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


The application procedure in Studielink starts October 1, 2019.
The deadlines for the open call for admissions will take place at: 

1st round      5 December 2019
2nd round     2 March 2020
3rd round      20 May 2020

The Admissions committee will make a pre-selection. The selected candidates from the pre-selection rounds will be invited for a Skype interview. The Skype interviews will be scheduled within 2 weeks.

Please enroll in studielink at in order to apply for the academic year 2020-2021. 

The MIVC introduction week will take place from 31 August – 4 September 2020

Important: International students preferably arrive latest half August 2020, because they will have another obligatory introduction International Welcome day(s) organised by International Office before the MIVC Introduction Week (in the week of 17 August 2020).

**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: September 2020. 


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

NB The application procedure in Studielink starts October 1, 2019. Our MIVC admission procedure however starts November 1, 2019.

If your enroll before November 1, you will hear from us as of that date.


  • 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 Full personal study plan with a  formulated research question, a theoretic framework & practice-led perspective.

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: a Skype interview.

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