International opportunities for students


From 17 to 28 January 2022, with students present in Trento. 
This is subject to change depending on the future evolution of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Please note that if cancelled an on-line version will not be offered.


Admission and covid related measures

Various measures will be implemented to ensure the safety of all participants, including but not limited to mandatory face-masks, distanced seating and mandatory Green Pass certification proving COVID-free status.
Sudden travel restrictions and more severe COVID containment policies such as required quarantine may be implemented without prior warning. Therefore, arrival to Trento from many countries in the world could become quite complicated or even impossible.
The organization of the quarantine period, if any, is completely up to the students.
Please carefully read the most updated information on measures implemented at the national and international level via the websites in the Useful Links section and the Green Pass Guide in the download, especially meant for students living from non-EU countries. 


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.

Workload and Credits

The School, taught entirely in the English language, consists of 7 hours per day of organized activities (lectures, workshops, seminars, visits to local companies, excursions).
At the end of the School external 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). Please refer to the Assessment Task document in the Download Box. UniTrento participants will receive an Attendance Certificate and can enquire to the students' support desk if the extracurricular activity can be recognized in terms of credits or thesis points or extra credits, according to the rules of their study course.

Participant Background

Admission reserved for up to 15 senior undergraduate and graduate international students (upper-level Bachelor's and all Master's students). The GETPos Winter School adopts a cross-disciplinary approach. For this reason, we welcome participants who are eager to enhance their inter-disciplinary competencies.
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).

Application process

Students coming from partner universities must be pre-selected and nominated by partner universities. UniTrento will carry out a final screening of the applications.
External students from non-partner universities are selected by UniTrento only. 
All students are required to upload their CV, ToR (Transcript of Records) and a motivation letter when applying online.


All students are asked to finalize their on-line application by 8 November (extended!) and to upload their CV, ToR (Transcript of Records) and a motivation letter by using the application tool in the Useful Links section.
Payment is due by 18 November 2021.
The School will be activated with a minimum number of 10 international participants.

Participation Fees

Students from UniTrento partners universities: 400 Euros 
External students (from non-partner universities): 1.000 Euros
A maximum of 2 ECIU students are free of charge (selected among other ECIU students, on the basis of merit, academic profile and motivation letter). All other admitted ECIU students pay the university partner fee.
Payment details will be sent to admitted participants.
A maximum of 2 UniTrento students can apply starting from 1 November if there are still available places. The participation cost is of 100 Euros.
The participation cost includes: lunch and dinners in the university canteen from Monday to Friday and a socio-cultural program consisting of: a guided visit of the town, a welcome drink and a farewell buffet, a one-day excursion and a half-day excursion, visit to a museum or other attraction.
Excluded are: accommodation, breakfasts and weekend meals, insurance, and travel costs.
No scholarships awarded.
: Participation fees will be reimbursed 100% in case of cancellation due to serious illness or a positive COVID swab test within the 48 hours prior to departure for Italy. No fees will be reimbursed if cancellation is for any other reason.


All participants are responsible for planning and paying for their own lodging in Trento. 
Details and possible housing solutions providing the Trentino Guest Card are available in the downloads.

Academic Coordinators

Prof. Alessia Donà  and Arlo Poletti

International Relations Division 
international [at]
Tel + 39 0461 282980 - 3224