Deadline: 10 May 2011
Open to: local and international students in the field of humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, engineering, etc.
Dates and venue: 11 – 22 July 2011, Pristina
Scholarships: some scholarships available
In the summer of 2011, the University of Prishtina (UP) will organize the 11th edition of the Prishtina International Summer University. The Programme will bring together regional & international professors and lecturers for a period of two weeks and will provide approximately 21 courses and workshops in the field of humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, engineering, etc. In addition, public discussions, lectures etc, will be organized on prominent issues in Kosovar and (South) East European society. Recreational events and excursions will also be organized for students and staff. Each participant canparticipate in one course only. All courses will be co-taught by a visiting professorand a professor from the University of Prishtina.
Participants who attend 80 % of their classes and pass course assignments and examinations will receive a European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) compatible certificate “Prishtina International Summer University Certificate”. You are kindly invited to check with your home institution if such certificates are accepted. In most cases you may transfer gained ECTS credits at the Prishtina International Summer University to your own studies at your home institution.
Family, Social Security and Transnational Networks; Principles and Strategies for Humanitarian Relief; Participation of ethnic minorities in state governance in the Western Balkans; Constitutional frameworks and political praxis; Academic Learning and Personal Development; Critical and Creative Thinking; Modern Academic Writing; Balkan Politics: From Communism to European Integration; Public International Law; Globalization and the ascent of China; International Financial Market; Public Finance; Towards Energy Efficient Building; Industrial and Environmental Safety Management; Combined Heat and Power Production with District Heating; Molecular Microbiology and Bacterial Pathogenesis; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Diagnostics and Intervention; International Food and Agriculture Policy: From Great Depression and into the 21st Century; Food Safety in Global Production; Chamber Music Connects the People; Music and Society; Strategies in Education for Sustainability; Sustainable Preschool and Peace Education; Kosovo’s Way to EU.
Your present level of studies should match the course you apply for.The selected course should be relevant to your education at your home university. You should have excellent English skills.
The Prishtina International Summer University distinguishes two categories of non-Kosovar participants: Participants that are entitled to a scholarship & those that are not. If you are a citizen of one of the eligible countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia), you will automatically be considered for a scholarship.
Be aware that scholarship students must attend at least 80% of their classes. If you fail to meet this requirement, your scholarship will be discontinued and your accommodation cancelled.
For all those who are awarded a scholarship, the following benefits apply:
- Free accommodation in the university dormitory. Room shared with one other student.
- Travel stipend. In most cases, the stipend will cover the total sum of your travel expenses to and from Prishtina. However, for some itineraries, the travel stipend will only partially cover the costs. In this case, additional costs will have to be covered by the participant him/herself
- Travel Stipend:
- Students will receive three daily meals at the student restaurant.
Please note that you have to be a citizen of one of the scholarship countries in order to be eligible for a scholarship. For instance: a Dutch student studying in Bosnia will not be able to apply for a scholarship. UP requests that you advance the necessary payments. Participants who receive a travel stipend need to keep all receipts for travel costs made. Without receipts, no reimbursements can be made.
Participants who do not receive a scholarship will have to cover all costs affiliated with their participation themselves, i.e. travel, visa, accommodation, food, etc. However, they will not be charged any tuition fee. If desired, accommodation can be arranged for these participants in the university dormitory. The cost of staying in the dormitory will be posted on the website and is expected to be around 50 € per week, including 3 daily meals at the student restaurant.
You can apply online by filling in the APPLICATION FORM
For further information you can contact: [email protected]
Or visit the Official Webpage