Information for students coming to study at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. This is what you need to arrange:

Find housing

We advise you to start looking for a place to stay as soon as possible. We can provide you with links to housing providers and online platforms where you can find tips and information about housing in The Hague. Find more information & links.

Arrange healthcare (health insurance & GP doctor)

Studying abroad is a fun and exciting experience. Keeping yourself fit and healthy is important, especially during your studies. Moving to a new country, without your support network nearby, means the experience can also be stressful. This can affect your physical or mental well-being, so it is critical to have medical coverage that suits your (potential) needs. Read more

Arrange a Liability insurance

Students at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) need to also have Liability insurance. Find out what you need to do.

Open a bank account

How to open a Dutch bank account? Find information here.

Register at the Municipality

International students who will be staying in The Netherlands for longer than 4 months are required to be registered in the Personal Records Database (BRP) of the municipality they are living in. Read more.

Residence permit for non-EU/EEA students

Non-EU/EEA students need an entree visa and/or residence permit to stay and study in the Netherlands. The Royal Academy of Art will apply for your entree visa and/or residence permit after you have been officially admitted to one of our study programmes.
More information about the procedure and the documents you need to provide for your entree visa and/or residence permit



You can contact the Student Administration Office via e-mail at and/or Exchange students can contact us at

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