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

A student must possess a Bachelor's degree in the chosen area of study for all master programmes offered by the KABK independently or in collaboration with the Royal Conservatoire or Leiden University.

In order to be able to study at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) you need to master the English language at an intermediate level, comparable to an IELTS score of 6 (overall score) or TOEFL 80 (internet-based test) or TOEFL 550 (paper-based test).

EU candidates:
EU candidates' English language level will be assessed during their interview/entry examination day.

Non-EU/EEA candidates:
Non-EU/EEA candidates are required to provide proof of English language proficiency by uploading their official test score certificate during the application process.

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.

For questions related to a study programme please send an email to the coordinator of the department of your interest. You can find each coordinator's contact info at the bottom of each study programme page.

The Open Day is the best moment to visit us and ask any questions you might have about our study programmes. In case you cannot make it to the Open Day, you can consider attending one of the informative sessions we organise during the academic year on different occasions.

For general questions about the application procedure and practical matters please refer to the and/or with your request.

The entrance exam differs per department. After you have applied via Studielink you will receive an email with detailed information about the entrance exam. In general, the entrance exam will be conducted at the Academy where you will be asked to present your portfolio and completed assignments, if relevant. International students who are not able to attend these sessions in The Hague will be asked to send their portfolio and assignments digitally. The department will conduct a Skype interview with selected applicants.

The entrance exams are held (almost) every month, starting in January.

Yes, you can.

No, you will have to follow the regular application procedure. When you pass the entrance exam, the department will decide if you can be admitted to a higher year.