Admission requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Proficient in both spoken and written English
    Level of English: IELTS 6, TOEFL 80 (internet-based test) or TOEFL 550 (paper-based test).
    Non-EEA candidates are required to provide proof of English Language proficiency.
    EU candidates' English language level will be assessed during their interview.

Specific requirements

As part of the admission and selection procedure for the Master Artistic Research programme, you’ll be asked to provide us with your artistic research proposal, examples of earlier work, your motivation and curriculum vitae.

Advice on your application materials:

Your portfolio is a key element in your application. Please take time to create clear images that together reveal the aspects of your practice that you find important to share with the committee. The exact design of the portfolio, how many images or files you send, and how much supporting text goes with these, is for you to decide, but we advise you to focus on recent work that reveals the grounding needed for you to pursue your proposed research.

Sound or non-static imagery should be accessed via Vimeo or YouTube links in the pdf file. The total playback time of these links should not exceed 10 minutes, so if your work plays out over longer time periods, please select the excerpts you want the committee to experience.

File specifications digital portfolio: PDF format, max 10MB

Your artistic research proposal should inform us about the work you present in your portfolio, and propose your research direction over the course of your study. Please indicate as specifically as possible both your area of investigation, and how you propose to approach this.

List the most important exhibitions, events, publications you have been involved in, any grants, prizes, or nominations you have received, and if applicable, any other information you think is relevant to your application. Your CV should not exceed one A4 page.

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview at the KABK. It is also possible to request a Skype interview.

Application deadlines

The Master Artistic Research processes applications on a rolling basis from October to May, until all positions in the cohorts are filled. We work in 2 batches:

Priority deadline: 1 March

We are a small programme and recommend you apply to this priority deadline. We especially recommend that non-EU/EEA applicants to apply by March 1, as arranging financing, official documents, and a study visa can take considerable time.

Final deadline: 1 May

Applications sent in after this date will not be considered.

Note: Meeting the application deadline means successful registration via an online portal called Studielink, and submission of all required documents, including your portfolio, via another portal, called Osiris. In the 48 hours prior to the deadline, this can take some time, and we recommend you complete the application process in a timely manner.

How to apply