THUS 2020 program is postponed to summer 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic.

THUS - Torun Humanities and Social Sciences Summer Program

The Faculties of History, Humanities, Philosophy and Social Sciences, and Political Science and Security Studies of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland, are pleased to welcome applications for the 1st edition of THUS program. THUS is an opportunity for students interested in Humanities and Social Sciences to participate in a 4-week-long summer research project in one of the following areas:

For each participant we will offer the student housing in Toruń and a daily allowance of 50 PLN (~12 euro), which are more than sufficient to cover the living costs during the stay in Poland.

Advanced undergraduate students from all countries are encouraged to send applications for the summer program before May 15th, 2021, 14:00 CET - for details, see *application*.


The main component of the summer program is an active participation in the selected humanities and social sciences research project offered by the staff members of the Nicolaus Copernicus University, please see the topics and their descriptions below. Interested students are welcome to contact possible advisors for more details concerning the foreseen projects and discuss the dates that the project could be undertaken.

This year's THUS novelty is that the NCU student can join each project! The decision to invite a student of our university is made individually by the trainee's tutor.

See the list of topics and advisors (new, additional programs will appear on April 17).

Apart from the projects, once a week we will organise an invited lecture and a lunch or dinner for the entire group. We will also offer short trips / sightseeing in the Toruń area on selected weekends. All students will be asked to give 15-minute presentations about the results of their projects at the end of their stay in Toruń.

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Students accepted in 2020 will complete an internship in 2021. Recruitment will start on April 19 this year for new students willing to participate in THUS.

We kindly ask all interested students to provide us with the following information in English:
  1. Application form;
  2. Curriculum Vitae (max. 4 pages);
  3. Motivation letter (max. 1 page);
  4. The title(s) of the project(s) they would like to contribute to;
  5. Consent to personal data processing.
  6. Optional: letter of recommendation, e.g. from their scientific advisor, staff member from their institute, former internship advisor, etc.

Complete applications should be send to thus [at] before the deadline of May 15th, 2021, 14:00 CET. The results of the selection procedure will be announced by May 21st, 2021.

Please note that we cannot reimburse your travel expenses to Toruń. See the official regulations for the Toruń Students Summer Programs:

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Students will be offered single occupancy rooms in the dormitories of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.

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We encourage prospective summer students to send questions about the science projects directly to the advisors, whose emails are listed below each project description. Questions that are not related to the specific projects can be sent to the school organizers: thus [at]

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