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Further education in Architecture and Fine Art

Christina René MA 2017–2018. Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger.


Application opens March 2024.

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.

Admission notices are sent by email at the end of May.

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 336 022 SEK 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.