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Summer school in Cambodia: INCiTE

Last modified on 05-10-2023 10:53
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The applications for INCiTE 2023 have closed. New information on INCiTE 2024 will appear in September/October 2023.

In brief

The INCiTE summer school is a partnership of the University of Amsterdam with the University of Edinburgh, the University of Sydney, Nanyang Technological University Singapore and the Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange (JESIE). As part of a multicultural team, you will follow two weeks of (full-time) interdisciplinary education. Work on an innovative solution to a global challenge of your choice, such as climate action or changing societies.

The INCiTE summer school will take place from 12 to 29 July 2023, at the National University of Management (NUM) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Get informed

  • Subscribe to our newsletterExternal link to stay updated on important deadlines and dates for our international (summer) programmes.
  • Attend our (online) information session + Q&A for more information about this programme. The Q&A is held as an opportunity for INCiTE applicants to ask questions. A registration link for the next session is going to appear here in due time.
  • Register for workshops hosted by the Office of International Student Affairs to get helpful tips to overcome the challenges in applying, and how to prepare. 


Of all international experiences, INCiTE is a very affordable, yet valuable option. Not only that: the INCiTE summer school offers you the opportunity to develop essential competences in today's job market, such as: problem-solving, collaboration beyond borders, international entrepreneurship, social innovation, systems and design thinking.

By building international networks and being taught by world-class academics, you can add some much sought-after entrepreneurial and intercultural skills to your CV. Although you won't receive any ECTS for this summer school, the programme is designed to give you a useful international experience in two weeks, that is of equal value as a semester exchange.

Finally, the INCiTE summer school is a unique opportunity to discover different cultures and teaching methods in a short period of time, as at the end of the summer school students present their prototype business model to an audience of fellow students, academics, leaders of local businesses and communities, and commercial business sponsors.

Summer School INCiTE - Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Practical matters


  • You are enrolled at the University of Amsterdam throughout the programme.
  • This programme is especially suitable for students who are otherwise challenged in their ability to travel or study abroad, such as students with specialized learning needs, disabilities, care responsibilities, financial need, first-generation students, and more.


UvA students receive approximately 1500 euros for the programme costs and accommodation. Students only need to finance their travel costs.

How to apply

Applications for INCiTE 2023 are now closed.

During the application process you will be asked to:

  • Rank the following global challenges by personal preference:
    • Climate Action, Environment and Resources
    • Health, Wellbeing and Changing Societies
    • Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies
  • Answer brief motivational questions and explain why a longer period abroad is not possible for you;
  • Submit a 200-word letter of recommendation written by a fellow student with whom you have collaborated on a project. The letter should answer the question "what is it like to work with [your name]?".


Please email global@uva.nlExternal link if you have any questions.