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  • Australia: Melbourne University/Victorian College of Art
  • Australia: University of Sydney/Sydney College of Art
  • Ecuador: University of Cuenca
  • France: Nantes Atlantique School of Design
  • India: Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology
  • Ireland: Burren College of Art
  • Israel: Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
  • Japan: Kyoto University of Art and Design 
  • Japan: Osaka Seikei University
  • Netherlands: ArtEZ Institute of the Arts 
  • Netherlands: Willem de Kooning Academie
  • South Korea: Korea National University of Arts
  • Spain: University of Barcelona
  • Scotland, U.K.: Edinburgh College of Art or Glasgow School of Art
  • England, U.K.: University for the Creative Arts

Please visit Undergraduate Programs for information on the departments to which you can apply.

  • Accepted exchange students are typically placed into the sophomore or junior level of the department to which they are accepted. 
  • Students take between 12-15 credits each semester:
  • 6 credits are usually devoted to majors courses:
  • 6-9 credits are made up of electives which can include studio courses, liberal arts courses and art history courses. 
  • Not all courses are open to exchange students and we can not guarantee placement in any specific class.

Please visit the COF Studio Abroad Portal and create a login to begin your application. Be sure to check with the Exchange Coordinator at your home institution before applying. You will not be able to complete an application without their consent

Application components include:

  • Academic and biographical information
  • A portfolio
  • A statement of purpose
  • A copy of an official transcript.  

Please note, all exchange students are required to purchase MassArt health insurance that costs between $1,500-$2,500 per semester. Exchange students will not be able to begin classes without adequate health insurance. Please factor this cost into your plans.

MassArt is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD)

The AICAD Exchange Program is available to undergraduate students wishing to participate in semester-long exchanges throughout North America. Accepted students pay their home tuition and fees and study at a fellow AICAD institution for one semester. Most forms of financial aid apply, but it is important to check with your financial aid office for more information.

Welcome to the MassArt community! Please see your acceptance letter for the most up-to-date information on housing, insurance and your visa. You will need to complete the next phase on the COF Studio Abroad Portal and you can find more instructions there too. 

Need help transitioning to the U.S. and MassArt?

View our arrival and transition resources.

Please contact us with any questions. We’ll see you at Orientation!

"MassArt is very different from my home institution and I feel like they complement each other very well. My exchange semester was the puzzle piece I was missing in my education and I will never forget the experience." Moos Boeke Fall 2023 Exchange Student, ArtEZ Institute, Netherlands
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