Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts, London (UAL)

Chelsea specializes in curating, fine art, graphic design communication, textile, product and interior design. It provides students with a stimulating space and supportive atmosphere so they can develop their practice.

It is located in central London, overlooking Tate Britain and the River Thames. The college has just over 1,400 students and is one of 6 colleges that together comprise the University of the Arts London.


Global Exchange School
  • London, England, UK

Final dates announced on exchange school's website. Exchange available in Fall Semester only.

Fall Semester

September — December

Open to RISD students

Juniors + Seniors. Minimum 3.0+ GPA required.

Exchange in Fall semester only.

Eligible RISD Departments
  • Textiles

Exchange Website
University Website
Exchange Handbook
Timeline for Exchange at CCA

Fall Semester Application Deadlines
RISD Deadline: Mar 29, 2020
School Deadline: Apr 15, 2020
Academic Credits
Minimum 12 RISD credit equivalency
Instruction Language
  • English

Full English instruction


All incoming students have the ultimate responsibility to find and arrange accommodation during their stay in London.

Students are strongly advised to start arranging their accommodation very early on and to plan a sufficient budget as accommodation in London is very expensive.

There are two possibilities for accommodation: university and private.

University accommodation

Incoming exchange students can apply for accommodation in one of UAL's Halls of Residence, and special arrangements can be made in some Halls for a one or two term rental agreement.

Please note that places in UAL's Halls are not guaranteed and students are advised to book a place very early on.

Please visit the Accommodation section of the site for more details on how to book and contact information.

Private accommodation

Private accommodation (through agencies or private owners) is sometimes the easiest way to find accommodation.

Apply for Global Exchange & AICAD

Ready to Apply? Applications for Fall 2020 Global Exchange and AICAD Exchange are now open! Deadlines vary per partner school and are listed on each partner school's page.
If your host school is an Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design Exchange partner (typically based in North America), apply to RISD Global by March 10.

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Have questions? The RISD Global team is available to meet for a 1:1 advising session. We can give you more information about your study options, help you figure out which program makes sense for you, and assist you with the application process.

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