Apply for Fine Art

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General Information

If you wish to apply for Fine Art please follow the steps as mentioned on this page.

Due to regulations set by the Dutch government we only have a limited number of places available for candidates applying to the Fine Art Department. For this reason Fine Art applicant can only take part in the 1st assessment round. This is not applicable to Fine Art: Photography


It is not possible to apply anymore for Fine Art for upcoming academic year (2022-2023). 


Please make sure to register at least a week before March 27 through Studielink, to be able to upload all requested documents in time.

The admission process is set up in 2 steps. Assessors of the Fine Arts department will firstly evaluate all applications. Thereafter they will make a selection of applicants who will be invited to participate in a one-day online workshop. The workshop allows candidates to experience aspects of the WDKA Fine Art department. Moreover, the workshop will also allow the assessors to evaluate to whom the department seems like a good fit and who will be accepted to the Fine Art department. The decision will be communicated after the workshop.

The dates for the one-day workshop are April 11th 2022, April 13th 2022 and April 14th. If you are invited to participate in the one-day workshop you will receive an invitation for one of these 3 dates, you cannot choose the date yourself, so make sure to keep these dates available.

Students who have participated in the one-day workshop, but didn’t get a spot at the Fine Art department are allowed to apply for another major in one of the following two rounds.

Please make sure to read the information about the additional requirements for international applicants through the link listed below. And more information regarding the tuition fee you can consult the page listed below as well.

-tuition fee, here
-additional requirements International students, here
-Student Tips and Tricks on Housing, here.


Apply at Studielink

The first step in the application for all bachelor courses at the WdKA is to register at Studielink. This step needs to be carried before you apply and register for admissions at WdKA. You will receive a student number through Studielink, which you need to apply at WdKA. Please note: it can take up to a week before you receive your student number from Studielink. Make sure you apply at WDKA well before the application deadline and take into account the processing time for receiving your student number. Seeing the upload deadline of the Fine Art remote exam is March 27, and it can take up to a week before you receive a student number. Please register in Studielink well ahead March 27. Please Note: the deadline for the Studielink registration for Non-EU applicants is March 1st, 2022. Click on the link below to register at Studielink.


Apply at WdKA

After applying at Studielink and receiving your student number you can apply at the WdKA. Please note that you can only apply for one of the majors we offer at the WdKA (unless you combine a Design or Fine Arts bachelor programme with “Design Teacher Training or Leisure & Event Management”). Please click on the link below to apply for Fine Art. You will receive a confirmation email after application.

Apply at WdKA

Admission Process

After applying at the WdKA and receiving a confirmation of the application, team Admissions WdKA will process your request and send you an invitation by email to start your admission exam. In this email you will find a link to your personal intake page where you can upload and fill out all that is requested. The admission consists of 4 parts. Make sure to complete and upload all of them on your intake page! Click on the links below for explanation on each of these parts and information regarding the admission criteria. Please do not email the documents, links or questionnaire. All must be finalized through the online personal admission page. A) 2 Assignments B) Questionnaire C) Video D) Portfolio

Assignments Questionnaire Video Portfolio Criteria

Visa Procedure

Students from all countries except EU/EEA countries and Switzerland who wish to attend a bachelor’s degree at Rotterdam University at Applied Sciences for more than 3 month, are obliged to obtain a Dutch study Residence permit. To make sure you meet all the requirements and deadlines, please follow the steps of the Visa Application Procedure through the link listed below.

Additional requirements international applicants


If you are a NON-EU student and wish to apply for the Holland Scholarship, you are asked to send in a letter of motivation to Please state in the subject of the email “Scholarship” and the bachelor you are applying for. Apart from your motivation to apply for the Holland Scholarship, please make sure the letter states the following information: - Full Name - Bachelor you are applying for - Student number Please keep the letter to a maximum of 1,5 page (A4)

Scholarships for non-EU students