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Application and admission

Application and admission

Do you find digital media interesting, do you have a fascination with the information society, or are you curious about the impact of technology on people and society? If so, don’t hesitate to apply! The admission procedure is as follows.


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You can apply for the course via Studielink. Before you do so, please read the admission requirements and application procedure below.

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Technological experience is not a strict admission requirement. We find it more important that you have a fascination for digital media and the information society; that you can empathise with others and are curious about the impact of technology on people and society; and that you can look at problems from multiple angles and understand the long-term consequences of actions.

Admission requirements 

The language of instruction is English. Study material is also available in Dutch. For Dutch-speaking students it is possible to follow the selection procedure in Dutch. They are also allowed to take the tests during the course in Dutch. 

If you would like to apply for the Bachelor of Design Art Technology at ArtEZ in Arnhem, you must meet the following conditions: 

  • pre-university education (VWO), upper general secondary education (HAVO), secondary vocational education (MBO level 4) or equivalent, or lateral entrant with sufficient technological knowledge and skills. 
  • Language requirements apply to this English-language study.
  • You must successfully complete a selection procedure.   


After you have applied via Studielink, you will receive an email from the ArtEZ Student Affairs department. In addition, you will receive an email from the course, containing an assignment, which you carry out at home and take with you to the selection. It also contains information about your own work (portfolio) that you have to take with you. In your application, you should specify on what day you would like to do the selection.  


After applying for selection, you will go through a selection procedure, in which we assess your chances of successfully completing the course. We test: 

  • Your creative ability: your ability to express yourself visually, to work based on observation and concept. We also pay attention to matters such as insight into and feel for colour, form and material and originality. 
  • Your ability to communicate: how good are your communication skills, to what extent are you able to share your fascination and inspiration and do you demonstrate decisiveness and discipline? 
  • Your capacity for critical reflection. Here we are looking for an inquisitive and experimental attitude, an interest in art and culture and a specific interest in the discipline. 

The selection procedure consists of: 

  • An interview of ten to fifteen minutes with the admissions committee. This committee consists of the head teacher, a teacher and a student. The interview is about your motivation and your interest in the field. Foreign students have this interview via video calls. 
  • Assessment of own work brought. Bring as much diverse work as possible. For example, homemade videos, music, sketches, a drone or perhaps even a game you once made.  
  • Assessment of the homework that you were given after registering with Studielink.
  • Two short assignments you carry out on the spot.  

The selection committee will advise the Board of Examiners whether or not to admit you.   

Selection dates and deadlines  

  • Monday 13 February 2023 - Portfolio and Home assignment no later than Monday, February 6
  • Monday 27 March 2023 - Portfolio and Home assignment no later than Monday, March 20
  • Monday 22 May 2023 - Portfolio and Home assignment no later than Monday, May 15

Result and validity 

Within three working weeks you will be notified whether you qualify for admission. If you are rejected, we will try to explain the reasons why. An admission is only valid for the course for which you have applied. If you want to audition for a course or specialisation at a different location, you must register for that separately. The admission is only valid for the academic year immediately following the entrance examination.  

Arrive for the selection properly prepared  

If are you considering applying for the selection, take the Art & Design preliminary course. This will introduce you to the academy and the various courses. You immerse yourself in the degree programme that suits you and work on your portfolio.