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Summer 2024

Although it has recently been challenged by a series of crises, such as the ongoing pandemic, the European Union (EU), which presumably is the most prominent institutional foundation of regional integration in Europe, still remains of paramount importance in several policy areas at the global stage. The EU clearly is not a superpower, but it certainly ranks as one of the most important actors on the global stage. The EU not only affects the lives of more than 500 million inhabitants living within its territory, but it also has a significant impact on millions of people living outside of its borders. How can we study the European Union as a prime organization of Europe’s contemporary political order? 

Are you aspiring for a career in international business or public administration with exposure to Europe and the European Union? Then you are most welcome at EISS, and you certainly will benefit from our summer school.

For more than 30 years, EISS has received national and international recognition as being a place that provides an exceptional learning environment for its students. EISS provides you with the opportunity to catch up with top scholars and experts. In 2020, the UiA Department of Political Science and Management was awarded a prestigious Jean Monnet Center of Excellence (JMCoE) by the European Commission as a recognition of its strength and competence in both research and teaching in the field of European Studies.

What will you gain?

In short, you will:

  • 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

Recommended previous courses

Knowledge of EU politics at an introductory level is recommended, e.g., ST-202 European Union Politics (UiA).

Suggested reading for preparation:

  • John McCormick, Understanding the European Union. A Concise Introduction (London and Basingstoke: Palgrave 2020)
  • Michele Cini & Nieves Peréz-Solórzano Borragán (eds), European Union Politics (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2019).

Admission requirements

See the FORTHEM Summer School webpage for information about the application process.


Student housing is guaranteed for international students in dormitories run by the Student Welfare Association SIA. High standard single room accommodation with a shared kitchen is provided within walking distance of study locations.  

International EISS participants must pay an excess of app. 3 500 NOK. More housing information will be given after admission.

The price includes cleaning, internet, electricity and caretaker services. You need to bring your own duvet, pillow and bed sheet, as well as kitchenware.  

Students must organize and pay for the trip to Kristiansand themselves.

However, Kristiansand when located in the very south of Norway, is easy to reach by train/bus/plane from Oslo and by ferry from Hirtshals in Denmark. Several direct flights from Amsterdam to Kristiansand airport Kjevik are also possible.


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 April

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