Application and Admission

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Application procedure

You can apply for the Bachelor Fine Art through Studielink (digital application form) until May 1 2021 (EU). After 1 May 2021 it is not possible to apply anymore for study year 2021-2022.
Non-European/non-EEA nationality candidates will have to complete the entrance examination before June 1 2021. This is due to the deadline for submitting the visa and/or residence permit application: July 1 2021.

IMPORTANT: we strongly advise you to read the information about residence permit or visa, which you can find here


After your application in Studielink you will get access to Hanze Apply.
You will be asked to upload the following documents:
·         Certified copies of all diplomas and certificates
·         A copy of your valid passport
·         For the bachelor Fine Art proof of a sufficient level of English is required
-          an IELTS score of at least 6.0 (maximum 2 sub scores of 5.5, average score of at least 6.0);
-          a TOEFL (iBT) score of 80;
-          Cambridge ESOL level C (CAE-C)

For more information about language requirements and being exempt from submitting language test scores, click here 

Previous education

For admission, a distinction is made between sufficient and insufficient preliminary education. Your previous studies should be of a high enough level to study at a Dutch university of applied science. The student administration assesses your diploma's/certificates.
Even with insufficient preliminary education, you may still be admitted to the bachelor Fine Art on the grounds of 'exceptional talent' and a good performance in a test. This test indicates whether or not you can function at higher professional educational level. You will have to pay the costs of this test yourself.

Entrance examination

Due to the corona virus the entrance examinations will take place by Skype. Further instructions will follow after application, in the invitation e-mail for the entrance examination.

Please upload the following to Hanze Apply:

- your portfolio (below you will find the portfolio requirements)
- your home assignment (the assignment can be found in Hanze Apply)
- your motivation

You will also receive an invitation for the entrance examination in a separate email.
During the entrance examination, an admissions committee composed of 2 teachers and a student assesses your artistic talent. Based on the various home assignments that you made and your portfolio, the admissions committee has an interview with you. They also ask for your arguments for choosing Minerva Fine Art and your ambition as a (future) artist.
Within two weeks you will receive the results of the entrance examination by email.

Entrance examination criteria

During the entrance examination the admissions committee assesses the candidate's artistic talent as demonstrated by:

·         Visually expressive capacity
·         Sense of colour, form and material
·         Originality and individuality.

Taken into consideration by the Admissions Committee are also:
·         The portfolio interview + motivation
·         The home assignment (description of a contemporary artwork and a visual assignment)

Guide Lines portfolio

The portfolio consists of an overview of your work that is no more than four years old. It must also provide insight into your work process, for example by adding sketches. In addition to images or video, you also provide information about the work: title, year, materials used, format.
There is no minimum or maximum number of works, but we recommend at least twenty works and preferably in more than one medium.
Videos can be added as a still and a link to an online video service (Vimeo or YouTube). You also include a resume in the digital portfolio (education, work experience, exhibitions, etc.).
Upload your digital portfolio in Hanze Apply (in PDF format, in 1 file).

The digital portfolio must include:
·         Artwork
·         Resume (previous education, job experience, exhibitions etc.)

Entrance exams dates

8 December
19 January
9 March
10 March
6 April
26 April
28 April
25 May
26 May
15 June
16 June


When you have further questions you can email to this address:

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