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Fine Arts - Bachelor's Programme

Bachelor's programme3 years180 credits

The Bachelor of Fine Arts is a three-year programme aiming to train students to become artists with high artistic and professional skills. The programme is strongly internationally oriented and prepares students for an international professional career. On completion of the programme, students will have acquired the practical and theoretical knowledge and skills required for independent work in the varying forms of professional life. Furthermore, students will have acquired fundamental knowledge of entrepreneurship in order to work professionally on a constantly changing cultural scene and the skills required to independently pursue further studies in fine arts. The programme is characterised by free choice and independent work, including independent studio work, individual tutoring by internationally active professors and lecturers, and elective courses in artistic techniques, artistic creation and theory. The degree project consists of an artistic project presented at a group exhibition and a short essay. The language of instruction is predominantly English.

More information can be found at


Malmö Art Academy
Föreningsgatan 42, Malmö
Box 4035 , 20311 Malmö

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

General requirements for university studies in Sweden

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under "Entry requirements"). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency - check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.


Important dates

Start Autumn semester 2017

Study period


daytime Malmö, full time 100%

In English

August 28, 2017 - June 5, 2020

Closed for applications

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.

Step 1: Apply online

  • Check you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in
  • Start your application – go to where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period
  • Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline

Step 2: Submit documents

  • Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
  • Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants)
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated on this page
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline

*Note that the process if different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme.

Step 3: Submit additional documents directly to Malmö Art Academy

The application to the Bachelor’s Programme in Fine Arts is made in three separate steps. Your application will only be considered if all steps have been completed.

The first two steps are to apply online at and to submit the official supporting documents (see Step 1 and 2 on this page).

The third step is completed by uploading your work samples at Malmö Art Academy's web portal. In the electronic application form, fill in your complete personal details and attach:

  • 5–8 samples of your artistic work
  • a personal statement (briefly present your artistic orientation and the work samples you submitted and motivate why you wish to study at the Academy)
  • relevant supporting documents/appendices (optional)

For detailed instructions, please carefully read the information on Malmö Art Academy's website – including the PDF-file with important instructions for Bachelor's applicants.

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 600 000

First payment: SEK 100 000

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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

Scholarships & funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

Country-specific scholarships and funding options

Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations