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International Exchange

International Character

The Royal Institute of Art’s education and research has a strong international character. International lecturers and teachers are regularly invited to the school. Field trips are also integrated into the course of education. There are exchange programs for both staff and students. The school and its teachers comprise of many international networks.

Study Abroad

Students in Fine Arts have the opportunity to go on an Erasmus exchange to one of the European art institutes The Royal Institute of Art collaborates with. We are part of the network KUNO-Nordplus, which consists of all art schools in the Nordic and Baltic countries. There are both shorter courses and longer exchanges, up to one academic year.

We also have exchanges with the University of Tsukuba outside Tokyo and Emily Carr University in Vancouver.

Educational sites for exchange studiesCountry
In Erasmus:
Universidade de Lisbon, Faculdade de Belas-Artes, LisbonPortugal
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, ParisFrance
Ecole Nationale Supérieure D’Arts de ParisFrance
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts LyonFrance
Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA), AthensGreece
Willem de Kooning Academie; RotterdamNetherlands
Universidad de Barcelona, BarcelonaSpain
Glasgow School of Arts, GlasgowUnited Kingdom
Universität der Künste, BerlinGermany
Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, FrankfurtGermany
Kunsthochschule Berlin, WeissenseeGermany
Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg, HamburgGermany
Akademie der Bildenden Künste NürnbergGermany
Academy of Fine Arts, ViennaAustria
Within KUNO Nordplus:
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, CopenhagenDenmark
Funen Art Academy, OdenseDenmark
Det Jyske Kunstakademi, AarhusDenmark
The University of Arts, HelsinkiFinland
The Icelandic College of Art and Crafts, ReykjavikIceland
Kunstakademiet – The Artic University of Norway, TromsøNorway
Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, TrondheimNorway
University of Bergen, BergenNorway
Oslo National Academy of Arts, OsloNorway
Estonian Academy of Arts, TallinnEstonia
Art Academy of Latvia, RigaLatvia
Vilnius Academy of Art, VilniusLithuania
Outside of Europe:
University of Tsukuba, TokyoJapan
Emily Carr University, VancouverCanada

Foreign Exchange at The Royal Institute of Art

Students from our partner institutions can apply for an exchange period between three months to one semester. The language of instruction is English.

The closing date for applications is April 1 for the Autumn Term and November 1 for the Spring Term.

The application must be approved by the student’s college. The international coordinator at each school can help.

Foreign Study Exchange
Fact sheet for study exchange
Course syllabus, guest and exchange students A
Course syllabus, guest and exchange students B
Course syllabus, guest and exchange students C
Course syllabus, guest and exchange students D
European Policy Statement, ECHE

Accommodation During Foreign Exchange in Stockholm

The Royal Institute of Art collaborates with HousingAnywhere to give our exchange students the opportunity to find accommodation. The service can also be used by local students who are participating in an exchange program elsewhere and want to rent out their room in Stockholm during that time.

Sign up here to receive a 20% discount on the booking fee, a VIP badge and a priority email address to refer to for support inquiries.

For more information, check this guide or contact