Visual Arts Program - MA Program in English

Scholarship for Ukrainian Master´s Program Students

Thanks to the kind generosity of the Boris Nemtsov Foundation and Zimin Foundation, 5 Ukrainian students at UMPRUM in the Visual Arts (VA) master´s program will be receiving a monthly stipend in the amount of 15000 CZK for two years, i.e. for the whole period of their master´s degree studies.


All these Ukrainian VA students must meet the following criteria. They must be:

- citizens of Ukraine

- graduates of an undergraduate/ master´s program at any Ukrainian university

- in a dire financial situation (this will be evaluated by a representative of the donor)

- refugees fleeing their Ukraine in the aftermath of the Russian invasion

- admitted to the Visual Arts master´s program (i.e. apply for the VA program by 31st May 2022 and be selected as one of the candidates for the October 2022 intake)


The master´s program students from the Ukraine who will be granted this type of scholarship will be selected by the UMPRUM Rector after the consultations with the donors.


The total amount of money that the Boris Nemtsov Foundation and the Zimin Foundation kindly intend to donate is 1 800 000 CZK.



The Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague generously decided to support these students by exempting them from paying the regular tuition.



Click here to find out more about the application process.




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Visual Arts is a two-year MA program in English (a three-year course across all Architecture studios) that combines practical studio-based seminars (see the list of studios below) and workshops with theoretical lectures on art theory and history. It is designed for BA/BFA or MA/MFA degree holders from universities and colleges abroad, and aims at providing foreign students with sound education in the chosen discipline/studio in order to prepare them for individual or team specialist profession all over the world.

It is open in 25 UMPRUM studios (below). Successful Visual Arts students who - after two years of their studies in a particular studio, and three years in architecture studios - pass the final theoretical state exams and defend their diploma thesis and diploma project, gain an internationally acknowledged academic degree MgA. (equivallent to MA, MFA, MLitt).

VA candidates can study in one of the following studios:

  1. Animation and Film
  2. Architecture I 
  3. Architecture II 
  4. Architecture III 
  5. Architecture IV
  6. Ceramics and Porcelain
  7. Concept - Object - Meaning (K.O.V - former Metal and Jewellery)
  8. Design and Digital Technology
  9. Fashion and Footwear Design
  10. Fashion Design
  11. Glass
  12. Graphic Design and Visual Communication
  13. Graphic Design and New Media
  14. Illustration and Graphics
  15. Interior and Furniture Design
  16. Industrial Design
  17. Intermedia Art
  18. Painting
  19. Photography
  20. Photography II
  21. Product Design
  22. Sculpture
  23. Textile Design
  24. Type Design and Typography
  25. The Guest Artist Programme (it is not possible to apply for this studio, you can only do your one-semester (or two-semester) exchange in this studio)




A great chance to apply for a scholarship awarded by The application deadline is 13th April 2020.

For more see this link.




Founded in 1885, the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (UMPRUM / AAAD) has evolved from being the first of its kind in the Czech lands to a modern, dynamic, and outward-looking institution, which now has over twenty studios in which to study. Ranging from Typography to Intermedia Art to Fashion Design to Glass, the UMPRUM studios are led by eminent authorities in their respective fields whose passion for teaching matches their dedication to their respective fields. Competition for acceptance into the school is fierce, with the result that the students who are lucky enough to make it up to its student body are highly-skilled and highly-motivated individuals, who proudly continue the storied legacy of the institution. 


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