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Erasmus+

The Erasmus+ programme enables higher education students to study in a European partner university for between three and twelve months as part of their degree course.

Eligible students will receive an Erasmus+ grant that contributes to your extra living costs whilst studying abroad. 

Please see below for the list of our current partnerships:

Institution Website

Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest, Hungary

  • Subjects: Animation, Ceramic Design, Glass Design, Graphic Design, Industrial and Product Design, Media Design, Metalwork and Jewellery Design, Photography and Textile Design. 
  • Deadline for applications: 15 May for Autumn exchanges / 15 November for Spring exchanges.

Find out more about the application process. 

Language of instruction: English

www.mome.hu

Escuela Superior de Diseño de Aragón, Zaragoza Spain

  • Subjects: Graphic Design, Interior Design and Product Design. 
  • Deadline for applications: 15 May for Autumn exchanges / 15 November for Spring exchanges.

Find out more about the application process. 

Language of instruction: Spanish Level B1

www.esda.es

Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain

  • Subjects: Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Modeling, Interior Design Project Management, Artistic Jewellery, Textile Art and Mural Art.
  • Deadlines for both Autumn and Spring term exchanges is 31 May.

Find out more about the application process.

Language of instruction: Catalan, Spanish Level B1*

(*) There is no specific language level required, but students must have the necessary level to be able to attend lessons and sit exams. 

www.escolamassana.es

Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain

  • Subjects: Audiovisual Communications and Fine Art.
  • Deadline for applications: 15 May for Autumn exchanges / 1 November for Spring exchanges.

Find out more about this opportunity. 

Language of instruction: Spanish A2, English

* See the full list of subjects taught in English (updated yearly). 

www.umh.es

Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Dessau, Berlin, Germany

  • Subjects: Product Design 3D, Communication Design 2D and Time-based Media 4D.
  • Deadline for applications: 31 March for Autumn exchanges / 15 November for Spring exchanges.

Language of instruction: German, English

www.hs-anhalt.com

Frederick University, Nicosia, Cyprus

  • Subjects: Areas: Graphic and Advertising Design, Interior Design and Fashion Design and Image. 
  • Deadline for applications: 30 June for Autumn exchanges / 30 November for Spring exchanges

Find out more about the application process. 

Language of instruction: English

www.frederick.ac.cy

Ecole Supérieure des Arts et Médias Caen/Cherbourg, France

  • Subjects: Graphic Design, Fine Arts and Media Arts. 
  • Deadline for applications: 15 May for Autumn exchanges / 15 November for Spring exchanges.

Find out more about the application process. 

Language of instruction: French

www.esam-c2.fr/

Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavík

  • Subjects: Fashion Design, Fine Art, Product Design and Visual Communication. 
  • Deadline for applications: 15 April for Autumn exchanges / 15 October for Spring exchanges.

Language of instruction: English

www.lhi.is/en/international

Estonian Academy of Arts Tallinn, Estonia

  • Subjects: Animation, Ceramics, Fashion Design, Glass Art, Graphic Art, Graphic Design, Installation and Sculpture, Interior Architecture, and Jewellery and Blacksmithing.
  • Deadline for applications: 1 May for Autumn exchanges / 15 October for Spring exchanges.

Language of instruction: English, Estonian

www.artun.ee

L’Ecole design Nantes Atlantique, France 

  • Subjects: Industrial Products, Brand Design, and Retail and Interior Design. 
  • Deadline for applications: 15 May for Autumn exchanges / 15 November for Spring exchanges. 

Find out more about the application process. 

Browse the university's course catalogue.

Language of instruction: English

en.lecolededesign.com

National Academy of Art, Sofia

  • Deadline for applications: 30 June for Autumn exchanges / 30 November for Spring exchanges.  

Find out more about this exchange and the application process.

