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Coronavirus Update for Application Candidates

Willem de Kooning Academy
Sat 3 Oct

 Update for the academic year 2021-2022 


September 27, 2020
Important Update Regarding Admissions or 'Studiekeuzecheck'

Dear WdKA application candidates,

At the moment we are still operating under the government regulations regarding the effect of the Coronavirus. All admissions for Art & Design programmes and ‘Studiekeuzecheck’ for the Leisure & Events Management programme will continue to be offered in an online version.

Bachelor programmes Fine Art, Design and Teacher Training Admission

Please take into account that your application at Studielink and  WdKA Admission has to be done before March 1st (NON-EU) or May 1st (EU), 2021. The application tool will be available from November 1st, 2020. It takes five to eight working days to receive your student number, which is necessary to apply for a remote admission.

  • Deadline non-EU candidates

The admission for start study September 2021, will be open fromNovember 1st, 2020. The first step to take, when you apply for a higher education study in the Netherlands is to apply via Studielink (application site from the Dutch government for studies in higher education) and after that for an Admission in Art & Design. The application deadline for non-EU candidates is March 15th 2021. More information specifically for non-EU candidates you can find here.

  • Assessment rounds remote exam - Upload your exam before one of these dates:

1st – 17 January 2021 – NON EU + EU applicants (all programmes)
2nd – 21 February 2021 – NON EU + EU applicants (all programmes)
3rd – 28 March 2021 – NON EU + EU applicants (all programmes)
4th – 25 April 2021 – EU applicants (all programmes)
5th – 6 June 2021 – EU applicants (all programmes)
6th - 11 July 2021 – EU applicants (Leisure & Event management only)
7th – 15 August 2021 – EU applicants (Leisure & Event management only)

  • What is ‘remote’  admission?

With a 'remote admission' you have to submit your work digitally. You will have to select, make and upload two home assignments together with your portfolio. Additionally, fill in a questionnaire and upload an introduction video of yourself (video is optional, not mandatory). In the video you can elaborate on the questions asked in the questionnaire or tell us additional information about yourself/interests that would be beneficial for your admission. Please no longer than 5 minutes.

We are highly experienced in remote admission through our international Admission experience, so although the current crisis limits us all we are very able to properly assess all new talents!

  • Tips to answer the questionnaire

Please answer this questionnaire carefully and extensively and tell as much as possible about yourself and your motivation. The assessors would like to get a clear picture of you and your motivation about how and why you want to follow this programme.

  • Online Open Day

Keep an eye on this page for more information on the exact dates of our events. Want to double-check your portfolio with one of our students? Do you have questions about remote admission procedure or life at WdKA. Or do you want to visit our Online Station Tour on Tuesday or Tuesday? We will host several events to help you prepare for admission and learn more about our academy.

Bachelor programme Leisure & Events Management, an important update

Due to the present situation, the bachelor course Leisure & Events Management will proceed with ‘online’ portfolio checks. You can apply and upload your assignments and the assessor will assess them ‘online’. If there are questions regarding your application they will contact you personally in the form of an email, skype, zoom or Microsoft teams invitation.

Extra tips for your assignment:

  • Let us know if you were present at ‘proefstuderen’ and/or our Open Day.
  • What expectations do you have from our programme?
  • For the assignment, you will receive 3 articles to read, please express clearly your opinion about the articles in your portfolio assignment.
  • Pay attention to shape and design of your document and if necessary make it visual.

The application/registration deadline for Leisure & Event Managements is
July 31st. Meaning you will have to register through Studielink and send in the digital application form to the academy before July 31st.

*Please note; when you apply after May 1st the outcome of your remote admission exam will be a binding recommendation.

The “studiekeuzecheck” entails uploading the mini portfolio before one of the upload rounds. An (online) interview is not part of the admission. Our admission application tool will be open from November 1st, 2020.

It takes five to eight working days to receive your student number, which is necessary to apply for a ‘studiekeuzecheck’ here on our website.

Please contact wdka.admission@hr.nl for all your questions regarding your ‘studiekeuzecheck’.

Piet Zwart Institute Master Programmes

In compliance with the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and to respond to the ongoing situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), educational activities and offices of the Piet Zwart Institute are operating differently. Please, consult this page for admission details.

 

Want to know more about life at WdKA? Visit our Online Open Day.

Become one of us. We have launched our round the clock Online Open Day. On this page, you'll find an extended programme, full of online presentations and interaction with our students and tutors that will continue until May 1st 2021.

Visit our online Open Day. Become one of us.

For questions please contact WdKA Information Desk:
t. + 31 (0)10 794 4631
Admissions: wdka.admission@hr.nl
All questions: wdka.informationdesk@hr.nl