The Graduate Diploma in Refugee and Migration Studies is a unique opportunity for students to complement their regular graduate degrees, with a specialization in the growing field of forced migration studies. Through the Diploma program, students connect with faculty, students and visiting scholars at York’s internationally recognized Centre for Refugee Studies. At graduation, students receive a printed copy of any Diploma awarded and a notation is made on future transcripts showing Diplomas earned.
Please note that this is not offered as a standalone program. Students must be registered in a graduate program at York University before being eligible to enrol in the Diploma.
Volunteer Hours: For students graduating in the Summer 2021 term who have not yet met the volunteer hours requirement due to COVID-19 disruptions, please reach out to CRS Director Sean Rehaag (email@example.com) for alternatives. For students graduating in the Fall 2021 or later, the usual volunteer hours requirement applies, absent exceptional circumstances.
CRS Seminars: For the Fall 2021 term, we anticipate holding the CRS Seminars virtually, via Zoom (but if things change, we will inform you). We will keep track of attendance via an online form, with information provided about how to access the form during the seminar. For students who are not able to attend a live seminar via Zoom, recordings may be available (but this will not always be the case). If you are not able to attend a seminar, in cases where recordings are available, you can watch the recording, and then send an email to Michele Millard (firstname.lastname@example.org) within two weeks of the seminar with:
- The title of the seminar and the name of the presenter.
- A 750-800 word reflection on the topic.
In order to receive the Graduate Diploma in Refugee and Migration Studies upon graduation, candidates must notify the Centre for Refugee Studies, in advance of their application to graduate. This allows the Centre to confirm with the Faculty of Graduate Studies that all of the Diploma requirements have been met, and to submit an application for the Diploma to the Faculty of Graduate Studies on the Student’s behalf.
Note# 1: It is the student’s responsibility to keep the Centre informed of his/her academic status. Upon completion of the Diploma program and prior to graduation, students must ensure that they complete the CRS Diploma Program Application Form and provide a copy to the Centre. As well, they should complete the York University “Convocation Form”. Failure to do so may prohibit/delay receipt of the Diploma during the Convocation ceremony.
Note# 2:The Diploma is directly awarded to the student by York University and the Centre for Refugee Studies has no authority to issue Diplomas to the students. Please remember to submit your application form to graduate to the Registrar office with a clear indication that you are also eligible to graduate with the Diploma.