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MA in Creative Industries


Radboud University    Humanities

Full time September MA 1 year full time

About the course

What do your clothes say about your identity? Can an artist still break through without competing on a talent show? The creative industries is a fast-changing sector where the focus always seems to be on the tension between creativity and commerce. You may wonder how it could be any different, in a world where creativity has become a commodity. At Radboud University we address such questions. You will tackle the most urgent challenge of today: can the creative industry help to make the future more sustainable?

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Entry Requirements

In order to get admission to this Master's you will need a completed Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Studies, Art History, or a Bachelor's of Arts, a proficiency in English and additional requirements may be required.


Fees

The legal tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year is €2.209,- and is applicable to EU/EEA, Swiss or Surinamese students who have not yet obtained a Master’s degree in the Netherlands. Our tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students is 16,000 euros.

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Student Profile(s)

Marina

Creative Industries, or Cultural industries, is considered a new field of study in comparison with traditional ones like Economics or Medicine, for instance. This already makes Radboud a unique university. Besides, the programme has a particular approach to Fashion Studies which was the reason I had chosen this course.

I like the fact Nijmegen is considered the greenest city of the Netherlands, having all kinds of green areas spread around the city. Another impressive feature of Nimma is the diversity of cultural events. Apart from the two cinemas at the city centre, there are two huge concert halls, events such as international film festivals (GoShort and InScience), music festivals (Popronde), not to mention a couple of independent programmes that go on every day. I am also super excited to know ‘C’, the forthcoming culture hall that will be released in January 2018 at Radboud campus.

Cinthia

I was looking for a programme that would act as a bridge between my bachelor and other fields of study, so I was very excited to discover a newly explored field called 'Creative Industries'. The main two programmes worldwide that offer a specialisation on this field are located in London and in Nijmegen, precisely. The decision was easy for me; I figured a smaller city in the Netherlands would be a smoother transition, and I think I chose wisely.

I like the 'coziness' of the city, (and its sunsets, I must add!). The city centre is very lively and welcoming (as well as pretty), something that is greatly appreciated when you're new in town. What I love about my life here is how easy everything is!, you can do anything by bike, chill at the 'beach' anytime, or enjoy the parks or a beer with friends in a regular basis; it’s a very pleasant routine that makes my everyday outside my studies really enjoyable. My favourite spots in the city are the Arthouse Lux and Hotel Credible (they have the greatest nachos in town), and I love to walk by the little streets that go from Grote Markt to the river, they're full of cute design shops and great places to grab a bite. Also, if you're a jogging fan you can discover the city this way, great views assured!

Anna Petra Murniece

It is an interesting story that brought me to Nijmegen for my Master's studies. After finishing my Bachelor's, a friend from Latvia and me did a Leonardo da Vinci internship in Sicily. I remember this one evening, when I complained to my friend that there is no Master’s programme which covers the subjects I find interesting, like fashion, tourism and media. Some months later, this girl started her studies at Radboud and sent me a message saying: “Hey, Anna! Guess what? We will have a new Master's programme called Creative Industries that includes all subjects that you’re interested in. You should apply!” ...and so I did. Every time I tell this story, I still cannot believe it is possible. Things like this don’t happen without a reason, right?

I have three favourite courses: Tourism, Fashion and Creativity in Arts Education. All of them are very well-planned. Tourism course gives many new insights in the branding of places and cities. Think about the typical branding of Australia that is widely known as the place of sun, beaches and wild animals that you won’t find anywhere else. Or Paris not only as a very historical and beautiful city, but also as a fashion capital and place of sophisticated cuisine. We have several guest lecturers and we go to a tourism-related events like the vacation fair in Utrecht to do an assignment there. I really like the practical approach of the Tourism course, which allows us to talk to people from the field instead of simply reading an article and then write about it. The fashion course is interesting with the fact that we study fashion through philosophy: we apply philosophical concepts to fashion and see how they are applied within fashion industry. It demands a lot of analysing skills and critical thinking about things that you’ve probably never thought about before. Since my Master's thesis is related to fashion, this course gave me some very useful insights. Creativity in Arts Education is exciting because of the very enthusiastic professor and the actual field work, where you go to a school to interview arts teachers and observe their classes.

I would like to believe that my potential employer will see me as a valuable applicant due to my Radboud experience. Studying in an intercultural environment had a unique impact on me as an employee.

