Master Artistic Research

Royal Academy of Art and Royal Conservatoire, The Hague




Thank you for applying for the Masters study Master Artistic Research at the Royal Conservatoire and Royal Academy of Art.

The master trajectory is officially enrolled at the Royal Conservatoire, as a research path of the Interfaculty ArtScience. Practically this means the student is officially registered at the Royal Conservatoire, even if the study direction is visual arts. At the completion of the study the student will receive the title Master of Music.

For more information on study fees please visit the website of the Royal Conservatoire. Information on financial support by the Dutch government can be found here.

If you would like additional information on the program, you can download a PDF copy of Marchive, our annual publication documenting the course, by clicking here.

For admission to the master trajectory, a Bachelor in one of the disciplines of the arts from a Dutch university of applied sciences (HBO / Hogeschool) or an equivalent Bachelor of Arts diploma earned abroad is required, as well as a demonstrable affinity with theoretical research and / or artistic reflection. English is the working language of the master trajectory, and proficiency in both speaking and writing is required. Applications and motivation letters should be written in English.

When these entrance requirements are met, the applicant is judged on the basis of: a portfolio of artistic work and a research proposal, in which an understanding of, and affinity with research are clearly evident as well as an interview about his / her work and affinity with research in the arts.


Deadline: Non EU candidates 1 May 2015. EU candidates 15 May 2015.


To apply applicants must first register on Studylink. For instructions please visit the enrollment page on the Royal Conservatoire wesbite:

After the applicant has registered on Studylink, the following documents have to be send in:

- scan of the achieved diploma(s) and examination results and/or the last school report

- scan of  passport

- scan of a recent passport photo (3×4 cm.)

The materials should be send via the secure WeTransfer channel of the Royal Conservatorie ( Always mention the student number in the remarks field. Uploads without a student number will not be accepted.


After registering on Studielink and sending in the required documents applicants have to send the following materials to

1. Completed application form (to be found here)

2. Portfolio (in PDF format)

We do not accept incomplete applications.


1. Register on Studielink

2. Send in the scan of diploma, passport and passport photo (use

3. Send in the application form and portfolio (to