Welcome new students!

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

students at the KABK courtyard
KABK courtyard (building Prinsessegracht) - photo by Frederik Klanberg

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

Please note that there is a special programme for International Bachelor students and separate programmes for all Bachelor/Preparatory students & Master students.

First- year students are welcome to join the introductory sessions on the following days:

International students (First year Bachelor, incl. Exchange students)

Friday 23 August

09.00-10.00: Registration - Main entrance hall / Hall Bleijenburg
10.00-12.00: Practical session - Auditorium
12.00-13.00: Lunch - tba
13.00-tba: Afternoon programme - Auditorium

ALL first year students (Bachelor incl. Exchange students & Preparatory students)

Monday 26 August

09.00-10.00: Registration of all first year students - Main entrance hall
10.00-11.30: Group A: Introduction to the academy + tour - Starting at the Auditorium
10.00-11.00: Group B: Intercultural session - tba
11.30-13.00: Group A: Intercultural session - tba
11.30-13.00: Group B: Introduction to the academy + tour - Starting at the Auditorium
13.00-14.30: Lunch - Canteen & Courtyard Bleijenburg
14.30-17.00: Afternoon programme at each bachelor department

Tuesday 27 August

09.30-10.00: Gathering at the main entrance hall
10.00-13.00: Workshop session 1 - Workshop Facilities
13.00-14.00: Lunch - Canteen & Courtyard Bleijenburg
14.00-17.00: Workshop session 2 - Workshop Facilities
17.00-20.00: BBQ - Canteen & Courtyard Bleijenburg

ALL new Master students

Tuesday 3 September

Programme to be announced soon

More information will be communicated with new students shortly.