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Do you dare to be a pioneer in architecture? Apply for the Master Architecture at ArtEZ and become an architect with a vision! Find out more about the admissions process for the course and check to see if you meet the admission requirements. If you first need or want some more experience, then you can take one of the pre-Master programmes. That way, you'll be best prepared to then take the Master Architecture course. 

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Admission procedure

To be admitted to the Master Architecture at ArtEZ in Arnhem you must complete an admission procedure.

    • A bachelor in Engineering (University of Applied Sciences or University of Technology) or a bachelor in Interior Architecture with demonstrably sufficient technical knowledge. Sometimes you can also take an entrance examination with a different background, but you will then need to have sufficient relevant work experience.
    • Motivation letter and CV.
    • This master course is subject to language requirements (see below).
    • Applicants must have successfully completed the entrance examination. During this examination, we assess your chances of successfully completing the study programme.
  • All ArtEZ master courses are subject to language requirements. If you do not meet the language requirements, you need to submit a certificate showing the level of your proficiency in Dutch by 31 August. If you need a residence permit to study at ArtEZ, the deadline is 31 May.

    For more information, please consult the language requirements for Dutch-language master courses.

  • After you have applied via Studielink, we would like to receive:

    • A letter setting out your reasons for choosing this course;
    • a CV listing the courses/short courses you have taken plus your practical experience and/or portfolio;
    • copies of relevant diplomas.

    Please send these documents to:

    ArtEZ Academie van Bouwkunst
    Secretariaat master Architectuur
    Onderlangs 9, 6812 CE Arnhem

    Or digitally to academievanbouwkunst@artez.nl

  • There is an important distinction between admissibility (meeting the admission requirements) and actual admission. You will only actually be admitted to the Master Architecture after completion of the entrance examinition. This has the form of an admission interview. You will receive an invitation to the interview (if invited) if you register via Studielink before 1 June.

    Please check the Deadlines for the dates of the admission interviews.

  • You will be informed of the result of your entrance examination within three working weeks. An admission is only valid for the course for which you have applied. If you wish to be admitted to a course or specialisation at a different location, you must apply for this separately. The admission is only valid for the academic year immediately following the entrance exam.


The deadline to apply for the academic year 2023/2024 is 29 May 2023. The deadline for submitting documents is 1 June 2023. The admission interviews are scheduled for 9 and 16 June 2023.

Pre-masters and minor

Are you keen to take the Architecture Master course but do you still need more experience in design? If so, you can apply for the Architecture pre-master course first, or take the Architecture minor. Do you still need more technical knowledge? If so, apply for the Structural Engineering pre-master course first, or take the Structural Engineering minor. 

The pre-Masters are intended for students with a Bachelor’s degree in structural engineering or interior architecture who want to prepare themselves for the Master Architecture course. You can take a pre-Master as a minor during your Bachelor. If you have already completed your Bachelor course, you can take a pre-Master as a supplementary course. The classes are taught throughout 15 weeks of the first semester on Friday and Saturday mornings. The pre-Master program amounts to a total of 15 ECTS credits.

  • Which aspects are important when creating a spatial design? All aspects will be covered in the Architecture pre-Master, which is mostly aimed at students with a Bachelor’s degree in structural engineering. During the programme, you will work on a number of architectural design assignments, which are supplemented by lectures. The emphasis will be on developing a design concept and turning it into a cohesive plan. You will attend lectures on architectural theory, urban planning and landscape, interior architecture, and graphic design, among other things.

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  • The Structural Engineering pre-master covers elements such as construction theory, the construction process, physics of construction, structural engineering, sustainable construction and architectural detailing. In the first part of the programme, you will attend lectures and do technical exercises. In the second part all the technical elements you have learned about will be brought together in a building design. This pre-Master is especially suited to students with a Bachelor’s degree in interior architecture.

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