Apply for bachelor (Basicyear, full-time and part-time)

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.

For information on how to apply for the bachelor program 2018-2019, select either ADMISSION DUTCH STUDENTS or ADMISSION INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS to read about our admission procedure in 2 separate rounds.

Extra Admission round for bachelor 2018-2019!

Application for the full-time Basicyear 2018-2019 is closed. But there are still places available for entrance into our DOGtime part-time evening program, or the 2nd or 3rd year (full-time) at the departments of: Ceramics, Graphic Design, and The Large Glass.  NOTE: this extra admission round is only open to EU/EEA-candidates! Send an e-mail to apply[at] to ask for the conditions and how to apply for the extra round of entrance exams on August 23. In your e-mail mention:

  • your name, age and nationality;
  • how many years you completed in a bachelor/university program in fine arts/design (and where);
  • how many years you studied in a Dutch bachelor program;
  • the department you wish to apply for. 


Apply for master 2018-2019

Please contact the Sandberg Instituut directly, go to for info 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 Year

Read more about it here and to apply for the admission.

Extra round of admission interviews on: Monday, 3 September 2018 (only for EU/EEA candidates).

Application deadline: 1 August 2018

Application Orientation Year

Read more about it here and to apply for the admission.

Extra admission interviews on: Saturday 8 & Wednesday 12 September 2018.

Application deadline: extended August 25 2018.

Studying with a disability or chronic illness

Read more about it here.

Contact: apply[at]

You can view our general information brochure here