The European student exchange programme was created in 1987. In 1995, the Erasmus Programme was included in the Socrates educational package and in subsequent editions, it was called Socrates I and Socrates II. In the years 2007-2013, the programme changed its name to the Lifelong Learning Programme Erasmus, and from 2014 (to 2020) it was replaced by the new Erasmus+ Programme, which is a combination of all existing mobility educational programmes.

Educational programmes have been divided into so-called components, and the Academy in Wrocław implements two of them:

1) Erasmus+ Key Action 103, Mobility with Programme Countries (European Union member states, EFTA/ EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, EU candidate countries: Turkey, North Macedonia and Serbia);

2) Erasmus+ Key Action 107, Mobility with Partner Countries (countries outside the European Union, EFTA, EEA and EU candidate countries).

The main assumption of the programme is still a foreign exchange of students, didactics and administrative staff of universities around the world. The Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław has been participating in the programme since 2000.

The programme allows students to study at a foreign university during one or two semesters or do traineeships in a foreign company - during holidays (students) or up to a year from the date of the diploma thesis defense (graduates). Participants receive co-financing from the EU funds, and after fulfilling all the evaluation conditions, grades gained abroad are recognized at the Academy in Wrocław. The uniform student assessment system, i.e. ECTS points, provides the opportunity to compare higher education systems in different countries and the recognition of education.

The conditions to qualify for the exchange are very good grades, good knowledge of a foreign language and an interesting portfolio. Students are qualified by the Recruitment Committee, whose meetings take place in the academic year preceding the mobility.

More information about the Erasmus+ Programme:


The exchange is also possible under bilateral agreements, but only for studies or for a monthly traineeship (workshops) in Knoxville. Students leaving under bilateral agreements do not receive a scholarship - the Academy finances only travel costs proivided that financial resources are available. On the basis of the bilateral agreement, the Academy's students are exempt from paying tuition fees at the host university. Part-time students pay a tuition fee at the Academy in Wroclaw.

More information about the recruitment regulations, the amount of scholarships and the universities to which you can go can be found in the Recruitment regulations for studies and in the Recruitment regulations for traineeships in the tab INFORMATION FOR ASP STUDENTS.