European Integration

Although the process of European integration has faced many crises throughout its history, the European Union (EU) still continues to call the tune in the global political economy. It is clearly 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. 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.

What do you learn?

Our summer school is like “a study year abroad, but in a summer” as it will allow you to immerse yourself inside an international group of high calibre students in one of the most beautiful parts of Norway for up to seven weeks. The region of Sørlandet is well known for its warm climate – yes, you can go for a swim in the sea! – and for offering a wide range of social and sportive opportunities during the summer (weekends). The summer school has received national and international recognition as being a place that provides an exceptional learning environment for its students. Students will have the opportunity to engage with top scholars and experts in a very personal way. EISS is especially valuable for those students who are eager to acquire a specialization EU studies or who are about to get started for their MA thesis, eager for some supplementary expert consultation and advise by our professors.

Application deadline
Formal prerequisites

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.

Tuition No tuition fee
Degree level Higher level
City Kristiansand
Credits 30.0
Language of teaching English