Following a course in architecture
Preliminary courses and orientation courses
A high level is required for admission to a course in one of the arts. The criteria for admission are laid down by law for each discipline. Not only talent but also experience and training are necessary.
You can train to become an architect, urban designer or landscape architect at a University of Technology or an Academy of Architecture. For admission to the master’s course of an Academy of Architecture you must at least have a bachelor’s diploma in architecture. There are also preparatory courses for higher professional education bachelors. Successful completion of one of these courses does not offer a guarantee that you will be admitted to the Academy. The Academy of your choice can tell you more about that.
Higher professional education and follow-up courses
Most courses in an arts disciplines have selection rounds that determine whether a person can be admitted as a student. You can find information about that on the websites of the relevant institutes. If you are admitted for a particular course, that does not mean that you can switch to a different institute with a similar course.
The Dutch educational system has a bachelor-master structure: after the bachelor’s course, you can take a follow-up course: a more advanced course, a master’s course or a workplace.