Application for the Preparatory Course 2024-2025 is available to Dutch and other EU/EEA applicants (with maximum age of 25).
You can apply by submitting the application form here.
Admission interviews are scheduled at our academy in Amsterdam. The (provisional) interview dates are:
- May admission round: Wednesday 29 May, 2024;
- June admission round: Wednesday 19 June, 2024.
Application deadline = 1 May 2024!
Once you have submitted your applicatoin form, you receive home assignments by email to be prepared for your interview.
NOTE: non-EU candidates can only apply for the Preparatory Course if they already have a valid residence permit for the Netherlands on other grounds than studies.
Proof of English proficiency
A copy of your European high school diploma, with English as exam subject, is considered sufficient proof of English proficiency. If you are a native speaker and currently in your graduation year of high school you can submit your high school diploma as soon as you obtain it (but before the start of the course).
Attending admission interview at the academy
The Preparatory Course is preceded by a selection. After submitting your application form, you will receive home assignments that have to be completed for the admission round.
Besides these home assignments, candidates are invited to attend an admission interview in person at our academy in Amsterdam, and to bring a selection of works to the interview.
The portfolio/work you show may consist of sketches, doodles, photographs, videos or three-dimensional work – in short, visual information in order to see if you are going to benefit from our programme, anything that provides information on your visual capacities. We would also like to know about your views on studying with us!
The course fee for 2024-2025 is € 2,500.-.
NOTE: the course fee has to be paid in full before the start of the course, and cannot be paid in instalments. Additionally, attending the Preparatory Course does not give you the right to apply for Dutch student support (Studiefinanciering).
Start of the course
The Preparatory Course 2024-2025 starts with an introduction day on a Friday end-September 2024, and the first class on the following Monday.
For more information on the application process, contact: apply[at]rietveldacademie.nl .
For information about the curriculum of the course, kindly contact the head teacher of the course, Tarja Szaraniec, at tarja.szaraniec[at]rietveldacademie.nl .