Tips for your admissions portfolio

Do you want make a good impression in the admissions procedure for one of our programmes? Use these tips to put together a fine portfolio.

Let your portfolio show who you are 

Your portfolio (on paper) should reflect how you see yourself and your work. There is no precise formula for creating a good portfolio but here are our handy tips to help you.
  • Show work that you have produced in the last two years. This is just a guide – what matters is that the work is recent.

  • Show as much variety as possible.
    Examples are:

    • Two-dimensional work
    • Drawings
    • Paintings
    • Graphics
    • Spatial work (bring photos if your work is difficult to transport)
    • Collages
    • Photos
    • Digital work
    • Film
  • Show how you made the work. Use notes, sketches, dummies, etc. to show as much of your work process and thought process as you can.

  • Sketches, ideas and unfinished work are just as valuable to us as a ‘finished’ product.

  • Make sure you show us lots of work – 20 pieces or more.

  • Select your work based on originality and individuality. Show us as personal a picture as you can.

  • Don’t forget to include a textual description of what you've made so that the context of your work is clear.

Find out more

Get in contact with the Student Affairs Service Desk. They will help you with questions about (almost) everything that has to do with studying at HKU.

Telefoon: 030-2091540


Nieuwekade 1, Utrecht

Postbus 1520, 3500 BM Utrecht