PLEASE NOTE: Applications from non-EU/EEA students will not be considered, since the KABK cannot arrange a residence permit for non-EU/EEA applicants for the Preparatory Year course.

In order to start your application at the Preparatory Year of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK), you need to create an account in our online application system Osiris. During the application procedure, you will have to upload a copy of your passport or identification card. Please make sure these files are ready to upload before you start the application process. 

Create an account

Once your registration via Osiris is confirmed, you will receive an e-mail by our Student Administration with detailed information about the next steps of the application procedure.

Please note: The KABK cannot arrange a residence permit for non-EU/EEA Preparatory Year candidates.

After your registration in Osiris is confirmed, you will receive an invitation by our Student Administration Office for making an appointment for the admission day taking place at the KABK.*

For the admission day, you will be asked to 

  • Bring your Portfolio
  • Setup a presentation of your work
  • Complete an assignment at the Academy

Find information about the admission dates and tips about the requested material under Specific requirements on the Admission requirements page.

The examination committee will review your portfolio, presentation and assignment and you will be notified after a few days, if you are admitted to the Preparatory Year at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.

* In case you are not able to be physically present during the admission days, a Skype interview may also be arranged. You can indicate this in your reply to the invitation for an intake interview sent by our Student Administration Office. Please note that you need to send your portfolio by e-mail at least one week prior to the arranged Skype session.

Your official enrolment at the Preparatory Year is completed upon payment of the course fees. The costs of participating in the Preparatory Year include some excursions and visits to theatre performances and movies at the Filmhuis. Related information about the official enrolment will be sent to you by our student administration office via e-mail.

Please note: Participants in the Preparatory Year are not registered as regular students, and they do not receive financial assistance for students.