Application for bachelor (full-time & part-time)

Late application for bachelor 2022-2023

Application for the Basicyear full-time & DOGtime (part-time program) 2022-2023 is closed, but there are still a limited number of study places available for 2nd (3rd) year candidates at the full-time departments of: Architectural Design, Fashion, Graphic Design, Jewellery - Linking Bodies & Photography.

Fill out a request for a late application here, as soon as possible before 27 June 2022.

NOTE: late application is only possible for EU/EEA applicants (meeting certain conditions).

General information

In order to study at the Rietveld Academie, you must at least have a HAVO (senior general secondary education) or MBO (senior secondary vocational education) diploma at level 4, or equivalent qualifications, at level 4 of the EQF (European Qualifications Framework). You must also have sufficient artistic talent. During the admission procedure, the Rietveld Academie will determine whether you are suitable for the academy.

All our full-time bachelor's programmes take 4 years:

  • Bachelor year 1 = 1st bachelor Basicyear;
  • Bachelor year 2 = 1st department year;
  • Bachelor year 3 = 2nd department year;
  • Bachelor year 4 = 3rd and final department year.

NOTE: Our part-time bachelor's programmes take 5 years, because the Basicyear is spread over 2 years part-time.

At the moment, applications for the bachelor 2022-2023 are on hold, pending the results of the first admission round. It will be announced here before the end of April whether there will be additional consultation hours in May.

For information on how to apply for the bachelor programme 2022-2023, select either Admission Dutch Students or Admission International Students to read about our admission procedure in 2 separate rounds.

To get more information about the academy, have a look at the brochure.

Application Master 2022-2023

Check the website for more information and contact details.

Application higher course year

Candidates who have studied at an art academy at bachelor level for at least 1 year, can apply for a higher course year. 

Choose either Dutch students / International students in the menu above for more information. 

Application Preparatory Course

For info on this precourse and to apply for the admission interviews, read here .


Application Orientation Course

For info on this Saturday course and to apply for the admission interviews, read here .


Studying with a disability or chronic illness

Read more about it here.

Contact: apply[at]

You can view our general information brochure here (pdf)