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Preparing your Summer School

Application Procedure

Each Summer School has a separate application procedure. In most cases, candidates fill out the online application form and upload the required documents. After applying, you will be notified as soon as possible. The application procedure is different for every Summer School, please check the specific procedure for the Summer School of your choice on their webpage.

Most of the Summer Schools select the best of all applicants based on their Curriculum vitae. You should always have advanced knowledge of the English language to be considered as a participant.


All participants that are coming to Groningen have to be insured regarding health and liability. The UMCG is, on no account, liable for the costs made by the participants of the Summer Schools. Please, check with your Summer School if insurance is arranged for you and included in the fee!

Participants residing in the Netherlands will not be insured, as they are obligated to have basic care insurance (tr. Basiszorgplichtig).

The different organizing committees are responsible for the insurance of the participants per School.


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 organizing committee 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 School, paid for the participation and received your official enrollment letter. This letter can be used as invitation letter.

Cancellation regulations

When an admitted participant decides to withdraw their application, the organizing committee may imply the following terms:

  • The committee may refund 75% of the fee in case of cancellation 9 weeks prior to the start of the School
  • The committee may refund 50% of the fee in case of cancellation 5-9 weeks prior to the start of the School
  • In case of cancellation later than 5 weeks prior to the start of the School, the committee cannot refund the fee

Note: Some individual Summer Schools it's cancellation regulations may differ from the one above.


Once you have received notification that you have been admitted, the Summer School will inform you about the payment procedures. Please note that the participant is responsible for the administrative expenses a bank may charge for the transaction. In that case, this amount is an addition to the fee.

If you have any further questions about the Summer School of your choice please contact the Summer School Committee or the general organization via

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