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Pre-University Honours Programme: History and Culture

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 2019" button.

Apply 2019


Entry requirements

Students should be in good academic standing to participate in the summer school. Professionals should show relevant experience and a concrete way they’ll apply learnings in their work. For more information about the Dutch grading scale, visit the Study in Holland website.

Application fee

The application fee is €25 and can be paid by credit card.

Application Procedures

Admissions decisions will only be communicated via email for early admission in the first week of February, and for regular admission one month after the application deadline. Please have the following supporting documents ready to upload to the online application form, and select the appropriate programme from the dropdown menu:

  • A scan of your passport
  • A copy of your transcripts
  • An up-to-date copy of your CV/Resume
  • Please write a personal, brief essay (600-750 words) addressing your interest in a particular historical/cultural narrative. Contextualize this clearly and position yourself within this narrative. Ensure that you critically analyze from at least two different viewpoints. Please link your past academic and extracurricular experience to the programme and why you wish to study in an international university environment. Further, state how this programme will contribute to your future academic goals. Note: this is the most important part of your application and will be considered as your first assignment for the programme.

Once you submit your application and pay the fee, you'll hear back from us as soon as possible! if you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us at In all communications, be sure to include your full name and state the programme you're applying for.

OKP and MENA admission deadline

  • OKP and MENA admission deadline for all programmes is 21 October 2018. Please see the Scholarships page for the admissions process.

Early admission deadline

  • Early admissions deadlines for all programmes is 10 January 2019.

The Summer Programmes Office is offering early admission to applicants. There are many benefits to early admission: plan your summer in advance, take advantage of booking airfare at lower prices, and secure university provided housing. All students who apply by 10 January 2019 will be considered for early admission. Admission decisions will be made by 1 February and communicated soon after. If you are succesful, you must confirm your attendance by 1 March to secure your place in the course and housing. Students who are not offered early admission will be automatically considered in the general admission period.

Regular admission deadline

1 April 2019