The application deadline for all candidates is 3 April 2023.
Applications will be accepted till 1 May. We encourage you to submit your application by the first deadline. By the final deadline, there is a possibility that a waiting list will have already been formed.

By the application deadlines, all candidates have to have completed their registration via Studielink (Step 1) and submitted their portfolio and all other required documents (as described in Step 2 below)

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

  • 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.
    Create a Studielink account: provide personal details (as stated in your passport or ID card) and previous educational information (studies, diplomas and exam results).
  • Once your account is created, you can ‘add a new enrolment application’. Indicate the study programme of your choice from the list generated when you choose ‘Royal Academy of Art / Royal Conservatoire’ in the drop down menu 'Educational Institution'. 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.

Start your application via Studielink

    Please note: you must also follow the application procedure in step 2 to be considered for admission. 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 a day.

    Registration in Studielink only is not sufficient. Both processes must be completed by the deadlines stated above.

    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 add a link to your digital submission.

    We ask you to prepare a Dropbox folder with all the material inside of it. We explicitly don’t want you to share the folder with us. In the application procedure there will be a field where you can add the url-link of your Dropbox folder.

    Your digital submission should include:

    • your letter of motivation
    • your resume
    • your portfolio
    • your assignment description including the (audiovisual) sketches

    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.

    You will be able to adjust and work on your dropbox folder all the way until the 3rd of April. Even once you have finalised the entire registration, you can still adjust and add things to your digital submission.

    If you have any questions regarding the ArtScience programme and/or the admission process please contact the Interfaculty Admissions staff.

    Selected candidates will be invited to an admission interview (on location or online via Skype, Zoom or Teams).

    You will receive a notification whether you will be invited for an interview by 24 April 2023 at the latest (if you apply before 3 April). Candidates who still apply till 1 May and are selected for an interview, can expect the invitation by 12 May 2023 at the latest.

    After the admission interview you will be informed whether or not you are admitted to our programme. All students who are offered a spot into our programme will need to upload some supporting documents to complete their enrolment. These documents include:

    • Copy of your passport* (a scanned version of pages with photo and personal information)
    • Copy of your high school and/or bachelor diploma (if applicable)
    • A profile picture (to print on your student card)
    • Proof of English proficiency (for non-EEA students only)

    *if you have a double nationality, please add a copy of your second passport as well

    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.

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