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Are you a student at one of our partner institutions and interested in an exchange semester at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna? We look forward to your application!

First, please check with your university's International Office to confirm your eligibility for a study exchange. Once you have sorted everything internally, your International Office will nominate you for the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. This is done by sending an email to, including:

  • First and last name as in your passport,
  • Date of birth,
  • Email address, and
  • Information on the field of study and study level.

The nomination and application deadlines are:

  • for the winter semester (Start: October 1 - End of January): March 31
  • for the summer semester (Start: March 1 - End of June): October 31

By these deadlines, the application must be fully uploaded to the application database (SOP Mobility Online) - all documents exclusively in PDF format. Applicants will receive the necessary links and instructions by email.

Please note that during an active exchange summer semester at the Academy (or immediately after a completed exchange summer semester), a re-nomination for the following academic year is not allowed.

Acceptance or rejection is based on the application guidelines due to the artistic quality of the submitted portfolio, the qualification of the applicant, and the available capacities. This process may take up to 8 weeks. The acceptance (Letter of Acceptance) is sent by email and generally applies only for one semester. An extension of the study exchange is possible only during the winter semester for the following summer semester if both the sending institution and the supervising professor at the Academy agree.

In case of rejection, you will be informed via email, without specific reasons due to the high number of applications. However, you can reapply at any time, provided you are re-nominated by your university.