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Mindfulness and Compassion-based Interventions

Application Procedure and Admission Criteria

Below you can find all of the information on how to apply to one of our summer programmes. Please read the information below before you click the "Apply 2020" button.

Apply 2020

Application Procedures

Admissions decisions will be communicated via email. Please have the following supporting documents ready 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
  • 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 €25 application fee by credit card. 

Who is this programme for?

Students should be in good academic standing to participate in the summer school. For current university students (Bachelors and Masters) in the arts and social sciences with an interest in mindfulness, psychology, and/or pedagogy. For working professionals with a desire to continue their education in this field. 

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: 1 March 2020 

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: 1 May 2020 

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.