University of Amsterdam

Universiteit van Amsterdam

Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction


Turfdraagsterpad 9

Kloveniersburgwal 48

Amsterdam, Noord-Holl


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Lectures, seminars and dialogues in Amsterdam on theories and concepts as they have been developed in the field of addiction studies. The Summer Institute on Addiction is an intensive two week summer programme, which focuses on the study of addiction across cultures and is taught by an international faculty team.

The programme is developed in close cooperation with ZonMw, The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development.

The Institute welcomes individuals with a focused interest in addiction research and treatment, Master's and PhD students, NGO staff working on addiction-related issues, professionals in human services, practitioners, advocates and participants in other International school programmes.
Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction as a Global Problem

Substance abuse and its accompanying health and social problems are considered major problems around the world with tragic consequences for individuals, families and countries.
Addiction is not a new problem, but few countries have sufficient resources allocated to address it. Moreover the concept of addiction brings to the forefront social, medical and moral questions. The intertwined dynamics of health systems, economic considerations and moral (inter)national politics have a combined effect upon the prevention and treatment of addicts. Questions like these will be addressed in the Summer Institute on Addiction.

This two week Institute seeks to provide a multi disciplinary approach to the study of addiction. The course will focus on policy models, prevention, evidenced based treatment, and how they intersect. Bridging the gap between research and treatment practice and policy will also be highlighted throughout the course.


University of Amsterdam

International Student Requirements:

Students are accepted on the basis of i) their previous qualifications, ii) their knowledge of English, iii) an essay on their motivation, and iv) a letter of reference. The Admissions Committee will take into account the coherence, feasibility or relevance of the student's career objectives and proposed programme of study, as well as excellence in prior academic accomplishment, especially in coursework and experience related to the Summer Institute.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 6 ECTS

In State Tuition (per year): 1300 EUR

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

Locale: Large City

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