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As a student at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, you have several opportunities to gain an international experience. For example, you can study abroad through an Erasmus+ experience, do an internship in another country, participate in a foreign project or follow an English-language course.

Practical information


Students who are interested in an international exchange, have to do the following:

  • submit a request for exchange via the application form
  • wait for your official nomination
  • apply at your selected universities (pay attention to deadlines!)
  • communicate your acceptance to Dieter De Wilde (
  • complete your registration in Mobility Online (see manual)
  • request a grant.

For an overview of all available grants, you can so to the AP website and find the formula that fits for you!

Interested in pursuing a degree in the USA? You can contact the EducationUSA Advising Center at or via their website to ask questions or set up a virtual advising appointment.

Contact Evie Gryson ( for questions or concerns.

Find below the roadmap for an outgoing experience abroad:

>>> FLOW CHART <<<

The recording of the GO APBroad info session from Thursday 26 October can be found here:


Internationalisation at home is a concept that has become increasingly important in recent years. It was created to give students who do not go abroad during their studies an international experience. The meaning becomes evident right away, internationalisation at home means that students at the Academy come into contact with students and teachers of a different nationality and background. This can be done in the ateliers and classrooms (through guest lectures or presentations by incoming students), but also during workshops and other intercultural and international activities offered by the school.

Students who are interested in doing an exchange at the Academy, have to take the following steps:

Step 1 – Email of partner institution

The partner institution sends an informal email to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp (, stating that you have been officially selected as an exchange student.

Step 2 – Student application + CV + cover letter + photo

1. Complete the following FORM.

2. Deliver the following documents to

  • Via one PDF with
    • your Curriculum Vitae
    • motivational letter
    • portfolio: your digital portfolio can be a collection of your artistic work (pictures of sketch book, documents, drawings, etc.)
  • A digital photograph (as a .jpeg)
  • Transcript of past records (first semester)
  • Letter of nomination (you will receive this document from your home institute)

Step 3 – Admission

You receive a message via email about your possible admission:

  • By the beginning of June at the latest – for the first semester
  • By the beginning of December at the latest – for the second semester

Deadlines for applications

First semester academic year 2023-2024: 1 May 2023
Second semester academic year 2023-2024: 27 October 2023, noon

English language skills

By nominating a student, the sending institution acknowledges their responsibility to ensure the student has the minimum recommended language level at the start of the exchange.

Level B2 (minimum) is highly recommended for all English exchange programmes. We recommend incoming students to master the English language sufficiently before the exchange to participate actively during courses. If a student's proficiency in English does not allow active participation, there is a high risk of failing assignments and examinations. This is entirely the responsibility of the sending institution.

Students can take English (or other) language lessons at their own expense in the language center of the University of Antwerp (Linguapolis). Applications and fees are to be arranged directly with Linguapolis.

Find below the brochure for incoming students:

>>> BROCHURE <<<