The Bachelor Graphic Design processes applications on a rolling basis from October to May, until all positions in the cohorts are filled.

The final deadlines for submitting your application and portfolio are:
for non-EU/EEA candidates: February 13, 2023
for EU/EEA candidates: April 17, 2023

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.

  • 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 upload your portfolio and other required documents:

    • Letter of motivation
    • Portfolio (PDF file: max 20MB, max 20 pages)

    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).

    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.