The application deadline for all candidates is 1 May

By this date, 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.

  • 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 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 online application system Osiris, where you can upload your portfolio and other required documents:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Portfolio (PDF file only, max 20MB)
  • Resume: description of your prior education and other experience

Find detailed information about the requested material can be found under the Specific requirements sectio on the Admission Requirements page.

For all candidates, the deadline for submitting your portfolio and required documents is 1 May.

A selection committee will assess your portfolio & motivation and you will be notified by e-mail about the result.

All shortlisted candidates who have passed the first round will be invited for an interview (to the academy or online) during the admissions-week in May. Please bring your portfolio with original sample of your work to this interview.

Interviews will take place in small groups (4-5 candidates). The admissions team will engage you in a conversation, also with the other candidates, about your experience, your intentions and your expectations. You will have the opportunity to present your portfolio, which will guide the questions. Each group-interview will last about 45 minutes.
You will be informed about the day and hour of your interview in due time.

At the end of the week the admissions team will compare all candidates and decide which group of students will be invited to the Bachelor Fine Arts programme at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK).

The outcome of the decision process will be communicated within 2 weeks after the admission week.

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.

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.