Whom can I ask?

For any questions that you cannot find an answer to in the FAQ section or on the website of the Summer Academy regarding course contents, scholarship information, registration deadlines, accommodation, tuition fees, the social program, and other topics, please write an email to info@academy-ks.org and we will reply as soon as possible.

What is covered by the tuition fee?

The tuition fee covers accommodation(double/triple room), meals, transportation between Prishtina International Airport and the hotel, all courses, coffee breaks, and field trips. It does not include: travel costs to Kosovo, visa expenses, health insurance, and subsistence expenses.

Can I come earlier or stay longer than the duration of the Kosovo International Summer Academy?

Yes, you may come earlier and stay longer than the duration of the Summer Academy(12th of July is arriving day and 22nd of July is departure). However, you must keep in mind any restrictions concerning the length of your stay in Kosovo. In this case you would be required to find your own accommodation, as KSA will cover the accommodation only for the duration of the program. However, you can contact us and we would be pleased to help you find suitable accommodation.

Do I need a visa to enter Kosovo?

You do not need a Kosovo visa if you are a part of this list

I am a citizen of a country that needs a visa to enter Kosovo, but I have a valid biometric residence permit in one of the Schengen countries. Do I still need Kosovo visa?

You do not need a Kosovo visa if you hold a valid biometric residence permit in one of the Schengen countries.

Do I still need a Kosovo visa if I have a valid multi-entry Schengen visa?

You do not need a Kosovo visa if you have a valid multi-entry Schengen visa.

If I need a visa to enter Kosovo, can I receive an invitation letter?

If you need a visa to enter Kosovo (please click here to find out whether you need a visa or not) we can provide you with an Invitation Letter. This letter will only be sent to you upon special request and receipt of your deposit.

Where can I get the Kosovo visa?

You can apply and get a Kosovo visa in the following Diplomatic or Consular Missions:

Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Tirana
Rr. Donika Kastrioti, Vila No. 6, Tiranë/Albania
e-mail: visa.tirana@rks-gov.net
http://www.ambasada-ks.net/al

General Consulate of the Republic of Kosovo in Istanbul
Vali Konağı Cad. No.: 74 D 3
Nişantaşı, İstanbul / Turkey
e-mail: visa.ist@rks-gov.net
http://www.ambasada-ks.net/tr

Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Skopje
Samoilova 136, Skopje/Macedonia
e-mail: visa.skopje@rks-gov.net
http://www.ambasada-ks.net/mk/

Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Vienna
Goldeggasse 2/13, 1040 Wien/Austria
e-mail: visa.vienna@rks-gov.net
http://www.ambasada-ks.net/at/

General Consulate of the Republic of Kosovo in New York
801 Second Avenue, Suite 405 New York, NY 10017/United State of America
e-mail: visa.newyork@rks-gov.net
http://www.ambasada-ks.net/us/

Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Riyadh
Diplomatic Quarter, Block2, Public Pension Agency,
Al fazare Plaza, Floor 1, Office No.: B07Riyadh/Saudi Arabia
e-mail: visa.riyadh@rks-gov.net
http://www.ambasada-ks.net/sa/

Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Sofia
26-30 Bacho Kiro Str. 1000 Sofia/Bulgaria
e-mail: visa.sofia@rks-gov.net
http://www.ambasada-ks.net/bg/

Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Budapest
BANK CENTER 1054 Budapest, Szabadsag Ter 7. 1054 Budapest/Hungary
e-mail: visa.budapest@rks-gov.net
http://www.ambasada-ks.net/hu/

Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Tokyo
MG Atago Bldg. 10 F
3-13-7, Nishishinbashi, Minato-ku/Japan
e-mail: visa.tokyo@rks-gov.net
http://www.ambasada-ks.net/jp/

Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Brussels
Rond Point Schuman 6, Box 5
1040 Brussels/Belgium
e-mail: visa.brussels@rks-gov.net
http://www.ambasada-ks.net/be/

Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Berlin
Wall str. 65 D-10179 Berlin/GER
e-mail: visa.berlin@rks-gov.net
http://www.ambasada-ks.net/de/

Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Paris
61 Avenue de la Grande Armée, 75116 Paris/France
e-mail: visa.paris@rks-gov.net
http://www.ambasada-ks.net/fr/

Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Croatia
Trg Kralja Tomislava 8
10000 Zagreb, Croatia
e-mail: visa.zagreb@rks-gov.net
http://www.ambasada-ks.net/hr/

  If you have any questions, our staff will help you with the requirements.

Do I need to show up at your consulate to receive a visa or can I do it by mail?

Depending on the consulate’s decision, visas can be arranged by mail.

How do I travel to Kosovo?

