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Pre-University Honours Programme: International Relations

Application Procedures

Please have the following supporting documents ready (in PDF) 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/list of courses taken and grades achieved
  • An up-to-date copy of your CV/Resume
  • Please write a personal, brief essay (600-750 words) addressing your interest in a specific instance of international relations. What interests you about this event, and why do you believe that international relations is an important topic to study? Please reflect broadly on international relations as a field in relation to the specific instance/event that you have chosen. What are the effects on society at a variety of levels (personal, national, etc.) and link it to a broader (global) political discourse. Please link your past academic and extracurricular experience to the field of political science 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.
  • Pay the €25 application fee by credit card. 

Regular admission deadline

  • Deadline: Thursday 15 February 2024.
  • Admissions decision: we aim to have a decision back to you as soon as possible, but by 8 March 2024 at the latest.
  • Payment deadline (tuition and housing) must be submitted within 2 weeks after being accepted in the programme.

 

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.