FAQ for the 2024 NATO Summer School


11 Mar 2024/

Q: What is the NATO Summer School?

A: The NATO Summer School is a prestigious one-week intensive course designed for graduate students and young professionals interested in advancing their understanding of national security, of the threat environment for NATO member states and the policy options available. It features lectures from Czech and foreign security experts and a week-long international crisis simulation.


Q: Who are the speakers at the NATO Summer School?
A: The lectures are led by policy decision-makers, senior non-governmental experts and academics from the Czech Republic and other NATO countries.
You can see the program from the 2023 NATO Summer School here

Q: What topics will be covered at the 2024 NATO Summer School?
A: The topics encompass strategies for leveraging economic and financial tools for national security, security implications and strategic interests in space, disinformation and hybrid threats, cybersecurity, challenges posed by China, and Russia's ongoing military aggression in Ukraine.

Eligibility, Application and Selection Process 

Q: Who is eligible to apply for the NATO Summer School?
A: Graduate students in political science, international relations, security studies, and other relevant fields, as well as young professionals at the early stages of their careers. Proficiency in English is required.
If you're unsure about your eligibility, please contact us directly at meluzinova@pssi.cz

To apply, please visit our official website and fill out the application form. Make sure to submit your application before the deadline (early bird April 30, 2024; final May 15, 2024)

The selection process is competitive and based on the relevance of your academic background or professional experience to the program's themes and your motivation. We aim to ensure a diverse and highly motivated group of participants to enrich discussions and learning outcomes.

Fees and Accommodation

Q: How much does it cost to attend the NATO Summer School?
A: The fee is €525 for early bird applications (deadline April 30, 2024) and €675 for regular applications (deadline May 15, 2024).

Q: What does the fee include?
A: The fee is pretty much all-inclusive, except for travel to and from Prague. It covers participation in all lectures and the simulation exercise, study materials, a goodie bag, shared accommodation from Sunday to Saturday, three meals per day, coffee breaks, a closing BBQ party, access to the hotel’s wellness center, and transportation from Prague to the venue and back, access to our alumni groups.

Venue and Transportation

Q: Where is the NATO Summer School held?
A: The event takes place at Hotel Orlík, located 80 km from Prague.

Q: Is transportation provided to the venue?
A: Yes, transportation from Prague to the venue and back is included in the participation fee.

Additional information
Q: Are there any scholarships or financial aid options available for participants?
A: While we strive to keep the program accessible, our funding options for scholarships or financial aid are limited. However, we encourage participants to seek sponsorship or support from their academic institutions or employers. Please contact us for a letter of support or any additional documentation you might need for such requests.

Q: Will I receive a certificate upon completing the NATO Summer School?
A: Yes, all participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of participation. This certificate is a testament to your commitment and can be a valuable addition to your professional and academic portfolio.

For any further questions or clarifications, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you to an enriching and insightful experience at the 2024 NATO Summer School.