Scientific Illustration

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences

M.A. On Campus
24 months
9950 EUR/year
9950 EUR/year
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In this international study programme Scientific Illustration at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences you will learn to make accurate visualisations of topics from the clinical, medical and biological domain. You will get the skills to use a wide range of traditional and digital visualization techniques.


One image tells more than a thousand words 

It is not surprising that in biomedical sciences traditionally illustrations are created to enable communication between scientist and author, teacher and student, or physician and patient. Art and science come together in scientific illustration.

Best of two top universities

The Master Fine Arts and Design I Scientific Illustration is an international study programme in which you will meet students from European countries and beyond. Unique in Europe. It is cooperation between Zuyd University of Applied Science in Maastricht and the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences at Maastricht University.

Study load

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



Programme Structure

The themes

The teaching programme is build up in three themes:

  • Man
  • Animal
  • Surgical intervention in man and animal
Each of the themes consists of three to five components and each component involves one or more assignments, which deal with various aspects of scientific illustration and in which various traditional visualisation techniques are practised and applied. The assignments are graded in terms of complexity, leading up to the level required for professional practice.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Previous education: bachelor degree.
  • Additional requirements: you will have to display sufficient motivation and talent in drawing. Also a research attitude is required.
  • Admission procedure

    As soon as we receive your application form we will invite you for the admission procedure, which consists of the following steps:

    1. A preselection based on a home assignment and your digital portfolio.

    2. A motivation interview and evaluation of your portfolio.

    3. A practical assignment.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9950 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9950 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Scientific Illustration
Zuyd University of Applied Sciences


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