Admission Procedure

The AKV|St.Joost admissions committee will determine if your competencies meet the requirements of the Master’s programme. Several aspects will be evaluated: 

  • Artistic and analytical skills
  • Motivation
  • Your research question(s)
  • Theoretical knowledge
  • English language competencies, both spoken and written


It is possible to apply as of now untill June 1st 2018. During this period you can apply at any moment. After applying you will receive a response within approx 14 days. 

Please enroll in studielink at in order to apply for the academic year 2018-2019. 
The Master's Programmes 2018 - 2019 will start at the 27th of August 2018. 

*As an international student please be aware to arrive in the Netherlands before this date in order to arrange all formalities. 

Scholarships are much sought after nowadays: nearly every student who decides to study abroad considers applying for one. Information about scholarships specific to Avans University of Applied Sciences can be found on our scholarship page.


1. Studielink
The first step is to register online via

>English version
>Institutions of higher education
>Avans Hogeschool
>Master students 
>Master of Art and Design (for students who want to apply for one of the two year programmes: Master of Fine Art, Master of Photography and Master of Graphic Design. After ticking the box 'Master of Art and Design' you will be asked for which of the programmes you want to apply for.)  
>Master of Animation (for students who want to apply for the Master of Animation programme.)

2. Documentation
After successful registration, our system will ask you to upload the following pre-assignments:

  • Your digital portfolio. A link to your website is also suitable if your website contains an online portfolio; what’s important is that we get a good impression of your artistic qualities and capacities.
  • Your personal CV. We will verify that you have the appropriate educational qualifications.
  • A letter of motivation (approximately 500 words) in which you explain your educational and professional background, your current practice, and your academic goals at AKV|St.Joost. Please address why you are choosing to pursue a Master’s degree at this time. 

Not obligatory:
Your term paper or thesis, and other writing projects such as articles or a dissertation.
3. Admission process 
Your pre-assignments will be evaluated by our admissions committee. The committee will determine if your artistic work, theoretical knowledge and academic goals match with the Master’s programme you have applied for.

If this is the case, you will be invited to execute a specific assignment. The next step will be a (Skype) meeting.  During this meeting we will also assess your English skills.

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Marcello Jacopo Biffi
Marcello Jacopo Biffi