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Pre-University Honours Programme: Politics & Identity

Application Procedures

Please have the following supporting documents ready to upload  (in PDF) 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 how your identity shapes your perspective on politics?  This includes but is not limited to gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, political orientation, socioeconomic situation, religion, etc. 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 non-refundable €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.