Admission requirements & Application deadlines

General admission requirements

  • High school diploma comparable to a Dutch vwo, havo or mbo 4 diploma. If you do not have the required diploma, but are able to prove - on the basis of an assessment authorised by the KABK - that you actually function at the desired level, you can also apply for admission.

  • Level of English: IELTS 6, TOEFL 80 (internet-based test) or TOEFL 550 (paper-based test).
    Non-EU/EEA candidates are required to provide proof of English Language proficiency.
    EU/EEA candidates' English language level will be assessed during their interview/entry examination day.

Specific admission requirements

As part of the admission and selection procedure for the Bachelor Textile and Fashion programme, you’ll be asked to prepare a digital portfolio with examples of earlier work and explain your motivation to study at the Textile and Fashion department of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.

What to submit

Your portfolio should include (pictures of) your work, sketches, material experiment, etc. We prefer to see work you did not make as a school assignment, but as an expression of your own fascination and creativity. Feel free to show the process of your work. From the early investigations and experiments to your most recent explorations.

In your letter of motivation, you’ll describe your interests and fascination for textile, fashion and art. We would like to get a clear idea of your passion and ambition for this field.

What to expect

One week after the deadline you will receive the result of your portfolio review.
You will either be invited for the admission day or your application ends here.
Due to high number of applications the selection committee cannot communicate about the content of the reviews

Application deadlines

We encourage students to submit their application as soon as possible.
The final deadlines for application submissions to the Bachelor Textile & Fashion at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) for the academic year 2020-2021 are as follows:

Non-EU/EEA candidates: 4 March 2020
Non-EU/EEA candidates who require a VISA must have their full set of required documents and portfolio submitted before 4 March 2020.

EU/EEA candidates: 4 March or 15 April 2020
EU/EEA candidates must have their full set of required documents and portfolio submitted before 4 March or 15 April 2020.

How to apply - Check the steps