UvA Summer Ambassadors help the Summer Programmes Office with the smooth-running of summer courses, and are essential for ensuring students feel at home while they are in Amsterdam. Ambassadors work closely with our office and the students throughout the summer, and receive a full tuition reduction scholarship in exchange to attend one of our summer programmes free of charge.
The Summer Programmes Office at the Graduate School of Social Science has been running immersive summer courses for over 25 years. We create programmes in a wide range of subjects, and don't shy away from tackling challenging topics. We welcome approximately 500 students each summer from around the world into our interdisciplinary classrooms.
Our Amsterdam community is composed of local organisations, specialised academics, international students and a broad network of professionals and dedicated staff. We work with experts to help put academic questions into conversation with the broader world, bringing the university into the community and vice versa.
Want to get to know more about the work that we do? Follow us on social media to get a feel for our summer school vibe, and our academic and social community. You can also learn about studying with us through the eyes of past summer school students.
Applicants must be a current student at the University of Amsterdam, and meet the admissions requirements of the programme they're applying to. Candidates must be comfortable in and knowledgeable of Amsterdam, and be motivated to study the topics covered.
Candidates for the UvA Summer Ambassador opportunity must be available in the month before the start of the programme for approximately 10 hours of preparatory work. Applicants must be available full-time for the entire duration of the programme itself to assist the Summer Programmes Office. Read more about the course dates and description of tasks in the sections below.
UvA Summer Ambassadors apply for a hybrid position in the summer programme of their choice, from the list below. Succesful applicants receive a full tuition-reduction scholarship for that course in exchange for helping the Summer Programmes Office. In addition to attending all course sessions and being an active member of our summer team and community, Ambassadors assist with the smooth-running of the programme in a number of ways.
As a UvA Summer Ambassador, you will work closely with the Summer Programmes Office and the Academic Director(s) of the programme to which you've been admitted to ensure the course is a success. You will also act as a local reference for your international classmates, and help them feel more at home while they are in Amsterdam.
UvA students can apply to be an UvA Summer Ambassador for one of the following university-level summer programmes:
If you have questions about becoming an UvA Student Ambassador or would like to contact the Summer Programmes Office, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'UvA Student Ambassador' in the subject line.