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Application procedure

Who can apply?

One can apply to NoVA in any of the universities with the following bachelor degrees:
Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) or teacher education or the equivalent of such undergraduate degree in any subject of importance for Visual studies and Art education. This includes art education, and visual and other performative arts, education, communication, media, anthropology, cultural studies, ICT, curating, and art history.

The applicant also needs to have English equivalent to Certificate of Proficiency in English, CPE.

The partners have different requirements for applying. Please see specific requirements below. 


How to apply?

All applicants should follow the chosen home university admission guidelines. See the specific University specific requirements below.

Program specific requirements should be processed together with the General requirements of the University. For information on the program requirements you may visit this link: http://nova-master.fi/application-procedure/

Aalto University – School of Art, Design and Architecture (FI)

Direct link to Aalto web on NoVA:



Please, follow the Aalto University admission guidelines: http://www.aalto.fi/en/studies/admissions/arts/masters_degree/

Please, see also the language requirements in Aalto University: http://www.aalto.fi/en/studies/admissions/arts/masters_degree/language_requirements/

Applicants need to fill in the Online application form (apply.aalto.fi) and submit the application package to Admission Services. Late applications will not be processed. Please note that the postmark of January 15 is not enough; the application must arrive at Admission Services by the given deadline. http://www.aalto.fi/en/studies/admissions/arts/masters_degree/submitting_application/

Konstfack - Department of Visual Arts and Sloyd Education (SE)

Applicants interested in Konstfack can apply via this page:


Aalborg University - Master of COMMUNICATION, Copenhagen, Department for Communication and Psychology (DK)

How to apply: http://www.aau.dk/uddannelser/kandidat/kommunikation/specialiseringer/nordic-visual-studies-arts-education (FOR DANISH SPEAKING APPLICANTS ONLY)

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