International

Our Partner Institutions

AUB students have exchange opportunities stretching all across the globe.

Our Partner Institutions are arranged below by the country they are located in. Some partnership agreements are in place for just one course, where others are open to any course that you and your course leader think is relevant to your practice.

Belgium

LUCA School of Art (Hogeschool Sint Lukas) – Brussels and Ghent, Belgium

Open to: All BA (Hons) courses where same subject is offered

Brief Description: LUCA School of Art has five different campuses, located in the regions of Brussels and Ghent.  Students are taught by a dedicated team of renowned practicing artists, designers and architects that, rather than imposing a particular style or way of working, guide students to find and formulate their own artistic solutions. LUCA also has an extensive international network of art and architecture schools spread across five continents.

  • Homepage website: //www.luca-arts.be/en
  • Exchange students: //www.luca-arts.be/en/exchange-students
  • Application deadline: Autumn – 30th April / Spring – 1st November (Autumn Semester preferred, applicants need to be nominated in advance)
  • Autumn Semester: mid-September – late January
  • Spring Semester: early February –late June

St Lucas School of Arts – Antwerp, Belgium

Open to: All BA (Hons) courses where same subject is offered

Brief description:  St Lucas School of Arts specialises in Fine Art, Graphic Design and Jewellery Design and is the the school of arts in the Karel de Grote University College Antwerp.  With approximately 13,000 students in total, Karel de Grote is one of Flanders’ leading Higher Education institutions and is known for its student-centred approach.

University College Ghent (Faculty of Fine Arts) – Ghent, Belgium

Open to: All BA (Hons) courses where same subject is offered

Brief description: Located in Ghent, the largest student town, University College Ghent has more than 14,000 students and a wide range of subjects on offer, from the fine arts to engineering sciences and from music to biotechnology.

 

Czech Republic

Film and TV School, the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) – Prague, Czech Republic

Open to: BA (Hons) Film Production only

Brief Description: With 350 students in BA, MA and PhD study programs plus approximately 80 international students, FAMU is located in Prague, Czech Republic. An integral part of the school is the FAMU Studio, providing complete professional facilities from HDV, digital Beta cam and HDTV to 16 and 35mm facilities for students’ work.

  • Homepage website: //www.famu.cz/eng
  • Exchange students: //international.famu.cz/page.php?page=76
  • Application deadline: Both terms – 15th May
  • Autumn Semester: 26th September 2016 – 16th December 2016
  • Spring Semester: 6th February 2017 – 26th May 2017 (attendance until end of June)

Finland

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture – Finland

Open to: BA (Hons) Film Production only

Brief Description: Aalto University’s campuses are located in Helsinki, Espoo and Pori. It is one of the most prestigious international universities of art, design and architecture in the world and it is the only institute of learning in the country of Finland with more students enrolling from foreign countries than students leaving for studies abroad.

France

ESAG Penninghen – Paris, France

Open to: All BA (Hons) courses where same subject is offered

Brief description: ESAG Penninghen, located in Central Paris, has approximately 600 students, 10% of whom are international students, who learn to master their art in the footsteps of famous artists and former students.

  • Homepage website: //penninghen.com/
  • Exchange students: //penninghen.com/international
  • Application deadlines: Autumn – 15th May / Spring – 15th November
  • Autumn Semester: 19th September 2016 – 21st January 2017
  • Spring Semester: 20th January 2017 – 3rd June 2017

Germany

Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwabisch Gmund, Stuttgart, Germany

Open to: All BA (Hons) courses where same subject is offered

Brief Description: Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwabisch Gmund is situated near Stuttgart, the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southwest Germany. The HfG considers design to be an innovative discipline with scientific, social, and technological aspects and its courses emphasize scientific principles and knowledge, and the rational justification of design decisions.

Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM) – Munich, Germany

Open to: BA (Hons) Architecture only

Brief Description: Situated in Munich, the largest city of the German state of Bavaria, Technische Universität München was one of the first universities in Germany to be named a University of Excellence. Being one of Europe’s top universities, TUM has approximately 37,000 students.

India

Pearl Academy – New Delhi and Mumbai, India

Open to: All BA (Hons) courses where same subject is offered

Brief description:  Pearl Academy was established in 1993 and has evolved into a globally renowned institution of higher learning with a focus on internationalism; entrepreneurship and employability; catering to the needs of the design, fashion, business and retail industry. The Delhi campus is fully equipped and has been the launch-pad of design and business professionals for the last 20 years.

