Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh College of Art is a leading international art college within the University of Edinburgh, which is located in the historic Old Town of Scotland’s capital city.

Edinburgh is consistently considered one of the most desirable places to live in the world, and is also ranked the greenest in the UK. It is host to several renowned festivals and events - such as the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (the largest arts festival in the world). It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.


Global Exchange School
  • Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Final dates announced on exchange school's website.

Spring Semester

January — May

Fall Semester

September — December

Open to RISD students

Juniors + Seniors. Minimum 3.0+ GPA required.

Eligible RISD Departments
  • Film/Animation/Video
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Textiles

Fact Sheet
ECA Website
University Exchange Website
Living in Edinburgh
Exchange Courses
New Students Website

Academic Credits
Minimum 12 RISD credit equivalency
Instruction Language
  • English

Full English instruction

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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