Admission requirements

General 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-EEA candidates are required to provide proof of English Language proficiency.

Specific Requirements

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

Advice on your application materials:

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.

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

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 2019-2020 are as follows:

Non-EU/EEA candidates: 6 March 2019
Non-EU/EEA candidates who require a VISA must have their full set of required documents and portfolio submitted before 6 March 2019.

EU/EEA candidates: 29 May 2019
EU/EEA candidates must have their full set of required documents and portfolio submitted before 29 May 2019.

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