APPLICATION PROCEDUREAll students interested in studying as Erasmus students at the Athens School of Fine Arts must fill in an application form and send it by email or post office to ASFA’s Erasmus office, dully completed and signed, no later than May 31st for students wishing to study at the ASFA for the first semester or the whole year and November 1st for the second semester. Along with this application form, each student should send a portfolio, a curriculum vitae and a motivation letter, as well as a certificate proving knowledge of the English or Greek language. Make sure that there is a valid bilateral agreement between your Home Institution and ASFA before applying. To check that, please contact your Institution’s Erasmus office. Winter semester starts in mid-October and ends in mid-February February, while spring semester lasts from mid-February till the end of June. The School is closed during Christmas and Easter time.
PROGRAMME OF STUDIES
Acceptance/rejection emails are sent within one month’s time following the application procedure deadline. Erasmus students who receive an acceptance email should then prepare their learning agreement by choosing one of ASFA’s core studio courses i.e. Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, as well as a number of supplementary studio courses in order to get 30 ECTS maximum per semester and 60 ECTS per year. It must be noted that the theoretical courses are delivered in Greek language. Students who wish to follow a theoretical course will have to contact the Erasmus coordinator of the Theory and History of Art Department, upon arrival in ASFA. Students can choose one core studio course (Painting, Sculpture or Printmaking), and up to two optional modules (photography, multimedia, graphic design, mosaic, fresco and icon painting, sculpture and printmaking).
ASFA’s Erasmus office is located in 42 Patision street, in the centre of Athens, within the area of the Polytechneion. The office is open to the public on Mondays-Wednesdays and Fridays from 10.00 to 13.00. Erasmus students should report to ASFA’s Erasmus Office within the first days of their arrival in Athens, in order to enroll to the School. Each student should bring with him/her:
- one passport photo
- Student card of Home Institution
- Copy of the European Health Insurance Card
- Passport or ID
- The ASFA Info Sheet, dully completed.
Students are informed on their supervising professors, according to their selected courses. Nevertheless they can change the courses, provided that the professor accepts them in his/her class. Erasmus students must notify immediately the Erasmus Office on any change occurred.
STUDENTS’ ACCOMODATION AND VISA
ASFA does not provide residence accommodation. Erasmus students should find accommodation on their own. From time to time our office gets informed on flats to rent in the nearby area, therefore ask us a question, there’s nothing to lose! For visa matters, please contact the relevant embassies.
ASFA holds a restaurant in its premises in Peiraios street, where Erasmus students can have breakfast, lunch and dinner in a reduced price (currently 2,50€ per day for any or all three meals).
ASFA provides Erasmus students with a student’s card, which offers reduction in public transport means and entrances in museums. Erasmus students can also profit of the library’s services in the Peiraios premises. Students can borrow books, provided that they return them in due time before their departure.
EVALUATION / TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS
At the end of their studies, all students must show their work to their supervising professors. Following evaluation, professors must fill out the Transcript of Records which the student should then return to the ASFA’s Erasmus office for validation. Before their departure, students are obliged to return their student card to the Erasmus office.
ASFA runs nine “Annexes” in different parts of Greece, which are used by the School as special educational centres. Their operation aims at providing students with additional and specialized training, conducting special workshops in cooperation and mutual exchange with Greek students and art centres, assisting students in the preparation of their projects, as well as hosting seminars, exhibitions, lectures, screenings, and other cultural events having a positive impact at regional, national and EU level. To book a stay in any of the Annexes, Erasmus students should ask for their supervising professor’s permit who must sign the application form for annexes; this form must then be handed over to the ASFA’s student welfare office (Patision street).
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