Student Exchange

Students have the opportunity to study at a number of leading art and design institutions around the world through our international student exchange program.

Going on exchange for a semester is a valuable and rewarding learning experience for both undergraduate and postgraduate students; providing an opportunity to broaden cultural perspective, share ideas and expertise between peers, access unique areas of specialisation and to enrich creative development and build international relationships and networks.

SCA has a broad network of partner schools offering courses in a diverse range of studio disciplines. The program is established to facilitate student exchange without the imposition of international fees. For this reason, agreement is required from both SCA and the host school. Students on exchange enroll and attend classes, or work under supervision at the nominated institution for one semester while continuing to pay University of Sydney tuition. A number of travel scholarships are also available to assist students with costs.

The exchange program is open to SCA students from their second year of study. Undergraduate students are recommended to plan for exchange in the first semester of their third year of study. Approval for exchange during the Honours year will only be granted to students who demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, independent work ethic and maturity.

Exchange Partners

SCA Exchange participating institutions are listed below. Please refer to the Exchange Partner Programs database on the International Exchange Program homepage for more information.

Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna Akademie der Bildenden Kunste Wien

Luca School of Arts

Alberta College of Art & Design
Nova Scotia College of Art & Design

Central Academy of Fine Arts

Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux - Arts (ENSBA)
Ecole Supérieure Art & Design Saint Etienne
Paris College of Art (formerly Parsons Paris School of Art & Design)

Fachhochschule Koblenz (IKKG)
Köln International School of Design
Kunstakademie Münster
Universität der Künste Berlin

Bezalel Academy of Art & Design


Kyoto City University of the Art
Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku)
University of Tsukuba

Oslo National Academy of the Arts

Tainan National University of the Arts Graduate Institute of Applied Arts

Willem de Kooning Academy Hogeschool Rotterdam

Sookmyung Women's University, College of Arts

Newcastle University
University of Wales Institute, Cardiff Cardiff School of Art and Design

Alfred University School of Arts and Design
Maryland Institute of College and Art (MICA)
Parsons The New School for Design
Rhode Island School of Design
University of Michigan Ann Arbor School of Art & Design
Massachusetts College of Art and Design