Since art and design are international disciplines, the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) has a clear vision with regards to internationalisation.

Our international ambitions are reflected in the structure of our curriculum, the student population (about 56% of our students are international), and in our English-taught classes.

Academic year 2021/2022

Total number bachelor and master students



around 60

International students



Top 4 countries : France, Italy, Germany and Poland


Top 4 countries : South-Korea, the United States, Russia and China

Collaboration and exchange

The KABK works closely with prestigious art academies around the world. This ensures that we have an attractive international exchange programme for our students, (guest) teachers and general staff.

Across all facets of the Academy, including in the educational departments, collaborations exist with colleagues around the world. Developments in artistic content and pedagogical fields, as well as innovations, such as (material) research, are followed closely and responded to in attempt to further discussions.

See a list with our Erasmus and Non-Erasmus partner universities.

Study trips to art and design fairs like Documnta in Kassel, the Biennale in Venice, the Photography Festival in Arles and the Festival International de L’affiche et du Graphisme in Chaumont are organised for our students from the first year onwards.

Study abroad
KABK students and alumni are encouraged to participate in foreign competitions, exhibitions, artist-in-residencies and exchange programmes.
Information about studying abroad with a grant or scholarship

Internship abroad
Foreign internships are organised by students themselves and in collaboration with the Academy’s teachers and International Office.
For requesting a grant or scholarship for your internship abroad you can apply via the section internship abroad with a grant or scholarship .

General information about how to organise your internship can be found on the KABK-Portal.

The KABK cooperates with art academies inside and outside the European Union. Even if you are studying at a program that is not a partner of the KABK, you may be eligible for a temporary period of study at the KABK (so-called free movers).

Do you want to join the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) for one or two semesters?

More information about exchange opportunities with the KABK

Exchange programmes with colleagues from international art and design academies are regularly organised at the KABK either in the form of staff exchange, expertmeetings or guest teacher exchange programmes.

Interested in an exchange with the KABK?

Contact Aparajita Dutta via