Exchange Mobility/Freemovers

Exchange Mobility – study under the ERASMUS or CEEPUS programmes, and on the basis of a bilateral cooperation with partner institutions. Feemovers – study at a university in another country, usually for a semester, sometimes for a year, outside of any regular or standard programme.

Exchange Mobility – study under the ERASMUS+ program and on the basis of a bilateral cooperation with partner institutions

Mobility – the exchange stay at AFAD is offered for the duration of one or two semesters. For students visiting within the framework of the program Erasmus+ and the Bilateral Agreement Program cooperation with partner institutions, the study is free of charge. However, students may be asked to cover specific expenses associated with extra costs of administration procedures and support materials. A list of all currently valid inter-university agreements can be found on the web site in the AFAD Partner Schools section

Name of Institution in English:

  • Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (AFAD)


  • Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18, 814 37 Bratislava, Slovakia

Erasmus Code:



  • 948941786

Number of students in 2016/2017:

  • Bachelor 418
  • Master 199
  • Doctoral 54

Vice-Rector for International Cooperation:

  • Ms. Nina de Gelder

International Office Coordinator:

  • Ms. Zuzana Wallnerova
  • +421 2 594 28 508

AFAD is not structured into faculties, but directly into twelve Departments and a Division of Drawing. This organization structure enables the Academy to be a flexible and open educational institution and to create interdisciplinary educational environment.

Departments available for Exchange Students:

  • Architecture
  • Photography and New Media
  • Printmaking and Other Media
  • Intermedia
  • Painting
  • Design (Art Design, Industrial Design, Transport Design)
  • Conservation and Restoration
  • Sculpture, Object, Installation
  • Theory and History of Art
  • Textiles (Fashion Design, Fibre Art, Textile Design)
  • Applied Art (Ceramics, Glass, Jewellery)
  • Visual Communication

Language of Education:

  • Slovak/English (English proficiency level required at B1!)

 Application + Nomination Deadlines:

  • Autumn Semester: 31/5 (from September/2016 to January/ 2017)
  • Spring Semester: 15/11 (from February/2017 to June/2017)

How to apply:

  • Fill in the Application Form (.doc) and send it along with the electronic portfolio (in .pdf or ppt) to International Office Coordinator, Ms Zuzana Wallnerova:

Student useful info:

Structure of semester, handbook for international students, courses, etc.:

Short films introducing departments and management of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Album on vimeo:

Academic calendar 2016/2017: