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Application Procedure and Admission Criteria

Applications are closed for summer 2021. If you are currently working on an application in our system, please ensure you submit it immediately.

Application Procedures

Please have the following supporting documents ready to upload  (in PDF) 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 words stating your commitment to the field of addiction studies, and the importance of a social sciences and evidence-based­­­ approach when addressing the social, medical, and moral questions of the field. 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
  • Note: You will be asked about housing in the online application. Please select "no" as housing is not available for online courses. 

Early admission deadline

  • Deadline: 1 February 2021
  • Early admissions decisions sent to all applicants no later than 22 February 2021
  • Payment must be submitted within one week of receiving an acceptance letter. 

Final admission deadline

  • Deadline: 1 June 2021
  • Regular admissions decisions sent to all applicants as soon as possible. 
  • Payment must be submitted within one week of receiving an acceptance letter. 

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.