The Glasgow School of Art has an extensive student and staff
exchange programme with about 75 of the worlds leading Art, Design
and Architecture schools. These partnerships have been built up
over a number of years through academic relationships and
collaborations and extend to all corners of the world. Students
must apply to the School through a specific exchange application
process, and must be studying at a registered exchange partner.
Our exchange partners can be found here:
Exchanges in Architecture, Product Design Engineering and the
European Master of Product Design can last for up to one academic
year, however other exchanges within the Schools of Design and Fine
Art last for three months maximum.
The deadline for admission to an Exchange
Programme for incoming students is 1 May. This will be strictly
adhered to due to the large number of applicants received each
Outgoing students are required to submit their application for
exchange through the School's International Office betore 1
The Glasgow School of Art receives money from the European Union
to assist its students and staff in participating in mobility under
the auspices of the Erasmus Life-long Learning Programme. The GSA
has over 40 partners within the Erasmus programme and the numbers
participating in the programme mean we cannot consider Erasmus free
movers. Typical Erasmus grants for outgoing students are 315 EURO
per month spent on exchange.
Exchange students pay their tuition fees to the home institution
while on exchange however they are responsible for organising and
paying for their own accommodation, although the Student Welfare
Office at the GSA will advise incoming students on where to find
Students participating in an exchange placement benefit in many
ways, not least increasing their employability once they have
graduated. Contacts made during exchanges have resulted in
life-long friendships being established.