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Application

Alexander Hult MA 2017–2018. Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger.

The Royal Institute of Art offers both Fine Arts programs and independent courses in architecture and the Fine Arts. The application procedure varies for each program. Therefore, be sure to read the instructions carefully. More information about each process is posted when the application period begins.

Programs in fine arts

Tora Wallander BA 2017–2018. Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger.

Application

The next round of applications opens on 22 January 2021 and closes on 1 March 2021.

Two steps

Application to the Royal Institute of Art takes place in two steps:

  1. Search for the program at universityadmissions.se.
  2. Upload portfolio of work samples via the Royal Institute of Art’s application portal.

Application process and interview

The Royal Institute of Art’s admissions board consists of professors, teachers and student representatives. In the first round, a selection is made based on the digital portfolio of work samples. In the second round, selection is based on interviews and samples of original works.

The invitation to submit original works in the second round of admissions is only offered to those who have progressed successfully through the first round.

More information about the current admissions process will be published in January, when a new call for applications opens.

Notification of admissions results will be sent to applicants directly from universityadmissions.se. This will state either admitted, reserved (waitlisted), deleted (denied) or not processed (late).

Basic eligibility for the five-year program

To be admitted to university-level studies, basic eligibility is required. The Royal Institute of Art makes some exceptions to the admissions requirements for the five-year program if an applicant is deemed to meet the qualifying conditions for the education without otherwise having the typical requirements for admission—in other words, is eligible for exemption.

Prior learning for the Master’s program

Admission to university studies at an advanced level requires previous studies at the basic (Bachelor’s) level. Anyone who does not have the formal education that our courses require can refer to prior learning: that the applicant has through other education and professional activities achieved a level of knowledge and competence corresponding to a Master’s degree, and possesses the language capabilities required. It is up to the applicant to submit the documents for the Royal Institute of Art’s special consideration. More information on prior learning can be found at the Swedish Council for Higher Education (Studera).

Special qualifications

In addition to basic eligibility, our courses require special qualifications. Specific eligibility for our Fine Arts programs is based on the assessment of work samples.

Application fees

Students who are nationals of a country outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland must pay registration and tuition fees. The registration fee is SEK 900 and may be applied toward one or more application choices. Read more here.

The tuition fee at the Royal Institute of Art is currently SEK 322 487 per academic year. Foreign students are to contact the Swedish Migration Agency (Migrationsverket) to obtain a residence permit for the duration of your studies. The Royal Institute of Art offers no scholarships for the five-year program in Fine Arts. For the Master’s program, there are scholarships available which may be applied for. These cover the tuition fee itself, but not living expenses.

Post-master courses

Rene Jensen MA 2017–2018. Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger.

Application

The next application period opens in spring 2021 via kkh.se.

Application Process

The Royal Institute of Art’s admissions board for post-master courses consists of teachers and student representatives. The selection criteria vary for the different courses. The application is done through digital portfolio of work samples, written responses, and CV, depending on what is required for each course specifically. Interviews may also be conducted.

More information on current admission procedures for the various freestanding courses will be posted together with the opening of a new application round.

Pay attention to the specific requirements for each course to which you apply.

Prior learning

Anyone who does not have a Master’s degree can claim prior learning: that the applicant has through other education and professional activities achieved a level of knowledge and competence corresponding to a master’s degree, and possesses the language capabilities required. Certificates proving this need to be attached to the application. More information on prior learning can be found at the Swedish Council for Higher Education (Studera).

Application fees

Students who are nationals of a country outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland must pay registration and tuition fees. The registration fee is SEK 900 and may be applied toward one or more application choices at the basic or advanced level. Read more here.

The tuition fee at the Royal Institute of Art is currently SEK 322 487 per academic year. Foreign students are to contact the Swedish Migration Agency (Migrationsverket) to obtain a residence permit for the duration of your studies. There are scholarships to apply for that cover the tuition fee itself, but not the living allowance.