Apply for exchange

Only if you are an undergraduate student at an institute that participates in Willem de Kooning Academy’s international network, you can apply for an exchange period. Generally speaking, you will be enrolled as a ‘regular’ student i for a period of full semester)  Because your school participates in the network, no tuition fee will be paid.

Deadline for Exchange Application
Autumn: 1 May ; Spring: 1 November
Requirements for Exchange
Nomination by your school, portfolio , application form, copy passport  and
letter of motivation, 1 photograph

You can send your documents to

The portfolio should be of prior creative work, documented in high-quality photos if necessary. Despite the digital age in which we live, the ability to draw is essential for all courses at WdKA. In addition to photographs, slides and, if applicable, 3D work your portfolio has to include some drawings and/or sketches.”

Exchange Periods Offered
Fall : 1st week  September – 2nd week January
Spring: 3rd week January – half July

Language Knowledge Required
Good command of English, for students who need a NESO certificate a TOEFL Ibt 80 or IELTS 6 is mandatory.

Location of Studies
Located in city centre of Rotterdam with excellent access to public transport

Nomination of your academy  before sending in your application is important, without this you are not eligible to apply



learning agreement
Please use the learing agreement of your home institute