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.

Application for bachelor 2017-2018

Select your choice in the menu on top (Dutch  or international  students) and find all info on our application procedure for 2017-2018, which runs in 2 separate admission rounds (portfolio assessment/consultation, and entrance exam).

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

Apply via the online form.

Application deadline: 1 May 2017.

Application Orientation Year

Apply via the online form.

Application deadline: 1 May 2017.

Studying with a disability or chronic illness

Read more about it here.

Contact: apply[at]

You can view our general information brochure here