Information for candidates who did not pass the admission exam

The admission board has decided not to accept you as a student to one of the bachelor course years of the full time or part time course Art and Design of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.

The decisions of the admission board are based on the quality of your visual work, the execution of the home assignments (if applicable), the number of places available, and whether or not you meet all our additional application requirements.

Due to the large number of applicants we receive every year, unfortunately, we cannot outline the reasons for rejection in a personal letter.

If you want more detailed information about these reasons, you can contact our Admissions Office through +31(0)20-5711634, during the special telephonic consultations on:

  • Thursday evening 16 May, from 5.00 to 7.00 a.m.;
  • Friday morning 17 May, from 10.00 to 12.00 a.m.

If you did not get through during these consultations, you can send a request through apply[at] to receive a summary of the comments of the admissions committee regarding your exam.