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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. Applications are now only open for incoming master's student of the Graduate School of Social Sciences. The deadline for all other candidates has passed.

Application Procedures

Please have the following supporting documents ready to upload (in PDF) to the online application form:

  • If you are an internal candidate, please ensure that you create a new account when you apply (do not use your UvA Net ID/student number)
  • 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
  • For incoming master's students: a copy of the conditional acceptance letter for your master's programme. 
    For all other candidates: a letter of motivation stating why you want to enroll in this summer programme specifically. This letter should be between 400-500 words, and state in detail why you are interested in this particular programme, how your experience/background recommends you as a student, and what you hope to gain/learn from the course. 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 deadline (tuition and housing) for participants admitted in this period: 1 March 2021

Regular admission deadline

  • Deadline: 1 May 2021
  • Regular admissions decisions sent to all applicants no later than 21 May 2021
  • Payment deadline for participants admitted in this period: 1 June 2021

Deadline for incoming master's students

  • Deadline: 1 June 2021 
  • Payment information sent to all incoming master's students no later than 7 June 2021
  • Payment deadline: 13 June 2021


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us at In all communications, be sure to include your full name and state the programme you're applying for.