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EISS 2021: Welcome again!

We are keen to announce that our European Integration Summer School 2021 will be held on campus Kristiansand from June 7 to June 30, 2021. We are looking forward to receiving your applications and we cannot wait to finally welcome you on campus after a strange year of reduced international exchange and contacts. 

A couple of special announcements to our international applicants: While it is safe to travel to Norway, our authorities have introduced an obligatory quarantine of ten days upon arrival in Norway (state: December 2020). Consequently, we will design our summer school in a way during that introductory period that it can be attended from your dorm and whilst in quarantine via zoom and by way of flipped classrooms. Remember that although there are digital components, the summer school cannot be attended digitally only.

For up-to-date travel information see Norway’s Public Health Institute.

Students from our partner universities are encouraged to apply as regular exchange students through their nominating offices. However, if you are an internal or exchange student already enrolled at UiA, please find detailed information on our institute's EISS website.

All other international students will need to apply via regular admission.

The summer school has received national and international recognition as being a place that provides an exceptional learning environment for its students. You will have the opportunity to engage with top scholars and experts in a very personal way. In 2020, the UiA Department of Political Science and Management was awarded a prestigious Jean Monnet Center of Excellence (JMCoE) as a result of the many years of excellent research and teaching activities in the field of European Integration.

EISS is especially valuable for those students who are eager to acquire a specialization EU studies or who are about to start with an MA thesis, eager for some supplementary expert consultation and advice by our professors.

What will you gain?

Drawing on sound methodological and interdisciplinary approaches, the European Integration Summer School (EISS) will allow you to:

  • deepen your knowledge on a wide range of issues pertaining to European integration
  • add an international dimension to your specific field of training (e.g. in law, public administration or economics)
  • engage with top scholars and experts in a very personal way

If you aspire for a career in business or public administration and will be exposed to Europe and the European Union, then you are most certainly going to benefit from our Summer School.

The courses

Each course carries 10 ECTS:

Please be aware that a precondition for taking ST-421 is the minimum of ST-420 (or ST-419).

Recommended previous courses

Knowledge of EU politics at an introductory level is recommended (e.g. ST-202) or, alternatively, use of John McCormick, Understanding the European Union. A Concise Introduction (London and Basingstoke: Palgrave 2014) and Michele Cini & Nieves Peréz-Solórzano Borragán (eds), European Union Politics (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2013) for thorough preparation prior to the courses.

Admission requirements

You need to have completed a bachelors degree, or equivalent, of 180 ECTS within the social sciences in order to be qualified. Examples of relevant fields are political science, sociology, international relations, public administration, business administration etc. 

The summer school is also open for exchange students from our partner universities. As an exchange student, you can apply for admission through your home university. For further details see information regarding summer school for exchange students.


With a view to possible C-19 restrictions (e.g. ten day mandatory quarantine upon arrival in Norway) UiA has decided to cover housing expenses for non-resident summer school students from June 7 to June 17 (e.g at Hotel Ernst, Kristiansand).

For the remaining time of the summer school, i.e. after June 17, housing will provided by the Student Welfare Association (SIA). We therefore ask all applicants to apply for accommodation at SiA after they have been accepted to the program.

SIA provides high-standard single room accommodation (with shared kitchen) within walking distance of study locations (Kaserneveien 10/18).

Apply for accommodation here

When you have been assigned accommodation a contract will be sent to “My Page”. You must print and sign the contract, then upload it to “My Page” at https://www.sia.no/en/Housing. Please note that this is a standard contract and the price that will appear in the contract could differ from the price (220 NOK) you actually have to pay.

The price includes internet and cleaning at the end of your stay. All students need to bring their own duvet, pillow and bed sheet, as well as kitchenware.  

Do you have any questions please send an e-mail to sia@sia.no


EISS does not charge tuition; there is only a registration or semester fee of 760 NOK (app. 81 EUR). Unfortunately, we do not offer any kind of scholarship, please contact your own institution for further information regarding this issue.


Application deadline

1 March

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