going abroad

why going abroad

KASK & Conservatorium does not restrict itself to national borders. Each year scores of foreign students arrive in Belgium to join our bachelor and master’s degree programmes. Interaction with these students and their specific cultural and artistic backgrounds is sure to add an extra dimension to our students’ artistic work.

Within the school’s study programme our students have many opportunities to sample and experience what is happening in international design, architecture, visual arts, audiovisual and performing arts. The various programmes frequently organise visits or participate in fairs, exhibitions and festivals in Belgium and abroad. Visiting lecturers visit our campuses regularly and we invite international experts to share their knowledge.

study or internship

Students can also choose to complete part of their programme abroad. Thanks to partnership agreements with more than 120 art schools in Europe and beyond, our students can temporarily study at one of our partner schools without having to pay extra registration fees. Many of our students also carry out a work placement abroad. Over the years our degree programmes have built up a database of contacts with foreign organisations, which is updated annually.


Because the school has its own concert hall, exhibition spaces and its own cinema, we are able to show the artistic work of internationally renowned artists. The Conservatorium likes to invite international musicians and organise exquisite concerts in the MIRY Concert Hall or during festival moments. KIOSK is our contemporary art space where works by international artists are displayed year-round in solo exhibitions or duo exhibitions. KASKcinema shows animation films and organises a film programme with a wide view of the world, often linked to lectures and master classes.

One of our priorities is to offer students a broad view of the world and the arts; that’s why we enter into artistic projects with international partners. Our researchers guide the school, instructors and students from near and far via their projects.

incoming students

For an overview of all subjects per programme, click on English on the right and then select the desired programme (e.g. under academic Bachelor/master programs/postgraduate program or professional bachelor program).

This list is exhaustive and depends on the study programme. The available courses and options are discussed with selected students on a case-per-case basis. We have exchange students that take some subjects in our Bachelor or Master programs or regular students that register for a full year program only (English Masters). Our postgraduates are not available for exchange students.

courses for exchange students

academic bachelor
Students can take all practical courses at our school of arts (ateliers / workshops / minors) and there is also an additional HOGENT-wide offer available for theory subjects, meaning these courses can be followed at other departments of our mother instution as well (e.g. Survival Dutch, U!Reka debates).

English subjects in our bridging program (domain specific)

  • Artists Texts (SEM 1, 3 ECTS)
  • Reflection- and discussion platform (Y, 3 ECTS)
  • Introduction to artistic research (SEM2, 3 ECTS)

General theoretical subjects for international students at HOGENT
English B2 level is required. 3 ECTS each, in SEM1 or 2

  • Entrepreneurship / Social entrepreneurship (evening)
  • U!reka debates
    Students debate on (virtual) lectures by international speakers with expertise in contemporary social, cultural and scientific subjects.
  • Design thinking lab (evening)
  • Belgian culture studies
  • Survival Dutch (Wednesday evening 18:00-20:00)
  • Cross-cultural communication

See the study programmes hereWWW

interior design

  • Interior Design: Design and Detail (9 ECTS)
  • Urban and Rural Context (3 ECTS)
  • Presentation Techniques 1.1 and 1.2 (4 ECTS)
  • Sketching Research 1 and 2 (3 ECTS)
  • Focus BA2 (to choose for 14 ECTS)
    • Interior Finishing & Advice
    • Concept & Spaciality
    • Furniture & Design
    • Temporary Installations
  • Project Internationalisation (3 ECTS)
  • Presentation Techniques 2.1 and 2.2 (3 ECTS)
  • Project Technology (5 ECTS)

landscape and garden architecture

  • Design II (15 ECTS)
  • Design Methods (3 ECTS)
  • Urban and Rural Context (3 ECTS)
  • Presentation techniques 2.1 and 2.2 (3 ECTS)
  • Sketching research (3 ECTS)
  • Digital visualisation (3 ECTS)

procedure for exchange students

You can apply to KASK & Conservatorium if your home institution has concluded a bilateral agreement with our school and if you have been nominated for an exchange with KASK & Conservatorium by your home institution. The International Office of your home institution can guide you in this process. 

A bilateral agreement and nomination does not automatically imply that you will be accepted at our institution. Selection is made on the basis of a portfolio, motivation, profile, level and spots available.

Submit your application WWW


  • 01.05, exchange in the 1st semester or for a full year
  • 30.10, exchange in the 2 semester

Submitting your application

Apply online and upload the following documents (note: registration is possible from March onwards of each year):

  • report card of the last year you finished
  • copy of your identity card
  • passport photograph (not a photo of your passport)
  • your CV
  • a motivation letter, mentioning study programme and study year you wish to apply for at KASK & Conservatorium, see
  • your portfolio/recording
    audiovisual, visual arts and drama: your portfolio (link to website, pdf, wetransfer, google drive…)
    music: a video of a music recording (youtube, vimeo, wetransfer, google drive,…)
  • nomination by your home institution, e-mail to

We can only process complete online applications.

