Admission and application

To apply to the Reinwardt Academy Master's programme in Museology, you have to meet the following minimum admission requirements:

  • University degree in any field from an academic institution or university of applied sciences (Dutch 'hbo'), or at least 5 years of relevant work experience with demonstrable bachelor level skills and knowledge of the museum or heritage sector.
  • Fluency in English (written and oral): an equivalent of IELTS 6.5.
  • Ability to meet the financial requirements of the programme.

Your application will be assessed by an admissions committee.


We aim to select the most suitable and best-motivated students to establish a diverse cohort of various geographic, professional and academic backgrounds. For this purpose, the motivation letter you need to submit with your application is very important. It should include your thoughts on the museum and heritage field in your country (or region) and how you envisage your participation in this field and your contribution to its development. It should illustrate how studying our Master of Museology would help to achieve these goals.

In order to get a better impression of each other an interview, in person, via Skype or Facetime, will be scheduled as part of the assessment procedure.

Application procedure

Your application begins with your registration in Studielink, the portal for higher education in the Netherlands. Creating a Studielink account only means that you apply for the selection procedure, it has no further consequences or obligations.

Once your Studielink account has been set up and you have registered for the Master of Museology, you will receive an email with an attached enrolment form and the request to provide all required documents.
Go to Studielink to start your application

In order to complete your application, you need to provide:

  • The  completed enrolment form;
  • Official copies of transcripts from previous colleges/universities;
  • A current resume outlining education, relevant personal and work experience and other information to be considered for admission;
  • A copy of passport and a passport photo ;
  • An essay (a statement of intent of between 500 and 1000 words) explaining expectations, career goals and interests in the field, and exploring thoughts about the museum and heritage field;
  • And, when applicable, an English language test certificate (IELTS 6,5 or equivalent) or a transcript of your havo or vwo degree (Dutch students only).



Three reference letters must be sent by the referees personally to

15 March 2019
For students who will be applying for a scholarship

1 April 2019
First round

1 May 2019
Second round

Thereafter students can only be admitted if we have not reached the maximum number of students.

Questions and support

If you have any questions, need advice or help on completing the application, please contact Wilma Wesselink (student affairs) at

Registering for separate modules

The modular structure makes the programme manageable for part-time students or professionals who are interested in upgrading their knowledge and skills on particular subjects. Part-time students are required to complete a minimum of two modules per year. Single modules can be followed by special arrangement. For such an arrangement, please contact Wilma Wesselink (student affairs) at

The fees per module are available under Tuition.


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