International Exchange

We are disappointed to advise that the Australian National University’s decision to suspend travel approval for programs scheduled beyond Semester 1 2020 to all destinations in response to COVID-19 pandemic remains in place and as such, based on the impending deadlines, the University has made the decision to cancel Semester 1, 2021 exchange programs to all destinations.
The University will continue to monitor the situation and will provide an update on future programming when travel is feasible in the future. Please contact SOA&D Administration Office should you require any further information.


The ANU School of Art & Design (SOA&D) international exchange program provides students with the opportunity to study overseas as part of their degree. The SOA&D maintains close connections with art and design partner institutions in Asia, Europe, the UK, Canada and the USA.

An exchange student is one who exchanges places at an institution recognised by the School, to work under supervision for a stated period of time. Fees continue to be paid to the home institution. All exchanges require the agreement of both the home and receiving institutions. Students are responsible for financing their accommodation, travel, living expenses and the cost of any necessary materials while on an exchange visit.

The ANU SOA&D international exchange program is open to domestic and international students enrolled in a SOA&D Undergraduate or Postgraduate program. The usual length of the exchange period is one semester. Approval will not be given for exchange during an Honours year.

School of Art & Design students are also eligible to apply for the
ANU Global Programs Student Exchange Program. Visit the ANU website for further information.


Application requirements and information


School of Art & Design exchange partners


Alberta University of the Arts

Concordia University

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Nova Scotia College of Art & Design
Nova Scotia


China Academy of Art
Hangzhou and Shanghai


Lahti University of Applied Sciences


Beaux-Arts de Paris*


Kyoto Seika University


Hongik University
Seoul and Sejong


National Taiwan University of Arts
New Taipei City

United Kingdom

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design,
University of Dundee
Dundee, Scotland

Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh*
Edinburgh, Scotland

United States of America

California College of the Arts*
San Francisco and Oakland

Rhode Island School of Design

* Applications for placements at this exchange partner cannot be accepted in the current round.

Updated:  8 February 2018/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications