Ireland:

Avis – http://www.avis.co.uk 
Budget – http://www.budget.ie  
Europcar – http://www.europcar.co.uk/ 
Hertz – http://www.hertz.co.uk/ 
National Car Rental – http://www.nationalcar.co.uk 


A selection of routes and ferry operations are available. L/Derry is most easily reached from the following ports:

  • Belfast Port which is located 1.5km from the Belfast city centre and L/Derry can be reached via bus, train, taxi or car hire.
  • Larne lies 32 Km east of Belfast and again L/Derry can be reached via public transport or private car hire.
  • P&O operate the shortest and fastest crossing between Scotland and Larne in just 60 minutes. Seacat operates a service from Troon in Scotland and Heysham in England to Belfast, and Stena HSS operate crossings from Scotland to Belfast with a 90 minute service. Norse Irish Ferries operate an overnight service between Liverpool and Belfast.


L/Derry train station is located at Duke Street in the Waterside area of the city and it is served daily by the Belfast to Derry service. This train stops at various towns en route including Ballymena, Coleraine, Portrush, Castlerock and Limavady. The L/Derry bus station is located on Foyle Street and is served hourly by the Belfast to Derry service. There are also many bus services that operate within the city and this is a cheap way of getting around the area. Full details of rail and bus services from, to and within L/Derry are available on the Translink website at http://www.translink.co.uk or alternatively telephone + 44 (0) 28 9066 6630


A fifteen minute walk from the city centre brings you to the Magee campus. Please refer to the maps above.





Do I need a visa to travel to the UK?

Check with your own government's foreign office. Alternatively the UK's Foreign & Commonwealth Office provides an online guide called 'Do I need a visa?' which can be found at www.ukvisas.gov.uk

You are expected to pay for your own visa costs.

Can INCORE help me with my visa application?

Some students may require a Visa in order to travel to the UK to take part in this course. It is each individual students own responsibility to obtain a Visa.

For those paying for the course, once accepted and payment has been received we will provide a formal letter of acceptance needed for a Visa application.

If you are offered a bursary a letter will be supplied as proof of acceptance and that we will cover your costs. It will then be up to the individual to obtain their visa.

You should ensure that you make payment for any visas without delay as INCORE cannot accept responsibility for visa refusal and our cancellation policy will apply.

If you require this supporting documentation please inform INCORE without delay. You need to provide INCORE with your full contact details including full postal address, telephone number, fax number and email address. INCORE will send all supporting documentation directly to you so that you can enclose them with your visa application. The Visa Office has asked that we do NOT send supporting documentation to their office therefore please do not ask INCORE to do so.

You are expected to pay for your own visa costs.


What if I have to cancel?

Cancellations before 15th May 2016 will be subject to an administration fee of 25%. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after this date.


Will I receive University accreditation for my participation or University credit?

The INCORE Summer School is recognised by the Peace Operations Training Institute, and may form part of The Certificate-of-Training In Peace Support Operations (COTIPSO) Programme. Visit http://www.peaceopstraining.org for further details. You will also receive a certificate of attendance.


What is the summer school accommodation?

Accommodation are provided for eight nights from Friday 17 June until Sunday 19 June participants stay at Corrymeela in Ballycastle, between Sunday 19 June until Saturday Morning, 25 June 2016 takes place at Ulster University Student Village, Duncreggan and is included in the price of attendance. Participants will be staying in an ensuite room in self-catering apartments with a shared kitchen and dining area. The apartments are situated in the Ulster University Student Village, Duncreggan.

The accommodations include the provision of bedding/towels/utensils etc with linen change after the 3rd night’s stay. Participants should bring their own clothes hangers, if required.

If you have any special needs such as access to buildings for example, please let INCORE know as soon as possible.

If you require additional nights' accommodation also contact Mary Murphy, Residential and Conference Services, at mc.murphy@ulster.ac.uk. Please note that additional nights are subject to availability.

Accommodation can only be confirmed upon receipt of full payment.

If you do not want to avail of the basic university accommodation you may book off-campus accommodation if you wish. Please refer to www.derryvisitor.com for further details, and please note this needs to be done personally and cannot be done through the University or INCORE.

Shopping/Catering Facilities

Accommodation on campus is self catering. However, there are supermarkets within walking distance of the accommodation including Sainsbury’s Supermarket, Long’s Supermarket and Centra (which is open 24 hours). On campus there are two sandwich bars and a restaurant. Please click on the link http://catering.ulster.ac.uk/ for a sample of menus and price list for U:eat.

Please note that the University levies a car parking fee both on the University campus and at Duncreggan Village. For more information, see http://www.ulster.ac.uk/carparks/guide/


Will I have the use of a computer/access to the Internet?

Access to the University's wireless network can be arranged free of charge.


What can I do in my free time?

Tourist information for Derry/Londonderry and the North West of Ireland can be found at:

How do I get about?
  • Bus and train information for Northern Ireland can be found at: http://www.translink.co.ukBus information for the Republic of Ireland can be found at: http://www.buseireann.ie
  • Several international car hire companies operate within Northern Ireland, for example Ford, Avis, Hertz and Europcar. See travel section above.

What is the weather like?

The weather in the North West of Ireland is quite variable, even in summer. It can and often does rain at any time of year so you are advised to bring a jacket or coat suitable for wet weather. The temperature in June is unlikely to exceed 20°C so you should bring warmer clothes if you are accustomed to warmer temperatures.

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Contact Details
Tel: +44 (0) 28 7167 5500 Fax: +44 (0) 28 7167 5510
Ulster University, Aberfoyle House, Northland Road, Derry/Londonderry
Northern Ireland, BT48 7JL 

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