Admission Questions | FAQ

How do I apply?

You start your application by sending a request for enrollment through Studielink ( When you start your application in Studielink, please select  ‘Hogeschool Rotterdam’ or ‘Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences’ in order to submit your enrollment request for Willem de Kooning Academy (WdKA). Willem de Kooning Academy is part of Hogeschool Rotterdam/ Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, hence this selection. Afterwards you will receive a student number within five to eight working days by e-mail.

With this student number, you must fill in the online WdKA application form at WdKA Admission. After this request has been approved, you will be able to begin the admission exam.

Please note: that the application request is only final when you register/apply at both platforms; Studielink and the WdKA online form.

What is the application deadline?

The registration deadline for Studielink AND application through the WdKA website:
EU-applicants: May 1st 2023
Non-EU applicants:  March 1st 2023

Please note: This is the deadline to apply for the admission (exam). After you have applied for the admission you can choose in which of the 3 admission rounds you wish to participate.

DEFINE ART - We kindly request Define Art applicants to register at least a week prior to the upload deadline of March 12; since it can take up to a week before the student number is received.

What are the upload deadlines for the remote entrance exam?

WdKA organises three rounds, during which we carry out the admission assessments. After applying at WdKA, you can choose in which of the three rounds you wish to participate. It is up to you to finish your online admission exam before one of these three deadlines. The results of the assessments will be communicated within four to five weeks after the deadline.

Rounds one and two are the main admission rounds. If you wish to apply in the third round please note that we might have a limited number of places available for certain programmes. The chances of placement will be lower than in the first two rounds. Should you apply in the third round and there are no more places available, you can choose to be placed on a waiting list. Should a place become available, you will be notified as soon as possible.


Deadline Round 1:  March 12th 2023 - EU & Non-EU applicants & Define Art Admission

Deadline Round 2:  April 30th 2023 - EU applicants

Deadline Round 3:  June 11th 2023 - EU applicants


Leisure & Event Management applicants can consult this page for the deadlines and admission process.

Application Fine Art, here.
Tuition fee, 
Additional requirements International students, 


What is the WdKA admission exam?

In order to be assessed on artistic level you will have to upload two home assignments, fill in a questionnaire, upload a portfolio and a personal introduction video, max. length one min. These four parts combined constitute of the WdKA remote entrance exam. Click here for more information.

In case you did not find your answer on this page, feel free to send an email to:
General questions concerning studying at WdKA, can be asked to our Information Desk:
T 0031 (0)10 7944631