Internationalisation

The Academy endeavours to build up a selective network of (for the time being) European courses with which selected students and tutors can be exchanged on a small scale.

Active participation in the EAAE (European Association of Architectural Education), visits to fellow institutions abroad, and targeted invitations for participation in the Academy Winter workshop by students from courses abroad have laid the foundation of a network of this kind.

At this moment exchange agreements have been made within the framework of the Socrates/Erasmus programmes with eleven institutes:

  • The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Denmark
  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Leibniz Universität, Hannover, Germany
  • Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona
  • Ecole Nationale Superieure du Paysage, Versailles, France
  • Ecole Nationale Superieure de la Nature et du Paysage, Blois, France
  • Edinburgh College of Art
  • Istanbul Kultur Universitesi, Turkey
  • Hochschule Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
  • Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Exchange with other institutions is possible, provided they are affiliated to the Socrates/Erasmus programme. This year there are also a few grants available for training abroad from the Leonardo programme. Please contact the student advisor for more information.

The language used during the third year of study is English in order to enable foreign students to study at the Academy of Architecture.

Study Travel Fund
The Academy is connected with the independent Snellebrand Travel for Study Fund Foundation. This foundation manages two funds for travel for study purposes: the capital fund, and the work fund. The capital fund contains the capital that has been saved on a voluntary basis by students at the Academy in the past. This is the basic capital. After deductions for expenses, the remainder is paid into the Snellebrand Work Fund. This is the fund from which grants for study-related travel are paid.

These travel grants are issued as follows:

  • At the start of the academic year, all newly registered first-year students are entitled to a travel grant from the Travel for Study Fund.
  • The amount depends on how the fund has been performing.
  • At the moment the entitlement is € 180 per student.
  • The first € 45 have to be spent on the first-year Holland Tour excursion.
  • The remaining € 135 can be used by the student as she or he chooses in the course of the rest of their period at the Academy for the purpose of an excursion or study trip.


Application forms can be obtained from MyAHK. When fully completed, application forms for individual or group travel (per group) can be submitted in writing or by e-mail to the secretary/treasurer of the board of the fund. In the case of group applications, the grant is transferred to the account of one of the participants.

General Practical Fund (PG Fund)
The PG Fund is intended to encourage students of the AHK and to offer them the opportunity to collaborate in projects which fall outside the 'regular' courses offered and courses that touch on other disciplines. Projects are here understood in the widest sense of the word: performances, events, experiments, objects, documents, pamphlets, happenings and installations. Click here for the conditions.

Student Mobility Internationalisation Fund
In order to maintain the quality of the education and with a view to the growing international labour market, international cooperation and exchange are meaningful and necessary. The Academy stimulates study abroad. The AHK offers the opportunity to apply for a grant from the Student Mobility Internationalisation Fund. This fund is intended to provide financial assistance for a period of study or hands-on learning abroad by students in their second, third or fourth year of study.

If the criteria are satisfied, in principle the costs of individual travel within Europe at the cheapest rate are allocated, plus a modest monthly sum as a contribution towards living expenses (see also Internationalisation Socrates/Erasmus).

Grants are only made twice a year. It is important to contact the study adviser as early as possible, who can provide more information about this fund.

The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture Start-up grant
Graduates from the Academy of Architecture can apply to The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture for a start-up grant within one year of leaving the Academy.

Project grant
Any architect can apply to this fund for a project subsidy provided he or she can demonstrate a track record of professional work of at least four years.

VSB Fund
The VSB Fund offers graduates the opportunity to obtain a study grant for a course abroad. Applicants must be no older than 29 years. 

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