Courses for exchange students

Here you can find general information and contacts for further details about exchange courses.

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: Spring semester during second year and Autumn semester during the third year

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

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

Jewellery and Corpus: Autumn and Spring semester during the second year.

Textiles: Spring 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 flexible for incoming students. 

Upper Secondary level: Autumn semester during second year. This can be flexible 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.

Course offerings

You will not be able to choose courses freely. You will follow the program for the semester you have been admitted to. At some departments there might be some flexibility for exchange students. You mostly study one course at a time. Please note that changes in course offerings may occur. For more information on course offerings and processes for course selections, please click on the program you wish to apply to, see listing below. You can also contact the administrative officers and education coordinators for each program.

All courses run on fulltime basis (40 hrs/week) if not stated differently.


Industrial Design
Interior Architecture & Furniture Design
Elisabeth Westlund,
+46 8 450 4182

Graphic Design & Illustration
Ceramics & Glass
Katarina Goglund
+46 450 4230

Jewellery and Corpus
Karin Hultquist Persson
+46 8 450 41 83

Fine Arts
Bitte Andersson
+46 8 450 42 53

Visual Art and Sloyd Education program
Erika Johansson
+46 8 450 41 76


ECTS credits

ECTS stands for European Credit Transfer System and is a part of the Erasmus EU programme for mobility of university students. ECTS is a tool for facilitating academic recognition between countries, which is one of the main aims of the Erasmus programme.

ECTS is based on the principle of mutual trust and confidence between the participating institutions. The key elements of ECTS are information (on the institution and on courses available), agreement (between the home and host institution, and with the student), and the transfer of credits. One fulltime semester equals 30 ECTS credits.

If you have general questions about exchange studies (application, admission, insurance, visa etc) at Konstfack University please contact our International Office,