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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. Note: admissions are processed for this programme on a rolling basis.

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: 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: 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: 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: Tuesday 1 February 2022. 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 25 February 2022 at the latest.
  • Payment deadline (tuition and housing) must be submitted within 1 week of receiving your offer of admission. 

Regular admission deadline

  • Deadline: Friday 1 April 2022. 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 29 April 2022 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.