Apply as an international, BA

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General Information

The admission for study year 2023-2024 is closed. It is not possible to apply anymore. The registration form will re-open in October 2023 for study year 2024-2025.


If you want to study at WdKA, please follow the steps as mentioned on this page.

Registration deadline at WdKA and Studielink is:

EU applicants May 1st, 2023

The deadline for non-EU applicants has passed since 1 March, it is no longer possible to apply for 2023-2024.

Please note: these are the deadlines to register. After your registration you will need to participate in one of the admission rounds. Dates for the admission (exam) are mentioned below. After you have applied for admission, you can choose in which of the three admission rounds you wish to participate.

(de)Fine Art has a separate admission procedure. If you wish to apply for (de)Fine Arts, please follow the link Apply for (de)Fine Art link that’s listed below.

For more information regarding the tuition fee, please click on the information link below.

Deadlines for admission rounds WdKA

WdKA organises three rounds, during which we carry out the admission assessments. After applying to 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 & (de)Fine Art Admission
Deadline Round 2:  April 30th 2023 - EU applicants
Deadline Round 3:  June 11th 2023
- EU applicants

- Additional requirements, here

-Frequently asked questions, here

-Application (de)Fine Art, here

-Tuition fee, here

-Student Tips and Tricks on Housing, here


Register at Studielink

The first step in the application process for all Bachelor programmes in the Netherlands is to register at Studielink. This step needs to be carried out before you can apply and register for admissions at WdKA. 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. 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 to WdKA well before the application deadline and take into account the processing time for receiving your student number. The deadline for the Studielink registration is May 1st, 2023. Click on the link below to register at Studielink.


Apply to WdKA

After registering at Studielink and receiving your student number, you can apply to the WdKA. Please note that you can only apply for one of the bachelor programmes we offer at the WdKA. Through this admission form you can apply to enroll in the first or second year. Please click on the apply to WdKA link below. You will receive a confirmation email after application.


Admission Process

After registering at WdKA and receiving your registration confirmation, the WdKA Admissions team will process your request and send you an invitation by email to start your admission process. In this email you will find all the information necessary for the application as well as a link to your personal intake page where you can upload and fill in all that is required. Part of the admission process is the admission exam. The admission exam consists of four parts. Make sure to complete and upload all of them on your intake page! Click on the links below for an explanation of each of these parts and further information regarding the admission criteria. A) 2 Assignments B) Questionnaire C) Video D) Portfolio

Assignments Questionnaire Video Portfolio Competencies

Visa Procedure

Students from all counties except EU/EEA countries and Switzerland who wish to pursue a Bachelor programme at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences for more than three months 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 before May1st. Please state in the subject of the email “Scholarship” and the Bachelor you are applying for. Apart from your motivation for applying to the scholarship we need the following information in your letter: - Full Name - The Bachelors programme you are applying to - Student number Keep the letter to a maximum of 1,5 pages (A4) Please note: The number of scholarships we can hand out is limited. Unfortunately, not everyone who meets the requirements will receive a scholarship.

Scholarships for non-EU students