Exchange students

In this section prospective exchange students (Erasmus as well as outside Europe) will find information about application procedures, deadlines, language courses, and formalities before, during and after the exchange

Definition of an exchange student: An exchange student is a student (officially registered in a university or other institution for higher education abroad) who temporarily lives in a foreign country and attends courses or is involved in other academic activities.

Exchange students do NOT receive a diploma from LUCA. However, all academic results will be sent to your university abroad in the form of a certificate or transcript of records.

You can study at LUCA as an exchange student on condition that there is a cooperation agreement between the university where you are currently studying and LUCA. You can obtain more information about cooperation agreements from the international office at your university or college. The courses offered to exchange students vary depending on the specialisation and campus you choose. If you have questions, please contact the international office using our contact form: .


Exchange students must take into account the following deadlines to submit an official application:

  • Applications autumn/winter semester and full year: 30 April.
  • Applications spring semester: 1 November (spring term mobility is not standardly possible in every study programme: in other programmes it may be requested on individual base and after evaluation by the chosen programme leader).

Semester dates

The exact semester dates can slightly vary every year and depending on the local campus organisation. However usually, semester one (Autumn/Winter Semester) starts around the middle of September and finishes around the end of January. Semester two (Spring/Summer Semester) starts at the beginning of February and finishes at the end of June.


Applicants need to submit the appropriate application form (see below) together with the requested supporting documents, as listed in the form itself. Please also clearly indicate which studio you are interested in and at which campus you would like to spend your exchange.

Important notice:

  • Students who wish to apply for an exchange at LUCA should be nominated by their international coordinator prior to sending their application material.
  • Considering the study programme during the exchange depends upon the study field and studio of acceptance, it is indispensable to be accepted first before the exact course offer can be defined in view of drawing the Learning Agreement.

Application forms

Students who are applying for all programmes in Arts, Design and Construction (except for Music) use the general LUCA exchange application form. Download it in Word format or use the pdf file.
Only students applying for Music use the AEC (Assocation Européenne des Conservatoires) application form. Download it here

Shipping expenses

Official letters of admission will not be shipped per express mail services (UPS, DHL,...) except on demand of the appplicant who needs to bear the costs of the shipment. LUCA will make an invoice for the shipping expenses and after the applicant has wired the amount to LUCA we will send you the documents by express mail delivery.

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