The admission board has admitted you to the Preparatory Course of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie for the course year 2020/2021.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the details about the start of the new course year and the introduction are not completely certain yet. More information about this will follow by e-mail as soon as possible. 

For now, we expect the first class to start on Friday, 18 September, at 2PM.

If you have any questions about the payment of the course fee, you can contact the Student Office: studentoffice[at] or +31-20-5711650.

The course fee for 2020/2021 amounts to € 2016,- and has to be paid in full by bank transfer, in advance, before September 1st, 2020. NOTE: details about how to pay will be provided by our Student Office shortly.

The course lasts almost 9 months (25 weeks divided into 3 trimesters ).

The Preparatory Course is not subsidized by the government, which means that you cannot apply for a grant from the Dutch study finance system, or ‘Studiefinanciering’.

After completing the Preparatory Course satisfactorily, students of of the Preparatory Course will be admitted to the Basicyear, the first bachelor course year at the Rietveld Academie, to complete a bachelor's degree (four year full-time or five year part-time program).

Candidates who will need to apply for a visa on the basis of full time studies, please urgently contact our international office at international[at] for information about the visa- and residence permit application procedure. Additionally, you can also consult the following link:

If you do not want to make use of this admission after all, we urgently request you to inform the Student Office as soon as possible, before August 1 (by letter or email: studentoffice[at]

Gerrit Rietveld Academie
T.a.v. Student Office
Frederik Roeskestraat 96
1076 ED Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Keep us informed of your address changes, including changes in e-mail address and/or telephone number: studentoffice[at]

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If you have any questions regarding housing, contact us through housing[at] .