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

The deadlines for applications are
Priority deadline: 1 March
Final deadline:
1 May

The above deadlines entail both a registration via Studielink (step 1) and submission of required documents incl. portfolio (step 2).

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

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

  • Portfolio (max 50MB PDF)
  • Questionnaire
  • Assignment 'Masters & Disasters' (max 20MB PDF)
  • Assignment 'My Club' (max 20MB PDF)
  • Assignment 'Workbook(s) of my club' (max 20MB PDF)
  • Assignment 'The Archive' (max 20MB PDF)

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

The admission committee reviews all your work and decides with which candidates the procedure will be continued.

If you receive an invitation for the admission day, you can make an appointment with our student administration to attend one of the two online admission days. You will receive information about the admission day and procedure via e-mail.

Aim of the admission day is to connect to you as good as possible to ensure a well thought through decision on your application is made, both by the admission committee and yourself!

By the end of the day the admission committee announces the provisional results. After the student administration checked all the documents they will inform you on the final results.

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.