Students from schools that the RIA has an exchange agreement with can apply for an exchange period ranging from 3 months to 1 year. Students coming from schools that don’t have an exchange agreement with the RIA, or students who have recently graduated from a comparable institution, can apply to the RIA as a visiting student.
Exchange and visiting students are provided with a studio space, a supervising professor and will be assigned to a professor group with a mixed group of students. They will have access to the college’s workshops and the elective course components within fine arts. Knowledge of Swedish is not necessary, but proper command of English is required to take full advantage of the studies.
The academic year is divided into an autumn semester (beginning of September–mid January) and a spring semester (mid January–beginning of June).
NB: Due to the fire in one of RIA´s buildings there is no possibility to work in the printmaking workshops.

Visiting Students

The visiting students course is equivalent to 60 ECTS credits that can be used towards a degree, although the course does not grant a degree in itself.
Application is made by 6–8 digital work samples and a Letter of Intent.

[indent_block]Facts about studies in Fine Arts for visiting students

  • Application deadline: 5 March 2019 at 13.00(application starts 22 January, 2019).
  • Application: Digitally on our website
  • Requirements: Ongoing studies in fine arts at a higher educational institution, or recently finished studies
  • ECTS credits: 60 
  • Length of the course: 1 year
  • Teaching language: English


Exchange Students


Erasmus exchange, KUNO-Norplus exchange, Emily Carr University Exchange: Application Closed.

Please note that your application must be confirmed by your home institution, contact your international coordinator at your home institution before applying. Students at our non-European partner institutions, please contact your international coordinator who will be able to tell you more about the application procedure.
Read the Erasmus Policy Statement here.

[indent_block]Facts about studies in Fine Arts for exchange students

  • Application deadline: 1 April 13:00 (for autumn semester), 1 November 13:00 (for spring semester)
  • Requirements: Ongoing studies in fine arts at one of our exchange partners
  • ECTS credits: 18–60
  • Length of the course: 3 months– 1 year
  • Teaching language: English [/indent_block]


Finance, Fees and Accommodation
Admission and tuition fees apply for students from countries outside the EU/EEA.  The tuition fee at the Royal Institute of Art is 313 000 SEK per academic year and the admission fee is 900 SEK. There is a scholarship available to cover the tuition fee. The scholarship is awarded to one student and the application is made through the digital application for the programme. International students who have been accepted to a study programme in Sweden must show financial means of support during study time to the immigration authorities in order to obtain a study visa.
Info about Fees 2019
How to pay the application fee to KKH
Finding accommodation in Stockholm can be a challenge. For this reason, The Royal Institute of Art has partnered with to make sure you can book your room with priority and in complete safety. Only if you successfully find a room, a small booking fee will be charged. You can also use HousingAnywhere to offer your room to an incoming student during your time abroad. In this way, you avoid paying double rent and can move back into your place upon your return. Signing up with the link below, you will receive priority access to all rooms available–Sweden/the-royal-institute-of-art/sign-up
Keep in mind: The housing market in Stockholm is very seasonal. So if you don’t find a room listed right away check back regularly.
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