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Pre-University Honors - The Urban Toolkit:Exploring the City

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks




Academic dates: 23 July - 4 August 2017

Type of Programs

  • Student Exchange
  • Experiential Learning
  • Outdoor Education
  • Gap Year


  • English

Subject Areas

  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Culture
  • Design
  • Geography
  • Humanities
  • Liberal Arts
  • Social Policy
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Urban & Regional Planning

Cost in US$:

€ 1000

Program Fees Include:

The tuition fee includes:
lunch on class days
Access to all course materials on Blackboard
public transportation card
Welcome dinner
Farewell dinner
Presentation skill workshop
excursions and site visits
certificate of attendance
The tuition fee does not include travel to and from Amsterdam nor housing.

Experience Required


    Applicants should be entering their third year or final year of high school. A general interest in the social sciences and an open mind are necessary. Preferably applicants will be enrolled in a programme that equals a Dutch VWO.

This Program is open to

Irish, British, South African, Kiwi, Worldwide, Asian, American, European, Canadian and Australian Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Dormitory

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of 3-5

Scholarships are Available

First Generation Scholarship for the Pre-University Honours Programme – The Urban Toolkit: Exploring the City

Are you the first in your family to consider going to University? The First Generation scholarship is awarded to pre-university students that want to attend the “Pre-University Honours Summer Programme on The Urban Toolkit: Exploring the City” and that come from a family in which no one possesses a Bachelor’s degree. The path to University is already a complex journey, but if you are the first to embark on this journey, you can anticipate more challenges than average. The Graduate School of Social Sciences is offering two € 750 scholarships to students that are the first in their family to consider attending university.

In order to be considered for the scholarship, please submit the following before 15 April 2017 :

An online application for the Pre-University Honours Programme – The Urban Toolkit: Exploring the City at
In the motivation letter for the application, please write about the impact of being the first in your family that wishes to go to University and the challenges that you must overcome in order to attend University.

Application Process Involves

  • Essay
  • Letters of Reference
  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Transcript

Typically The Application Process Time is

2 weeks after deadline

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network