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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!

Applications for the INCiTE 2023 Summer Programme open in 2023. Check our other international opportunities to find a programme that matches your ambitions.


What can you expect from the programme?

This intensive Summer School will bring students from top universities together 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. Participating universities are: the University of Edinburgh, University of Amsterdam, Nanyang Technological University, Jiangsu Education Services China, and the University of Sydney.
This project will create a unique opportunity for students to work in a multicultural team, 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.

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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, 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 in the summer of 2023 somewhere in Southeast Asia. You should also expect preparatory events to meet your team and help you make the best of your experience, as well as post-mobility feedback events.

How much time is required?

The summer school is a full-time experience. 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?

UvA-students can receive funding to cover the programme costs, accommodation and (part of your) travel. In the event of a virtual summer school, the funding will be converted to a travel voucher you can use to visit the original location at a later time. Successful completion of the virtual programme is a requirement to receive this voucher.

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 2023. Please return to this page for instructions on how to apply.

Join the information sessions!

There are several ways you can prepare for this experience: get well-informed, ask your last questions and talk to others, and make the most of your international experience through training.

  • Join the Study Abroad Fair on 8 October 2022 to explore your options!
  • Join our (online) information session on 6 December 2022 or 21 March 2023 16:00-17:30 CEST to find out if this programme matches your ambitions.
  • Register for workshops hosted by the Office of International Student Affairs to get helpful tips to overcome the challenges in applying, and how to prepare.


Please email us at global@uva.nl in case you have any questions!