Estonian Academy of Arts collaborates with more than a 100 partner universities in the world. While most partners are located in Europe, we also have active collaboration with partners in Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Thailand, China, Japan etc.

67% of our alumni have studied or conducted a traineeship abroad, participating in short- and long term mobility programmes and each year we host roughly 100 incoming exchange students.
EKA takes actively part in ERASMUS+ and ERASMUS+ International Credit Mobility programmes.
EKA’s outgoing student mobility is of the highest ratio among public universities in Estonia. Outgoing and incoming student mobility has been in good balance. Feedback from incoming exchange students shows that the EAA is highly valued for it’s small study groups and individual approach by highly professional academic tutors.

EKA’s rector Prof Mart Kalm is a member of the board in ELIA association, Vice Rector Anne Pikkov is a member of the board in CUMULUS and Kristjan Mändmaa in CIRRUS network.

Between 2014 – 2023 the EKA also hosts the secretariat of Nordic design education collaboration network CIRRUS. EKA is also an active member in CUMULUS, leading a Fashion and Design working group of the association, ELIAEAAE, KUNO and other smaller international speciality networks and associations.

As of 2020, EKA participates in Transform4Europe European Universities initiative. The partners of the initiative are
Saarland University (Germany),
The University of Alicante (Spain),
Estonian Academy of Arts (Estonia),
The University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland),
Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski (Bulgaria),
The University of Trieste (Italy),
Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania).

If your institution is interested in establishing a collaboration agreement with Estonian Academy of Arts, you are welcome to turn to the International Office.

International programmes for full time studies are available at both, BA and MA level. PhD programmes are international.
Students wishing to study at the EAA through exchange programmes can find information here.


1. To operate in a new modern academic building in an interdisciplinary, international and cooperative manner.

2. To be the leading competence center in Estonia and an internationally recognized center in the main academic areas of responsibility.

3. Competitive curricula – we offer internationally competitive education based on the current and future workforce needs. We will develop versatile curricula that follow the latest professional developments, including Master’s studies curricula taught in English.

4. International focus and openness – in student mobility we see a significant development impulse to enable individuals to acquire the best practices and skills. We value international experience and encourage our members to use the opportunities created. Co-learning and cooperation between students with different cultural backgrounds contribute to the integration process. We consider important the interest in, and tolerance of EAA members coming from foreign countries and are looking for ways to recruit international students and lecturers.

The EAA’s development plan’s full text can be found here.

EKA's rector, vice rector and dean of Faculty of Design part of ELIA, CUMULUS and CIRRUS board.

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Postal and visiting address
Estonian Academy of Arts
International Relations Office
Põhja pst 7, 10412

Room A203

10143 Tallinn