The final deadlines for application submissions to the Bachelor Graphic Design at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) are as follows:

Non-EU/EEA candidates: 26 March 2020

EU/EEA candidates: 22 April 2020

Note: Each application deadline above entails 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. 

  • 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.

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: 

  • Letter of motivation 
  • Portfolio (PDF file, max 50MB) 
  • Copies of diplomas, passport and photo 

Find detailed information about the requested material under the Specific requirements section on the Admission requirements page. 

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

If the selection committee decides positively on your application, you will receive an invitation by e-mail for the upcoming entrance examination day. If you live outside the EU and are not able to attend the interview at KABK, you will be invited for a Skype interview; but only by exception. Our preference goes to meeting you in person!

During the entrance examination day, you will be asked to:

  • Present your work (portfolio & home assignment)
  • Complete an additional digital assignment at the KABK
  • Participate in an interview in the form of an informal discussion.

Find detailed information about the home & digital assignments under the Specific requirements section on the Admission requirements page.

Your portfolio, the motivation letter, the home and digital assignments, along with your personal presentation will lead to the committee’s decision and you will be informed on the same day if you are admitted to the Bachelor Graphic Design programme of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK).

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.