Requirements and chances for acceptance are the same for all applicants from all countries.

Intake 2023 is the last intake under the current funding period. Whether there will be future scholarship intakes is not yet known.

Regarding intake 2024, we plan to have an application period for self-funded students (without Erasmus Mundus scholarship).

Please follow our website for announcements.

Applicants must have as first degree at least a Bachelor degree or higher issued by a university (quantified as three years of studies corresponding to 180 ECTS). Or (if ECTS is not used in countries where the first degree was acquired): proof a period of study at a higher education level considered comparable to a Bachelor’s degree (on decision of the MediaAC Admission board).

Please note: Degrees from certain countries require an Apostille or Legal Certification for enrolment. If you are accepted to MediaAC you must deliver this documentation prior to enrolment. Legalization is NOT required to apply, but must be verified by June 1 of the intake year. Look for your country here.

Applicants must also have sufficient knowledge of English for academic purposes corresponding to level B2 within the CEFR/Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This is to be sent directly from the test centre TOEFL  (School Code 8773/Art History) (PBT paper-based): 550, TOEFL (CBT computer-based, 230, TOEFL (iBT internet-based): 80, Cambridge ESOL, C1 An original or verified copy is accepted: IELTS (academic test): 6.5 Versant English Test with VEPT Score 56-60. Your tests results must be less than 2 years old from your application date to be eligible to submit.

Student’s prerequisite degrees will most likely be from the following: art history, cultural studies, media/communication studies, fine arts practice (media related), cultural management, museology, art restoration, library and archive science, computer science, and any other field directly related to digital media, the arts or culture. Other fields will be taken into consideration by the Application Board.

We do not require the 1st university degree to be in a certain field or subject. We do expect the applicant’s motivation to study in the MediaAC programme to balance his/her previous education, working experience (if applicable) and future career plans and that this balance make sense for playing a role in the future of Media Arts Cultures.

Application documents

  • Application Form
  • Copy of passport
  • Curriculum vitae (Europass)
  • Letter of motivation that expresses interest in studying Media Arts Cultures (max 1 page)
  • Final university diploma from previous degree(s)
  • Transcripts of records of all higher education studies
  • Recent photograph
  • Proof of proficiency in the English language (transcript of TOEFL / IELTS / Cambridge CPE scores) (FAQ English test)
  • Essay on “state of the art or future in Media Arts Cultures” (max 2 pages)
  • Example of relevant work. (academic paper, cultural project, art work) (max 5 pages and 50MB)

Information relating to individuals (personal data) is collected and used in accordance with the Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18.12.2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data (OJ L8 of 12.1.2001, p. 1).

updated 01.Sept.2023

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