Royal Academy of Art the Hague (KABK)

Global Exchange School


Global Exchange School
  • The Hauge, Netherlands

Final dates announced on exchange school's website.

Spring Semester

January — July

Fall Semester

September — January

Open to RISD students

Juniors + Seniors. Minimum 3.0+ GPA required.

Eligible RISD Departments
  • Film/Animation/Video
  • Furniture Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Architecture
  • Photography
  • Textiles

Exchange Website
University Website
Fact Sheet
Study Guide
Exchange Courses
Academic Calendar
Housing Information

Academic Credits
Minimum 12 RISD credit equivalency
Instruction Language
  • English
  • Dutch

Full English instruction

About KABK


All education at the Royal Academy is initially in English, and communication is also in English. If the situation occurs that all of the students and teachers are Dutch-speaking, then the classes and the communication are held in Dutch.


All Bachelor's departments at KABK have a fixed study program, and as an exchange student you will take the same courses as their fully-enrolled students. For detailed descriptions of available departments and their study programs, see "Studies" section of the KABK Study Guide. You will be required to enroll in 30 ECTS, which is equivalent to 15 RISD Credits.

Academic Credits

KABK utilizes the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) to award academic credit for coursework. For transfer to RISD, 2ECTS is equivalent to 1 RISD credit.

Note: Art Science only takes exchange students in Fall Semester. Interior Architecture and Furniture Design have places only in Fall Semester in Junior Year.

Apply for Global Exchange & AICAD

The entire application process will be completed using an online application portal. Apply the semester before you plan to attend.

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1:1 Advising Session

Have questions? The RISD Global team is available to meet for a 1:1 advising session. We can give you more information about your study options, help you figure out which program makes sense for you, and assist you with the application process.

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