Certificate On Campus

A Peaceful Mind - Mindfulness and Compassion-based Interventions

University of Amsterdam

21 days
1650 EUR/full
1650 EUR/full
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This A Peaceful Mind - Mindfulness and Compassion-based Interventions from University of Amsterdam explores Emotion Regulation and contemplative practices such as mindfulness and compassion-based interventions across education, clinical, and organizational structures to develop new strategies and approaches to health and wellness.


Key facts:

  • In the last years, protocols inspired by contemplative practices such as mindfulness- and compassion-based interventions have shown promising results. 
  • Mindfulness and compassion–based interventions are used as prevention and/or treatment tools that can be applied in various areas such as education (for children, parents, teachers), clinical interventions (for (mental)health professionals, and targeting (mental)health disorders such as chronic pain, diabetes, depression, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder and many more), and organizations (providing new leadership styles and preventive tools against burn-outs).
  • This A Peaceful Mind - Mindfulness and Compassion-based Interventions from University of Amsterdam provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary perspectives on mindfulness and compassion interventions and their current applications, demonstrating different, but interconnected elements including research on medicine, education, organizations, and developmental, clinical and neuropsychology.

Programme Structure

The course is divided in five topic blocks:

  • Theoretical introduction to emotion regulation processes, and contemplative practice. This block allows students to become familiar with definitions and theoretical models related to emotion regulation, concepts of mindfulness and compassion, as well as experience the practice themselves.
  • Buddhist psychology. This block allows the students to explore Buddhist psychology and the way mind works in comparison to western psychological concepts.
  • Neuropsychology of contemplative practice. This block allows students to understand how the contemplative practice influences the brain and its functions.
  • Practical introduction to the contemplative practice during one silent day, and workshops during the whole summer school.
  • Application of contemplative practices. In this block, students will learn about mindfulness- and compassion-based interventions in education, mental and physical health, and within organizations.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 21 days

Start dates & application deadlines

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More details

This programme runs yearly in July. Rolling admissions. Early deadline 1 February, Final deadline 1 April. See our website for more detailed information. 






On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Please have the following supporting documents ready to upload to the online application form, and select the appropriate programme from the dropdown menu:

  • A scan of your passport
  • A copy of your transcripts
  • An up-to-date copy of your CV/Resume
  • A letter of motivation of approximately 400 – 500 words stating your commitment and curiosity about contemplative practices, the science behind the practice, and its applications in various life areas such as education, mental health or organizations. Further explain why you wish to participate, what you hope to learn, and your relevant educational and professional experience in the field of study.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1650 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1650 EUR for the full programme during 21 days.
  • EU/EEA

    1650 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1650 EUR for the full programme during 21 days.
  • Housing fees:€650 and a €75 refundable deposit. 

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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