Exchange Mobility/Freemovers

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, Ceepus 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: Partner schools

Name of Institution in English:

Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (AFAD)


Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18, 814 37 Bratislava, Slovakia

Erasmus Code:




Number of students in 2019/2020:

  • 627
  • Bachelor 399
  • Master 174
  • Doctoral 54

Vice-Rector for International Cooperation:

Assoc. Prof. Marcel Benčík, ArtD.

Institutional Coordinator:

Ms. Zuzana Wallnerova

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

Short films introducing departments and management of the AFAD on vimeo:

Language of Education:

Slovak/English (English proficiency level required at B1)

 Application + Nomination Deadlines:

  • Autumn Semester: 31/5 (from September to February)
  • 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 Institutional Coordinator, Ms Zuzana Wallnerova:

Student useful info:

You can find practical informations for students HERE

*AFAD can accept only a limited number of exchange students to guarantee individual approach. The selection is based on quality of student`s portfolio.

*Opening of the Winter Semester 2020/21 for exchange students is conditioned by the development of the situation with COVID-19. Application procedure is open though and we will keep you informed.

Standard study:

If you are interested in studying at AFAD in standard study, please check section STANDARD STUDY