Our more than 50 Erasmus+ university partnerships help to foster an ever developing international environment and can offer exciting collaborative possibilities between institutions and individuals alike. The Eramus+ programme gives international students and staff from our many partner universities the opportunity to participate in a university exchange for up to two semesters at the ABK Stuttgart. In order for exchanges to take place, an Erasmus+ contract must exist between the academy and another institution with university status. For more information about the Erasmus+ programme please see here.
Teaching and administrative staff from our partner universities who are interested in visiting the ABK Stuttgart for the purpose of teaching or job shadowing (administrative staff) are asked to first please contact their institutions international office for information about the formal process for staff exchanges.
Incoming students who would like to apply for an Erasmus+ exchange scholarship should first contact their university international office in order to be nominated for a scholarship place. The international office at your home institution must confirm your nomination for a place in the Erasmus+ programme at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design by email. Once we receive your nomination, you will be asked to send us your application materials, including a portfolio. Your application will then be processed by the Office for Foreign Affairs and by the faculty responsible for your study area, in order to assess which places and study areas are available to you.
Applications from students who are not officially nominated by their home university cannot be processed.
Applications must include a portfolio of original works, (8-10 images), which may also be provided in digital format, the application form (pdf), a letter of motivation, CV (Europass) and a copy of your passport and must be sent no later than 15th April or 15th October to the following address:
Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart /
Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design
Am Weißenhof 1
Deadline for winter semester (September–February): 15th of April
Deadline for summer semester (March–August): 15th of October
When your application is complete, it will be forwarded to the selection committee to be assessed. The ABK Stuttgart reserves the right to refuse or accept an applicant according to our admissions regulations. Selection and admittance are based on the application materials submitted, including the artistic quality of the applicant’s submitted portfolio, and also the number of study places available. We hope you will understand that due to the large number of applications we receive, we are not able to offer advice regarding the rejection of an application. You will be notified as soon as a decision regarding your application has been made. Please note; we can only keep sent application materials on file for up to 4 weeks after the beginning of semester, after this time, if they are not collected in person, they will be disposed of.