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Application Procedure and Admission Criteria

Below you can find all of the information on how to apply to one of our summer programmes. Please read the information below before you click the "Apply 2020" button.

Apply 2020

Application Procedures

Please have the following supporting documents ready to upload (in PDF) to the online application form:

  • A scan of your passport
  • A copy of your transcripts
  • An up-to-date copy of your CV/Resume
  • A letter of motivation stating why you want to enroll in this summer programme specifically. This letter should be between 400-500 words, and state in detail why you are interested in this particular programme, and how your experience/background recommends you as a student, and what you hope to gain/learn from the course. Note: this is the most important part of your application.
  • Pay the €25 application fee by credit card. 

Who is this programme for?

Incoming UvA Masters students in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences have priority, however each year we accept 4-5 external (non-UvA) candidates. All students must have a Bachelor's degree (minimum). For external candidates, preference is given to current Master and PhD students.

Early admission deadline and procedure

  • Deadline: 1 February 2020
  • Early admissions decisions sent to all applicants: 21 February 2020
  • Payment deadline (tuition and housing) for participants admitted in this period: 1 March 2020 

Regular admission deadline

  • Deadline: 1 April 2020
  • Regular admissions decisions sent to all applicants: 21 April 2020
  • Payment deadline (tuition and housing) for participants admitted in this period: 1 May 2020 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us at summer-info-gsss@uva.nl. In all communications, be sure to include your full name and state the programme you're applying for.