On this page, we would like to inform you about the current COVID-19 crisis. Please check the information below. For all Summer School related questions, take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page.

COVID-19 - Update 25 May 2020

The summer of 2020 is on its way, but it will be very different from what we had all expected.

Because of the COVID-19 crisis and the restrictions which have been issued by the Dutch government, unfortunately face-to-face teaching has been suspended for the rest of the academic year including the summer. We would have loved to welcome you to our Summer School in Utrecht, but we too must face the impact which the crisis has on all of us.  

A number of courses had already switched to an online format. Some other course directors are still examining the option to transfer the course to a remote teaching format. Applicants will be contacted via email by the course director with information on how things will proceed. If you are interested in a specific course, please make sure to check the course pages regularly.

Please check out our current online offer on our website. 

The refund policy is still as presented below, so if you have registered for a course and wish to cancel your application, please email info@utrechtsummerschool.nl for more information. 

We hope to welcome you this summer in one of our online courses. Please note that we also offer an online social programme! If we can't meet this year, let's hope we'll get a chance to see you here in Utrecht next year. 

Stay safe, staf healthy!

COVID-19 - Update 20 April 2020

Greetings from Utrecht! As you can see, the Utrecht Summer School is still in business. All of the team members are working from home and can be reached via our support page

We're still hoping to be able to offer several courses on location, in Utrecht, this summer. Also, a number of teachers are in the process of transforming their courses into online formats. Please, check out the course pages on our website to find out what the current status is.

Information on our COVID cancellation policy hasn't changed and can be found below.

Stay safe, best wishes from all of us,
the Utrecht Summer School Team

COVID-19 - Update 24 March 2020

COVID-19 cancellation policy

If you cannot come to Utrecht for reasons to do with the COVID-19 crisis, or if your course is cancelled, we will either:
1. Give you a full refund
2. Provide you with a voucher for the Utrecht Summer School 2021*

* This voucher is for the summer course which you originally applied for. However, if you wish to sign up for a different course during the summer of 2021, please contact us to discuss the possibilities. 

Please, write to info@utrechtsummerschool.nl if you wish to withdraw from the course due to COVID-19 regulations.

Currently the Utrecht Summer School team is, with its course leaders, looking into the possibility of offering a number of courses online or in a blended format. Once we have more information, this will be communicated via our website (in the course description). All applicants who have registered and paid for the course, will be more than welcome to participate in these courses, if they are not able to travel to Utrecht. It goes without saying that the housing fee will in that case be refunded. 

The current COVID-19 situation

While we are busy preparing a successful and safe Summer School 2020, we would like to inform you of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the Utrecht Summer School.

As you might know, like other countries in Europe, The Netherlands is taking action to cope with the spread of the virus.

We still expect that our Summer School courses in July and August 2020 will be able to take place.

In the unfortunate event that we are not able to offer courses due to new, tightened national regulations, you will receive a full refund of your payment to Utrecht Summer School.

If this is the case, we will inform all applicants accordingly via email mid-May 2020.

Of course we will continue to monitor the situation and we genuinely hope we can offer you a great summer.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via info@utrechtsummerschool.nl.

COVID-19 Refund Policy

In the unfortunate event that we are not able to offer courses due to new tightened, national regulations, you will of course receive a full refund of your payment to Utrecht Summer School.

If this is the case, we will inform all applicants accordingly via email mid-May 2020. This refund includes both the Utrecht Summer School course fee as well as the housing fee (housing offered by the Utrecht Summer School).

Summer School courses outside Utrecht

In case you have applied or wish to apply for one of our tracks taking place outside Utrecht, different COVID-19 regulations might apply. We will closely monitor the situation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. For students who, nearer the time, are not allowed to travel to the foreign destination, the Utrecht Summer School will arrange a substitute course, in line with the content of the track if possible. This adjustment to the track will be communicated to registered students mid-May 2020.

We currently have a substitute programme in place for the 'Italy based parts' of the following tracks: 

  • History or Art: A Thousand Years of European Highlights
  • History or Art: Relations between Italy and the Netherlands
  • The Making of Europe
  • Founding Europe: From Antiquity to the 19th Century
  • Doing Business in Europe
  • Doing Business in Europe - Extended