Enrollment Procedure

The Master Institute will only consider full admission dossiers for application. Your application dossier is in English and consists of a:

  • Curriculum Vitae (max 2A4)
  • Portfolio (document or portfolio website)
  • Artistic Statement (written only, min. 1A4)
  • Research Proposal (Full personal study plan with a  formulated research question, a theoretic framework & practice-led perspective ) ** for applying the 1-year master Animation the admission procedure requests an animated film instead of a research proposal


The admission procedure starts the first of November. You can upload the requested enrollment documents.

The Admissions committee will make a pre-selection. The selected candidates from the pre-selection rounds will be invited for an interview. 

Please enroll in studielink at in order to apply for the academic year 2019-2020. 
The Master's Programmes 2019 - 2020 will start at the 2th of September 2019. 

*As an international student please be aware to arrive in the Netherlands before the 19th of August in order to arrange all formalities. 
**As a non-EU student please be aware that applying for a visa can take time.

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


Please click at the website on the following tabs:
>English version
>Institutions for higher education
>Avans Hogeschool
>Master students 
>Master of Art and Design (for students who want to apply for one of the two year programmes: Visual Arts and Post-Contemporary Practice, Situated Design and Ecology Futures. 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 Animation programme.) Start of the next programme: 2-9-2019. 


2. Documentation
After successful registration, our system will ask you to upload your dossier files as soon as possible:

  • CV (max. 2A4)
  • Artistic Statement: A short essay on your motivations to join one of our master programmes, urgencies in your artistic practice and needs for contextualising your practice in contemporary society. 
  • Portfolio Dossier by an online link to your website or by an uploaded document
  • Research proposal or an animated film  (Full personal study plan with a  formulated research question, a theoretic framework & practice-led perspective ) or an animated film


Instruction for the animated film

In order to assess your animation skills we would like you to submit a film of minimum 15’’ of animation in which a narrative development can be recognized. 

The aim of the course is also to help you get a better understanding of your own work and research, and to enhance your ability to choose the right context for your work. We would like you to write a short statement about the proposed context for your submitted film and how it relates to current developments in animation.

You can share a video or a link to your website. There are 3 ways to do this:

- Upload an .mpg, .mp4 or .mov file.

- Place a link to your video or website in the file description.

- Place your YouTube video's YouTube ID in the ‘YouTube tab’. Make sure to only place the YouTube ID and never the full link. 


3. Admission process 
Your documents will be evaluated by our admissions committee. The committee will determine if your artistic work, theoretical knowledge and academic goals match the Master’s programme you have applied for. Based on the outcome of the pre-selection you will be invited for the 2nd round: an interview (Skype or live)

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