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Application and selection

Are you interested in technological design and looking to enhance your skills and expertise to boost your career in business or industry? Are you ready for a two-year training programme while receiving a salary? If so, the technological designer programmes at the 4TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute are exactly what you are looking for.  


Application is open to university graduates from the Netherlands and other countries. You will at least need a Master of Science degree or equivalent, preferably in the exact sciences.

There will be an assessment and selection procedure before you can enter the programme. The programmes of the Stan Ackermans Institute use strict selection criteria to ensure the required high quality. Excellent marks, motivation and a design-oriented attitude are vitally important. You should also have an excellent command of the English language.


You can apply by sending your letter of application with a complete curriculum vitae and at least two letters of recommendation (in English). Suitable candidates will be invited for an interview with the selection committee of the relevant programme.
Please note that each programme has different starting dates, as well as its own specific admission requirements and selection procedure.  Visit the individual website of the programme or contact the coordinator of the programme.


If you are selected for the programme, you are appointed as a trainee for the duration of the programme, up to two years. You are a member of the scientific staff and receive a salary in accordance with government regulations. Because you are a trainee, you do not have to pay a tuition fee.

For more in-depth information and the criteria to apply, please visit the programme of interest.