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Application / Funding

Application / Funding

Applications 2020 – 2021

Piet Zwart Institute’s admissions committees review applications, interview, and accept candidates on a rolling basis from December 2019 to May 2020, 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 and to attend our February 1, 2020 open house if possible.
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.

Applicants from the United Kingdom can check the website of the Dutch government for the most updated information about BREXIT and what this might mean for your status and tuition fee.

Important for applicants of the Master Design. This course follows a different application process. For more information please click here.


March 31, 2020: Priority deadline for completed applications of Dutch and EU applicants.
Final deadline NON EU applicants.

May 18, 2020: Final deadline for completed applications of Dutch and EU applicants.

Start of the academic year
The official academic year 2020/21 will start on September 1 2020.

Please use our online application tool if you wish to apply.

Please note: Together with your application you also need to register in Studielink. Go to Studielink and register with:

  • 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)

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.

For questions about the application procedure, please contact the Willem de Kooning Admission Office via:

E-mail: pzwart-info@hr.n

NON EU Funding:


The Orange Knowledge Programme, a new phase of the Netherlands fellowship Programme (NFP) aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and of both individuals and institutions in higher and vocational education. 

Value of Award: A OKP fellowship is intended to supplement the salary that you should continue to receive during the study period in the Netherlands. The allowance is a contribution towards your costs of living, the costs of tuition fees, visas, travel, insurance and thesis research. If applicable, the fellowship holder is expected to cover the difference between the actual costs and the amount of the personal OKP /NFP allowances.

Eligible Countries: Afghanistan,Albania, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin ,, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Colombia, Cuba, DR Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana,  Georgia, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Jordan, Lebanon, Liberia,  Macedonia, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar,  Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania,  Uganda, Thailand, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Application details and list of qualifying nations

General information

This link can be used by applicants to or students of the PIET ZWART INSTITUTE to register for an Orange Knowledge Scholarship for master’s programmes. Please note that the link above can only be used for OKP-MA registrations for this round.

The registration period closes on 24 March 2020 16.00 CEST in Delta.

Offered annually 

For more information about the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP), studying and working in Holland please refer to the Nuffic website.

> 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.

General Information

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.

EU Funding:

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.

DUO Funding for school and study

Students between 30 – 55

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