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Application procedure

​How to a​pply

Would you like to apply to one of our master programmes? You can do so by completing your application through After receiving your application, we will send you a confirmation with an application form and details of the documents we require from you.

At the new programme MFA MADtech can still be found under the former programme title MFA Interactive Media and Environments (MFA IME).
So when you sign up for MFA IME at, this means you apply for the new master course MFA Media, Art, Design & Technology (MFA MADtech).

There are three admission rounds for sending in application forms and documents to apply for the study year 2014-2015:

  • round 1 > sending applications before February 14th 2014
  • round 2 > sending applications before April 04th 2014
  • round 3 > sending applications before June 6th 2014

Important: NON-EU students are advised to apply before the 2nd round: April 04 2014 to start as soon as possible the immigration procedure! Please note: If you missed the deadline of the final admission round, please contact us to inform what the possibilities are.
Once we have received your additional information, the admissions committee will decide whether to invite you for an admission interview about your work and your motivation for entering this programme.

Adm​​​issions procedure

Our admissions procedure consists of two rounds. Firstly, we will assess the documentation and completed application form that you have submitted together with your written motivation. After this, we will invite you for an interview of approximately half an hour, which is possibly followed by a second interview. If you live abroad and cannot come to Groningen for this procedure, we can conduct the interview by telephone or Skype.

Admission​​s evaluation

During your admissions evaluation we will assess your theoretical skills as well as your ability to use knowledge to deepen and enrich yourself as an artist. Your work is discussed, as is your motivation, your bachelor thesis and the importance of the theoretical component of the programme. The admissions committee comprises theoretical and artistic professionals, including a practical and theory lecturer, a student and the head of the Frank Mohr Institute.

Entry re​​quirements

To be admitted you need a bachelor's degree in art (visual arts or design) or an equivalent previous education (for example, a university degree or diploma in a related area). In addition, you are expected to have good English language skills. You must be able to read specialist publications in English, follow instructions in English and express yourself well in English. To prove your competence, you have to submit an official international IELTS or TOEFL test certificate.
The minimum requirements are:

  • International IELTS test: score of at least 6.5
  • International TOEFL test:
    • Internet-based TOEFL: score of 90
    • Computer-based TOEFL: score of 232
    • Paper-based TOEFL: score of 575

Students will be exempted from submitting an extra language proficiency test in the following cases:

  • EU/EER students, who can prove that English was a compulsory course in their previous education, and who have achieved a pass for English on their final transcript;
  • Students who have obtained their diploma in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain or Ireland;
  • Students who have obtained their diploma outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) and can prove they have done their previous education in English. The student should prove this with a declaration from the institution stating that he/she followed the previous education. In case of doubt or if the institution concerned does not provide such declarations, the Nuffic will be consulted;
  • Students with an International Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate diploma;
  • Exchange students.

Tuition f​ees

For more information about the tuition fees, see the following link.

Important informat​​​ion for applicants MFA Scenography:

From the 1st of September 2014 onward, the Frank Mohr Institute will transfer its MFA Scenography Master's Degree programme to the HKU (School of the Arts) in Utrecht, the Netherlands. It is the intention to continue the collaboration between the master courses of the Frank Mohr Institute and the master course Scenography of the HKU also after September 1, 2014.
Applications for the Master of Fine Arts in Scenography for the academic year 2014-2015, must be send to the HKU. For more information about the MA Scenography course and the admission procedure, please visit the website of the HKU.