University of Amsterdam

Graduate School of Social Sciences

Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society


Turfdraagsterpad 9

Kloveniersburgwal 48

Amsterdam, Noord-Holl


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

All students receive a certificate for participation. Student may also choose to take the course for credit and will then receive a transcript from the University of Amsterdam

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The study of human sexuality involves understanding its complexity and how it represents changing interactions over time involving the self, the body, culture, and power -- and as well, how this complexity is conceptualized and organized culturally, politically and epistemologically.

During this four-week advanced programme, students will gain knowledge of sexuality as it intersects with ethnicity, nationality, class, and religion, and will become more familiar with how sexuality is conceptualized and practiced within research, programmatic, and advocacy venues.

Each year, the Summer Institute is comprised of a multidisciplinary international faculty and student body from a range of social and cultural backgrounds, offering a rewarding and challenging learning experience.  Students engage with faculty and guest lecturers via a specialized program of course modules (twice daily), weekly get-togethers, and informal conversations during daily group lunches.  Students benefit from an exceptional networking opportunity through the sharing of experiences, works in progress, research plans and diverse perspectives.

As the host city for the Summer Institute, Amsterdam is an ideal location.  The open atmosphere and small scale of the city offers a refreshing setting for engagement and discussion of sexuality, culture and society.



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.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 10 ECTS

In State Tuition (per year): 2350 EUR

Out State Tuition (per year): 2350 EUR

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

Locale: Large City

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