Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE)

Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE) is one of the world’s leading design schools, recognized internationally for its forward-thinking and renowned professors and alumni.


Global Exchange School
  • Eindhoven, Netherlands

Final dates announced on exchange school's website.

Spring Semester

February — July

Fall Semester

September — January

Open to RISD students

Juniors + Seniors. Minimum 3.0+ GPA required.

Eligible RISD Departments
  • Industrial Design
  • Furniture Design

Exchange Website
University Website
Fact Sheet

Academic Credits
Minimum 12 RISD credit equivalency
Instruction Language
  • English
  • Dutch

Full English instruction

About DAE

Exchange at DAE in the Fall semester occurs in their Minor Program. Exchange in the Spring semester occurs in their Studio Program in one of the Design Departments. Exchange students enter into year 3 coursework. Exchange is only possible at the Bachelor level; Master's-level students can apply but will be placed in Bachelor's-level coursework.

Academic Credits

DAE utilizes the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) to award academic credit for coursework. For transfer to RISD, 2ECTS is equivalent to 1 RISD credit.

Students will be enrolled for 30 ECTS at DAE for each semester.


DAE does not provide any housing. It is up to the students to find their accommodation prior to traveling to The Netherlands. You can find out more on our dedicate Housing page. More details on living expenses can be found on the DAE website.

Apply for Global Exchange & AICAD

The entire application process will be completed using an online application portal. Apply the semester before you plan to attend.

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1:1 Advising Session

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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