The online application form and a detailed description of the application procedure is available on this website. The application process consists of two phases. The first phase is the assessment of the applicant’s research dossier that is uploaded via the online application form. The research dossier will be assessed by an Advisory Group, with representatives from the Royal Academy of Art The Hague and Leiden University (Academy of Creative and Performing Arts). In the case of a positive assessment by the Advisory Group, the applicant enters the second phase of the application process, and is invited for an Entrance Examination. The Entrance Examinations take place at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts in Leiden. In the case of a negative assessment it is not possible to reapply unless applicants are invited to apply again by the Advisory Group. The application deadlines are April 1st and October 1st. Incomplete applications will not be considered. PhDArts does not engage in correspondence about the judgement of the Advisory Group with the applicant beyond the notification of the results.