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The Circular City: Towards a Sustainable Urban Ecosystem
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Application Procedure and Admission Criteria

Applications for this programme are closed for summer 2021. If you're interested in joining us next summer, visit our website this September for our full range of planned programmes for 2022.

Application Procedures

If you have not yet applied for a summer programme this year, 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/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 interest in the sustainable transition of cities to circular economies. In your letter, describe a city or neighborhood that you are familiar with (from your home context) and strategize a potential circular/sustainable intervention. This could include urban ecology, architecture, resilience, material and/or energy flows. Further, explain why you wish to participate, what you hope to learn, and your relevant educational and/or 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: 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: within 1 week of receiving a payment link from the SPO. 

Regular admission deadline

  • Deadline: 9 May 2021
  • Regular admissions decisions sent to all applicants no later than 23 May 2021
  • Payment deadline (tuition and housing) for participants admitted in this period: within 1 week of receiving a payment link from the SPO. 

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.