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Summer 2021
Kristiansand Online programme

EISS 2021: Welcome (virtually) again!

We were adamant about offering our European Integration Summer School 2021 in a hybrid format – with some teaching on campus Kristiansand. Unfortunately, in light of our government’s recommendations issued on April 7, we decided to pursue an online-only format. We are grateful for your interest in the summer school, and hope that you are still interested in pursuing it digitally.

Please also note that only one of the summer courses, ST-420 "Current issues in the European Union" will be held this summer (June 7 to 30).

However, those of you eager to complete part of our half-year specialisation program in European Integration can also apply for a research essay writing course offered online during the autumn semester of 2021 (ST-421).

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:

You may take only one ot two of the courses above.

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.


For the EISS participants, the monthly rate for student housing is app.120 NOK per day including cleaning. We kindly ask all applicants to apply for accommodation and mark the application with “EISS-student” after you`ve  been accepted to the programme.

Student housing is provided by the Student Welfare Association (SIA). High standard single room accommodation with shared  kitchen is provided 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

The price includes internet, electricity and caretaker services. You need to bring your 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.


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1 March

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