Royal Academy of Art

University of Applied Sciences

The Hague



The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague was founded in 1682 and is the oldest fine art teaching institution in the Netherlands and one of the oldest in Europe. It has about 1000 students.

The Royal Academy of Art (KABK) promotes itself as “preparing students to become self-aware artists and designers who make a significant contribution to their discipline and to society with their passion and experimental attitude.”

KABK, together with the Royal Conservatoire (KC), constitute the University of the Arts in The Hague. KABK also cooperates closely with the Academy of the Arts of the University of Leiden, which makes it possible to take optional subjects or to follow minor or Master programmes at the university.

The Academy offers a wide range of fine arts and design programmes at Bachelors, Masters and PhD level.

Courses offered through English


The DUWO Foundation boasts the oldest student accommodation in Holland and was founded in 1945. DuWo student housing agency provides completely furnished student rooms for foreign students who will stay for up to a maximum of 12 months. The monthly rent may vary between € 295 and € 450 per month including cost of heating, lighting etc.