International Activity

Through its international activity, the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts wishes, on the one hand, to contribute to the familiarization of future artists with European and international institutions and practices, notably through its quality study abroad programmes, and on the other hand, to promote the specificity of its teaching by welcoming visiting students and by developing its pedagogical and artistic partnerships around the world.

Student and faculty exchange programmes

Student and faculty exchange programmes constitute one of the Beaux-Arts’ priorities. The European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport, “Erasmus + (2014-2020)”, provides strong support on the European scale, and elsewhere in the world Beaux-Arts have signed bilateral agreements with numerous world-renowned partner establishments.

Students are hence encouraged to spend a semester abroad during their fourth year of studies. This can be done either as visiting students at one of our  partner establishments or in the context of a professional internship.

Foreign students are also invited to study at Beaux-Arts as part of the exchange conventions signed with partner establishments.

Faculty are also encouraged to participate in conferences, colloquia and workshops abroad, thus favouring the development of the school’s exchanges and pedagogical projects with partner establishments.

The invitation of foreign visiting professors and artists, for conferences and workshops, is equally valued as part of the school’s cultural programme and benefits from a partnership with the Cité internationale des arts de Paris.

 Download the Erasmus+ Charter
 Download the Erasmus Declaration on International Strategy

Studio trips abroad

Studio professors often organize studio trips abroad. These trips often occasion original joint projects with regional partners, which may in turn result in exhibitions, publications, etc. Studio trips are proposed at the year’s end and are subject to a selection process that depends on available funds for the following year.


Beaux-Arts also propose students with visits and trips to major exhibitions or contemporary art shows around the world (such as the Venice Biennale, Kassel Documenta, Istanbul Biennale…).

Welcoming foreign students

We are very pleased to welcome you to Beaux-Arts de Paris for a semester. This exchange student handbook was done for you, to offer and give you practical information that will help you find your way. The team at the Dean’s office will be at your disposal during your stay to guide you and answer your questions.

Download the Study Handbook