You should have a high school diploma comparable to a Dutch vwo, havo or mbo 4 diploma. You can check whether or not your foreign diploma is sufficient through the Nuffic website.

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 hold a Bachelor's degree in the chosen area of study for all master programmes offered by the KABK.

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/EEA candidates:
EU/EEA 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. The test scores are valid for two years and your score must be valid as of 1 September 2020.

Deadline to submit a proof of English language proficiency: 12 June 2020

Students from countries where English is the official language, e.g. USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zeeland, 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.

The entrance exam differs per department. After you have applied via Studielink you will receive an email with detailed information about the next steps of the application procedure.

In general, you will first be asked to upload a portfolio through our online application system Osiris, after which you will be invited for an entrance exam at the Academy. Here, you will be asked to present your portfolio and in some cases, additional completed assignments.

International students who are not able to attend these sessions in The Hague might be asked to attend a Skype interview.

The entrance exams take place from January till July. The exact entrance exam dates per programme are communicated in the first automatic e-mail you receive from our online application system Osiris.

Yes, it is possible to apply for more than one programme. Through Studielink you can apply for a maximum of four study programmes in the Netherlands (including programmes offered by other universities (of applied sciences)).

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.