Admission requirements & Application deadlines

Application and portfolio deadline

Applications for the Bachelor Textile and Fashion open on October 1.
In order to apply, you must first register via Studielink and then gain access to our application system where you will be asked to submit your documents including a portfolio.

The final deadlines for submitting your portfolio and other required application documents are:
1 March (for non-EU/EEA candidates)
1 May (for EU/EEA candidates)
Due to the limited number of places, we advise candidates to submit their applications as soon as possible. See all specific deadlines here.

Read about the general eligibility requirements, the specific requirements regarding your portfolio and other important dates below.

General requirements

  • High school diploma
    High school diploma comparable to a Dutch VWO, HAVO or MBO 4 diploma.
    You can check the equivalent Dutch level of your diploma on the Nuffic website.

  • Proficiency in both spoken and written English
    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.
(PDF, max 20MB)

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.

Important dates

The Bachelor Textile & Fashion processes applications on a rolling basis from October to May, until all positions in the cohorts are filled.

Application deadlines for EU/EEA candidates:

Deadline portfolioResults portfolio reviewsAdmission Day*
Wed 1 March 2023Wed 8 March 2023Wed 5 April 2023
Wed 12 April 2023
Monday 1 May 2023Monday 8 May 2023Wed 24 May 2023
Wed 31 May 2023

*Take note: we will always try to schedule you for the first upcoming date after we have received all required documents.

Application deadline for non-EU/EEA candidates:

Deadline portfolioResults portfolio reviewsAdmission Day
Wed 1 March 2023Wed 8 March 2023Wed 5 April 2023
Wed 12 April 2023

How to apply - Check the steps

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