Application and admission

Please note that none of the programs will be able to accept any exchange students for fall 2020, due to the situation with Covid-19!

Important dates

Fall 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 Protected address.
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 at 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. For more information on this please contact the International office at Protected address

All 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: No applications possible for Fall 2020!
Fall 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: Fall 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
Ädellab (Metal design): Spring semester during the second year
Textiles: Fall semester during second year, Due to the Covid-19 situation the Textile program has opened up for exchange applications this Spring 2021 instead of Fall 2020. 
Fine Arts:
 Fall 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 or Fall semester during fourth year.
Upper Secondary level
: Fall semester during third year or Fall semester during fourth year

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

The exact dates for 2019/2020 are Fall: September 02, 2019 - January 19, 2020

and Spring: January 20 - June 07, 2020.

And 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

• Portfolio: 5-10 pictures (A4 size) Include 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

• A mail from your international coordinator, confirming your application

• 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:
 Protected address

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 it!
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.

Please note that we can not return portfolios.

Updated: 17 September 2010
Author: Matilda Uhrström