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Malmö Art Academy has a strong international profile. Exchanges and collaborations between students and teaching staff from other academies around the world are an important part of the art academy’s activities.

Malmö Art Academy has exchanges with art academies in several countries. You can study abroad for a period during your programme as a means to gain new experiences and perspectives. Every semester, students from Malmö Art Academy are away on exchanges and the academy also receives exchange students from all over the world. This contributes to many interesting encounters in daily activities. An exchange agreement guarantees that tuition does not involve a fee and entitles exchange students to student finance. The studies can be credited in a degree, provided that the academy has approved the exchange. The academy has agreements with partners in the Nordic countries, the Baltic states, Europe, the USA and Asia. Many of our exchange partners are involved in the Erasmus+ network or KUNO. This means that you can apply for grants to finance your stay abroad.
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If you have any questions about exchanges, contact Lotta Österberg: charlotta [dot] osterberg [at] khm [dot] lu [dot] se, +46 40325702    


If you are interested in applying for an exchange to Malmö Art Academy, first contact the coordinator at your institution. The application must be approved by your institution before you apply.

Apply by 1 April at the latest for the autumn semester (early September to mid-January) and by 1 November at the latest for the spring semester (mid-January to early June).

The application is to be sent via email, with links if applicable to e.g. WeTransfer or similar, to charlotta [dot] osterberg [at] khm [dot] lu [dot] se

The submission is to include the completed application form and portfolio.

Teaching at Malmö Art Academy is mainly conducted in English and other information is also provided in English. During your stay here you will have your own personal studio.  
During your period of studies in Sweden you are covered by the Swedish state’s insurance for incoming students. Read more at

If you have any questions about exchanges, contact Lotta Österberg: charlotta [dot] osterberg [at] khm [dot] lu [dot] se, +46 40325702 


Normally, exchanges are not granted in the first or third years of the Bachelor of Fine Arts programme (BFA1 and BFA3) or year two of the Master of Fine Arts programme (MFA2).

Thus, the best period for an exchange is BFA 2 or MFA 1. It is important that you have talked to a member of the academy’s teaching staff and gained support for your exchange before you apply. The most common exchange period is one semester, but one year may also be possible.

Our various partner universities have different application deadlines and different semester periods, so it is best if you first know which institution you would like to apply to and then contact Lotta for more information.

Further down you will find a list of our partner universities.

You must be prepared that your studio will be needed for an incoming exchange student during the full semester of your exchange, even though the host institution’s semester periods may vary from ours.

All students who travel on the basis of an exchange agreement are insured through the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency’s (Kammarkollegiet) group insurance for outgoing exchange students, Student OUT. Read more on the Kammarkollegiet website

The insurance is valid from two weeks before to two weeks after the period of studies and only for the country of study and direct travel to where you are to study. If you travel on an exchange to an EU country you should obtain the European Health Insurance Card via the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan).

If you have any questions about exchanges, contact Lotta Österberg: charlotta [dot] osterberg [at] khm [dot] lu [dot] se, +46 40325702 

KUNO Express

In addition to standard exchanges lasting for a whole semester there is also an opportunity to participate in courses at other academies in the Nordic countries and Baltic states within the  KUNO network through the KUNO Express programme. The KUNO website provides information on the Express courses and how to find currently available courses. KUNO contributes funds for travel and accommodation costs.

Exchanges with the Nordic countries and Baltic states are mostly carried out within Erasmus+ but also the Nordplus network (KUNO). Exchanges to several of the KUNO institutions can also be funded through an Erasmus+ grant.

The following are involved in the KUNO network:

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

Please note that you cannot apply for an exchange within Sweden.


In Europé we collaborate wirh::

Akademie der bildenden Künste, Wien, Österrike
Edinburgh College of Art, Skottland
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Nederländerna
Maumaus, Escola de Artes Visuais, Lissabon, Portugal
Städelschule Frankfurt am Main, Tyskland
HEAD école d'art et de design, Genève, Schweiz
Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig, Tyskland
ERG – Ecole de recherche graphique, Bryssel Belgien
Slade School of Fine Art, London, England
University of Fine Arts Hamburg, Tyskland
ESAAA experimental school of art, Annecy Alps, Frankrike


In USA we collaborate with::

Cooper Union School of Art, New York


In the rest of the world we collaborate with::

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


The academy also collaborates with the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) in Ghent for short exchanges in which a student from Malmö and a student from HISK swap places and apartments with each other for an exchange period that normally lasts a few weeks.

Malmö Art Academy also participates in the European Art Research Network (EARN) – the European network for research in the fine arts. The target group for exchanges within the network are doctoral students and Master’s students. More information is available at

Many of our exchange students participate in the Erasmus+ network or KUNO. This means that you can apply for grants to fund your stay abroad.

Read more at:

If you are interested in an exchange with an academy that is not on the list, please contact Lotta Österberg in order to look into the possibility of signing an agreement.

Central agreements

In addition to the academy’s agreement there is also an opportunity to apply for exchanges via Lund University’s central agreements. The Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts has been allocated 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 via LU centrally: