Rhineland Academy of Arts Düsseldorf
Rhineland Academy of Arts Düsseldorf
Rhineland Academy of Arts Düsseldorf
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Rhineland Academy of Arts Düsseldorf
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Rhineland Academy of Arts Düsseldorf
Rhineland Academy of Arts Düsseldorf
Rhineland Academy of Arts Düsseldorf

The Academy

Germany’s cultural heritage is one of the richest and most unique in the history of mankind and at the same time has a special place in the annals of art historiography. It is home to numerous world-famous composers and poets who have left their mark in the most formative epochs of art history. In addition to personalities such as Beethoven, Bach, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Brahms, who went down in history as virtuosi of classical music, artists such as Paul Klee, Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter, Jörg Immenhof, Katharina Sieverding and Andreas Gursky also created life plans, which opposed the contemporary conventions of society by their lateral thinking genius and thus paved the way for the pluralistic, individualistic and creative free spirit of our modernity.


Düsseldorf, the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, enjoys a reputation as a modern art metropolis. With a wide variety of art and cultural events, Düsseldorf is highly attractive for students from all over the world. With more than 26 museums and 100 galleries, the city offers an ideal environment for artistic activity and thus for becoming part of the avant-garde elite of creative work.

Everything from a single source

Rhineland Academy of Arts Düsseldorf (RAKD) supports international art students in applying to major art and music academies in Germany and preparing for the entrance examinations of these academies. In addition to the corresponding specialisation courses, our partner company Studienkolleg Düsseldorf also offers German language courses and internationally recognised language certificates which are necessary for studying in Germany. Foreign applicants who already have a higher education entrance qualification for Germany and have been granted a place in their desired course of study must usually take the “German Language Test for the Higher Education Admission of Foreign Applicants” (DSH). This examination takes place at the university that has offered the place of study. Here, too, we are there to help you get started as smoothly as possible. Although RAKD is still very young, it has a highly professional teaching staff. In cooperation with renowned music and art colleges, RAKD engages art professors and teachers for targeted consulting.

All-round service and supporting programme

Rhineland Academy of Arts Düsseldorf offers international applicants of all ages an all-round service that enables them to concentrate on learning from day one: We support them in applying for their visas, arrange for them to be picked up at the airport, arrange health and liability insurance and find them a suitable apartment or room in a shared flat. Last but not least, we organise an integrative supporting programme, through which they get to know the country and its people in an authentic way.

With us you can realize your dream study in Germany without detours.

all-round service

Entrance examination

We prepare you for the entrance examinations of renowned art academies in Germany.

Knowledge of German

We help you to overcome the language barrier and expand your technical vocabulary as quickly as possible.

Practical work experience

We organize exhibitions for your works of art and concerts, where you can prove your skills and talents.


We help you to take out liability and health insurance.


We will provide you with accommodation that suits your preferences.


We take care of all visa matters for you, so that you can fully concentrate on your studies.