Application & Admission Criteria

The Urban Food Experience

Student profile

  • Are you in your 3rd or 4th year of your undergraduate (Bachelor) degree studying in social sciences, urban studies, or humanities?
  • Or are you a first-year Master's student?
  • Are you a professional in the field with a desire to learn more?
  • Are you curious about studying food systems from a social science perspective?

If you fall into one of the categories above, then please fill-in our online application for the programme.

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 May 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 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.

Published by  GSSS Summer Programmes Office

4 April 2018