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"My experience of the Master Performing Public Space course has been nothing short of transformative. I entered the course with a desire to crack open my ways of thinking, making, doing, and being. The course offered this and much more. This intense one-year program served as an invaluable platform for the development of my artistic practice, expansion and fine-tuning of my skill sets, and acceleration of my knowledge, not just as a dance artist, academic, and artistic researcher, but also as a human being.”

Florinda Camilleri, Dance Artist, PPS Graduate 2022, Malta
Photo by Kamila Wolszczak

How to apply

Application for study year 2024-2025 will open in October 2023



Step 1: Register for Application on Studielink.

Step 2: Complete the online application form (sent to you after step 1 is completed)

Step 3: Send us your materials via e-mail (find full list here)

Step 4: Meet us at the interview (you will receive an invitation via e-mail)

Early Review: January 31, 2024

Non-EU: March 4, 2024

EU: April 30, 2024


  • Apply

    Application deadlines 2024/2025

    Application Deadlines:

    • Early Review Deadline: January 31, 2024
    • Non-EU Nationalities: March 4, 2024
    • EU-Nationalities: April 30, 2024

      Your application process:

      Students in this program will be selected on the basis of the quality of their proposals. Artists must hand in:

      • Project plan and research plan (explaining what you want to explore, develop and research)*
      • Letter of motivation (should include your vision on the value of art in public space)*
      • Curriculum Vitae / Résume*
      • Portfolio of artistic experience (should include visuals like photos, videos, audio, sketches, reviews)*
      • References and/or recommendations


      Follow the instructions below.

      1. Admission requirements

      • Prerequisite for admission is a Bachelor degree (preferably in the arts or in a related artistic practice).
      • As the Master program is taught in English, students have to prove having sufficient command of the English language. Foreign students are required to prove English proficiency at IELTS level 6.0. After application, we will inform you if an English proficiency test is required in your case.
      • Visa requirements (applies to Non-EU students only): Master Performing Public Space is a blended program: partly distance learning (online) and partly on-site in the Netherlands. 2 weeks in October, 2 weeks in January, 2 weeks in May.
        As a Non-EU student you have two visa options:
        Option 1: STUDENT VISA: long-stay visa
        If you want to move to the Netherlands for an entire year. In case you choose this option, Fontys will help you to apply for this visa.
        Option 2: SCHENGEN VISA - Short stay Multi Entry
        If you want to stay in your home country and only travel to the Netherlands for the on-site workshops (three times per year). You can arrange this yourself.

        Please note the following EU visa regulations.

      Additional short stay visa information for Non-EU students

      2. Add new enrolment via Studielink

      • Your enrolment for this Master’s program begins at www.studielink.nl. If you officially live in the Netherlands, you need a Digi-D to login. If you don’t have a Digi-D because you have a foreign address, you create your own account in Studielink (if you don't already have one).
      • Once logged in to Studielink, complete or make sure your personal details are entered correctly (i.e. capital letters where required, according to your passport/ID card) and check or add your previous education.
      • Go to your "to do list" or to "my study programmes" and select the option "Add New Enrolment" / Submit enrolment application.
      • Select M Performing Public Space (Fontys University of Applied Sciences / HBO Master / Full-time). Choose the correct start date and answer the supplementary questions and confirm.
      • Do you receive a message via Studielink about sending in your passport? you can send it to fhksa@fontys.nl.

      3. Apply for an admission online

      Two working days after the request for enrolment via Studielink, the Student Administration of FHK (fhksa@fontys.nl) will send you an email with a link to the admission form. NB: This is a different e-mail then the one you receive from no-reply@fontys.nl, stating your PCN number, password and student number. You will need both emails. If you don't receive the mails, please check your spambox and add our address to your address book.

      Via the admission form, artists can hand in a copy passport/ ID , highest obtained diploma and transcript/grade list. The candidate must send a letter of application (motivation) via e-mail to fhkpublicspace@fontys.nl together with the following:

      • Project plan and research plan (explaining what you want to explore, develop and research)
      • Letter of motivation (should include your vision on the value of art in public space)
      • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
      • Portfolio of artistic experience (should include visuals like photos, videos, audio, sketches, reviews)
      • References and/or recommendations