Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden

Studies in Fine Arts for
Visiting and Exchange Students

( 18-30 ECTS Credits )

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.


Exchange Students


Next application deadline: 1 April

Erasmus exchange, KUNO-Norplus exchange, Emily Carr University exchange: Apply here!

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.

Facts about studies in Fine Arts for exchange students

  • Application deadline: 1 April (for autumn semester), 1 November (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

Accommodation

Royal Institute of Art is a partner of HousingAnywhere.com, the international student-to-student housing platform. Students who are coming from abroad to Stockholm can find & book a student room on www.HousingAnywhere.com. The rooms on this platform are offered by private landlords and our students that go abroad for a study abroad semester, exchange, Erasmus or internship. Using the platform itself is completely free for you as a student; when you make a concrete booking an administrative fee will be charged as a part of Housing Anywhere’s secure booking system.


 


Visiting Students


Next application deadline: 1 March

Note that you can only apply through RIAs application link! You can find the application link here

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.

Facts about studies in Fine Arts for visiting students

  • Application deadline: 1 March 
  • 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

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 307 000 SEK for the academic year 2016/2017 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. Read more about fees

In terms of accomodation, The Royal Institute of Art is a partner of HousingAnywhere.com, the international student-to-student housing platform. Students who are coming from abroad to Stockholm can find & book a student room on www.HousingAnywhere.com. The rooms on this platform are offered by private landlords and our students that go abroad for a study abroad semester, exchange, Erasmus or internship. Using the platform itself is completely free for you as a student; when you make a concrete booking an administrative fee will be charged as a part of Housing Anywhere’s secure booking system.