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Application Procedure and Admission Criteria

Please read the application procedure fully and carefully before you submit your application via the Apply 2021 button.

Application Procedures

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 and procedure

  • Deadline: 1 February 2020
  • Early admissions decisions sent to all applicants: 21 February 2020
  • Payment deadline (tuition and housing) for participants admitted in this period: within 1 week of receiving a payment link from the SPO. 

Regular admission deadline

  • Deadline: 1 April 2020
  • Regular admissions decisions sent to all applicants: 21 April 2020
  • Payment deadline (tuition and housing) for participants admitted in this period: within 1 week of receiving a payment link from the SPO. 

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.