University of Amsterdam

Universiteit van Amsterdam

Social Policies & the Urban Fabric


Turfdraagsterpad 9

Kloveniersburgwal 48

Amsterdam, Noord-Holl


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Social Policies & the Urban Fabric

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Social Policies & the Urban Fabric in Amsterdam is a summer programme created and run by the Summer Programmes Office of the Graduate School of Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam.

How are policy making efforts aimed at creating inclusive, just, safe and lively cities projected onto the urban landscape? This undergraduate summer programme challenges students to explore the dialectics between a variety of social policies and the planning, design and experience of Amsterdam.

The interdisciplinary programme focuses on how social policies impact the city on the ground, taking Amsterdam and its public spaces, neighborhoods and new urban developments as an illustrative case.  Over the course of three weeks, a wide range of subjects from social housing and gentrification to contested public space and bottom-up development will be addressed by various guest lecturers and educational site visits.


Programme accreditation Quality assurance, accreditation and degrees Through systematic and periodic comparison and evaluation, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) ensures that its educational programmes at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels and their structure and organisation meet national and international standards.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 8 ECTS

In State Tuition (per year): 1525 EUR

Classification: Non-U.S. Higher Ed. Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Large City

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