Start your application by looking up your desired programme. From there you will be guided through the various steps of the application procedure.

Steps application

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.

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 with instructions on how to submit your portfolio, motivation letter and in some cases an assignment or other related documents (every study programme has its own specific requirements; related information can be found on each study programme page).

Selected candidates are invited to attend an entrance examination day/interview at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. In most cases this includes presentation of work (portfolio), an assignment and interview. (Every study programme has its own specific requirements; related information can be found on each study programme page).

Minimum entry requirements Bachelor

  • High school diploma comparable to a Dutch vwo, havo or mbo 4 diploma. If you do not have the required diploma, but are able to prove - on the basis of an assessment authorised by the KABK - that you actually function at the desired level, you can also apply for admission.

  • Level of English*: minimum requirement of IELTS 6 (overall score) or TOEFL 80 (internet-based test) or TOEFL 550 (paper-based test).

Minimum entry requirements Master

  • Candidates must be BA or MA graduates of an art or design academy or an equivalent education
  • Level of English*: minimum requirement of IELTS 6 (overall score) or TOEFL 80 (internet-based test) or TOEFL 550 (paper-based test)

*All non-EEA candidates are required to provide proof of English Language proficiency by uploading their official test score certificate during the application process.

Excemptions

  1. Chinese applicants, are required to hand in a Nuffic certificate that shows that they have a certain level of competency in the English language.
  2. Students from countries where English is the official language, e.g. USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Nigeria etc. are exempted from submitting an English proficiency test.
  3. Students who have studied in an international school or can prove that the former education has been completely taught in English are also exempted from submitting an English proficiency test.

Please note! The admission committee reserves the right to request any applicant to submit an English language proficiency test.

Specific requirements

Every study programme has its own specific requirements; related information can be found under the 'Admission requirements' on each study programme page.

See also

Questions?

Contact

Check our FAQ or contact the student administration via studentenadministratie@kabk.nl / 070 3154770 and/or the international office via international@kabk.nl