APPLY FOR DAE: 2020 - 2021


Sign up for our Bachelor or Master course through the online application form before: 



Quick guide to
Bachelor admission 

The BA application deadline is February 15.

  • Fill in the online application form.

  • You do not have to upload your portfolio. This is optional!
    If your portfolio isn’t complete yet, just fill in the application form and bring your portfolio to the selection interview.

Note: do not apply through Studielink. We first do the selection procedure. Once you are accepted, you can enrol through Studielink.

Admission procedure
All candidates who apply for admission will be invited by mail to one of the selection days in Eindhoven.

Selection days: Monday March 9 until Friday March 13.

Please bring the following to the selection day:

  • the printed PDF of your application form
  • the home assignments
  • 5 or more other (3D) works/projects
  • your portfolio
  • a simplified printed copy of your portfolio

Mid-April 2020 at the latest we will send you the results of your admission by e-mail.
Once admitted non EU-EER candidates need a visa. Please note the extra study requirements according to the Dutch Immigration & Naturalisation Service (IND).



Quick guide to
master admission 

Application procedure

The Masters application procedure for the 2020-2021 academic year consists of two steps:
1. A review of your creative portfolio, video and motivation letter
2. An interview with the selection committee

Applicants whose portfolio, video and motivation letter are favourably reviewed will be invited for an interview. We inform applicants whether they have been accepted after the interviews round. Some applicants may be placed on a waiting list. Those who are accepted will receive an email with a checklist to formally confirm their status as aspiring students 

Who can apply
The minimum requirement for new Master students is a completed course at Bachelor level, preferably specialised in design, architecture, art or science.

When to apply
We work with several live and online application rounds (Live: January 14 2020 @ DAE. Online: February 1 2020 23:59 CET, online: March 1 2020 23:59 CET and online: mid April), apply at your earliest opportunity to increase your chance of being admitted.

Application checklist for all masters candidates
Please note: incomplete applications will not be reviewed
1. Application form
2. A copy of your valid passport
3. A digital portrait picture
4. A digital scan of your Bachelor Certificate
5. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
6.  Motivation letter - please mention your Skype-ID at the right top corner
7. One-minute introduction video
8. Digital Portfolio 
9. Nuffic Certificate for Chinese students