Language of instruction: Bulgarian, English

www.nha.bg/en

Ecole Superieure des Beaux Arts, Montpellier

  • Subjects: Fine Art
  • Deadline for applications: 30 June for Autumn exchanges / 30 November for Spring exchanges.  
www.esbama.fr

Nord University, Bodo

  • Subjects: 3D art, Animation and VFX, Games and Entertainment Technology, and Film and TV Production.
  • Deadline for applications: 01 April for Autumn exchanges / 15 October for Spring exchanges. 
www.nord.no/en

Escuela Superior de Diseño de Madrid

  • Subjects: Graphic, Fashion, and Interior and Product Design.
  • Deadline for applications: 15 May for Autumn exchanges / 15 November for Spring exchanges.
esdmadridcampus.org

E.S.A Saint-Luc, Liege

  • Subjects: Illustration, Painting, Photography, Advertising and Sculpture.
  • Deadline for applications: 30 June for Autumn exchanges / 30 November for Spring exchanges

Language of instruction: French

www.saint-luc.be

AFAD Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava

  • Subjects: Architecture; Photography and New Media; Printmaking and Other Media; Intermedia; Painting; Design (Art Design, Industrial Design, Transport Design); Conservation and Restoration; Sculpture, Object, Installation; Theory and History of Art; Textiles (Fashion Design, Fibre Art, Textile Design); Applied Art (Ceramics, Glass, Jewellery); Visual Communication
  • Deadline for applications: 31 May for Autumn exchanges, 15 November for Spring exchanges

Find out more about the structure of each semester.

Find out which language each course is taught in.

www.vsvu.sk/en

Turku University of Applied Science (TUAS)

  • Subjects: Film and Media: Advertising and Media Management, Animation and Film Studies, Journalism - only in spring (1 January - 31 May). Fine Arts: Fine Arts, Photography
  • Deadline for applications: 1 May 

Browse the University's course catalogue.

Language of instruction: English

www.tuas.fi

Design Academy Eindhoven

  • Subjects: Design Academy Eindhoven does not structure its courses along the lines of the classical disciplines. Click here to find out more.
  • Deadline for applications: 1 May for Autumn exchanges, 1 November for Spring exchanges

Browse the University's course catalogue.

Language of instruction: English, Dutch

www.designacademy.nl/

HELMo - Haute Ecole Libre Mosane

  • Subjects: Fashion
  • Deadline for applications: 1 June for Autumn exchanges, 1 December for Spring exchanges

Language of instruction: French

www.helmo.be

h_da - Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

  • Subjects: Graphic Design, Photography, Industrial Design, Animation and Game in English
  • Deadline for applications: 15 May for Autumn exchanges, 15 November for Spring exchanges

Find out more about studying here.

Language of instruction: English, German

www.h-da.com/

TAI Madrid

  • Subjects: Photography, Film and Fine Art
  • Deadline for applications: 30 April for Autumn exchanges, 30 September for Spring exchanges

Language of instruction: Spanish

www.escuela-tai.com/en/international/

Outgoing Erasmus+ Students
Information events are held regularly throughout the year, please keep an eye out for posters and calendar invites via your college email.

Erasmus+ mobility for outgoing students take place in your second year of study, either the autumn term (usually September – January) or spring term (usually February – June). The language of instruction will not always be English so you will need to have a good standard of the language of the country that you wish to study in.

Students interested in studying at one of our partner institutions should research their website, programmes of study and accommodation, in order to ensure there is an appropriate match with the programme currently being studied. It is very important to ask your current Programme Leader for advice to find the appropriate partner institution and programme. Supported by the Programme Leader the nomination/application process starts by submitting a Motivation Letter to pcaerasmus@pca.ac.uk.

After approval the nomination will be passed by the Erasmus+ Co-Ordinator to the partner institution, who will then contact the candidate or Erasmus+ Co-ordinator at Plymouth College of Art about the application process. Depending on the partner institution there are different ways to submit the application, either electronically by web portal or by e-mail.

The following application documents and information are usually required:

  • Application form or online application login
  • Letter of motivation
  • Europass CV
  • Portfolio
  • Transcript (please keep paper version) or latest assessment print out (SOMIS)

The Erasmus+ Co-ordinator of Plymouth College of Art assists with the application process. For more details please contact pcaerasmus@pca.ac.uk.

Incoming Erasmus+ students
Students wishing to apply to us from one of our Erasmus+ partner institutions (detailed in the chart above) must be first nominated by their University.

The deadlines for studying with us are:

  • 15 May each year for the Autumn Semester (September – January)
  • 15 November each year for the Spring Semester (February – June )

The Autumn semester dates are as follows:

  • Enrolment, Induction and Orientation day: Monday 25 September 2017 (timetables will be issued during this week)
  • Semester ends: Friday 2 February 2018

Find out more about Accommodation here.

Our Erasmus+ Policy Statement is available to download below and includes details of how academic credits are awarded: