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INCiTE summer programme

The world is changing. The workplace is evolving. The way we find solutions must also be transformed. Prepare to think outside the box with the INCiTE Summer School!

What can you expect from the programme?

This three-week intensive Summer School will bring students from top universities together (the University of Edinburgh, University of Amsterdam, Nanyang Technological University, Jiangsu Education Services China and the University of Sydney) in transnational, interdisciplinary teams to provide an accelerated course in Entrepreneurship and Intercultural Competence. Together, you will build an innovative business solution for an urgent global challenge.
This project will create a unique opportunity for students to observe different methods of teaching, learning and problem-solving that span three continents, create international networks and be taught by world class academics, and demonstrate in-demand skills for your CV.

Corona update: If safe and possible, the summer school will be in Suzhou, China. The programme will run either way. The decision between a physical and virtual programme will be made early 2022.

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“One benefit of this programme is that I had the ability to bring what I’ve learned in my studies to the table and integrate it into the dynamic environment of working in a multicultural and interdisciplinary team and actually delivering a product. Satisfying and challenging!” -- Raphael von Aulock, 2019 INCiTE alumnus

For you?

All current UvA students are eligible. You are welcome to apply, as long as you have an active enrollment with UvA during the entire programme. This programme is especially suitable for students who can't go abroad for an extended period, and for students with financial needs (see 'What are the costs' below).

When and where?

The INCiTE summer school takes place 14-30 July 2022. You should also expect preparatory events to meet your team and help you make the best of your experience.

How much time is required?

The summer school is a full-time experience with some time off during evenings and weekends. You'll be asked to complete introductory exercises, as well as attend preparatory events and a reflective event afterwards.

What are the costs? And is a scholarship possible?

There are no costs for the virtual course. In case of a physical summer school, part of the costs will be covered by the programme, and there will be a scholarship opportunity.

Is this a credit-bearing programme?

No, this programme is non-credit bearing. You will get the chance to experience working in an international environment and developing in-demand skills for your CV.

How can you apply?

The application period starts in February 2022. Please return to this page for instructions on how to apply.

Join the information session!

Join our information session on 18 November 2021 or 13 January 2022 to find out if this programme matches your ambitions. You can also register for workshops to get helpful tips to overcome the challenges in applying and how to prepare.


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