Applications to our bachelor’s and master’s programmes open on 1 October 2022. Follow the steps as mentioned in the application procedure per study programme (via the Apply button) and find more information about our study programmes by browsing this website.

You should have a high school diploma comparable to a Dutch vwo, havo or mbo 4 diploma.

On the website of Nuffic (the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education) you can find an overview of common diplomas from many different countries and how they compare to Dutch diplomas. You can use this to help you estimate your level.

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.

You must hold at least a bachelor's degree. Some programmes have additional requirements related to the field of study of your bachelor's degree. Please check all additional information on the admission requirements page under the programme of your interest.

All students (bachelor's or master's degree level) should be able to write and speak sufficient English to follow and complete their studies at the Royal Academy of Art.

Please find information on minimum English language requirements, which tests/certificates we accept, who must submit a certificate/test result and when, under English language requirements.

For questions related to a study programme and/or the structure of the courses 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 webpage or on this overview with contact info.

Practical information about matters such as accommodation, residence permit, insurance can be found under Practical matters pages and for related questions you can contact our student administration office.

Yes, the KABK organises an Open Day each year.

We also organise various activities and informational events, such as KABK tours, IA &FD Open Studios and various public events and exhibitions. During the year, we also organise online portfolio advice sessions and 'get to know study programmes' online events.

Dates and information are posted on our Events calendar, and you can sign up for our mailing list to be notified of upcoming Open Days and other informational events.

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 if you are selected, you'll be invited for an entrance exam/interview. Here, you will be asked to present your portfolio and in some cases, additional completed assignments.

Due to the coronavirus, entrance examinations/interviews will most probably be held online via e.g. Skype or Microsoft Teams. The selected candidates who will be invited for the entrance exam/interview, will receive relevant information per e-mail.

The entrance exam dates differ per department and can take place throughout the academic year till May/June. The exact date and time per study programme are communicated during the application procedure.

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).

If you have been studying at another academy for a year or part of a year and would like to continue your studies at the KABK, you will have to follow the regular application procedure (register via Studielink and submit your portfolio, motivation & CV for admission).

Once you pass the selection procedure and offered a place in one of our programmes, the department will decide if you can be admitted to a higher year.

Yes, you can apply for a preparatory course such as the Orientation course (semester course) or the Preparatory Year (one-year course).

Our preparatory courses are an ideal pathway for you to develop your work to the point where you can take an entrance exam for a bachelor's degree, or to find out if studying at an art academy really suits you. There is an admissions process for all of our preparatory courses.

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.

Read more about the general admission and portfolio requirements for Fine Arts

Read more about the general admission and portfolio requirements for ArtScience