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The Master Artistic Research processes applications from March to May, until all positions in the programme are filled. We work with two deadlines, which apply to both EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA candidates:

Priority deadline: 1 March
Final deadline: 1 May

We encourage you to submit your application by the priority deadline. By the final deadline, there may already be a waiting list.
We especially recommend that non-EU/EEA applicants apply by March 1, as arranging financing, official documents, and a study visa can take considerable time.

The application deadline entails both registration via Studielink (step 1) and submission of required documents incl. portfolio (step 2).

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 from 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:

      Find detailed information about the requested material under the 'Specific admission requirements' section.

      The selection committee will assess your portfolio & motivation and you will be notified by e-mail about the result within eight weeks of the deadline.

      Once your completed application has been received by the department, it will join others and be assessed by the applications committee, made up of members of the MAR teaching team. They will jointly decide if your application can go forward to this next step, which is to invite you for an online interview. If the committee decides your application cannot go to this next step, you will be informed of this by email.

      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.