Application for bachelor (full-time & 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.
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.
Application for the bachelor 2021-2022 is closed.
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.
Apply for master 2021-2022
Please contact the Sandberg Instituut directly, go to sandberg.nl 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 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.
You can view our general information brochure here (pdf)