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 2019-2020, select either ADMISSION DUTCH STUDENTS or ADMISSION INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS to read about our admission procedure in 2 separate rounds.


Apply for master 2019-2020

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.


Application Orientation Year

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


Studying with a disability or chronic illness

Read more about it here.

Contact: apply[at]

You can view our general information brochure here