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.
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 masters 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 masters 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.
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 masters
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 wont 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 NHTVs 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 markets imagination. Entrepreneurship and graduation projects with own companies are encouraged and facilitated.
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.
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.
International students could check with their local tax authorities if they offer similar possibilities.
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, 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 www.nesoindonesia.or.id
Colfutoro Scholarship-Loan Program offers financial support to Colombias most talented and capable people.
The Loan-Scholarship Program is COLFUTUROs 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 www.colfuturo.org