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Applications and admissions


Each summer school has their own set of requirements, which can be found on their individual web pages. You should always have a good command of English to actively participate in group discussions and be able to present a paper.

Application procedure

The application procedure is simple. You only have to fill out the online application form on the page of the summer school, and upload the required documents.
Each summer school has a selection committee that will decide on who will be admitted, to guarantee the quality of the audience. In most cases, the selection committee will wait until the deadline has passed before they review the applications. However, some schools select students on a rolling basis. Make sure to check the website of your summer school!

Please wait for your summer school notification that you have been admitted before making your travel arrangements!


Once you have received notification that you have been admitted, you will receive an e-mail with a link to our payment portal. We accept payments via credit card, iDeal and bank transfer. You can find more information about paying your fee here.


After we have received your fee, your enrollment is final. Your summer school coordinator will send you the official enrollment letter. This letter can also be used as invitation letter for your visa application.


Depending on your nationality, you might need a visa for entering the Netherlands, a so called Schengen visa (short stay visa).

We recommend that you inform the coordinators of your course well in advance, as soon as possible after you have received your (informal) notification of acceptance, because visa applications can take quite a long time.
Please note that you can only apply for a visa after you have been admitted to the Summer Schoolm, paid for the participation and received your official enrollment letter. This letter can be used as invitation letter.


Should you need to cancel your participation, kindly inform your summer school coordinator as soon as possible. Please note that our terms & conditions are applicable and you may not receive a (full) refund.


If you have general questions regarding the application or admission procedure, feel free to contact us: summerschools

Last modified:19 February 2020 1.19 p.m.