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Placemaking: Sense, Space & Strategy

Application Procedure and Admission Criteria

Application Procedures

Please have the following supporting documents ready (in PDF) to upload 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 answering the following questions: what will the city look like in 2050? What will you hear? What will you smell? To what extent will the city still be recognizable and livable? 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: Wednesday 1 February 2023. This course uses rolling admission, and we will endeavour to have your admissions decision back to you as soon as possible. Early admissions decisions will be sent to all applicants by 24 February 2023 at the latest.
  • Payment deadline (tuition and housing) must be submitted within 1 week of receiving your offer of admission. 

Regular admission deadline

  • Deadline: Saturday 1 April 2023. This course uses rolling admission, and we will endeavour to have your admissions decision back to you as soon as possible. Regular admissions decisions will be sent to all applicants by 28 April 2023 at the latest. 
  • Payment deadline (tuition and housing) must be submitted within 1 week of receiving your offer of admission. 

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.