Global Short Term Programme

The Global Short Term Programme offers a range of possibilities for a short stay abroad.

International Student Affairs (BIS) selected several Summer Programmes provided by our partner universities. Full time enrolled UvA Students of all disciplines are eligible for these programmes with total or partial exemption from tuition fees. Costs for example your VISA or travel expenses are at one’s own expense. Please visit the Digital World Map to find your destination and further information. 


The deadline for your application for a Global Short Term Programme is 1 March 2018 (17:00).

Information session

An information session about the possibilities will be held on 13 February 2018 (13:00-15:00) at the Roeterseiland Campus, Building C, Room REC-C 1.03.

In 6 steps towards your application

  1. Use the Digital World Map to discover the destinations and pick your favorites
  2. Make a maximum top 5 of your preferred destinations
  3. Choose a programme or courses (note that this is always a wish list of courses)
  4. Make a financial budget of your expenses and income
  5. Check the language requirements
  6. Send in your online application by email (deadline is 1 March)

Choose your programme

It is important to take a couple of matters into consideration while making a decision about the Summer School destinations. There are differences in the programmes that are offered. For example: some universities arrange interdisciplinary modules while others offer regular courses. There could also be a difference in the entry requirements. And even though all programmes take place in the summertime, the period and length may differ. This also applies for any extra costs such as accommodation and activities.

You can find an overview of the destinations in the Digital World Map.

Application and Outcome

The deadline for the Summer School application is 1 March 2018, 17:00. Please be advised to use the Global Short Term Application Form and attach your most recent official transcript in (or translated to) English. You can send your complete application to Please make sure to mention Application Summer School 2017 in the subject header. You will be informed about the outcome within a week. 

Below you can find the documents you need to apply for the Global Short Term Programme. 

Questions and contact

Did you read all the information and you still have questions? Please get in contact with the office of International Student Affairs (BIS) In the Contact menu you can find information on how to reach us. 

Published by  Studenten Services

12 February 2018