FAQ and Registration Procedure

What kind of courses does Incluusion offer during the summer?
During the summer, Incluusion collaborates with the Utrecht Summer School. We offer courses of the Utrecht Summer School from many different fields, such as Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Art & Music, Engineering & Technology, Science, Life Science and Medicine & Healthcare. These are all full-time courses and have a duration of either one or two weeks. This means that the courses take place everyday, Monday to Friday, from 09.00 am to at least 17.00 pm. It is important that you are available full-time if you apply. Almost all courses take place on location in Utrecht, but some are offered online. The summer courses takes place between June and August.

I cannot pay for my travel costs. I also saw the summer school offers housing during the course, but I cannot afford that. Can Incluusion help?
We will discuss this with you during the intake interview, but it's good to know that Incluusion does have some budget available to help students with financial need.

Do I get a certificate at the end of the course?
Summer courses usually have an interactive and practical setting and it is probable that you won't have to take any exam. There will probably be assignments and exercises to do together during the classes. At the end of the course, all actively participating students will receive an attendance certificate issued by the Utrecht Summer School. 

Registration Procedure Summer School

As you might notice from the Utrecht Summer School website, students usually have to pay a high fee to follow the courses, which includes the study material. Incluusion students can follow these courses for free, but in order to make this happen it is crucial that you apply on the Incluusion website, and NOT directly on the Utrecht Summer School website

Note that the registration period for the Utrecht Summer School 2023 is closed and it is no longer possible to apply. The next registration period will be for regular block 2 courses (starting on mid November) and the registrations will open on Monday 11th of September at 12:00. More info will be published on this page.

To apply to the summer school, follow the steps below:

  1. Carefully select a course that matches your academic background and interests from the Course Guide
  2. Fill in the registration form. You will be required to attach a CV and a motivation letter explaining why you chose this specific course and how it matches your academic background. Registration forms that are not complete or do not have a clear motivation will not be taken into account.
  3. After filling in the registration form, you will receive an automatic email stating that we have received your application successfully. If you did not receive this email after a day, please check your spam folder. If it’s not there, please contact us at incluusion@uu.nl.
  4. We will contact you to plan an (online) intake interview if your background and motivation match the chosen course and there are still spots available. The intakes will be with a member of the Incluusion team.
  5. After the intake interview, if we and the teacher of the course believe that you are a good candidate, you will receive further instructions on how to enroll and a special code to waive the fees of the course.  

Please note that you SHOULD NOT contact the teachers directly about your application nor apply directly on the Utrecht Summer School website. If you do so, your application WILL NOT be considered. The right procedure to follow is explained above and if you have any questions you can always contact us via email.

Incluusion works with a 'first come, first serve' principle, since there are only limited spots available. We do however look at batches of applications and then select the ones that meet the courses requirements best. Also keep in mind that we usually receive a high number of applications. Therefore, do not feel demotivated if you think you meet the requirements but you are not invited for an intake the first time you apply.