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.

  • 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 candidates 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 2021-2022 are:

Tuesday 2 March 2021
This is also the final deadline for non-EU/EEA candidates
All candidates who meet this deadline and have been selected for the next phase, will be invited for one of the admission days in April.

Tuesday 13 April 2021
Final deadline for EU/EEA candidates
EU/EEA candidates who meet this deadline and have been selected for the next phase, will be invited for one of the admission days in May.

How to apply - Check the steps