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The Master Photography & Society 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 is a possibility that a waiting list will have already been formed.

The application deadline 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.

  • 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.

      More information and tips can be found under the admission requirements page.

      If you are among the selected candidates, you will be invited for an interview with members of the admission committee at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK).

      This interview is the conclusion of your admission, and serves several goals. We like to get to know you better. It is very important that you are convinced about your choice for the Master Photography & Society at the 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.