Applications to our bachelor’s and master’s programs open on 1 October 2020. Follow the steps as mentioned in the application procedure per study program (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. 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.
    Deadline to submit a proof of English language proficiency: 13 June 2021

    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.

See also: 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.

The academy building is only accessible for current students and staff.

All our public events are currently canceled. We are working on plans for online alternatives so you can get acquainted with the KABK and the studies we offer. Such events will be communicated via our official social media channels and via our Events agenda.

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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 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 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)).

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 entrance exam, the department will decide if you can be admitted to a higher year.

To develop your work to the level that allows you to take an entrance exam for a bachelor's degree, or to find out if a study at an art academy really suits you, you can choose to apply for a preparatory course. All our preparatory courses have an admission procedure. Have a look at the Orientation course or the Preparatory Year.