The Piet Zwart Institute’s admissions committees review applications, interview, and accept candidates on a rolling basis from December 2022 to May 2023, until all positions in the cohorts are filled.
Due to the quantity of applications the Piet Zwart Institute Master programs receive, regulations regarding immigration, and international opportunities to apply for study funding, we strongly encourage you to apply early.
Once a committee has reviewed your completed application, you may be contacted for an interview.
NON EU applicants: Please pay close attention to information regarding tuition fees and details for international students, should this apply to you.
March 7, 2023: Priority deadline for completed applications of Dutch, EU applicants.
Final deadline non-EU applicants.
May 10, 2023: Final deadline for completed applications of Dutch and EU applicants.
Please note this deadline doesn’t apply to the Master Design. The Master Design has their final deadline on April 25, 2023.
Start of the academic year
The official academic year 2023/24 will start on September 1 2023.
How to apply?
Step 1: Together with your application you first need to register in Studielink. Please go to the Studielink website and register with the following codes:
- 22 OJ (this stands for the Hogeschool Rotterdam or Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences)
Plus your choice of Master programme below:
- 49114 (99-MAUTV) (this stands for the Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Fine Art)
- 49114 (99-MMDV) (this stands for the Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Experimental Publishing)
- 49114 (99-MMDV) (this stands for the Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Lens-Based Media)
- 44760 (this stands for the Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design)
- 49117 (this stands for the Master of Education in Arts, part-time)
- 49098 (this stands for the Master Design, part-time)
Please note that this process can take a few days before you receive an email with your 7- digit student number. Should you be applying to 2 different PZI Master programs you need to register only once in Studielink.
For questions about the application procedure, please contact the Willem de Kooning / Piet Zwart Admission Office via:
Applications 2022 – 2023
NON EU Funding:
> HOLLAND SCHOLARSHIP – Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
The scholarship amounts to € 5000.
Offered annually but only incoming first-year students are eligible
- Your nationality is non-EEA.
- Offered annually but only incoming first-year students are eligible.
- You meet the specific requirements of the University admission.
- You do not already have a degree from an educational institution in the Netherlands.
Eligible Countries: Eligible Countries: The Holland scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelors or masters in the Netherlands. The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
Master applicant registration : Non-EU aspirants who apply for a Master programme automatically compete for Holland Scholarship. Applicants receiving the scholarship will be notified by the University in mid-May – June.
Grants are issued in January of the following year you begin your studies.
The Holland Scholarship is made available by:
Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Nuffic, VSNU, Vereniging Hogescholen, ministerie OCW.
The Dutch Ministry of Education funds all EU student tuition, hence the difference in tuition fees with NONEU students.
as a result there are not that many student funding institutions within Holland.
Therefore, we advise students once accepted to the Piet Zwart Institute to look for scholarships and grant opportunities within your country of origin.