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Nomination and application for all mobility programmes:

Winter semester (1 October – end of February)

Nomination and upload of applications by 31 March

Summer semester (1 March – end of June)

Nomination and upload of applications by 31 October

You will find the division of the academic year under “Dates”.

The sending partner university nominates the applicants per email to with the following information

  1. First and last names of the student, sex according to passport
  2. Date of birth
  3. E-mail address
  4. Study programme in Vienna that the student wishes to register for

    As soon as the Academy has received the nomination from the sending partner university, you will be notified and asked to register on the online platform Mobility Online and to upload your application papers. On this platform, you will be guided through the process of registering with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and continually informed of the individual stages of this process.

    Application papers

    Please prepare the following documents in pdf format to upload to the Mobility Online platform:

    • Artistic portfolio (Fine Arts) or representation of your project plan (abstract)
    • Motivational letter
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Copy of an official ID card

    Please save your access data (link, user name and password) for the Mobility Online platform. You will need this data until the end of your study exchange.

    Mobility Online will guide you through your exchange semester by providing you with all the necessary information.

    Selection procedure

    After the application deadline, the complete applications are forwarded to the respective study programmes and institutes. The teachers of the Academy decide whether an application will be accepted or rejected.

    The decision on an exchange place is made in accordance with the application guidelines on the basis of the artistic quality of the submitted portfolio and the applicant's qualifications within 6-8 weeks after the application deadline.

    In principle, applications are only accepted for one semester. An extension of the study exchange is only possible during the winter semester to the following summer semester if both the sending institution and the supervising professor at the Academy have given their consent.