Incoming Exchange Students

The weißensee academy of art berlin has a network of some 110 international art academies with which it has agreed bilateral exchange contracts.

The Students exchange has a long tradition and is activley promoted.

As we receive every semester much more appications that we are able to offer places exchange studies are mainly open to students of our partner universities and scholarship holders (e.g. DAAD and Fulbright) In particular cases students can also be admitted as "Free Exchange" students.

Application Period

For the winter term (Oct-Feb) from March 1st - April 15th.

For summer term (Apr-Jul) from October 1st – November 15th.

Application Prerequisites

Please note: all students applying for an exchange have to be nominated by their home institution/university to be eligible to apply for exchange studies.

The exchange coordinator at your home institution must confirm your nomination to the weißensee academy of art berlin by e-mail or letter, which has to be uploaded as document in our application portal.

If you are interested in attending weißensee academy of art berlin as an exchange  student for one semester the first thing you should do is to check with  your Exchange Coordinator or International Office in your home  institution to find out if your home university/institution has an  exchange agreement with us. You can also check for partners of weißensee academy of art on: this link

Application process for incoming exchange students

All applications for an admission as international exchange students have to be filed exclusively online.

With the start of the application period in you will find a weblink on our website to the online application platform. There you will need to register first before you can start your online application. You will be able to work on your application until the end of the application period. Once your application is submitted you are not able to make further changes. Please be aware that only complete and submitted applications will be considered.

Das Bewerbungsportal ist wieder ab Anfang März geöffnet! The application portal is open again form Begin of March!

Exchange programs: Information mainly for outgoing students


Leoni Adams
Head of Academic Affairs and International Relations
room A1.13
Academy of Art Berlin Weißensee
Buehringstrasse 20
13086 Berlin

mail: international(at)
fax: +49-30-47705-123

open hours: Thursday from 1-3pm, or on appointment.
In urgent cases write an e-mail.

Step by Step Instuction 2016/17 for Exchange

Academic Year 2016/17