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One-semester art exchange programmes

Studying abroad gives you a lifelong experience.

Travelling doesn’t just make you a better designer, artist or photographer, it essentially makes you a better person. A critical and worldly individual who dares to colour outside the lines!.

You will be studying and working together with international and local students on a bachelor, master or advanced master level in the heart of Antwerp, Belgium’s art and creativity city.

As our university is internationally focused, our renowned teachers regularly welcome guest lecturers from over the world and international projects with partnering schools and study trips are set up. Join us for top-notch education in a small city with metropolitan allure, deepening your personal artistic practice. Turn yourself into a changemaker with attitude!

Your personal exchange programme

Bachelor of Audiovisual Technology: Photography

Students of our partner institutes or free movers are able to follow a semester in our third bachelor year of Audiovisual Technology : Photography. 

During your exchange you will receive a state-of-the-art technical training that will give a boost to your creativity. We provide you with a comprehensive framework: ethics, communication skills, teamwork and entrepreneurship… It all will be thoroughly discussed.

There will be a direct and personal relation between you and your teachers. They really know what they talk about since they all have a lot of real-life experience. Renowned photographers will enthrall you with their passion, experts will give lectures about what makes their heart leap with joy, and you will visit expositions in Antwerp, Belgium or abroad as part of our Photography program.

Academic bachelor of Visual Arts

As for the academic bachelor of Visual Arts the core of your exchange programme is a bachelor studio in the specific discipline that you choose to apply for.

Focused upon the further development of your artistic practice and professional communication with the outside world, you will deepen your artistic and social interests and learn how to apply them.

You can make your choice out of one of these studios, according to your Erasmus application :

Studio communication design
Studio illustration
Studio graphic design
Studio art
Studio jewellery

Elective courses
In addition, to broaden and/or specify your individual trajectory, per semester a thorough package of theoretical subjects, practice-oriented bachelor classes and artistic research projects is yours to choose from.

Jelle Jansegers

The bachelor exchange programme also comprises of in-depth project weeks, as well as collaborations with local museums, cultural centres and (international) artist initiatives.

Cross-disciplinarity is promoted, as the various bachelor studios and different bachelor years come together for theoretical classes and an annual project week.

Jelle Jansegers

Planning of the Academic year

At Sint Lucas Antwerpen, each academic year starts mid September and activities are put to a stop at the end of June. Students get to enjoy one week of Autumn holidays, two weeks of Christmas holidays, two weeks of Easter holidays and a couple of days off during the year as well.

Autumn Semester

Classes autumn semester mid September – end of January

Theoretical exams 2nd week January
Practical exams 3rd week of January

Days off and holidays:

Autumn break: 1- 7 November 2021

Christmas break: 27 December 2021-9 January 2022

January 2022: exams & art practice jury

Spring Semester

Classes spring semester: Beginning of February – end of June 2021

Days off and holidays:

Spring break 28 February 2022– 6 March 2022

Easter break 4-17 April 2022

Ascension Day break 12-15 May 2022

23 May-2 July 2022: exams & art practice jury



Gate 15

Ready to set up your home base in Antwerp for the next year(s)? Then you’re most probably on the look-out for decent and affordable accommodation. Our friends at Gate 15 will help you find the perfect roof over your head.


As our university is part of KdG University of Applied Sciences & Art, more practical information regarding housing, tuitions fees, visa applications and more can be found on the general website of KdG.

MAS by Diego Mandelli

Welcome guide

Be sure to read through this welcome guide so you are all set to join us. We are ready if you are!



You can only apply for an exchange programme at KdG University of Applied Sciences & Art if you are currently studying at one of our partner universities.


To apply, please ask your current institution to notify our international coordinator Laura Braspenning.

If you are accepted, Laura Braspenning will contact you to confirm your place and to inform you about the next step to proceed with your application.

Application deadlines

Semester 1 (Autumn): 15 May 2020
Semester 2 (Spring): 15 November 2020


Laura Braspenning

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