Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA)

Global Exchange School


Global Exchange School
  • Tallinn, Estonia

Final dates announced on exchange school's website.

Spring Semester

January — June

Fall Semester

August — January

Open to RISD students

Juniors + Seniors. Minimum 3.0+ GPA required.

Eligible RISD Departments
  • Apparel Design
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Architecture
  • Jewelry + Metalsmithing
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Textiles

University Exchange Website
Fact Sheet
Exchange Courses
Academic Calendar
Housing Information

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

Some English instruction

About EKA

Bachelor's-level coursework at EKA is instructed in Estonian language, with only a few exceptional classes offered in English. English Master's-level coursework is available to exchange students. For detailed information about study programs available for exchange students, visit this EKA-managed live doc.

In addition theoretical and practical electives in English are offered each semester and the list of courses is confirmed before the beginning of the semester.

Academic Credits

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

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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