Welcome new students!

Each year we welcome all our new students to the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) during our introduction days.

In these introductory sessions we will provide you with practical information and useful tips in order to start the academic year and your studies at the academy. It is a great opportunity to get to know your fellow students, teachers and heads of the departments. You will familiarise yourself with the environment of the KABK, visit the workshops & studios and start finding your way through the fantastic academy building!

After the general introduction days, your department has organised their own programme. They will contact you about this programme separately.

Programme in a nutshell

  • Friday 24 August - Programme for new international students
  • Monday 27 & Tuesday 28 August - Programme for Preparatory & new Bachelor students
  • Wednesday 29 August - Programme for new Master students

Friday 24 August

09.30-10.00: Welcome! - Main Entrance
10.00-12.00: Practical session - Auditorium
12.00-13.00: Dutch Lunch - Hall Bleijenburg
13.00-15.30: Intercultural session - Auditorium

Free of charge

Monday 27 August

09.00-10.00: Welcome! Registration* and coffee - Main Entrance
10.00-12.00: Introduction to the academy + tour - Auditorium / Gallery 3
12.00-13.00: Lunch - Canteen
13.00-17.00: Department afternoon - Departments

Tuesday 28 August

09.30-10.00: Welcome - Main Entrance
10.00-13.00: Introduction to the workshops - part 1 - Workshops
13.00-14.00: Lunch - Canteen
14.00-17.00: Introduction to the workshops - part 2 - Workshops
17.00-20.00: BBQ and drinks - Prinsessegracht Courtyard

*The contribution is €20,00- for both days, including lunches and a barbecue, it can be paid during the registration (pin only)

Wednesday 29 August

09.00-10.00: Welcome! Registration* and coffee - Main Entrance
10.00-11.00: Introduction to the academy - Auditorium
11.00-11.45: Practical session - Auditorium
11.45-13.00: Tour of the building
13.00-14.00: Lunch - Canteen
14.00-15.00: Lecture by artist John Körmeling

- Auditorium
15.00-20.00: (Cooking) workshops followed by dinner and drinks

*The contribution is €15,00- including lunch and dinner, and can be paid during the registration (pin only)

Calendars 2018-2019​​

Calendar & How to Survive Guide​

KABK Calendar 2018-2019

Calendar 2018-2019 & How to Survive Guide

Programme schedules are published in Asimut

Calendar Preparatory Courses