Scholarships

The Radboud Scholarship Programme is a very selective scholarship programme. It offers talented, highly motivated, non-EEA students with outstanding study results the opportunity to be awarded a scholarship for a complete English-taught Radboud University Master’s degree programme.

Scope of the programme
Each year, a number of partial scholarships are awarded within the Radboud Scholarship Programme for the duration of one of the English taught Master's degree programmes (with the exception of Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes and joint-degree Master's programmes).

A Radboud Scholarship will reduce your tuition fee to € 2,209,- For example: a grant holder in 2022/2023 will pay a tuition fee of only €2,209,- instead of €16,000.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Partial scholarships (legal instead of institutional tuition fees)

Eligibility

- Hold a non-EU/EEA passport
- Are not eligible for the lower EEA tuition fee for other reasons
- Have (will obtain) a Bachelor's degree achieved outside the Netherlands, have no degrees achieved in the Netherlands and did not receive any previous education in the Netherlands (exchange programmes excluded, provided that they are part of the bachelor degree achieved outside the Netherlands)
- Meet the English language proficiency requirement for the Master's programme of your choice
- Have been fully admitted to the English-taught Master's degree programme starting 1 September 2022 as stated in the formal letter of admission

Application Procedure

You can apply by indicating during your application for admission for a Master's programme in the OSIRIS Application system that you wish to apply for a Radboud Scholarship. You will then be requested to upload three additional documents: two reference letters and a curriculum vitae. If you already uploaded these documents for the Master’s programme application, you can upload the same documents again for your scholarship application.

The selection for the scholarship and the admission to the Master's programme are two separate processes: admission to the Master's programme does not imply selection for the scholarship.

You must have completed your application in the online OSIRIS Application system on 28 February 2022 23:59 CEST at the latest.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered for the Radboud Scholarship selection. An incomplete application means that some information and/or documents are missing or illegible. Therefore, please be advised and submit your application in the online OSIRIS Application early February 2022 at the latest so that the Admissions Office has enough time to review your application and inform you in case that it is incomplete.


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Grant amounts for one year courses:
The grant will be paid in 11 monthly installments of € 1,300. International travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of € 900. The residence permit will be arranged and paid for by Radboud University (approximately € 174). Tuition fees are not waived, and differ per programme.

Grant amounts for two year courses:
The grant for the first year of study will be paid in 12 monthly installments of € 1,300. International travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of € 900. The cost of the residence permit (approximately € 174) will also be covered. Tuition fees are not waived, and differ per programme.

The grant for a two year Master's will be available for both years of study, on the condition that sufficient progress is made and sufficient results have been achieved in the first year. If awarded for the second year, the second grant period will not exceed 11 monthly installments of € 1,300.

Value of Scholarship(s)

~€25000 per year

Eligibility

To qualify for a scholarship, applicants must have American nationality, have excellent academic marks, engage in extracurricular activities and be admitted to Radboud University Nijmegen.

Please note that U.S. students currently residing in the Netherlands will not be considered for any awards to the Netherlands. In addition, U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch or European Union citizenship will not be considered.

Application Procedure


Scholarship applications for 2022-2023 are open and close on Tuesday 12 October, 2021 at 5 pm Eastern Time.

Applicants are required to have applied separately to Radboud University by January 1st 2022 for admission to the Master’s programme of their choice via the online application procedure, independent of their Fulbright application.

At the time of application or later during the selection process for the Fulbright grant, scholarship candidates must be admitted to an English taught Master's program at Radboud University and provide a letter of admission. The Radboud University application process opens October 1, 2020.

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The Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme, organised by Nuffic Neso, gives excellent students coming from India, Indonesia, Korea, Russia, South Africa, and Vietnam, the opportunity to study at Radboud University. Radboud University has a maximum of 21 scholarships available for the academic year 2022/2023.

The scholarship consists of a reduction of the institutional tuition fee for non-EEA students (to €2,209,- in 2022/2023). Also, visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance for your stay in the Netherlands (Aon Student Insurance) are covered. The Orange Tulip Scholarship is not a full scholarship and does not include living costs. You can find an indication of what international students should count on spending for one year of living and studying in the Netherlands, on our website.

