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Application Procedure and Admission Criteria

The application deadline for this programme has been extended to 1 June. Please submit your documents via the link below as soon as possible so we can process your admission in a timely manner.

Application Procedures

If you have not yet applied for a summer programme this year, please have the following supporting documents ready to upload (in PDF) to the online application form:

  • 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
  • A letter of motivation of approximately 400 – 500 words stating your commitment and curiosity about contemplative practices, the science behind the practice, and its applications in various life areas such as education, mental health or organizations. Further explain why you wish to participate, what you hope to learn, and your relevant educational and professional experience in the field of study. Note: this is the most important part of your application.
  • Pay the non-refundable €25 application fee by credit card. 

Early admission deadline

  • Deadline: 1 February 2021
  • Early admissions decisions sent to all applicants no later than 22 February 2021
  • Payment must be submitted within one week of receiving an acceptance letter. 

Final admission deadline

  • Deadline: 1 June 2021
  • Regular admissions decisions sent to all applicants as soon as possible. 
  • Payment must be submitted within one week of receiving an acceptance letter. 

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.