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.

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+ , Bilateral Agreement or Freemover, 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 to January)
  • Spring Semester: 15/11 (from February to June)

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 2017/2018: