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Advanced Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society

Application Procedure and Admissions Criteria

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

Regular Application Procedures

Please have the following supporting documents ready to upload  (in PDF) to the online application form, and select the appropriate programme from the dropdown menu:

  • A scan of your passport
  • A copy of your transcripts - if you cannot submit transcripts because of a mandatory closure of your school or University due to Covid-19, please note that we will accept these documents via email after the deadline. When applying, please upload a document explaining your situation. 
  • An up-to-date copy of your CV/Resume
  • A letter of motivation of approximately 400 – 500 (See prompts below before writing your letter!)
  • Pay the €25 application fee by credit card. 

Admissions prompts: There are three possible admissions prompts. Please read the information below before submitting your application. When submitting your document, please ensure that you mention which admissions prompt you are responding to. 

  1. Entire four-week Advanced Summer Institute:
    1. In a letter of 500 words, please state your commitment to the study of human sexuality, your specific interests within sexuality studies, and how they are related to culture and society broadly. Please describe your relevant academic and professional experience within this field. Further, explain why you wish to participate, what you hope to learn, and what you wish to achieve by participating in this programme. Ensure that your letter of motivation answers all of the above questions, paying specific attention to the topics discussed in each of the blocks.
  2. Only Block 1: Practicing Sexuality Studies in a Changing World
    1. In a letter of 500 words, please state your commitment to the study of human sexuality, your specific interests within sexuality studies, and how they are related to culture and society broadly. Make sure to clearly link your work/academic background to the content of this block, and include your expectations of what you hope to learn by participating in this block.
  3. Only Block 2: Critical Reflections on Advanced Topics in Sexuality Studies
    1. In a letter of 500 words, please state your commitment to the study of human sexuality, your specific interests within sexuality studies, and how they are related to culture and society broadly. Make sure to clearly link your work/academic background to the content of this block, and include your expectations of what you hope to learn by participating in this block.

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