Erasmus and International Exchange Programs

NABA is committed  to developing and promoting opportunities for both students and staff to study and work abroad as part of their academic experience.

Whether you are an incoming or outgoing exchange student, programs like Erasmus+ and International Exchange give you an opportunity for an amazing educational and cultural experience. Studying in a foreign country will open your mind to new perspectives on art and design—and on life.

For information on the international exchange program, please contact:


Erasmus+ is a European funded programme that aims to promote and support student mobility. As an Erasmus student you will have the opportunity to spend a period of recognized study at a partner university inside EU countries and will receive an EU financial grant which contributes towards extra costs you may have during your exchange period.

The European Commission has awarded NABA with the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education, which provides NABA with the opportunity to join the Program and to compete for funds in the Erasmus+ Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport  for 2014 – 2020.

The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education is the requirement for the participation into the Programme and sets the general quality framework for European and international cooperation activities that  higher education institution (HEI) may develop within the Programme Erasmus +.

By signing the Charter, NABA commits itself to share this strategy through its website and to respect the qualitative requirements for the international mobility described in the Erasmus Policy Statement.


To enhance its international cooperation in various fields, NABA has set up exchange programmes with countries not participating in the Erasmus+ Programme, which therefore do not receive funding from the European Union. Through specific exchange agreements NABA gives students the opportunity to spend a period of recognized study at several extra-European institutions. Students spending a study abroad period in such countries will benefit from the same conditions as Erasmus students, but will not be entitled to benefit from a mobility grant.



The value of an international exchange experience goes far beyond grades and grants.

The experience will immeasurably enhance your curriculum vitae because, in a global society, it is widely understood that studying and living in a new country changes everything – most especially you, and your world and profession view.

Incoming exchange students typically spend the Fall or Spring semester at NABA (4 to 5 months). If you are studying at any of our many partner institutions, and you wish to apply for an exchange at NABA please be sure that your university officially nominates you to study at NABA before starting your online application procedure.

Want to apply? Submit your online application on the following dates:

- To study at NABA in the Fall semester (starting in October), 27/04/20 - 15/05/20
- To study at NABA in the Spring semester (starting in March), to be defined

To learn more about exchange programs for incoming students, please read the application procedure:

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If you are a NABA student, spending a semester abroad will be a fully recognized and accredited part of your degree program. Our International Office can help you take advantage of the opportunities available for studying outside Italy.

Visit MyNABA to learn more about exchange programs for outgoing student or download the official Call for participants. You can also read the FAQ.


Want to apply? Submit your online application on the following dates:

- To study in the Fall semester (starting in October), International Exchange: 13/01/20 - 31/01/20 | Erasmus 01/04/20 - 17/04/20
- To study in the Spring semester (starting in March), to be defined



NABA has strong collaborative links with many partner institutions worldwide, including Pratt Institute, San Francisco State University in the United States, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and Shenkar College in Israel, Kyoto University of Art and Design and Nagoya University in Japan, RMIT University in Australia, Hongik University and Hanyang University in South Korea. Universidad UNIACC and Diego Portales University in Chile.

Within Europe, NABA counts more than 50 cooperation agreements with academies and universities through the Erasmus+ Programme, including London College of Fashion, Falmouth University and UCA University College for the Creative Arts in the UK, BtK University of Art and Design and Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin in Germany, ESMOD France e École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré, UEM and ELISAVA in Spain, Istanbul Bilgi University, Mimar Sinan University and Sabanci University in Turkey, Aalto University and Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Finland and Willem de Kooning Academy in the Netherlands.

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