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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 2.21k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 10.6k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    Unlike a bachelor with its focus on acquiring (production) skills, this master is centred around
    theoretical concepts, such as mathematics and software architecture for programmers and graphic
    design principles for artists. One of the main objectives is to acquire skills in the field of
    practical applied research for the benefit of innovation. Multidisciplinary research projects are
    an integral part of the programme. Visual artists and programmers work together in these projects.

    Unique approach

    ‘The industry reports that there are many conceptual creative thinkers, but that it is relatively
    difficult to find people with adequate professional knowledge, who can actually turn creative ideas
    into products or services that the market is looking for’ - Human Capital Agenda for the Creative
    Industries of the Dutch government.

    With its technological approach, the master’s programme in Game Technology addresses this qualitative need. Rather than concept development, it focuses on finding (innovative) solutions to (technical)
    problems encountered by students in the professional field.


    The master’s programme in Game Technology covers 12 months. It comprises 3 terms (45 ECTS) followed by a final graduation project (15 ECTS). There are two specialisations. The one focuses on programmers, the other on visual artists.

    • Joint subjects
      Research & presentation skills, thesis writing, procedural art, usability and interface design,
      practical production tools for games, graduation project
    • Specialisation Programming
      Practical mathematics for games, information science 1 & 2, procedural art, animation algorithms,
      large systems architecture, realistic image synthesis, parallelisation concepts, production tools
    • Specialisation Visual Art
      Architectural design, history of industrial design, conceptual design, lighting design, functional
      industrial design, character and costume
      design, technical art: procedural design, programming 1 & 2

    Final project / GraduationIn the final project, students apply taught concepts and methods to a practical problem or product,
    either individually or in a small multidisciplinary team. The work is presented in a master’s


    Challenging and inspiring education with different cultures

    Your study programme will cover some focus areas which are very unique to NHTV. These focus areas are cross-cultural understanding, social responsibility, imagineering and entrepreneurship. In a cross-cultural context you learn to look at other cultures. The aim is to learn to understand different views looking at a problem from several perspectives. You will set off to uncover hidden information, you won’t think twice about asking questions, and you will learn to innovate based on a social responsibility, or in other words, based on certain values, such as sustainability and business ethics. Out-of-the-box thinking and imagineering are the connecting thread that runs through all of NHTV’s study programmes. You learn how to let go of obvious ideas and develop your own values, allowing you to create a product or service that appeals to the target market’s imagination. Entrepreneurship and graduation projects with own companies are encouraged and facilitated.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    Admission RequirementsThe Master Game Technology is an excellent match for the bachelor programme Creative Media and Game Technologies / International Game Architecture and Design. Alternatively, students are eligible if they hold a bachelor degree in ICT or graphical design.Eligible candidates will be invited for an interview.Test Of English as a Foreign Language As a non-native speaker of English, you must also show sufficient results of one of these tests:TOEFL test (minimum score 80 internet-based and minimum sub score for Speaking 20)IELTS test (minimum overall band score 6.0 and a minimum sub score for Speaking 6.0)Cambridge Advanced CertificateWith an appropriate diploma you may be exempted from the obligation of taking a language test. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 TOEFL iBT® test: 80
    Grants and scholarships

    It is a well-known fact that most students live on a very limited budget. This limited budget can be an obstacle when going abroad to study or on an internship. However, some students qualify for extra financial support. Check your options below.

    • Loan tuition fees/'collegegeldkrediet'

    If you are going to study at an institution of higher education in the Netherlands (or abroad), you are required to pay tuition fees to that university (or university of applied sciences) at which you will be studying. The university can inform you about the amount of tuition fee you have to pay. In some cases you can apply for a loan to pay for the tuition fees. Please visit the DUO website for more information.

    • Taks deductions
    The Dutch tax authorities ( accept the course fees and costs of study books under the regulation of "buitengewone aftrek studiekosten". In such cases, the fees can be deducted from the taxes, which gives a financial advantage of 30-50% (or in some cases even more). This is only applicable to the parents of students who pay their taxes in the Netherlands. We advice students, who would like to know more about this, to contact the tax authorities directly.

    International students could check with their local tax authorities if they offer similar possibilities.

    • Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP)
    The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) are fellowship programmes designed to promote capacity building within organisations in 50 developing countries by providing training and education to their mid-career staff members.

    The NFP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.

    Please visit the NFP website for all information concerning this scholarship program including requirements, procedure and link to apply.

    Students meeting the NFP criteria can apply for a NFP scholarship. Interested students need to apply for admission at NHTV and for the scholarship in Atlas separately.

    • StuNed Scholarships

    StuNed, Studeren in Nederland, is a scholarship programme focusing on mid-career professionals, as part of the bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and the Netherlands. The scholarship programme aims to contribute to the development of Indonesia through strengthening the human resources of Indonesian organisations.

    A student needs to be admitted to one of the programmes offered by NHTV in the academic year. The application deadline is in March, (check the website for the precise deadline) therefore make sure you apply in time to allow us ample time to assess your application. Some programmes require students to take part in an intake interview (by phone).

    More information on the StuNed Scholarships can be found on

    • Colfutoro Scholarship-Loan Program

    Colfutoro Scholarship-Loan Program offers financial support to Colombia’s most talented and capable people.

    The Loan-Scholarship Program is COLFUTURO’s main program. It provides financial support for Colombian professionals pursuing postgraduate degrees overseas in any field of study. A percentage of the loan becomes a scholarship when the beneficiary meets a set of requirements.

    More information about the requirements and how to apply can be found on

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