Application & Admission Criteria

The Everyday City and Beyond

Student profile

  • Are you in your 2nd or 3rd year of your undergraduate (Bachelor) degree, or are you a first-year Master's student?
  • Are you studying social sciences, political sciences, urban studies, a built environment discipline, or associated discipline?
  • Are you a professional or volunteer with a desire to learn more?
  • Are you curious about situating the concept of placemaking within a larger urban sociological context?

With students of architecture to political science and from social engineering to social work, the strength of the course is the interdisciplinary backgrounds of the students. If you fall into one of the categories above, then please fill-in our online application for the programme.

Deadline for NFP/MSP Scholarship application

October 21, 2017

Entry requirements

Students should hold a minimum GPA of 7.5 to participate in the summer school. Professionals should show relevant experience and a concrete way they’ll apply learnings in their work.  

Early admission

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 2018 will be considered for early admission. Admission decisions will be made by 1 February. 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.

Deadlines for application

Early admission - 10 January 2018

Regular admission - 1 April 2018

Application fee

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

Application Procedures

Please have the following supporting documents ready to upload to the online application form:

  • A recent photo of yourself (this will not be distributed)
  • A scan of your passport
  • A copy of your transcripts
  • An up-to-date copy of your CV/Resume
  • A letter of motivation (details in the online application) stating why you want to enroll in this summer programme
  • A letter of reference from an academic or professional to support your application

Once you submit your applicaiton 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 summer-info-gsss@uva.nl. In all communications, be sure to include your full name and state the programme you're applying for.

Published by  GSSS Summer Programmes Office

19 October 2017