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Malmö Art Academy has several exchange agreements with art academies abroad and strongly encourage you to study abroad during a period of your education to gain new experiences and perspectives.

The agreements guarantee that the tuition is free of charge and entitles you to study grants. The studies can be credited in your degree, provided that the exchange has been approved. Our contractual partners are located in the Nordic countries, the Baltics, Europe, the USA and Asia. Many of them are part of Erasmus + and KUNO, which means that you can apply for scholarships to finance your stay abroad. If you are interested in an exchange with a school that is not on the list, please contact our international coordinator to investigate the possibilities to set up an agreement.  


The common language at Malmö Art Academy is English. You will be provided with your own studio during your time with us.

Before you can apply for an exchange with us, the coordinator at your home university needs to nominate you in SoleMove. After the nomination you will receive an email with application instructions. We use an application system called SoleMove. When selecting courses you should select the course: ARTS01 Fine Arts for Exchange Students.

Application guide for incoming students

Deadlines for nomination and application

For the autumn semester (September-January): Nomination: 15-31 March. Application period is between the 1-15 April.
For the spring semester (January-June): Nomination: 15-30 September. Application period is between 1-15 October

Learn more about the Student IN insurance


The best period for an exchange with another art academy is in BFA 2 or MFA 1. Normally, exchanges are not granted during years 1 and 3 in BFA or year 2 in MFA. It is important that you communicate your exchange with one of your teachers before you apply. You can be away for one or two semesters.

Please note that our partner universities have different application deadlines and semester periods. Below you will find a list of our partner universities. It is not possible to apply for exchanges within Sweden. You must be prepared to lend out your studio to an incoming exchange student during exchange, even if the semester dates differ.

In addition to Malmö Art Academys' own agreements, it is possible to apply for exchanges via Lund University. We have assigned places at the University of Columbia, Canada and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. In addition, you can apply to the University of California.

Learn more about Lund University exchanges here


All students who travel within an exchange agreement are insured through Kammarkollegiet. The insurance is valid from two weeks before to two weeks after the study period and only in the country of the exchange and during direct travels. If you are going to a country within the European Union, you should obtain the European Health Insurance Card via Försäkringskassan.

Learn more about the Student OUT insurance

Our Partner Universities


Akademie der bildenden Künste, Austria
Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Netherlands
Maumaus, Escola de Artes Visuais, Portugal
Städelschule Frankfurt am Main, Germany
HEAD école d'art et de design, Switzerland
Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig, Germany
ERG – Ecole de recherche graphique, Belguim
Slade School of Fine Art, London, England
University of Fine Arts Hamburg, Germany
ESAAA experimental school of art, Annecy , France


Cooper Union School of Art, New York

Rest of the world

Korea National University of Arts, Seoul, Korea
ENPEG "La Esmeralda", Mexico City, Mexico

KUNO Express

Through the KUNO Express program, you have the opportunity to take courses in seventeen other Nordic and Baltic art academies within the KUNO network. KUNO contributes with money for travel and accommodation costs. Several of the KUNO schools can also be traveled to with an Erasmus + scholarship.

Avaliable KUNO Express courses

The following are involved in the KUNO network:

Det Fynske Kunstakademi, Odense, Denmark
Det Jyske Kunstakademi, Århus, Denmark
Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, Copenhagen, Denmark
Eesti Kunstiakadeemia, Estoina
Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Bildkonstakademin, Helsinki, Finland
Listaháskóli Ìslands, Reykjavik
Latvijas Mkslas akademija, Latvia
Vilniaus dailes akademija, Lithuania
Kunsthøgskolen, Bergen, Norway
Statens Kunstakademi, Oslo, Norway
Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art and Creative Writing, Norway
Kunstakademiet, Trondheim, Norway
Konstfack, Stockholm
Kungliga Konsthögskolan, Stockholm
Konsthögskolan, Umeå 
Konsthögskolan Valand, Gothenburg


Malmö Art Academy collaborates with HISK (Higher Institute for Fine Arts) in Ghent for shorter exchanges where a student from Malmö and a student from HISK exchange places and apartments with each other for a period that normally lasts a few weeks.

Learn more about HISK


Malmö Art Academy is a member of EARN (European Art Research Network) a network for research in free art. The target group for exchanges within this network is doctoral students and students at master's level.

Learn more about EARN


Charlotta Österberg
International Coordinator
charlotta [dot] osterberg [at] khm [dot] lu [dot] se (charlotta[dot]osterberg[at]khm[dot]lu[dot]se)