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How to apply for exchange studies at HDK spring semester 2020

Please read this information carefully before you start your application process.

The online application form will be open between September 1st – October 15th 2019

Before applying - you must be nominated

Please note that we only accept exchange applications from students studying at one of our partner universities.

Before submitting your application, we must receive a nomination from your home university. Our partner schools nominates a student by sending an e-mail to cecilia.eriksen.wijk@hdk.gu.se. The nomination e-mail should contain the full name of the student and the student's email address, as well as state what programme the student in question is interested in applying for.

You apply for a programme

Within the field of Design, Crafts and Applied Art HDK offers several programmes on BA level and MA level. When you apply for exchange studies to HDK, you have to choose one of our programmes. The international coordinator at your home university should inform the international coordinator at HDK what programme you are interested in applying for while sending us your nomination.

If you are accepted for exchange studies at HDK, you will follow the courses within the programme of your choice. In some cases, an individual study-plan will be conducted upon arrival.

Online application

The application is carried out through the application portal Mobility Online.

You need to attach the following documents in your application:

  • Personal letter. Briefly describe your educational and/or artistic background and state why you’d like to do an exchange within the programme of your choice at HDK.
  • Transcript of records.
  • Portfolio (or a link to your portfolio).

Please note that the application deadline for exchange studies at HDK differs from the general application deadline at the University of Gothenburg. The deadline to apply for an exchange semester at HDK (spring semester 2020) is October 15th.

Information about acceptance

Applicants will be selected after evaluation of submitted material. Notification of selection results will be communicated via email about 4-5 weeks after the application deadline.

Due to limited study places at our academy, HDK cannot guarantee the acceptance of any applicant. All applications are reviewed based on the material (portfolio and personal letter) submitted by the applicant.

Apply for housing

As an exchange student you apply for housing as part of your application for exchange studies. In the application carried out in the application portal Mobility Online you merely state that you would like to apply for student housing and we will get back to you about the outcome and how to proceed when and if you get accepted for an exchange semester at HDK.

Find out more about accommodation at Exchange Student Housing Services.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact Cecilia Eriksen-Wijk, International coordinator at HDK. 

We look forward to receiving your application!

Page Manager: Carina Krantz|Last update: 8/7/2019

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