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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.

Five-year program in Fine Art

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

Application

The next round of applications opens January 2023.

How to apply

Read more how to apply to the Five-year program in Fine Art.

Time line

Important dates for your application.

What to include in your application

Read more about what your application should include.

Application process and interview

Read more about the application process and interviews.

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. To apply via route of exemption submit the documents you want us to look at with your application at universityadmissions.se in order to decide if you are qualified for dispensation. We especially look at language qualifications you will need to be able to follow the program. You do not need to apply for dispensation. An evaluation of your documents will be done if you pass on to interviews. See special qualifications below.

Special qualifications

In addition to basic eligibility, our courses require special qualifications. Specific eligibility for our Fine Arts programs is made by our admission board and based on submitted work samples. Only the ones that pass to interviews are deemed to qualify for the special entry requirements in this year’s admission.

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.

Study fees

The tuition fee at the Royal Institute of Art is currently SEK 328 000 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.

About the program

Read more about the Fine Art programs.

Master’s program in Fine Art

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

Application

The next application period opens in January 2023. The last application date is March 1 2023.

How to apply

Read more about how to apply to the Master’s program in Fine Art.

Time line

Important dates for your application.

What to include in your application

Read about what your application should include.

Application process and interview

Read more about the application process and interviews.

Prior learning for the Master’s program

Admission to university studies at an advanced level requires previous studies at the basic (Bachelor in Fine Art) level. Those who do 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 the degree in question, 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 consideration is only apply to applicants who have advanced in the application process passed the work samples.

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.

Study fees

The tuition fee at the Royal Institute of Art is currently SEK 328 000 per academic year. Foreign students are to contact the Swedish Migration Agency (Migrationsverket) to obtain a residence permit for the duration of your studies. For the Master’s program, there are scholarships available which may be applied for. These cover the tuition fee itself, but not living expenses.

About the program

Read more about the Fine Arts programs here.

Further education in Architecture and Fine Art

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

Application

1 March 2023.

Application Process

The Royal Institute of Art’s admissions board consists of teachers and student representatives. The selection criteria vary for the different courses. The application is done through a digital portfolio of work samples, text 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 on the advance level 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 and tuition fees

There are no application and tuition fees to study at the Royal Institute of Art, except for students who are nationals of a country outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland. The application fee is SEK 900, and information on how to pay is found in the digital application link.

The tuition fee at the Royal Institute of Art is currently SEK 331 510 per academic year. Foreign students are to contact the Swedish Migration Agency (Migrationsverket) to apply for a residence permit for the duration of your studies. There are two scholarships for students on the advanced level to apply for that cover the tuition fee itself, but not the living expenses.