Application and admission

Please note that during these Covid-19 times the education for Fall 2021 might be different. The teaching at Konstfack is currently given in a hybrid form where some is given online an some on campus and this might continue during Fall 2021. Studies might partly be on distance still. Booked time in workshop is counted as scheduled time.   
In these pandemic times we cannot guarantee full access to the school and the workshops the usual way.

It is important to read this carefully before travelling to Sweden.
Please see here for updated information from both the National Health Authorities and the Police on rules for entering Sweden: Recommendations for people entering Sweden from abroad - The Public Health Agency of Sweden (

And from the Police authorities.

In case you are not able to arrive in Sweden we will not be able to offer you online teaching as an exception. We can only offer you the same way of teaching that we offer our regular students.

Student safety is our top priority. Therefore, even at very short notice, the Pandemic may cause actions that will affect university education. We are closely monitoring the guidelines of the Swedish authorities and need to proceed accordingly.

All incoming exchange students should be prepared for changing guidelines in travel, accommodation and other practicalities.

Important dates

Autumn semester
Nomination: April 1 - May 1
Appliction deadline: May 1

Spring semester
Nomination: September 15th - October 15th
Application deadline: October 15th

Please send all nominations via email to
A nomination should include:
First Name:
Last Name:
Email address:
Current year of study:
Program of study at Konstfack:
Semester of exchange:

Please note that being admitted as an exchange student to Konstfack means that you will follow the courses offered at that program for this specific semester. You will not be able to choose freely among all courses nor will you be able to access all the different work shops. Some programs will not offer courses, instead you are expected to work individually on your own project.

For more information on this please contact the International office at

Our programmes can only admit exchange students to the Undergraduate level.
There is one exception with Fine Arts. They can also admit to the Graduate level, second semester. As follows:

Ceramics & Glass: Autumn semester during the third year. Please note that you need to have a background in either the ceramics field or the glass field in order to apply, since you will be placed in the third year, if admitted.

Graphic Design & Illustration: Autumn semester during the third year

Industrial Design: Spring semester during the second year and Fall semester during the third year

Interior Architecture & Furniture Design: Spring semester during second year and fall semester during third year

Jewellery and Corpus: Spring semester during the second year

Textiles: Autumn semester during second year.

Fine Arts: Autumn and Spring semester during second year, Second semester at the Graduate level. Please note that you have to have a background in Fine Arts to be accepted as an exchange student to the Fine Arts program. If you have another background but your practice is in the field of Fine Arts, please make sure to show that in your portfolio and to explain that in your motivation letter. You also have to be prepared to work independently.

Department of Visual Arts & Sloyd Education, Secondary level: Spring semester during third year. This can be flexibel for incoming students.

Upper Secondary level: Autumn semester during second year. This can be flexibel for incoming students.

On the two Teacher education programs above it is possible to study courses such as Visual Communication, Spatial Design, Narration and learning, Media, Photography.
For more information on this please contact the International office,

Application form
The application for exchange studies at the BA level is here:
Application form for exchange studies BA

Application for exchange studies at the MA level is here:
Note that only Fine Arts, MEDES program and the NOVA program admit exchanges on the MA level.

Application form for exchange studies MA

The semester dates are generally:

Autumn: End of August until middle of January
Spring: Middle of January until beginning of June.

The exact dates for 2020/2021 are Fall: August 31, 2020 - January 17, 2021

and Spring: January 18 - June 06, 2021.

Non scheduled time is Christmas week 52.

In order to apply you need to fill out the application form and enclose:

• Letter of motivation

• CV

• Portfolio: 5-10 pages (A4 size) Include pictures, titles, descriptions, and descriptive text for each portfolio piece.
Please note! Do not send larger portfolios than this!
Note! for students applying for Industrial Design (Product Design) the portfolio should be in pdf-format and not larger than 15MB. It is good if you can use Adobe Professional, where you can easily change the format of your pictures.

• Transcript of records, translated into English, showing your academic records from your home university

• Some students need to enclose a certificate of their English level too. Please check with the international office below to find out what applies to you.

• Passport copy

You can send the application digitally to:

Please note that you will get a confirmation by mail that we have received your complete application for exchange. Make sure you get the confirmation- if you do not then we have not received your application!

Approximately 6-8 weeks after the deadline you will be able to know if you have been admitted or not. If you have been admitted you will receive information from us on how to proceed and what to think of.