Theatre Academy’s exchange partner institutions

The list includes higher education institutions with which the Theatre Academy has an agreement on student exchanges. 

Renewal of agreements

Agreements will be renewed during the academic year 2023–2024. This list has been last updated on 13 December 2023.

It may also be possible to conclude a new agreement, especially within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme. If you are interested in an exchange at an institution that is not listed, please contact the planning officer for international affairs at the Theatre Academy. 

Find information about the partner schools

Some of the agreements apply to all the programmes in the partner institution, while others only apply to some programmes. As a rule, exchange students are required to speak English, but some universities may require, for example Swedish, German or French skills. 

Many programmes are small, similar to the Theatre Academy, and not everyone will accept exchange students every year or every academic term. In other words, it is a good idea to ask each university in advance whether they will open an application for the next season and which of their study programmes will accept applications. 

Check the university websites in advance. Find out what they have to offer and what kind of application requirements and instructions they have for incoming exchange students. Tip: you can often easily find information on how to apply for an exchange programme by searching with the university’s name and the word Erasmus.

Exchange destinations in Europe


Danish National School of Performing Arts (DASPA)
Note: All programmes


Iceland University of the Arts
Note: All programmes


Norwegian Theatre Academy, Høgskolen i Østfold
Note: Acting BA, Scenography BA and MA, MA in Performance 

Academy of Theatre, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO) 
Note: All programmes

Kristiania University College (KUC), Department of Performing Arts
Note: BA in dance, BA in acting, BA in music theatre 


Stockholm University of the Arts
Note: Theatre and dance

Teaterhögskolan i Malmö, Lunds Universitet
Note: Acting BA – in Swedish only 

Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg
Note: Acting BA – in Swedish only


Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
Note: All programmes

University of Tartu, Viljandi Culture Academy
Note: Acting

Estonian Academy of Arts EKA
Note: Fine Art and Scenography


Latvian Academy of Culture
Note: Only BA programmes 


Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Faculty of Theatre and Film
Note: All programmes


University of Applied Arts Vienna
Note: All programmes


Université Libre de Bruxelles
Note: MA in CDPR, teaching in French 


University of Zagreb, Academy of Dramatic Art
Note: All programmes

Czech Republic 

Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Theatre Faculty (DAMU)
Note: All programmes

Janácek Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Brno (JAMU)
Note: All programmes


École Supérieure des beaux-arts de Bordeaux
Note: Fine Arts

École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Techniques du Théâtre, Lyon (ENSATT)
Huomio: teaching in French, MA programmes only

Université Paris Nanterre
Huomio: MA in CDPR, teaching in French


University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch
Note: All programmes

Inter-University Centre for Dance (HZT), Universität der Künste Berlin
Note: Dance and Choreography, Max. 1 student from Theatre Academy

Justus Liebig University Giessen
Note: Applied Theatre Studies, BA and MA 

Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt
Note: MA in CDPR 

University of Kassel
Note: Art and Economies 


Academy of Theatre and Dance, Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten
Note: SNDO Choreography, Expanded Contemporary Dance, possibly others

ArtEZ Institute of the Arts
Note: Not specified 

HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, HKU Theatre
Note: Not specified 

Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts, Tilburg
Huomio: dance


The Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art, Warsaw
Note: All programmes

Academy of Art in Szczecin 
Note: Media Arts


Institut del Teatre, Scool of Dramatic Art, Barcelona
Note: 4-year BA, acting, directing & playwriting, scenography 

RESAD – Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático, Madrid
Note: 4-year BA, acting, directing & playwriting, scenography 


Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) – SEMP programme, not Erasmus+
Note: BA & MA in dance, BA & MA in theatre 

Exchange destinations outside Europe

New Zealand

University of Auckland
Note: Contract being renewed. Priority for Dance Pedagogy MA and dance BA students 

South Korea

Korea National University of Arts, School of Dance
Note: School of Dance 

United Kingdom and United States

The Theatre Academy currently has no partner schools in the United States or the United Kingdom.

Following Brexit, the UK left the Erasmus+ programme and old exchange agreements with the UK are no longer valid. The UK has launched its own Turing Scheme exchange programme and new agreements can be made with British schools.

An exchange agreement with a US university requires a commitment from the TeaK study programme and the teachers to get to know the new partner. It usually takes at least a year to draw up a new agreement.