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Admission requirements and exemption regulations

Admission to Creative Industries

A completed Bachelor's degree in Creative Industries: Cultural Studies, Art History or a Bachelor of Arts with at least 45 EC in Art History, Cultural Studies and/or Cultural Policy. Your degree has to be equivalent to a Dutch research university diploma. The Admission Office will determine if an international student has the required knowledge to be admitted.

Proficiency in English

In order to take part in this programme, you need to be fluent in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English* without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 92 (internet-based, all subscores ≥ 23), a minimum score of 237 (computer-based, all subscores ≥ 59) or  with a minimum score of 580 (paper-based, all subscores ≥ 145).
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of ≥ 6.5, and all subscores ≥6.5
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (minimum level C)
  • TOEIC test with a minimum score of 800. The modules 'Speaking and Writing' and 'Listening and Reading' have to be successfully completed.

Admission Tourism and Culture

A completed Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, Art History, History, Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Liberal Arts or a related discipline. The Examining Board will evaluate the requirements for admission if you have completed a different kind of educational programme (including students with a Bachelor’s degree from a university of applied sciences (HBO)). A pre-Master’s programme of a maximum of 60 EC could be required.

The master programs below are only taught in Dutch

Admission to Art History

The Art History programme is open to students with a Bachelor's degree in Art History or Arts and Culture Studies. Students from other social science programmes must have obtained at least 30 course credits in the field of art history, culture studies and/or art policy. In some cases, admission may be granted by the Examining Board of the Master's programme (for more information see elsewhere in this study guide).

Admission to Art Policy and Patronage

A BA in Arts and Culture Studies or Art History grants you direct access to this programme. You will be accepted if you have a BA in one of the arts programmes offered by Radboud University and 30 course credits in Art History, Arts and Culture Studies, and/or Cultural Policy programmes. In some cases, admission may be granted by the Examining Board of the Master's programme (for more information see elsewhere in this guide).