Applications for the academic year 2021-2022 open on 1 October 2020.

All candidates have to submit their portfolio and the full set of required documents by the 1st of May.

The above deadline entails registration via Studielink (step 1) and submission of your portfolio and all the required documents (step 2) of the application procedure as described below.

Please note that, due to the scope of the current Coronavirus, alternative channels for the application interviews are offered for prospective students. It is possible that application interviews will run via Skype or FaceTime. You will be informed by Student Administration or the department.

Studielink is the common registration and enrolment application system for all non-private institutions of higher education in the Netherlands.

  • Create a Studielink account: provide personal details (as stated in your passport or ID card) and previous educational information (studies, diplomas and exam results).

    Official residents of the Netherlands have to use their DigiD to login to Studielink.
    International students create an account with their own username and password.
  • Once your account is created you can ‘add a new enrolment’ by indicating the study programme of your choice under the ‘University of Applied Sciences – Royal Academy/Royal Conservatoire The Hague’. Follow carefully the steps and at the end confirm your application.

    Detailed instructions are provided on the website of Studielink to assist you with the procedure.
    Please note! Once you've submitted your application in Studielink, you will receive an automatic reply in your mailbox with the subject "Upload the required documents". Check your spam box if you have not received it within 3 minutes.

Start your application

After your enrolment via Studielink is confirmed, you will receive an e-mail by the Student Administration of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. In this e-mail, you’ll find your personal login info, which will grant you access to the Academy’s own online application system Osiris, where you can upload your portfolio and other required documents.

The digital submission should include:

  • your letter of motivation 
  • your resume 
  • your portfolio 
  • your assignment description including the (audiovisual) sketches 
  • scanned version of your diploma’s

All written materials should be in Dutch or English. Detailed information about the requested material can be found under the Specific requirements section on the Admission requirements page. 

Selected candidates will be invited for an admission interview. European candidates are expected to be physically present at this interview; for candidates, outside of Europe we will propose a Skype meeting.

Your official enrolment at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) is completed upon payment of the tuition fees. Related information will be sent to you by our student administration office via e-mail.

Once you are officially registered as a student at the KABK, you will receive your student card and a proof of enrolment.

International students can find practical information on what to arrange before and during their stay in The Netherlands.