Entry Requirements

Offers will be made to students who are expected to meet, or exceed, the entry requirements below.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • For non-EU students, a valid VISA for the entire duration of the selected course is required prior to enrolment. The registration at SAE Institute cannot grant you a Student Visa in the Netherlands.
  • Applicants must have achieved an intermediate level of education
  • English language skills: minimum TOEFL score of 80, or, minimum IELTS score of 6,0 (or equivalent)

* Our courses require that our students are in possession of a laptop (Mac/PC) in order to make notes in class, complete written homework and/or do research. For questions regarding specifications please consult the Study Advisors.

* Since SAE it’s a private Institute its students are not eligible for a Visa, nor a student loan via DUO or any other official body


All applicants undertake an interview for admission to the programme.


You will have either:

Option A

  • A bachelor degree with Honours (2:2 or higher) in a relevant field, and strong evidence of creative media work experience undertaken.

or Option B

  • at least five years of professional creative industry experience.
As part of your application, you should also prepare:
  • A portfolio of work, including media files and a written summary of your involvement in the project(s)
  • A research proposal of around 500 words, broadly covering your area of interest for the Major Project
  • A CV

A candidate whose first language is not English must present evidence of having passed an English language test. The minimum acceptable level is:

  • IELTS: minimum score of 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each component) – see
  • TOEFL iBT: minimum score of 90 (with no less than 21 in each component) – see

A candidate whose first language is not English may present evidence that their English language proficiency is equivalent to the above formal evidence and suitable for a masters level programme in the form of:

  • An English language bachelor degree or higher;
  • Successful completion of a short research report in English;
  • Evidence of significant professional practice in English
  • An online interview with MPP academic staff

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