Admission requirements Master in Architecture


There are three ways to be admitted to the selection procedure, in which the admissibility of a prospective student is assessed:

1. The prospective student has a degree from a relevant Bachelor’s or Master’s programme (see the overview below).

2. The prospective student has a foreign degree that is comparable to one of the (relevant) Dutch prior qualifications.

3. Anyone who does not meet these criteria, but believe they are eligible through a combination of prior education and long-term relevant work experience, may be admitted in a number of cases on the basis of an admission assessment. The committee for this assessment consists of the head of department and the study adviser. Prospective students are requested in this case to contact the study adviser for an exploratory interview, in which the discussion of a portfolio will be one of the components.

It is the case for all disciplines that it must be possible for EP-Nuffic (the expertise and service centre for internationalisation in Dutch education) to check foreign prior qualifications against the admission requirements.

A selection procedure forms part of the admissions process. Selection will take place on the basis of a registration form, the portfolio, the motivation and an overview of the courses from the main subject supplemented, if necessary, with an interview at the Academy of Architecture or a Skype interview (prospective students from abroad).

An important part of the admissions process is be able to show a portfolio: a clearly laid out, ordered combination of the research and design work of the prospective student. The Master’s programmes in Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape Architecture are offered in English and Dutch. The language of instruction for all lecture series is English. The other course components will be offered bilingually. Students are expected to have a command of the English language at senior general secondary education/pre-university education level (Dutch havo/vwo) or a similar level in accordance with TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

A condition for enrolment at the Academy of Architecture is that the student works in the professional practice, or intends to start working in the professional practice, at a workplace that is relevant to the study programme.

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