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SVA has exchange student agreements with a variety of schools around the world.

  • SVA undergraduate students can learn more about studying at a partner institution by emailing Melinda Richardson, Manager of International Exchange Programs, at [email protected]
  • Separate from the international exchange program, SVA also offers the spring semester SVA in Rome program. Learn more at sva.edu/rome
Estimated Costs for Exchange Students

The estimated cost of a semester exchange at SVA is $13,000 USD. Exchange students pay tuition to their home college or university, so no additional tuition fees apply. Other costs included in the expense estimate are:

  • Housing/Living Expenses
  • Meals
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Health Insurance
  • Departmental & Course Fees (for a list of departmental fees, click here).


Program Dates
Fall Semester: September - December
Spring Semester: January - May

Application Deadline
Fall Semester: May 1

Spring Semester: October 1

Students pay their home college tuition fee.

Health Insurance
$970 (waivable)

Housing Cost
$6,500 - $8,375 (per semester)

Housing Deposit
$800 (includes $500 security deposit and nonrefundable $300 placement fee)

Other Expenses
Estimated cost of living expenses for one semester is $13,000 for fall 2016 and spring 2017. This is the minimum amount that needs to be listed on the DOF form and bank statement.

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.

One-semester Undergraduate Residency

This intensive residency offers international participants the opportunity to study and work for one semester in technologically advanced facilities and art studios with renowned artists within the rich cultural environment of New York City. The International Exchange Program is for students currently attending a school that has an established exchange agreement with SVA.

Full-time undergraduate SVA students may also participate in the International Exchange Program at institutions that have exchange agreements with SVA. Students participate during their second semester of their third year. SVA students must apply by September 15th for the following Spring. To apply, please contact [email protected]

Click here to view a list of schools that have an exchange agreement with SVA.

Exchange students may apply for one semester (September - December or January - May) to the following SVA undergraduate departments: 
Film and Video
Fine Arts
Graphic Design
Interior Design
Visual and Critical Studies

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