Japan

Kyoto University of Art and Design (KUAD) – Kyoto, Japan

Open to: All BA (Hons) courses where same subject is offered

Brief description: KUAD, with nearly 4,000 full-time students, is situated in Kyoto, a city situated in the central part of the island of Honshu, Japan. The Faculty of Art and Design covers almost all areas, including the fields of fine art, graphic design, animation, fashion design or architecture.

The Netherlands

KABK Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, The Netherlands

Open to: All BA (Hons) courses where same subject is offered

Brief Description: The Royal Academy of Art (KABK) is situated in The Hague, the third largest city in The Netherlands, and exudes a sense of creativity, innovation and professionalism.  Students can use an exceptionally broad, high-quality and up-to-date range of media, and are encouraged to become self-aware artists and designers with passion and an experimental attitude.

  • Homepage website: //www.kabk.nl/
  • Exchange students: //www.kabk.nl/pageEN.php?id=0746
  • Application deadline: Autumn – 1st May / Spring – 1st October
  • Autumn Semester:  early September  – mid January
  • Spring Semester: 22nd January – 17th June 2016

Norway

Volda University College – Volda, Norway

Open to: All BA (Hons) courses where same subject is offered

Brief description: Volda University College is located in a small town on the west coast of Norway, surrounded by beautiful fjords. VUC has a global perspective and a very active exchange programme; of approximately 3500 students, over 200 are international and the majority of those are exchange students.

Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology – Oslo, Norway

Open to: All BA (Hons) courses where same subject is offered

Brief description: With 1700 students, Westerdals Oslo ACT is a unique and innovative university college for students who want to work within the fields of arts, communication and technology. Because of its unique interdisciplinary opportunities and close working relationship with industry, Westerdals Oslo ACT is regarded as one of the most exciting university colleges in the European educational arena.

South Korea

Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea

Open to: All BA (Hons) courses where same subject is offered

Brief description:  Hongik is one of South Korea’s leading universities, and is well established with over 15,000 students.  The university has campuses in Seoul and Sejong and offers a wide range of undergraduate courses with an emphasis on fostering strong links between academia and industry.

Sweden

Umea School of Architecture – Umea, Sweden

Open to: BA (Hons) Architecture only

Brief description: Umea School of Architecture is located in Umea, the twelfth biggest town in Sweden. It distinguishes itself through the integration of scientific, artistic and professional methods and means of study in an international profile. The Arts campus is an international hotspot for education and research where students from different fields meet and cooperate.

  • Homepage website: //www.arch.umu.se/en
  • Exchange students: //www.arch.umu.se/en/education/exchange-studies/
  • Application deadline: Autumn – 15th April / Spring – 15th October (applicants need to be nominated in advance, nomination deadlines: 1st April & 1st October)
  • Autumn Semester: 31st August 2015 – 17th January 2016
  • Spring Semester: 18th January – 5th June 2016

USA

Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) – New York City, USA

Open to: BA (Hons) Graphic Design only

Brief description:  FIT is situated in the heart of Manhattan and is an internationally recognised college for design, fashion, art, communications, and business, with just over 10,000 students.  They are known for their rigorous and adaptable academic programming, experiential learning opportunities, academic and industry partnerships, and commitment to research, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Maryland Institute College of Arts (MICA), Baltimore, USA

Open to: All BA (Hons) courses where same subject is offered

Brief description: MICA has just over 2,000 students from 48 different states and 54 different foreign countries, and offers an innovative curriculum, well-equipped campus and world-class academic faculty. MICA is located in Baltimore, a city of 100,000 college students set at the heart of the United States’ east coast that offers tremendous art resources.

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), Portland, USA

Open to: All BA (Hons) courses where same subject is offered

Brief description:  Pacific Northwest College of Art prepares students for a life of creative practice. Approximately 1,900 PNCA students study with award-winning faculty in small classes.  Undergraduate students choose from ten concentrations within four majors and benefit from interdisciplinary collaborations throughout their fine art and design education. Eleven galleries and a nationally acclaimed museum of craft and design offer students myriad opportunities for showing their work.