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International exchange



Malmö Art Academy has a strong international profile. Exchanges and interaction with students and academic staff from other universities and art schools around the world are an important part of the activities of the academy. Education at Malmö Art Academy also benefits from the vibrant art scene in the region with its galleries, museums and other institutions. Guest lectures by internationally active artists, critics and curators and various types of collaborative project are a natural part of life at Malmö Art Academy. Teaching is often in English.

Malmö Art Academy has exchange agreements with universities around the world. Students can conduct part of their studies abroad and return with new experiences and perspectives. Each semester, students from Malmö Art Academy go on exchange, and the academy receives exchange students from all over the world. This leads to many interesting encounters in our day-to-day activities. An exchange agreement guarantees that tuition is free of charge and entitles Swedish students to student finance. The exchange studies can be included in a degree, on the condition that they have been approved by the academy. The exchange partners are found in the Nordic and Baltic countries as well as in the rest of Europe, the USA and Asia.


The exchange with the Nordic and Baltic countries takes place within the Nordplus network and is called KUNO (Kunstuddannelser i Norden; Art Education in the Nordic Countries). The KUNO network consists of:

Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, Copenhagen
Bildkonstakademin, Helsinki
Turku University of Applied Sciences, Åbo
Eesti Kunstiakadeemia, Tallinn
Listaháskóli Ìslands, Reykjavik
Latvijas Mkslas akademija, Riga
Vilniaus dailes akademija, Vilnius
Kunsthøgskolen, Bergen
Statens Kunstakademi, Oslo
Kunstakademiet, Trondheim
Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art and Creative Writing, Tromsø
Det Jyske Kunstakademi, Århus
Det Fynske Kunstakademi, Odense
Kungliga Konsthögskolan, Stockholm
Konstfack, Stockholm
Konsthögskolan. Umeå Universitet
Konsthögskolan Valand, Gothenburg Universitet

Elsewhere in Europe we have agreements with:
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna, Austria
Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Luzern, Switzerland
Maumaus, Escola de Artes Visuais, Lissabon, Portugal
Städelschule Frankfurt am Main, Germany
ESBA école d'art et de design, Genève, Switzerland
Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig, Germany
ERG – Ecole de recherche graphique, Brussels, Belgium
Slade School of Fine Art, London

Malmö Art Academy is also a part of the European network for research in the field of fine art, EARN (European Art Research Network). Target group for exchanges within this network are PhD students and postgraduate students. 

Our partners in the USA are:
Cooper Union School of Art, New York
UIC, University of Illinois, Chicago

In the rest of the world we have agreements with:
International Academy of Art Palestine, Ramallah, Palestina
Korea National University of Arts, Seoul, Korea
ENPEG "La Esmeralda", Mexico City, Mexico


If you are interested in applying for an exchange semester at Malmö Art Academy, start by contacting the coordinator at your school.

Application form for students within KUNO is found here.
Application form for non-KUNO students is found here.

Deadline for application is November 1 for the spring semester and April 1 for the autumn semester.

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