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Summer programmes

Summer programmes

Meet the world in Amsterdam!

The Summer Programmes Office offers interdisciplinary summer programmes for international students. Every year, we welcome hundreds of students from around the world to participate in programmes across the social and behavioural sciences. Are you looking for an international experience with open-minded and inquisitive people? Complete an application and come join us.

Programmes 2020

About Us

We are proud to bring together academics and professionals in our programmes, creating a dynamic and inviting classroom environment that doesn’t shy away from asking big questions, confronting norms, and seeking productive and creative responses to today’s problems. That’s because our summer programmes are more than just lectures and assignments: they give participants the skills and viewpoints necessary to understand the diversity, complexity, and changing nature of the world today.

2020 Summer Programmes

Each course takes an interdisciplinary approach to a field of research to dig deeper and ask broad questions from multiple perspectives. We will be tackling subjects from urban studies to sexuality studies, from branding to game theory, from the migrant crisis to urban "flows", and beyond. If you have any questions about the content of our courses, or want to learn more, then email us at - we hope to hear from you soon! Check the list of summer programmes for a complete overview.

Where our students call home

Over the years, the reach of the Summer Programmes Office has grown exponentially. With growing knowledge of our programmes comes the widening of our academic and social network. This year, we are proud to have received numerous applications from every continent, corner, and region of the globe. Due to increased globalization, technological advancements and the newfound and tenuous hybridity between the local and the global, our students come from diverse backgrounds, and bring their academic and cultural traditions with them whether they’re from Boston or Bangkok.

Roeterseiland Campus

Tailor-made programmes

Are you interested in collaborating on a summer programme in the heart of Amsterdam? With our team's expertise, our dedicated and highly acclaimed faculty, and our state-of-the-art campus, the Summer Programmes Office at the Graduate School of Social Sciences is the ideal partner. With over 20 years of experience in making programmes for partner universities around the world, we'll help you create the ideal programme for your students. By providing faculty and staff in consultation, we ensure that students who come to the University of Amsterdam get the best cultural and educaitonal experience to broaden their horizons and make the most of their time in our city.

More information about tailor-made programmes