Services for KABK alumni

After graduating, alumni of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) move and work around the world. We are proud to count more than 14,000 graduated artists and designers in our network. 

We offer our alumni a number of services including the use of the academy’s workshops one year after graduation. We regularly organise activities for alumni and invite them back as guest lecturers or to be involved in KABK publications and events. 

Calls & opportunities on the KABK BulletinBoard

We frequently receive requests from clients seeking artists or designers for paid assignments. We publish these on our BulletinBoard.

Alumni newsletter

Be sure to keep us updated with your current contact details and subscribe to the alumni newsletter to stay involved. 


Post-graduate and master programmes abroad

Are you interested in studying abroad after graduating from the KABK? There are many continuing education programmes around the world. You do need to prepare for these well in advance as selections to these foreign postgraduate programmes usually take place in January. We recommend starting with your preparations at the beginning of your final year. Find out more:

Funds and scholarships

International postgraduate programmes can be expensive. Some programmes require students to put aside around €30,000 to cover tuition fees and travel and accommodation expenses for one academic year. Numerous funds and scholarships can help cover these costs, including: 

Please note that it is possible to submit applications to more than one fund at the same time. 

Visit for more funds and stop by the International Office for more information about criteria and application procedures.

VSBFonds Scholarship 

Students who are expected to graduate between 1 March 2017 and 31 December 2018 from a full-time Bachelor or Master programme at the KABK and who have a Dutch nationality or can prove that they are permanent citizens of the Netherlands, are invited to apply for a VSBFonds scholarship. This scholarship is specifically meant for following a master or carrying out research abroad. One of the most important selection criteria is, “How will the Dutch society benefit from your study abroad? What are you giving back to the society?”

The scholarship is a one-time scholarship for a maximum of 10,000 euros. Application deadline 1st of March 2018. For further information, please contact Aparajita Dutta, Head of International Affairs, University of the Arts The Hague.

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