EKA is  one of the most international universities in Estonia, boasting collaborations with over 100 partner universities worldwide. While the majority of these partners are located in Europe, EKA also maintains active collaborations with partners in Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Thailand, Kenya, China, Japan, and other countries. An impressive 67% of our alumni have studied or conducted a traineeship abroad, engaging in both short- and long-term mobility programs. Each year, we welcome approximately 100 incoming exchange students. EKA actively participates in the ERASMUS+ KA131 and ERASMUS+ KA171 International Credit Mobility programs, with our outgoing student mobility ratio being the highest among public universities in Estonia. The balance between outgoing and incoming student mobility is well-maintained. Feedback from incoming exchange students highlights EKA’s highly valued small study groups and individualized approach, facilitated by highly professional academic tutors.

Internationalisation is important part of EKA Development Plan 2021 – 2025. EKA closely monitors and follows the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps Inclusion and Diversity Strategy .

We belong: 

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, Prof Kirke Kangro, the dean of Faculty of Fine Arts is the Chair of KUNO network, and dean of Faculty of Design, Ruth-Helene Melioranski in CIRRUS network.

Until 2027 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, European Alliance of Academies, 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 EKA through exchange programmes can find information here.

Our partner universities are: 




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

Room A203

10143 Tallinn


Head of the Office, ERASMUS+ Institutional Coordinator
Sandra Mell

Marilyn Riisimäe