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Studying at ArtEZ as an exchange student is a unique opportunity to broaden your horizon and gain international experience.


Erasmus+ is a scholarship programme created by the European Union to promote student mobility in Europe. Students from ArtEZ partner institutes can join ArtEZ University of the Arts for the maximum period of one year, obtaining a different perspective on their field of study, learning about the Netherlands and its culture and at the same time pursuing their degree.

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE)

The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) provides the general quality framework for European and international cooperation activities a higher education institution may carry out within Erasmus+. The award of an ECHE is a pre-requisite for all higher education institutions located in a Programme country and willing to participate in learning mobility of individuals and/or cooperation for innovation and good practices under Erasmus+

This participation will provide funding for various study, training, teaching and international research opportunities. The ECHE has a 7-year validity, from 2021 until the end of 2027.

Partner schools

Although the Erasmus+ programme is Europe oriented we have established several partnerships with non-EU institutes outside of this programme. Between partner schools, the option to study abroad is available for students from partner schools coming to ArtEZ, and the other way around. To find out if your school has a partnership with ArtEZ, see below.

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Applying and admission for exchange

As an exchange student you need to make a study plan for your semester or full academic year at ArtEZ. Some courses have a fixed exchange programme, some are more tailored to your skills and wishes as an artist. 

The courses available for exchange can be found in this document.

Please note that some courses have specific semesters and years in which exchange is possible. For more information about our courses, check our website and the course specific pages. 

To apply for an exchange at ArtEZ, you need to be nominated by your home institute. The deadlines for nomination are:

  • March 1, for the Autumn semester (September – January) or the whole academic year  
  • October 1, for the Spring semester ( February – July)

After the nomination you will be invited to apply via our student portal. The requirements for the application depends on the course you apply for. The deadlines for the required uploads are:

  • April 1, for the Autumn semester or the whole academic year 
  • November 1, for the Spring semester 

Please be aware that a number of courses at ArtEZ are in Dutch. A minimum level of Dutch understanding and speaking is required. You can find the language of the course at the course information of the specific course at our website.

Placement and acceptance

We want to inform you that applications sent to ArtEZ does not necessary mean placement and acceptance of students. The co-ordinator of the departments will view the applications and depending on quality and available places at the departments, students will be accepted or not. 

Before arrival

When you have been accepted to ArtEZ, you have to make arrangements for housing, insurances et cetera.
See our Exchange brochure for more information.