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Gerrit Rietveld Academie

  • The Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Rietveld School of Art & Design) is a University of Applied Sciences for Fine Arts and Design that is renowned for its unique programs. They offer bachelor and master programs and are located in Amsterdam.More than 45% of the student population are international students, originating from over 60 different countries around the world. Most of the classes are taught in English and the on-campus life is diverse and interesting.The Academy?s highly conceptual and experimental approach is aimed at research-driven students who consistently strive to research new areas and push boundaries.

  • Amsterdam is a great place to work and live. The quality of life ranks high on international reports and unemployment is one of the lowest in the EU. Added to that is Amsterdam?s burgeoning expat community as well as the 2,500 international companies who have chosen to set up there.

  • At Gerrit Rietveld Academie activities and projects are regularly organised for and by students. One example is?Radio Rietveld, which is a radio program run entirely by students.


Main areas of study

The listed areas of study are not necessarily exhaustive and other fields of study might also be available at the partner institution. Moreover, names for fields of study may be different overseas.A discipline being listed does not in indicate the suitability of the program, nor does it indicate that the discipline is taught in English.Approval to study particular subjects at any institution is always at the discretion of the departmental/discipline and faculty advisors at RMIT University and subject to available places at the host institution.UndergraduateSchool of Art and Design

Note the application for this institution is open only once a year. Students will need to apply for RMIT semester 2 or RMIT semester 2 and 1.

Language requirements

Programs are taught in English and Dutch.

Additional information


Listed study areas

  • Animation
  • Architecture
  • Fashion and textiles
  • Fine and visual art
  • Games and interactive media
  • Graphic and communication design
  • Industrial, furniture and product design
  • Interior Design
  • Jewelry
  • Music and audiovisual
  • Photography

Full time load






RMIT credit points



The Rietveld Academie does not have an on-campus housing facility. Students are encouraged to find private housing off-campus.

Health insurance

The Netherlands has a reciprocal health care agreement with Australia.

Living cost

An exchange student from abroad will need a minimum of 800 Euro per month to cover the costs of living and studying, including study material.

More information


Students from Australia do not need a provisional residence permit (visa or MVV in Dutch) to enter the Netherlands, however, if you are staying longer than 3 months, you need to apply for a residence permit (REV).The International Office will send students this information after they have received an exchange offer.

Further information is available here.

Partner grading scale


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Your say

  • You will learn more about yourself in one semester, than the rest of your time spent at university combined.

    Dominic Chambers
    Dominic Chambers
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  • Absolutely get involved, don't be shy. Don't always follow the pack - if there's something YOU want to do, do it!

    Thomas Ryan
    Thomas Ryan
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