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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 researchers 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. Teachers and students at The Royal Institute of Art also has the opportunity to spend longer or shorter periods in our studios in central Berlin.

Educational sites for exchange studiesCountry
In Erasmus:
Universidade de Lisbon, Faculdade de Belas-Artes, LisbonPortugal
LUCA School of Arts, BrusselsBelgium
Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool, AntwerpBelgium
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, ParisFrance
Ecole Nationale Superieure D’Arts de ParisFrance
Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA), AthensGreece
Accademia di Belle Arti, CarraraItaly
Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, MilanItaly
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, AmsterdamNetherlands
Piet Zwart Institute, RotterdamNetherlands
Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, GenevaSwitzerland
La Universidad Complutense, MadridSpain
Universidad de Barcelona, BarcelonaSpain
Glasgow School of Arts, GlasgowUnited Kingdom
The University of Northumbria, NewcastleUnited Kingdom
Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, PragueCzech Republic
Universität der Künste, BerlinGermany
Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, FrankfurtGermany
Kunsthochschule Berlin, WeissenseeGermany
Dresden University of Fine Arts , DresdenGermany
Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg, HamburgGermany
University of Fine Arts, MünsterGermany
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, VilniusLatvia
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 and one year. Students from schools that do not have an agreement with us can apply for guest studies (60 credits). 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.

Accommodation During Foreign Exchange in Stockholm

The Royal Institute of Art collaborates with Housing Anywhere 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.