Application for the Preparatory Course 2024-2025 is only available to Dutch and other EU/EEA applicants (with maximum age of 25).

There are still course places available, so you can apply for the extra round of admission interviews in September, by submitting the application form here.

Admission interviews are conducted at our academy in Amsterdam, on:

- Monday 16 September 2024.

Application deadline = 1 August 2024.

You receive the home assignments by e-mail, after submitting your application form.

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!

Course fee

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 on a Friday 20 September 2024, followed by the first class on Monday 23 September 2024.

More information 

For more information on the application process, contact: apply[at] .

For information about the curriculum of the course, kindly contact the head teacher of the course, Tarja Szaraniec, at tarja.szaraniec[at] .