Design Academy Eindhoven BACHELOR ADMISSION 2020-2021

Would you like to study at Design Academy Eindhoven? Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are now closed. The admissions for 2021-2022 will open in October 2020.

If you still have any questions after reading all information about the admission procedure, you can send an e-mail to


How does the application work?

  • Fill in the online application form.

  • Upload your portfolio and home assignments

  • We will check your portfolio before we invite you for a Skype interview.

Note: do not apply through Studielink. We first need to hold our selection procedure. Once you are accepted, you can enrol through Studielink.

Admission procedure
After a first check on your portfolio you will hear from our admission team whether you will be invited for one of the Skype interviews.

Selection days through Skype interviews
Please make sure you have the following ready for the Skype interview:


  • Set up a table with some of your work at home (presenting the home assignments and 5 or more other (3D) works/projects).
  • Set up your computer or laptop to receive the Skype request.
  • Practice your Skype interview beforehand, and make sure your presentation is no longer than 8-10 minutes.


  • Your interview will take a maximum of 15 minutes. You will meet one or two teachers.
  • They will start with your home assignments. Make sure that you explain your assignments short and to the point.
  • You also need time to show other projects, but do realize that it is impossible to present everything. Select the work which contains your personal story and which also shows the process of making. The teachers will have a copy of your portfolio.
  • At the end of the interview there is always time to ask questions.

 Possible outcomes are: 1) admission, or 2) placement on a waiting list (which stays open until the end of August 2021), or 3) rejection. Admission is valid only for the academic year for which you have applied. Only in exceptional situations (and after a written and well-reasoned request) the academy can decide for your admission to remain valid for another year. Definite admission is always on the condition of having passed the necessary diploma/test and having paid the tuition fees.

Note for visa students
For visa students there is an extra requirement. Once admitted you need to obtain at least 30 ECTS (European Credits) per year of your study. If you do not reach that minimum result per year, your visa will expire. In that case re-registration will not be possible. For more information about studying in The Netherlands, visit Pathfinder.

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