The following deadline applies to Step 2 of the application procedure described below:

All candidates have to submit their portfolio and full set of required documents before May 1st.

Please note that, due to the scope of the current Coronavirus, alternative channels for the application interviews are offered for prospective students. It is possible that application interviews will run via Skype or FaceTime. You will be informed by Student Administration or the department.

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

Candidates are requested to prepare a digital submission using Dropbox. The digital submission should include:

  • your letter of motivation
  • your resume
  • your portfolio
  • your research proposal
  • a scanned version of your diploma’s

All written materials should be in Dutch or English.

Find detailed information about the requested material under Specific requirements. We ask you to prepare a Dropbox folder with all the material inside of it. Once your material is complete we ask you to send us a link to the folder. We explicitly don’t want you to share the folder with us. Please send the Dropbox link to the Interfaculty coordinator and head of department.
For more information:

All candidates have to submit their portfolio and full set of required documents before May 1st.

In case you can’t meet the submission deadline we ask you to contact the Interfaculty coordinator and head of department.

Once your digital submission is complete you’ll be invited for an admission interview. European candidates are expected to be physically present at this interview; for candidates, outside of Europe we will propose a Skype meeting.

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.