Application and admission

Acceptance requirements

  • Applicants whose first language is not Dutch should be fluent in written and spoken Dutch. Your level of the Dutch language should be on B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). 
  • All course applicants will be given the opportunity to exhibit an understanding of their chosen field of study.
  • Senior general secondary education (HAVO), 3-year senior secondary vocational education (MBO), or a comparable education abroad.

How to apply
The academy assesses applicants on the basis of their overall application and on evidence of their potential to benefit from the course and to complete it successfully. Their portfolios and other supporting materials are used as an aid in evaluating applications. The application form outlines which materials you should submit. The form and the entire application process, for that matter is in Dutch. More info (in Dutch)

Deadline for application for study year 2024-2025 lies on February 26, 2024.

Tuition fee
The Netherlands Film Academy is funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. Students are required to pay the general Dutch fee each year. 
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Admission information
All applications are first assessed by a panel of Netherlands Film Academy tutors and industry professionals, who draw up a shortlist of candidates for interview. The interviews for certain courses may include a simple test appropriate to the specialisation. On completion of the interviews, the acceptance committees decide which students are to be admitted for the following four years.

Please note: it may take some time before applicants are notified whether or not they have progressed to the next stage of the admissions process: however, you will be informed as soon as a decision has been made. Please do not contact the Registry beforehand, except in an emergency. 

If your application proves unsuccessful, the Film Academy regrets that it cannot enter into any personal correspondence as to why you were not accepted.