Value of Scholarship(s)

legal instead of institutional tuition fees

Eligibility

- Are admitted to an English-taught Master’s degree programme at Radboud University, starting 1 September 2022
- Have (will obtain) a Bachelor's degree achieved outside the Netherlands, have no degrees achieved in the Netherlands and did not receive any previous education in the Netherlands (exchange programmes excluded, provided that they are part of the bachelor degree achieved outside the Netherlands)
- Must be a citizen of one of the Neso countries (India, Indonesia, Korea, Russia, South Africa, Vietnam) and should not currently be studying or working in the Netherlands

Application Procedure

The application deadline to apply for all Orange Tulip Scholarship Programmes through your Nuffic NESO office is 28 February 2022, 23:59 CEST. You must also have completed your application for the Master's programme at Radboud University via the online OSIRIS Application system before 28 February 2022, 23:59 CEST.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered for Orange Tulip Scholarship. An incomplete application means that some information and/or documents are missing or illegible. Therefore, please be advised to submit your Master's programme application early February 2022 at the latest so that our Admissions Office has enough time to review your Master's application and inform you in case it is incomplete.

For more information, please see our website.


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The Holland Scholarship is co-financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. The scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Ares (EEA) who wish to pursue a master’s degree in Holland.

The Holland Scholarship (HS) gives excellent students the opportunity to study at Radboud University and is open to students with the following nationalities: Albanian, American (USA only), Brazilian, Canadian, Chinese, Colombian, Iranian, Mexican, Taiwanese, Turkish, and Ukrainian. All Radboud University’s English-taught Master’s programmes are eligible for the Holland Scholarship (with the exception of Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes and joint-degree Master's programmes).

The scholarship amounts to €5,000. You will receive this in the first year of your studies and it will be granted once only, even if you are enrolled in a two year programme.

The Holland Scholarship is not a full scholarship. You can find an indication of what international students should count on spending for one year of living and studying in the Netherlands, on our website.

Value of Scholarship(s)

5000 euros

Eligibility

- Are holder of a non-EU/EEA passport and have one of the eligible nationalities
- Are due to pay the tuition fee for non-EEA students and are not eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans
- Don’t have a degree from a Dutch education institution nor study in the Netherlands already, except for current students (2020-2021) in a Pre-Master's programme at Radboud University, and except for exchange programmes, provided that they are part of the bachelor degree achieved outside the Netherlands

Application Procedure

You can apply by indicating during your application for admission for a Master's programme in the OSIRIS Application system that you wish to apply for a Holland Scholarship. The selection for the scholarship and admission to the Master's degree programme are two separate processes: admission to the programme does not imply selection for the Holland Scholarship.

Deadline
You must have completed your application in the online OSIRIS Application system on 31 January 2022 23:59 CEST at the latest.


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Radboud University wants to contribute to a healthy and free world with equal opportunities for all. We find it important to realise a diverse and inclusive campus for all our students and staff. In order to give all talented students the opportunity to become part of our academic community, including students from non-EU/EEA countries who might be financially struggling to pay the institutional Radboud University tuition fee, we offer a number of full scholarships.

The Radboud Encouragement Scholarship is available for applicants from non-EU/EEA countries, applying for one of our English-taught Master’s degree programmes (with the exception of Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes and joint-degree Master's programmes). The scholarship covers the full tuition fee and living costs of €11,100 (as set by the IND, the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service, for 2021-2022) for the duration of the Master’s programme.

Value of Scholarship(s)

€11,100 per year.

Eligibility

-Hold a non-EU/EEA passport
-Are not eligible for the lower EEA tuition fee for other reasons
-Do not have sufficient funds or access to grants or loans to finance your studies at Radboud University
-Have (will obtain) a Bachelor's degree achieved outside the Netherlands, have no degrees achieved in the Netherlands and did not receive any previous education in the Netherlands (exchange programmes excluded, provided that they are part of the bachelor degree achieved outside the Netherlands)
-Meet the English language proficiency requirement for the Master's programme of your choice

Application Procedure

You can apply by indicating during your application for admission for a Master's programme in the OSIRIS Application system that you wish to apply for a Radboud Encouragement Scholarship. You will then be requested to upload two reference letters and a curriculum vitae (you may upload the same reference letters and CV if you have already uploaded those for your Master’s programme application) and the scholarship motivation letter.

Deadline
You must have completed your application in the online OSIRIS Application system on 28 February 2022 23:59 CEST at the latest.


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