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You step away from your known life for 6 amazingly challenging and inspiring months! Because you feel that you want to take life into your own hands and give yourself an opportunity to grow on your own terms, shine together with peers and share your knowledge and talents with the world. And to, after those 6 months, fully step into your life again with a backpack of tools, strong energy and the ability to change your life and inspire around you.

The Application Process for Tribe 15

Here’s what you need to know to apply for our 6 month program. Tribe 15 starts on March 6th 2017 and the application deadline is February 6th, 2017! There is a maximum of 20 people to join the tribe.

To start the process, request the application form by filling in the short form behind this link or at the bottom of this page.

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After requesting your application form, you will have 5 days to finish and submit your application form and creative assignment. We advice you to submit your application ASAP as we will close applications once we have 20 people in Tribe 15. If you want to join this tribe of amazing people then here are the 4 steps.

Step 1 – Getting in touch

After requesting our online application form at the bottom of this page you will automatically receive an email with our application form.

We will get in touch with you to inform if you have any questions or if you would like to meet with us, either online or offline.

Step 2 – Apply

The application form consists of 17 questions and 1 creative assignment. After you receive your application form, you’ll have 5 days to finish it and send it back to us.

Step 3 – Your application and the interviews

After we’ve received your finished application form, we will schedule 2 interviews (online or offline) with you to meet staff and current students.

The interviews are part of the application process. It is meant to really meet each other. It allows us to ask you questions about your application form and your motivation to join the program. And it allows you to ask us all your questions you might have. It will help us to find out whether the Knowmads program is for you.

Just like in the application form, there are no right or wrong answers or ways to prepare for this interview. We would like to meet you in an open and honest way.

Step 4 – (Y)our decision and the practicalities

If all goes well, we will send you an official invitation for joining Tribe 15. We will send you our feedback and the educational agreement for Tribe 15. Within 1 week, we expect (1) your answer whether or not you want to join, (2) your signed educational agreement, and (3) payment of first instalment (the second instalment to be paid before the start of the program).

NB: If it is not possible for you to pay the full tuition fee before the start of the program, please get in touch. We are happy to think along with you and to make agreements that fit your financial situation.

Please note: We have space for 20 tribe members. Once we have accepted 20 people, the application for Tribe 15 closes. After that, the next possibility is to apply for Tribe 16 that will start in September 2017.

Step 5 – Getting ready for your Learning Journey

Tribe 15 starts on Monday 6th of March 2017. If you are moving to the Netherlands, we recommend to arrive at least a week before to land in Amsterdam, sort out your accommodation and get yourself a needed bicycle 🙂.


If you have any questions feel free to ask at We’re looking forward to hearing from you. You are welcome to come and visit Knowmads at any time – just drop us a line.

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