Admission requirements

Do you want to start the Master Game Technology programme? Find out if you meet the admission requirements.

The Master Game Technology is an excellent match with the bachelor's programme of Creative Media and Game Technologies. Alternatively, students are eligible if they hold a bachelor's degree in any relevant game development area, for example IT, programming, art, animation, design, and production. We have also had students with alternative backgrounds (such as architecture) who have an exceptional interest in game technologies.

We encourage applicants who are working in the industry and already have a bachelor's degree. If you want to take a year off to take your skills and knowledge further, then we would be happy to receive your application.

To prepare for this master’s programme, you will have to write a project proposal that describes the project, subject, and intended research question you want to work on. You will also provide a portfolio or relevant industry experience showing your expertise, knowledge, and skills in the area you want to research and master. The proposal and portfolio will be evaluated and discussed during your intake interview.

Research proposals will be assessed according to the following criteria:

  • Research question is clear and focused (or can be altered to meet this requirement)
  • Project is relevant, it tries to find solutions to current or future development challenges
  • Evidence of fundamental skills and knowledge in area of research is presented
  • Subject fits with supervisor’s expertise available within the games programme or ADE research - we want to be sure we can provide you with informed education and inspiration on your topic
  • Preferably the subject shows interest and support from industry partner(s).

In addition to your project proposal, criteria for admission are also your educational background, language skills (the course is taught and assessed entirely in English), and personal qualities and motivation. Work experience in the field of study is preferred, this can also be study-related work experience (e.g. work placement). Depending on your test results, work experience and the field of study of your first degree, an additional course may be required for admittance to the programme.

This flowchart of the admission and selection process (pdf) shows how BUas handles applications of international students.

Test of English as a foreign language

You will also be required to demonstrate sufficient results on one of these tests:

  • CAE, Cambridge Advanced Certificate with a minimum subscore for Speaking of 169
  • CPE, Certificate of Proficiency in English with a minimum subscore for Speaking of 169
  • IELTS test (minimum overall band score of 6.0, and minimum subscore of 6.0 for speaking)
  • TOEFL test (minimum score of 80 internet-based, and minimum subscore of 20 for speaking)

Exemptions from taking the English test

You do not need to submit English language test results to be allowed to attend an English-language programme if:

  • you are a Dutch havo or vwo graduate
  • the language of instruction of the secondary school or university you attended or are attending is English in a native English-speaking country (i.e. one of the following countries: Australia, Canada (Quebec excluded), Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States of America)
  • you have obtained a diploma that is included in the list of diplomas compiled by Nuffic and one of your exam subjects was English. Check the list of diplomas (pdf)