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Foreign Exchange Program Applications for MFA & BFA Due March 30th @ 5pm

Fall 2015/Spring 2016 MFA/BFA Applications

Priority: Informational





To apply for the Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 academic year, eligible students are invited to submit their application to the Department of Art and Art History. 


The application should include:

1.    A brief reason for the selection of the particular school chosen.

2.    Ten slides and a slide list must be attached for review at Hunter and the Exchange Partners.

3.    Two recommendations from Hunter's Art Faculty are required and students should discuss the relevance of foreign study with their current professor and the department advisors. Faculty members familiar with your work should read your proposals to provide helpful insights to the Exchange Committee.

4.    If you have chosen a school that does not have English as the primary language indicate if you have proficiency in the language or how you plan to gain proficiency before traveling.*


*If you wish to go to Paris or Berlin and you are not fluent in French or German, you may want to take an intensive language course to achieve a basic level of proficiency in speaking the language. The official language at the Exchange Schools in the Netherlands is English. The Exchange Program Committee interviews all applicants in person.

All selections are subject to final approval by the European schools - this determines our 1:1 policy. Due to different academic years in European schools, the Art Office may not inform applicants until late summer for Fall applications. Once names have been submitted to the Hunter registrar's office all decisions are irreversible.


Program and Requirements

The Department of Art offers a one semester Exchange Program to European art schools. This exchange is available to BFA students, 42credit art majors who are in their junior or beginning senior year, or MFA students who have passed or are applying for the mid-program review, an accumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 is required for all applicants.   Please be aware that applications are reviewed only once a year in the Spring semester so plan ahead for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.  


The Department of Art & Art History offers exchange programs for MFAs with the

Universität der Künste, (UdK) Berlin

Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen, Netherlands

The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

Ecole Nationale Superieure de Beaux- Arts, Paris


BAs* and BFAs in their first semester can apply for

Ecole Nationale Superieure de Beaux- Arts, Paris

The Academie Minerva, Groningen, (undergrad's only)


*90 credits completed in program



Scholarships ($3,000) will be issued upon your return but only if you submitted all FAFSA info. correctly; please check their deadlines at Students use their six credits for two Independent Study courses within the semester that they are going abroad and all tuition and fees are payable to Hunter. Additional costs to the students will be for transportation, living expenses and materials.


Students are responsible for arranging their own accommodations in their host countries.


The Application form is available at the Art & Art History Office. Immigration information, foreign registration and medical services for studying abroad can be obtained from the International Student office.  Also, insurance is required of you, please check at HTH Worldwide, Once you have been notified of your acceptance your contact person is Sarah Hollars, Assistant, or 212.650-3778.

  Committee Members: Joel Carreiro, Gabriele Evertz, Tom Weaver

All Studio Art Faculty is invited. 

Contact for Exchange Information: Sarah Hollars