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Application and admission

Application and admission

If you want to follow the master's course Performance Practices, the first step is to apply for auditions. Learn about the process step by step and what to expect. You'll also find important dates, deadlines, and useful tips to prepare yourself. 

Applying for admission

You can apply for this course through Studielink. First, read the admission process for Performance Practices below. You can find general admission information for ArtEZ here. Once you've applied, you'll receive a confirmation email from ArtEZ Student Affairs. After that, the course will provide you with further details regarding the admission process.   

Apply through Studielink

Important dates and deadlines

Winter call 2024/2025

  •  Application period: 01 October- 04 January
  •  Audition week: 29 January- 02 February

 Spring call 2023/2024

  •  Application period: 10 February - 24 March
  •  Audition week: 15 April - 19 April

If you apply before January 4th, you will participate in the audition week between January 29th and February 2nd. If you apply after that time (but before March 24th), you will participate in the audition week from April 15th to April 19th. You are expected to keep your schedule free for the entire audition week. If you have any questions about the auditions or your application, please get in touch with the course.

Admission criteria

If you're considering the master's course Performance Practices, we welcome your application. To be eligible, please ensure that you meet the following requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree (preferably in a creative field such as dance, theatre or performance art);
  • a positive audition result;
  • a proof of your language proficiency. For more information, please check the general language requirements for ArtEZ master's courses.

Do you have questions about the admission criteria, or are you not sure if you meet the requirements? Feel free to send us an e-mail at mpp@artez.nl. We are happy to help and answer all your questions!

Admission procedure: here’s what to expect

Step 1: Apply through Studielink 

You first apply through Studielink. Depending on where you live and what stage of your studies you are in, you will need to submit some important documents, such as a copy of your passport and your bachelor's degree. Studielink will guide you through this step-by-step.

Step 2: Submit other, relevant documents

After applying via Studielink, we'll contact you and ask you to submit a motivation letter, your curriculum vitae, and links to videos of your work, website, or weblog, and photographs of your work.

Step 3: Audition

After submitting your application, we will carefully review your documents. Within two weeks after the application deadline, we'll inform you if you're invited for the online audition. During the audition, you will engage in an online cooperative working process with other applicants over the course of five days. You'll also have an individual interview via Teams and be given an individual assignment.

Step 4: Enrolment

Within two weeks after the last day of the audition, you will be informed about the outcome of the audition. If you are admitted, you will receive more information about how to enrol for the master’s course.

Additional costs

Please keep in mind that on top of your tuition fee, you will also have to cover travel costs to Arnhem and accommodation during the residential periods. There will also be extra costs for travel and accommodation during the international residencies, which are a compulsory part of the curriculum. These extra costs will be approximately €500 in the first year.


If you are a non-EU/EEA resident, there are two scholarships you can apply for: the ArtEZ Scholarship or the NL scholarship. Deadline for both scholarships is May 1st, so you need to be admitted before this deadline. Please contact the Student Affairs department for information about scholarships, residence permits, accommodation and any other related questions

More information

  • Do you have questions, or do you want to know more? Please feel free to contact us at mpp@artez.nl. You can also find more information about tuition fees and the Student Affairs department through the links below.

    Tuition fees
  • Student Affairs department
THEATRE | performance by Mariela Nestora | photo by Fenia Kotsopoulou
THEATRE | performance by Mariela Nestora | photo by Fenia Kotsopoulou