Masters Talk & Tour and/or Live Admissions

Admissions for academic year 2020-2021 are closed. Admissions for academic year 2021-2022 open on November 1st 2020, 09:00 am (Central European Time).

Other than applying online, there are 4 ways to meet the masters:

  1. Join one of our monthly Meet the Masters tours
  2. Visit the Info Sessions during the Graduation Show at the Dutch Design Week
  3. Meet and greet the masters in the beginning of each calendar year during our Talk&Tour
  4. Apply and meet live a delegate of one of the master departments at our Live Admissions* 

Note: the Talk&Tour and Live Admissions take place on the same day. The earlier you apply, the bigger changes you will get accepted. 


In the beginning of January, DAE opens its' doors for a Talk&Tour, giving prospective graduate students the opportunity to get a sneak peek of all five of its Master's programmes. Also the first moment to apply to the Masters will take place then during the Live Admissions. Below you may find a concept of last years programme.

Kicking off at 10:00, you’re welcome to join the Master’s Talk&Tour, a day where you meet the DAE Masters via tours, seminars, and talks. Tours are led by current MA students, they will show you the Academy building, including the workshops, the library and the Master Space. In-depth seminars are hosted by our departments. Join one of our meet & greets with current students or alumni, and ask them everything you want to know about studying at DAE. Staff from the student administration will be available for any practical questions regarding Visa, diplomas and the application procedure.

During this day, you will get a real taste of what it's like to study at DAE. See programme below, please note: you can drag the time table to your desktop to get a bigger version.



There are two Live Admissions – the Live Admissions Eindhoven and the Live Admissions Milan. The first one coincides with the Talk&Tour at the Design Academy Eindhoven and is always the first opportunity to apply. The second Live Admission takes place during the Salone del Mobile in Milan during the exhibition of the DAE.  

Live Admissions Eindhoven
In the morning, you can hand in your hard-copy portfolio and motivation letter as part of our Live Admissions. Your application will then be reviewed by a number of selected tutors from each of DAE's five departments and the heads of department. If you pass this first round, you will be invited for an interview later that same day, in the afternoon. At the end of this interview, the selection committee will let you know straight away if you have been accepted.

Live Admissions Milan (cancelled due to postponement of Salone Del Mobile)
You will arrive at the designated time and location with your hard-copy portfolio and motivation letter. Your interview will take place with a delegate from one of DAE's five departments. At the end of the interview, the selection committee wil let you know at latest the next day if you have been accepted. 

REGISTRATION for the Live Admissions is mandatory and will open in due date.

To get a sense of what we expect from a portfolio and motivation letter, read points 6 and 8 of our Application Procedure.


Unable to make it to join the Live Admissions?
You can apply online!
Please note that taking part in the Live Admissions will enhance your chances of being accepted.