Studying in an international context

It is impossible nowadays to imagine study time without a short period studying or doing an internship abroad. A stay abroad not only enriches your study programme, but it is also a challenge to study for a period of time in a totally different environment. Study abroad helps you to formulate your goals in a more well-defined way. In addition, a foreign study is often appreciated on your CV. Each year, more than 100 students leave the AHK to broaden their horizons abroad.

The Academy forms part of a select network of European study programmes through which selected students and lecturers are exchanged on a small scale. Active participation in the European Association of Architectural Education (EAAE) and the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS), visits to partner institutions abroad and targeted invitations to students from foreign study programmes to participate in the Winter School workshop, form the basis for this network. In addition, the Academy is co-organiser of and partner in the Erasmus summer workshops for architecture, urbanism and landscape architecture at ever-changing locations in Europe (Design in Urbanism and EMiLA).

Erasmus programme
At the moment, exchange agreements have been entered into within the Erasmus+ programme with 11 foreign study programmes:

• Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Copenhagen
• University of Copenhagen
• Leibniz Universität Hannover
• Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona
• Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Paysage, Versailles
• Ecole Nationale Superiéure de la Nature et du Paysage, Blois
• Edinburgh College of Art
• Istanbul Kültür University
• The University of Liechtenstein
• Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
• University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz

Exchange with other study programmes is possible if these are affiliated with the Erasmus+ programme.

Mildred van der Zwan is for The Academy of Architecture the contact person for internationalisation. You can approach her with all questions about studying abroad.