International Applications, BA

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General Information

"Admission is closed for academic year 2022-2023 (Leisure & Events Management excluded)"
The admission portal for academic year 2022-2023 is closed. It is not possible to apply anymore at WdKA expect for Leisure & Events Management. The application portal will re-open in November 2022.

More information about the application process for 2023-2024 will be available on the website by November 2022.

Please note
Fine Art has a separate admission procedure, which also applies to Dual Degree applicants. If you wish to apply for Fine Art, please follow the link Apply for Fine Art  that’s listed below. If you wish to apply for a Dual Degree major, please click the Apply for Dual Degree link that’s listed below.

For more information regarding the tuition fee please consult the page listed below as well.

Deadlines for assessment rounds admission

WdKA organises three rounds, during which we carry out the admission assessments. You can register for these rounds through the link listed below. The results of the assessments will be communicated four weeks after the assessment deadline.

Round 1 & 2 are the main admission rounds. If you wish to apply in round 3, please note that we might have a limited number of places left for certain programs. The chances for placement will be smaller than in the first two rounds. Should you apply in the 3rd round and there are no available spots, you can choose to be placed on a waiting list. In case a spot becomes available, you will be notified as soon as possible

Deadline Round 1:  March 27th 2022 - EU & NON-EU applicants & Fine Art applicants
Deadline Round 2:  May 8th 2022 - EU applicants
Deadline Round 3:  June 5th 2022 - EU applicants

Frequently asked questions, here
Application Fine Art, here.
Application Dual Degree Bachelor/ RASL, here.
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. 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 at WDKA well before the application deadline and take into account the processing time for receiving your student number. For EU students the Studielink deadline is May 1st 2022. The deadline for NON-EU students (this includes British students) is March 1st 2022.


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”). Through the online admission form you can apply to enroll in the 1st or 2nd year. Please click on the link below to apply for one of the bachelors at WdKA. You will receive a confirmation email once you have submitted your application.

Apply at the WdKA - Open from November 1st

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 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 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 Deadline: May 1, 2022 Please keep the letter to a maximum of 1,5 page (A4)

Scholarships for non-EU students