You can travel to Kosovo by air or land. You can choose to fly to Pristina International Airport, but that would not necessarily be your cheapest option. Prishtina International Airport is well connected with main destinations around the world. You can enter Kosovo by land from neighboring countries: Albania, Macedonia, Serbia, and Montenegro. There are bus lines from Bosnia& Herzegovina to Kosovo as well, but they are not frequent enough to accommodate a tight travel schedule. A bus ride from the aforementioned countries will not exceed 30€ (return ticket). In order to keep your travel costs low, you can try searching for flights from your point of departure to Belgrade, Tirana or Skopje. If you have to switch planes in Europe, we suggest that you choose a destination with a direct flight connection from Tirana, Belgrade, Skopje or even Sofia, Bulgaria. Sofia is only few hours away from Skopje by train and bus. Pristina is only two hours from Skopje and the bus are costs only 5€ (one way).

Travel Insurance in Kosovo

Travel insurance may be required at any point of entry into Kosovo. Therefore we suggest that you purchase one before departure even if you do not need a visa. We recommend that you check out World Nomads. This insurance company is completely dedicated to travel insurances of both short-stay and long-stay nature, everywhere in the world. You can make the purchase online. It is cheap and their insurance package is quite generous. Read more on http://worldnomads.com.

Will there be a pick-up service to and from the Prishtina Airport to the Hotel?

YES! Transport between the airport and the hotel will be provided. Our staff will wait for you at the airport. We will inform you about the details shortly before your arrival to Prishtina

How to Book the Cheapest Flight Possible to Anywhere?When shall I arrive/depart?

Ideally, you can plan your arrival on morning, 12th of July . Then, you will have enough time to settle at the hotel and to have the chance to meet with other participants and to visit the city. Departure day is 22nd of July. You will be issued with a Welcome Pack before departure to Kosovo which will give you vital information on your time in Kosovo.  We will also send out full arrival instructions so that you can book your flights, arrange for your visa(if needed) and pack the right clothing.

At what time can I enter the hotel?

For those of you staying in the hotel, you can check-in on Sunday, July 12 between 6am and noon. You can do a regular check-in with the reception staff.

Should I bring my laptop?

You don’t necessarily have to bring a laptop. It is not a requirement of the Summer Academy. However, during the lectures you are strongly recommended to take notes, considering the quality of lectures and speakers.

 

Where can I eat?

  • Breakfast: at the hotel
  • Lunch: at the College
  • Dinner: at a restaurant
* Meals – All scheduled breakfasts, lunches and dinners are included in the program fee.

Does KSA Have Financial Aid/Scholarship?

Financial aid is available for students participating in this program. For more information please refer to the application form regarding the KSA Scholarship.

What should I do if I am taking medication?

If you are currently taking medication, you will need to make sure you bring adequate medication for the duration of the summer school and inform our staff in advance so we would be able to provide you adequate treatment in the case of a medical emergency.

Top Fundraising Methods

We all want to travel. We all want to study abroad. And we all want life-changing adventures. While some of us are fortunate enough to have the cash to pay for an overseas trip. If money is an issue, we recommend that you try out these fundraising strategies. 1.Letter of Support Students have raised their program fees, flight costs and even excursion fees by asking for donations from friends, families, universities, local service organizations, religious groups, or businesses. Once you are confirmed to travel with KCD, we will provide you with a letter of support that you can send out asking for support for your trip. This is so easy, and it just takes a little of your time to send the letters. Start with family, friends, friends of friends and then move on to businesses. Include some photos and let them know you are attending our program. It will also be very valuable to let them know you will report back to them on your experience and what their contribution allowed you to do. We have heard countless stories from our students who raised enough money to attend the Kosovo Summer Program, all funded by friends and people who loved the idea of the program. 2.Company Sponsorship Approach a company or service organization and ask if they will sponsor you on your Kosovo trip in exchange for volunteer work, such as:

  • Creating a certificate showing they are supporting youth
  • Blogging
  • Speaking at their staff meeting and reporting on what you did on your trip
  • Volunteering when you get back for a charity of their choice!
3.Gofundme.com Gofundme.com is a very popular crowd funding platform among students. Gofundme.com allows flexible fundraising and quick cash withdrawal. It also allows contributions made offline to be added to your pledge. This means that you can ask family and friends to donate as much or as little as they wish with lesser transaction fees. You can choose photos as your main rewards so make sure to take your camera with you to Kosovo and the Balkans.

Is there an emergency contact?

We will give you an emergency number shortly before your arrival to Prishtina. For emergency situations, the relevant phone numbers in Prishtina are the following:   │Police: 192(cell phone),  992 (landline),  92 and │Fire department: 93│ Ambulance: 94 │

Got more questions? Contact us.

Got more questions? Contact us at info@academy-ks.org