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Willem de Kooning Academy Hogeschool Rotterdam SCA EXC
BG Rotterdam, Netherlands (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2)
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Dutch, English
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Agreement Scope:
Sydney College of the Arts
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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2019 Ranking:
Not applicable
Program Description:
Program Description:


Location: Rotterdam
Year Established: 1781
Student population: 2,100
The Willem de Kooning Academy (WdKA) is one of the 14 institutes of the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and offers contemporary, cutting edge art courses. Located in one of the Netherlands’ most important cities for art and culture, the Academy collaborates extensively with cultural organisations and businesses throughout the city.

Students have access to a number of Stations, meeting places for students across subjects and years that offer all the facilities they need, including software and hardware. Stations including computing, image and sound, publication, materials, drawing and business. There is a very strong international focus and all local students are required to pass and English language test before admission.
Unique characteristics
WdKA’s courses aim to complement changing international practice. They focus on producing practitioners who have talents and skills beyond their own discipline. Students work with artists, designers and theoreticians from all over the world in open and virtual settings. Students can choose different ways of working, can individualise their study program, and are exposed to the commercial aspects of art and design.
The Netherlands is one of Europe’s smallest countries but it has one of the most important economies. It’s known for its high quality education and as a safe country where most people speak English. Rotterdam is the second largest city and has one of the largest ports in Europe. Amid the modern skyscrapers you’ll find plenty of history, a vibrant nightlife and people of all nationalities.

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Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university is not available on an external website. Please contact the Sydney College of the Arts.

Subject Area/s: Art, Media and Design

Exclusions apply

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Semester 1: September- January
Semester 2: February - June

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University



The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
At the host university, grades are awarded in numerical terms, from 1-10. 

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English.



What is the host city like?
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Housing options are offered by the host university
Cost of Living
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Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university. Consult The Sydney College of Arts for further information.
Semester/Term Dates
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Orientation will be held at the beginning of the semester.
Support Services 
The International Relations Office provides services and assistance to exchange students.
Information from the Embassy of The Kingdom of the Netherlands in Australia

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