Master in Interior Architecture

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

Master in Interior Architecture

At the Master Interior Architecture, you will learn to develop a concept for a space-based on your own ideas and artistic vision and to realize that concept. The important part is how to present your conclusions as an essential component of your architectural design. At each assignment, you will be asked to draw connections between your own work and that of others and between your work and the audience.

Admission requirements

This two-year Master's programme is open to you if you have a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Design or another Bachelor’s programme, and if you have the desired intake competencies.

You are admissible if you are a graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Design, or another Bachelor’s programme if you have the desired intake competencies. When you can’t meet these admission requirements you have the option to request an entrance examination. To do so, send a portfolio and covering letter to the programme secretariat. All students who are admissible will be invited in July for the intake assessment.

Admission procedure

As soon as we receive your application via we will invite you to the admission procedure which consists of the following steps:

  1. A preselection based on your letter of motivation, diploma and digital portfolio.
  2. A motivation interview and evaluation of your portfolio.
  3. A practical assignment.

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Program content

The core

Interior at our Master Interior Architecture is no niche, nuance or aspect of architecture, but a fundamental attitude towards the surrounding world. The core of this Master is the understanding of a place in all its manifestations before you start to transform it because of changing needs and requirements.

The first year

Your own atelier

In the first year, you will work in your own atelier, where you fulfil hypothetical assignments and where you evaluate your design process step-by-step with your lecturers. In these assignments, you will explore materiality, light, time, scale and composition.


We start an assignment with excursions to different places, where you test these with your senses and explore it with our time’s state of mind, from within. You research the place’s anatomy, induce empathy and construct understanding. You formulate an intention of how to rebalance the choreography meaningfully and you exemplify the intended meaning as a built structure of explicit materiality. In these assignments, theoretical research and analysis play a key role.

Your graduation project

Final master assessment

In the second year, you will focus on your thesis and a final workpiece. Your graduation project is the final master assessment. With this assessment, you will prove that you are able to practice the profession. You will position yourself as an interior architect and present you to the outside world so that you can build the foundation for a future career. It also offers the possibility of a critical contribution to the debate on topical issues and is valuable for the further development of the field.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Full-time for the duration of two academic years, from September until July.

Normally you will study and work at the Academy for about 20 hours a week. In addition, you will have to study at home for about 20 hours a week.


  • EU students: EUR 2,083 per year
  • Non-EU students: EUR 9,500 per year


Credits: 120 ECTS

What will you learn?

In the two years you study in Maastricht you will get the chance to deepen your design skills, personal interpretation of the professional situation and artistic talent. You will obtain subject matter knowledge, insights and skills based on your own applied research. Also, you will make an active contribution to collaborative projects.

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You find Zuyd University of Applied Science in the southernmost part of the Netherlands, wedged between Germany and Belgium. Discover this crossroads of countries, cultures and languages, where an international and vibrant learning environment awaits. The European capitals of Amsterdam,...

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Why study at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences

Zuyd offers in Maastricht five bachelor and seven master programs that are taught in English. It is an open invitation for you to immerse yourself in a truly international environment, with fellow students from all corners of the world. Experience and celebrate cultural diversity like you’ve never done before, both inside and outside the classroom. You will have the time of your life.

Zuyd’s strengths:

  • Personal and welcoming community
  • Interactive learning in small groups
  • Informal approach of lecturers with first-hand business experience
  • Intensive academic support as part of the education system
  • Modern and fully equipped facilities
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