English master

Our drama, visual and audiovisual arts and music programmes have a full English-language equivalent. You follow the regular procedure to enrol in a master's programme.

outgoing students


Studying abroad means that you study at a partner institution with whom we have concluded a bilateral agreement and this for a minimum of 3 months and maximum 12 months. We have partner institutions in Europe and beyond. You will remain enrolled in our school and do not pay extra registration fees at the partner institution. Once you are back, the student administration integrates the credits and results you achieved into our programme.


Every student in the professional bachelor’s degree programme must complete a work placement. Our academic master’s degree students gain experience in the programme ‘art in the field of action’. You can gain this experience across the border. The school has contacts with organisations inside and outside Europe. A work placement coordinator will help you to make a choice that suits your individual path.


KASK & Conservatorium has more than 120 partner institutions in Europe and beyond. As a student, you can find more information about the specific opportunities per programme on Chamilo under student affairs/international.


Each student that goes abroad to study, complete a traineeship or as part of his/her artistic work needs to register in mobility online before departure. This registration automatically makes you apply for a grant. For most mobilities and grants there is a deadline (see below).

  1. Discuss your plans
    with your senior lecturer, traineeship coordinator or Liaison Officer Internationalisation of your study programme. Decide whether it is a good idea to leave, which partner institute or host organisation is the most interesting for you and which period is the most suitable. The list of our partner institutions and their respective websites can be found on Chamilo via Algemene cursussen (general courses) / studentenaangelegenheden (student affairs) / documenten (documents) / internationaal (international).
  2. Register online.
    Deadline: 25.03

    Registration for an international mobility in the academic year 2024-25 is possible from February 2024 only. You should register via HOGENT. This registration differs from your application at the partner school or internship workplace. For scholarships (Erasmus and others) an important deadline applies. You have to register before 25 March of the academic year preceding the year in which you plan your study or internship abroad. Only then can you win a scholarship and be included in the selection procedure. After this deadline you can still go abroad but cannot receive a grant.
  3. Contact the student affairs department or your host organisation
    Study: contact the student affairs department to follow up your application. Prepare your portfolio or make your recording. Investigate the possibilities and conditions related to an exchange with the partner institutes that interest you. Every partner has its own deadlines for submitting an application. Be sure to check out the procedures on their website. Many schools work with an academic calendar that differs from our calendar. View their calendar and investigate whether it is compatible with your own schedule and that of your annual programme. 
    Work placement: contact the host organisations abroad after consulting with your traineeship coordinator / coordinator Kunst in het Werkveld (Arts in Practice).
  4. Students that are confirmed to go abroad will receive more information on further administration, insurances etc. before their departure.

grants and calls

Erasmus+ grant

  • Study and/or traineeship in Europe (min. 2/3 months to max. 12 months)
  • Grant amount: varies around 300 euro per month, depending on the destination
  • Application deadline: 25 March prior to the year of exchange

Erasmus Belgica 

  • Study or internship in the French- or German-speaking Community (provided there is a bilateral agreement)
  • Grant amount: EUR 100 per month if you have an actual accommodation there
  • Application deadline: 
    • 25.03 prior to the exchange year

Generic grant 

  • Study or traineeship in countries outside the Erasmus+ programme 
  • Grant amount: between EUR 500 and EUR 3000, depending on the destination
  • Application deadline: 
    • 25.03 prior to the year of the exchange

ASEM-DUO grants 

  • Study of min. 1 semester to China, India, Vietnam and South Korea 
  • Grants are only made available for duo exchanges where both Flemish and Asian students participate in the exchange
  • Deadline: 
    • call in spring for 1st semester
    • call in autumn for 2nd semester 


ASEM-WPP grants 

  • Intership of min. 1 month in Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazachstan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam 
  • Grant amount: 700 EUR per month
  • Deadline: 
    • call in spring for 1st semester
    • call in autumn for 2nd semester


Priority Country Program beurs

  • Study or internship of min. 1 month in Brazil, Chile, Japan, Morocco, Mexico, Russia, Turkey, USA or South Africa
  • Grant amount: EUR 700 per month 
  • Deadline aanvraag: 
    • 12.03


after your studies

hogent.beWWW (in Dutch)

Are you planning to continue your studies abroad? This would obviously give you some advantages on both a personal and professional level, however requires a lot of preparation. We recommend you start planning your studies one year in advance – as you need to take into account a lot of practical details and financial aspects.

Internship after graduation

Students can take up an internship abroad once they graduate up to 12 months after the graduation date, provided the student has registered with the Reconfirm Internship Platform before officially graduating this scholarship.