International opportunities for students


From January 18th to January 29th 2021


This Winter School will provide participants with an interdisciplinary program aimed at understanding the rise of populist, nationalist and sovereignist politics and their impact on gender equality across European countries.
The lectures will tackle a variety of topics such as: the politics of human rights; populism and sovereignism; the globalization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) rights; gender and migration; gender and radical right parties.

Participants’ Background

​Admissions reserved to up to 25 senior undergraduate and graduate international students (Bachelor's and Master's degree students only).
The Gender Equality in Times of Populism and Sovereignism Winter School adopts a cross-disciplinary approach. For this reason, we welcome participants who are eager to enhance their cross-disciplinary competence.
Admission is open (but not limited to) students with a background in:
European Studies, Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, Law, Economics, Contemporary History, Gender Studies.
A good level of English is needed (minimum level B2).
Students coming from partner universities are pre-selected and nominated by partner universities. UniTrento will make a final screening of the applications.
External students are selected by UniTrento only. 
All students are required to upload their CV, ToR (Transcript of Records) and a motivation letter when applying (the on-line application tool is available in the section Useful Links).

Workload and Credits

The School, taught entirely in English, consists of 8 hours per day of organized activities (lectures, workshops, seminars, visits to local companies, excursions) plus preparation hours.
At the end of the School participants will receive an official UniTrento transcript of records certifying 6 ECTS (+ 2 possible additional credits for optional extra work to be arranged with the academic coordinator).


Department of Sociology and Social Research - Via Verdi 26, Trento


All participants will stay in a double room, either in an apartment or student dormitory 

Participation Fees

Students from partner universities: 450 Euros 
External students (from non-partner universities): 1.000 Euros
In addition to academic activities, participation fees include: accommodation, meals in the university restaurant during the week (except for breakfast), bus pass and social/cultural programs.
All round trip travel costs to and from Trento are to be covered individually by each participant.

Deadlines and Application

Student Nominations by partner Universities: by 30 October 2020.
All students must complete the on-line application by 15 November 2020 (including CV, ToR and motivation letter).
The on-line application is available on this page in the section Useful Links.
The School will be activated with a minimum number of 10 participants.

Academic Coordinator


International Relations Division 
international [at]
Tel + 39 0461 283224 - 2980